Gearin’ Up for Gettin’ Down: New Books in Graduate Services for January

Kicking off a new year and getting back in the groove of another semester is the name of the game come January. When we opened the doors after our annual holiday closure what do you think we found? Books and more books. Books from UC Berkeley professors Joel Altman, John Searle, Donna V. Jones, and Michael Rubinstein (whose book Public Works I can’t wait to read), as well as books by Modern Author members Samuel Beckett, William S. Burroughs, James Kelman, David Rabe, and Louis MacNeice. They all graced the shelves of Graduate Services this first month of 2011. Hannah Arendt, Chantal Mouffe, Elizabeth Bronfen, Zygmunt Bauman, and David Harvey also threw their hats into the ring this month for you to try on–but beware, these are big hats. (And speaking of hats, or to be more specific, helmets, UC Berkeley graduate Aaron Rodgers will quarterback the Green Bay Packers in this year’s Super Bowl. We’ll all be cheese heads come February 6th.) Yes, January brought us some great books to kick off 2011, so get your read on. And Enjoy.



The Improbability of Othello by Joel Altman


Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess by Hannah Arendt


Life in Fragments: Essays in Postmodern Morality by Zygmunt Bauman


All That Fall and Other Plays for Radio and Screen by Samuel Beckett


Over Her Dead Body: Death. Femininity and the Aesthetic by Elisabeth Bronfen


Ah Pook is Here and Other Texts by WIlliam Burroughs


The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies Third Edition edited by Edward J. Hackett, Olga Amsterdamska, Michael Lynch, and Judy Wajcman


The Condition of Postmodernity by David Harvey


The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Negritude, Vitalism, and Modernity by Donna V. Jones


The Good Times by James Kelman


Letters of Louis MacNeice edited by Jonathan Allison


Medieval Theory of Authorship: Scholastic Literary Attitudes in the Later Middle Ages by A.J. Minnis


The Return of the Political by Chantal Mouffe


Debating World Literature edited by Christopher Prendergast


Dinosaurs on the Roof by David Rabe


Public Works: Infrastructure, Irish Modernism, and the Postcolonial by Michael Rubenstein


Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language by John R. Searle