Hellenga Publishes New Novel

Robert Hellenga, George Appleton Lawrence Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of English and Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, has published a new book, Love, Death & Rare Books. From an early review from Booklist, “All of Hellenga’s novels revel in the details of their protagonists’ occupations, and this one is no different: it is an ode to physical books, their smell and feel, but also to the idea of both living life and reading about it, not choosing one over the other.”

Thrall Book Published

Mystic Moderns: Agency and Enchantment in Evelyn Underhill, May Sinclair, and Mary Webb, by James H. Thrall, has been published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. Thrall is Knight Distinguished Associate Professor for the Study of Religion and Culture. He directs the Religious Studies Program and co-directs the Peace and Justice Studies Program. Mystic Moderns examines the responses of three British authors and mystics to the emerging modernity of the long early twentieth-century moment encompassing the First World War.