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Via NewAPPS: New book on Frankfurt School

Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 13, 2013 - 8:45pm

Via NewAPPS:

Secret Reports on Nazi Germany:
The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort
Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse & Otto Kirchheimer
Edited by Raffaele Laudani
With a foreword by Raymond Geuss

Cloth | 2013 | $45.00 / £30.95 | ISBN: 9780691134130
704 pp. | 6 x 9


Free Online: Rhetoric and Marxism

Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 14, 2012 - 2:49pm

Earlier this month, we announced Ron Greene's Malthusian Worlds was available free fulltext online.
Jim Aune joins him: see Rhetoric and Marxism:

Good day to be alive in rhetoric.


Free Books: National Academies Press

Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 16, 2011 - 6:10am

National Academies Press

"As of June 2, 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press (NAP) will be downloadable free of charge to anyone. This includes our current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports published by NAP.*"
Dr. John Jaeger

Sample Books:

Youth, Pornography, and the Internet (2002)
[Table of Contents] [Search Inside This Book] [More Like This Book]

Myths and Tradeoffs: The Role of Tests in Undergraduate Admissions (1999)
[Table of Contents] [Search Inside This Book] [More Like This Book]


No books in the library...

Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 27, 2011 - 9:44pm

According to Inside Higher Ed, the University of Denver's Penrose Library is poised to make a mistake...

..."But plans at the University of Denver to permanently move four-fifths of the Penrose Librarys holdings to an off-campus storage facility and renovate the building into an Academic Commons, with more seating, group space, and technological capacity, could make the university a flashpoint in the debate about whether the traditional function of storing books needs to happen on campus..."


Print on Demand, Scholarly Editions, and Copyright

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 24, 2010 - 9:10pm

Nabu Press has indiscriminately brought several thousand books in the public domain back into print.

For examples, see list at end of post. No scholarly apparatus, no critical edition. Likely just page images of old books.

Useful? Undermining the possibility of scholarly editions of our older works? Would you use one for research? Would you use one for teaching at the grad or undergrad level?


Product Details
Elements of Rhetoric and English Composition: First High School Course by George Rice Carpenter (Paperback - Feb 23, 2010)
Buy new: $27.75 $24.98


It's a book.

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 7, 2010 - 8:35pm

It's a book.



Submitted by syntaxfactory on May 26, 2010 - 7:47am

In the TOC feed at the left, you'll see reviews of two recent books on pragmatism. There's an RSA supersession on Pragmatism which I would attend, except it competes with a better RSA supersession on modernity.

What supersessions (or regular sessions, for that matter) will you attend? And what do you look for in a supersession? What do you look for in a regular panel at RSA, for that matter? Do you look for something different at RSA than you might at CCCC, NCA or MLA?


Book: Engaging Audiences

Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 20, 2010 - 6:30am

This book totally rocks. NCTE release below.

Engaging Audience: Writing in an Age of New Literacies
Editors: M. Elizabeth Weiser, Brian M. Fehler, Angela M. González


Book: Techniques of Close Reading

Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 8, 2010 - 10:21pm

Techniques of Close Reading
Barry Brummett, The University of Texas at Austin


Book: Marxist Philosophy of Language

Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 7, 2010 - 12:56am

Lecercle, Jean-Jacques, and Gregory Elliot. A Marxist Philosophy of Language. Chicago: Haymarket, 2009.