Catalogue for the Sheldon Museum of Art’s exhibition “Strange Bodies: Hybrid, Text, and the Human Form," selected and curated by Professor Alison Stewart’s “History of... More > Prints: New Media of the Renaissance” class during the fall semester of 2016 in the School of Art, Art History, & Design at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Each of the eleven prints offers a different understanding or take on the body. Some are grounded in the physical and social aspects of humanity, while others present the body as a site for fantastic imagination and performance. Still others reference the printed page as a “body.” Whether fish, fowl, or human, the body as seen in these prints continues to intrigue us across the centuries and show that even though times change, people and their concerns do not. With contributions from John-David Richardson, Grant Potter, Grace Short, Taylor Wismer, Stephanie Wright, Claire Kilgore, Nikita Lenzo, Bryon Hartley, Ian Karss, Danley Walkington, and Taylor Stobbe.< Less
As defined by the American Library Association (ALA), intellectual freedom is “the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It... More > provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause, or movement may be explored.”
Intellectual freedom is a tenet that makes the library profession unique, in serving the minority as well as the majority—in collections that reflect the unpopular as well as the popular—and in protecting the utmost privacy of library users. Intellectual freedom cannot be limited or extended by personal beliefs and preferences. Intellectual freedom is a foundational principle that encourages tolerance and diversity.
Intellectual freedom is a challenging area of discussion which lends itself to increasingly complicated concerns. These issues often involve law and court decisions, so they can be affected by changing decisions and ongoing appeals and suits.< Less
Silenced Shrieks is a collection of short stories, poems, and novel excerpts of horror stories written by female authors. In an era where men were the only credible authors capable of writing horror... More > fiction, countless talented female authors’ works were silenced and suppressed under the man’s. In this anthology, some of the best-silenced works in horror fiction and poetry are showcased. The anthology is divided into three sections: death, the uncanny, and tortured lovers. When compiling the most intriguing works, all seemed to fall within one of the three horror sub-genres. Each of the sections begins and ends with a poem relating to its sub genre, and short stories and excerpts from novels fill in between.< Less
The 21 species of sea ducks are one of the larger subgroups (Tribe Mergini) of the waterfowl family Anatidae, and the 16 species (one historically extinct) that are native to North America represent... More > the largest number to be found on any continent. This book is an effort to summarize succinctly our current knowledge of sea duck biology and to provide a convenient survey of the vast technical literature on the group, with over 900 literature references. It includes 90,000 words of text (more than 40 percent of which is new), 15 updated range maps, 31 photographs, over 30 ink drawings, and nearly 150 sketches. Lastly, the North American sea ducks include the now extinct Labrador duck, the only northern hemisphere waterfowl species to have gone extinct in modern times. Considering recent population crashes in other sea ducks, such as the Steller’s eider and spectacled eider, it should also offer a sobering reminder of the fragility of our natural world and its inhabitants, including us.< Less
In an attempt to showcase the works driven by the effects of alcohol, we have selected an array of thrilling, comedic, and sometimes creepy stories and poems from six of the most well-known alcoholic... More > authors in history. Likely under the influence of alcohol, James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Oscar Wilde each produced numerous works. We’ve chosen some of the best, and only part of the time were some of us enjoying our favorite alcoholic beverages.
So please sit down, lean back, take a sip, and enjoy.< Less
In creating this anthology, we attempt to showcase a wide range authors from different backgrounds and their various approaches to using the supernatural and paranormal in their writing, ranging from... More > the Gothic tradition with Elizabeth Gaskell to the modernist era of disillusionment of H.P. Lovecraft.
Contents: The Old Nurse’s Story, Elizabeth Gaskell •The Haunted Palace, Edgar Allan Poe •
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving •The Laughing Ghost, P'ou Song Lin •
The Devils of the Ocean, P'ou Song Lin •The Monkey’s Paw, W. W. Jacobs •The Rabbi’s Bogey-Man, Gertrude Landa • The Haunted Orchard, Richard Le Gallienne • An Egyptian Cigarette, Kate Chopin • The Tarn of Sacrifice, Algernon Blackwood • Dagon, H. P. Lovecraft< Less
For 365 consecutive days, from August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014, I posted a daily digital image to a “visual blog” that always featured, however tangentially, some aspect of one or more... More > athletic shoes. The project began as a pedagogical ploy, instigated during a Teacher Workshop at the Art Institute of Chicago and utilized in my tutoring of student athletes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but it morphed — for me — into something more: a disciplined personal journey of graphic invention. This book reflects both dimensions of the “Blue Shoes” project: (a) the pedagogical and practical, through inclusion of a formal lesson plan (Appendix I) and an example student essay (Appendix II) and (b) my artistic journey, via 52 color plates chronologically selected from the full set of 365 graphic online posts. The project as a whole is outlined in Georgina Valverde’s gracious foreword and my brief introductory essay.< Less
The purpose of this book is to investigate and discuss the premise that the current generation was constructed to be consumers for a transitional marketplace. As the economy shifted from analog to... More > digital, consumers had to be trained to accept, use and progress within a new economic model through changes in societal and economic patterns. Those events are reflected in the habits and lifestyles of the current 12 to 25 year old demographic globally, and it has caused them to be the consummate consumer of digital goods based on events that have been created to develop them to be consumers and to be consumed.
Veal: The Rise of Generation Interactive is a deft manifesto on the domestication of the young consumer into a well-cultivated piece of “veal” ready to be parceled off to greedy corporations as a permanent food source, while governments either ineptly or corruptly look the other way.< Less
These geographical essays are dedicated to Dr. Robert H. Stoddard in honor of his many years of exemplary service to the people of Nebraska, the world, and the discipline of geography. Dr Stoddard... More > has taught at Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Essays in this volume have been contributed by Michael R. Hill, Carl Ritter, Nainie Lenora Robertson Stoddard, Thomas Doering, Steve Kale, Carolyn V. Prorok, and Surinder M. Bhardwaj. The book includes Dr. Stoddard’s essay “Regionalization and Regionalism in Sri Lanka,” as well as a bibliography of his writings and professional papers, a chronology of publications and papers presented, and a list of dissertations and thesis supervised.< Less
Humans and dogs have a long, wonderful, and sometimes problematic association. At a personal level, dogs have been integral to our lives, and our parents’ lives, for as long as the two of us... More > can remember. As sociologists, we also recognize that dogs are important at the macro level. Here, we introduce a selection of early sociological arguments about dogs and their social relationships with humankind by Harriet Martineau, Charles Darwin, Frances Power Cobbe, Roscoe Pound, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Annie Marion MacLean, and George Herbert Mead. This book is a smorgasbord of sociological standpoints, all written by some of sociology’s most perceptive practitioners, from 1865 to 1934. We are delighted with the opportunity to make these essays more widely available.< Less