Tag Archives: University of Michigan

Constructing the “Author” in Meiji Japan

A review of Editing Identity: Literary Anthologies and the Construction of the Author in Meiji Japan, by Molly Des Jardin. Molly Des Jardin’s dissertation provides…

Miracle Shrines in Northwestern India

A review of Gods for the Modern Era: The Rise of Miracle Shrines in Northwestern India, by Rufin Jamey Saul.   Rufin Jamey Saul’s dissertation,…

Narratives of Southern Vietnamese History

A review of Reconceptualizing Southern Vietnamese History from the 15th to 18th Centuries: Competition along the Coasts from Guangdong to Cambodia, by Brian A. Zottoli….

Punk Avant-Gardes in East Germany

A review of Punk Avant-Gardes: Disengagement and the End of East Germany, by Seth Howes. Seth Howes’s exploration of the material and theoretical realities of…

The (Geo)Politics of Korean Cosmetic Surgery

A review of The (Geo)Politics of Beauty: Race, Transnationalism, and Neoliberalism in South Korean Beauty Culture, by Sharon Heijin Lee. This dissertation takes an interdisciplinary…

Irrigation Water Management in Kyrgyzstan

A review of Water, International Development and Collective Action: An Impact Assessment of an Irrigation Management Project in Southern Kyrgyzstan, by Heather LaRue McGee.  …

Experiences of Aging in Post-Socialist Poland

A review of Personhood in Places: Aging, Memory, and Relatedness in Postsocialist Poland by Jessica Choate Robbins In both media discourses and quotidian conversations, aging…

Graeco-Perso-Babylo-Macedonian Dionysus

A review of Alexander the Great: Forming Political Identity in a Multicultural Empire, by Jennifer L. Finn. This is an impressive work on the socio-cultural…