That shelf of cookbooks in your kitchen might actually be a library of political declarations in disguise. In fact, said UWM political science professor Kennan Ferguson, even a collection recipes from church friends makes a political statement about in-groups and community identity.
The Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books will continue its longstanding tradition, but virtually and in a more limited way this year.
Getting older isn’t just about moving into a retirement community and “over-the-hill” balloons for birthday parties. It’s also not just about finding the latest elixirs or exercise routines to stay fit or maintain a youthful complexion.
A new book by UWM historian Rachel Ida Buff is an exploration of the historical and political context of the words that have become a familiar part of immigration discussions, everything from “asylum” to “sanctuary” to “xenophobia” to “zero tolerance.”
UWM professor Elana Levine takes a close look at daytime soap operas in her new book, and she found that the influential genre reveals quite a lot about American women and social identities.
The 10th annual Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books runs Friday and Saturday on the UWM at Waukesha campus and showcases more than 70 authors, including several from UWM.
The festival, now in its ninth year, brings the area’s literary and arts community to UWM at Waukesha. This year’s festival, which runs Nov. 2-3, celebrates American stories.
Drawing on his 40-plus years at UWM, former chancellor and historian John Schroeder has written a new history of the institution.
Liam Callanan is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories, but he’s also a highly regarded teacher who won a teaching award last fall. His latest novel, “Paris by the Book,” will be released April 3.
Video games emerged in the early 1970s and soon made a huge impact on American life. A new book by Michael Z. Newman, associate professor of JAMS at UWM, chronicles that time.