Cambria Press Publication Review: Contemporary Hispanic Poets

Congratulations to Professor John Burns on the outstanding review by the journal, A contra corriente, of his book Contemporary Hispanic Poets: Cultural Production in the Global, Digital Age!

This book is in the Cambria Latin American Literatures and Cultures series, headed by Professor Román de la Campa, the Edwin B. and Lenore R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania.

The book review notes that “John Burns’ study of Hispanic poetry from Chile, Mexico, and Spain employs a cultural studies approach in its analysis of recent poetic production in Spanish. It is innovative  in  its  transatlantic  scope, and is a  valuable  contribution to attempts  to reconsider  the  role  and  status  of  the  poet  in  globalized—and especially neoliberal—socioeconomic context.”

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Other details noted in the review about the book include:

“[the book] presents a surprising, yet effective pairing of poets: Spaniard Leopoldo María Panero and Chilean Raúl Zurita”

“the  sharpness  of  Burns’  readings  of well-known  poetry by  Panero—more  so  than  elucidations  of Panero’s cameos  in novels  by  authors  like  Roberto  Bolaño,  Enrique  Vila-Matos,  etc.—is  the  strongest element  of  this  section”

“Burns shows  himself  to  be  a  deft  close  reader  of poetry in his exploration of blurring techniques in  Juan Felipe Herrera’s “187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t  Cross  the  Border,” and  the  juxtaposition  of  Guillermo Gómez-Peña  and Herrera—with respect to the issue of “the poet as a navigator of a globalizing mediascape.”

See this book at the upcoming #LASA2016 book exhibit in New York City in two weeks!

There is a 30% LASA discount* on the print version of the book, or buy it on Amazon.

*LASA discount: Use coupon code LASA2016 upon checking out at http://www.cambriapress.com.

 

 

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White House Correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker, Interviews Cambria Press Author Secretary Ray LaHood About His New Book, “Seeking Bipartisanship”

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Read the article by Peter Baker, White House Correspondent for The New York Times, in which he interviews Cambria Press author Secretary Ray LaHood about his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship, which he coauthored with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center.

Learn more about Seeking Bipartisanship.

ISBN: 9781604979053 · 360pp. (includes photos) · $29.95 – Buy the book.

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Cambria Press Publication: Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank Mackaman

This book is in the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America (PIPPA) Series headed by Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly.

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Lookit! Ray LaHood’s Speech on Seeking Bipartisanship at the Bloomberg Government Book Launch Party

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Cambria Press author Secretary Ray LaHood’s reputation for saying “Lookit” was brought up at the book launch party held by Bloomberg Government for Seeking Bipartisanship

At last night’s book launch party held by Bloomberg Government for Secretary Ray LaHood, a Department of Transportation (DOT) alum fondly recalled Secretary LaHood’s trademark “Lookit!”

Indeed, Americans–Republicans and Democrats alike–will do well to look at his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship, which Secretary LaHood coauthored with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center.

The response from the crowd was as enthusiastic as the praise that the book has earned from both Democrats and Republicans. as well as during his other book launches at Bradley University and at WTVP where he was interviewed by PBSNewshour anchor Judy Woodruff.

Tonight he will be giving a speech at the Institute of Politics (IOP) at the University of Chicago where he will be joined by IOP director David Axelrod.

Take a quick look at some interesting quotes and great images from Seeking Bipartisanship.

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This book is in the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America (PIPPA) Series headed by Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly.

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Secretary Ray LaHood and IOP Director David Axelrod discuss bipartisanship at the University of Chicago

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Launching his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship (coauthored with Dr. Frank Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center), Secretary Ray LaHood will be speaking at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics on the topic that could not be timelier in American politics–bipartisanship. He will be joined by David Axelrod for this event which will take place this Thursday (November 5) from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (CST).

Register now to reserve your spot at this event. Registration is free and open to the public. Signed copies of Secretary LaHood’s books will be available at this event.

You can also order the book from the Cambria Press website.

See also last week’s event when PBS Newshour anchor Judy Woodruff interviewed Secretary LaHood about Seeking Bipartisanhip.

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PBS Newshour Anchor Judy Woodruff Interviews former Secretary Ray LaHood about his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship

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Last night’s event with PBS Newshour anchor Judy Woodruff and former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood went exceedingly well. The interview and book signing took place at the WTVP station in Peoria, Illinois.

Learn more about Seeking Bipartisanship which comes recommended by both Republican and Democrat politicians and political scientists.

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Ray LaHood to be Interviewed by PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff about his book “Seeking Bipartisanship”

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Ray LaHood, former Secretary of Transportation and the only elected Republican to serve in President Obama’s Cabinet, will be interviewed on October 26 by PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff at WTVP about his new book Seeking Bipartisanship which he coauthored with Dr. Frank Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center.

The interview will take place at 6:15 p.m. See more details on An Evening with Ray LaHood and Judy Woodruff.

The book has already won praise from politicians from both sides of the aisle, as well as leading political scientists. Seeking Bipartisanship is part of the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America (PIPPA) Series headed by Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly.

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Cambria Press Publication: Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank Mackaman

The Necessary Evil of Preventive Detention in the War on Terror

The Chronicle of Higher Education just published an online article “My Student, the ‘Terrorist'” by Jeanne Theoharis, professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and co-founder of the group Educators for Civil Liberties. As seen, there are still many questions surrounding the preventive detention in the War on Terror.

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In her book The Necessary Evil of Preventive Detention in the War on Terror, praised by Professor Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard University as “compelling and informative,” Dr. Stephanie Cooper Blum explores the underlying rationales for preventive detention as a tool in this war on terror; analyzes the legal obstacles to creating a preventive detention regime; discusses how Israel and Britain have dealt with incapacitation and interrogation of terrorists; and compares several alternative ideas to the administration’s enemy combatant policy under a methodology that looks at questions of lawfulness, the balance between liberty and security, and institutional efficiency.

Dr. Blum noted that:

“The United States was completely unprepared on 9/11, and the resulting enemy combatant policy seems to be an ad hoc response to insecurity. In comparing other countries’ approaches to preventive detention, the question should not be how does the United States create a perfect regime—because that cannot happen—the question is how does the United States create a regime that can at least provide some meaningful judicial review, some access to counsel, some congressional oversight, and some balance to unilateral executive discretion. While Britain’s and Israel’s approaches to preventive detention are not perfect—and frequently lambasted by their own human-rights groups—they do demonstrate that democracies facing serious and long-term terrorist threats can provide more overall due process and substantive rights to detainees than America’s years of incommunicado and indefinite executive detention. Israel and Britain had the advantage (if it can be called that) of decades of dealing with terrorism before 9/11. It only makes sense that the United States should look to their experiences to see if any of their principles can be applied to the United States’ unique kind of government.”

About the author: Stephanie Cooper Blum holds a JD from The University of Chicago Law School, a BA from Yale College, and will be receiving a MA in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security in December 2008. She has worked in the private sector and served as a law clerk to three federal judges. She is an attorney for the Transportation Security Administration.

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