Books Received, Issue 81

the minnesota review welcomes proposals for reviews of these and other recent books as well as journals, significant articles, and other works reflecting cultural and intellectual currents.  For reviews, we much prefer overviews to reports on specific books. For examples, check the review essays in recent past issues, available here. Please submit review essays to Janell Watson at  We do not publish reviews of creative works.

  • Berger, Jason. 2012. Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Comentale, Edward P. 2013. Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song. Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
  • Cruz, Denise. 2012. Transpacific Femininities: The Making of the Modern Filipina. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • Demos, T. J. 2013. The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary During Global Crisis. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • Doyle, Jennifer. 2013. Hold It against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • Dussel, Enrique D. 2013. Ethics of Liberation in the Age of Globalization and Exclusion. Translated by Alejandro A. Vallega. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • Esposito, Roberto. 2012. Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy. Translated by Zakiya Hanafi. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Henderson, Lisa. 2013. Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production. New York: New York University Press.
  • Knighton, Andrew Lyndon. 2012. Idle Threats: Men and the Limits of Productivity in 19th-Century America. New York: New York University Press.
  • López, Antonio M. 2012. Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America. New York: New York University Press.
  • Lundblad, Michael. 2013. The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Marion, Jean-Luc. 2013. Being Given: Toward a Phenomenology of Givenness. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Morris, Meaghan, and Mette Hjort, editor. 2013. Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies. North Carolina: DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
  • Nikolopoulou, Kalliopi. 2012. Tragically Speaking: On the Use and Abuse of Theory for Life. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Ricœur, Paul. 2013. Hermeneutics: Writings and Lectures. Translated by David Pellauer. Vol. 2. Cambridge: Polity.

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