Highways of the Mind by Dr. Jeanne Hamming

Dr. Jeanne Hamming's co-authored iBook, Highways of the Mind, is now available on iTunes. Published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, the project explores the history of the interstate highway system and its transformative impact on the physical and cultural landscapes of America. Beginning with the 1939 New York World’s Fair and tracing the development of America’s automotive culture, Highways of the Mind combines multimedia features—vintage film, images, and an interactive glossary—with original, scholarly content to provide new insight into the figure of the superhighway as a metaphor for social progress through technology. 

 

Jack London: An American Life by Dr. Earle Labor

Jack London: An American Life by Professor Emeritus Earle Labor has been published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In the words of one reviewer, "Labor’s unceasingly vivid, often outright astonishing biography vibrantly chronicles London’s exceptionally daring and wildly contradictory life and recovers and reassesses his complete oeuvre, including many powerful, long-neglected works of compassionate, eyewitness nonfiction. Let the Jack London revival begin." Jack London: An American Life won the Western Writers of America 2014 Golden Spur Award for Best Western Biography.

 

The Far Music: A Memoir (SMU, 2016)

For Centenary Emeritus Professor of American Literature Dr. Earle Labor, the post-World War II years between 1945 and 1950 were a time like no other, an incredibly formative period that he calls "The Era of Bright Expectations" in his new memoir, The Far Music.

"I call this period 'The Era of Bright Expectations' because there was a kind of euphoria at what we’d accomplished as a country," says Labor. "We had mobilized for a war almost overnight, and we had triumphed. There was a sense that we could do anything."

 

Map Home by Dr. David Havird

Map Home, a collection of 37 poems, by Professor David Havird has been published by Texas Review Press. You can read on the Web an excerpt from Map Home, a selection of six poems set in Greece, at Mediterranean Poetry. Dr. Havird has also published two poems in the fall 2013 issue of the Sewanee Review

 

Goofy by Dr. George Newtown

George Newtown's essay, "Goofy," was selected for workshopping at the Mayborn Nonfiction Conference and appears in the 2014 issue of Ten Spurs, published by North Texas University. Dr. Newtown's personal essay, "Et in Arcadia" was selected to appear in the Spring, 2014 issue of J Journal.