By Alumni

The Great Big Hug

Cover of the book The Great Big Hug

By Isy Abraham-Ravesonn ’15. Illustrated by Todd Hall ’16. Mascot Books, October 2019. In this book for all ages, follow Elephant and Meerkat as they learn about power dynamics, recognizing nonverbal cues, setting and respecting boundaries, and that consent yesterday does not guarantee it… Continue reading »

Material Noise: Reading Theory as Artist’s Book

Cover for the book Material Noise: Reading Theory as Artist's Book

By Anne Royston ’08. The MIT Press, September 2019. Available on Amazon. In this book, Anne Royston argues that theoretical works signify through their materiality―such nonsemantic elements as typography or color―as well as their semantic content. Examining works by Jacques Derrida, Avital Ronell, Georges… Continue reading »

My City of Dreams

Cover of the book My City of Dreams

Lisa Gruenberg ’76. TidePool Press, August 2019. In this memoir, Lisa Gruenberg not only records her own life, but also that of relatives long lost to darkness, terror, and murder. In dreamlike sequences she weaves known facts of the lives of those lost into tableaus of imagined family… Continue reading »

The Assault on American Excellence

Cover of the book The Assault on American Excellence

By Anthony Kronman ’68. Available on Amazon. Free Press, August 2019. Kronman makes the argument that to graduate as good citizens, college students have to be tested in a system that isn’t wholly focused on being good to them. Continue reading »

Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft

Cover of the book Feminist Subjectives in Fiber Art and Craft

By John Corso Esquivel ’97. Routledge, July 2019. This book interprets the fiber art and craft-inspired sculpture by eight U.S. and Latin American women artists whose works incite embodied affective experience. Grounded in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Esquivel posits craft… Continue reading »


Book cover for Homegrown

By Johnny Sundstrom ’66. Xlibris, June 2019. Available on Amazon. Homegrown is the first volume of the “Land of the Evergreens” trilogy which aims to provide a cultural memoir of the 1980s, that transitional decade midway between the 1960s and the new 2000-millennium. Portrayed… Continue reading »

The Place of the Viewer

Cover of the book The Place of the Viewer

By Kerr Houston ’92. BRILL, June 2019. Available on Amazon. In The Place of the Viewer, Kerr Houston offers a detailed chronological overview of art historians’evolving attempts to account for the physical position of the viewer in discussing works of art. Continue reading »