Recent books by Marquette faculty
Global persepectives on re-entry
Dr. Richard Jones, associate professor of social and cultural sciences
An international perspective on the challenges facing ex-prisoners as they attempt to return to society after serving time in prison.
Enlightened monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803
Dr. Ulrich lehner, assistant professor of theology
Addresses the social, cultural, philosophical and theological challenges the German Benedictines faced between 1740 and 1803 and how the Enlightenment influenced the self-understanding and lifestyle of those religious communities.
The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason and the Politics of Purity
By Dr. Michael Monahan, associate professor of philosophy
A philosophical study of race and the challenges it offers, arguing that race should be understood as an ambiguous and indeterminate process of social negotiation.
Censored on Final Approach
By Phyllis Ravel, artistic associate professor of performing arts
A play chronicling four Women Air Service Pilots who gather to reminisce about their challenges and successes during World War II.
The Eighteenth-Century Novel
Edited by Dr. Albert J. Rivero, professor of English, and George Justice
Contains 10 critical essays and 10 book reviews spanning the 18th century, including Aubin, Defoe, Edgeworth and Austen.
Confronting the Climate Crisis — Catholic Theological Perspectives
Edited by Dr. Jame Schaefer, associate professor of theology
A collection of essays by members of the Catholic Theological Society of America’s Interest Group on Global Warming that demonstrate ways to approach the climate crisis from a Catholic, theological perspective.
Imagination and the Contemporary Novel
By Dr. John Su, associate professor of English
An examination of the preoccupation with the imagination among literary authors in contemporary Anglophone literature and a restatement of what the imagination is and what it means for contemporary culture.
Abuse of Power: How Cold War Surveillance and Secrecy Policy Shaped the Response to 9/11
By Dr. Alan Theoharis, professor emeritus of history
Describes the U.S. government's secret activities and policies during periods of "unprecedented crisis," recounting how presidents and FBI officials exploited concerns about foreign-based internal security threats.
By Larry Watson,visiting professor of English
A novel about a young man coming of age in Willow Falls, Minn., during the 1960s.
Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman's Building Library at the World's Columbian Exposition
By Dr. Sarah Wadsworth, associate professor of English, and Wayne a. Wiegand
Examines the progress, content and significance of this historic first effort to assemble a comprehensive library of women’s texts.
The American Journalism History Reader
Dr. Bonnie Brennen, Nieman Professor of Journalism
Research and essays about journalism from all stages of the history of the American press — alongside key works of journalism history and criticism.
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.:A Model Theologian
Dr. Patrick Carey, professor of theology
A biography of Cardinal Dulles focusing on his distinctive personal journey of faith and theology, as well as the representative nature of his experiences and his thinking within the American Catholic community.
Gothic Riffs: Secularizing the Uncanny in the European Imaginary, 1780–1820
Dr. Diane Hoeveler, professor of English
A study of what are called "collateral gothic" genres — opera, ballads, chapbooks, dramas and melodramas — that emerged out of the gothic novel tradition.
Jonathan Swift in Print and Manuscript
Dr. Stephen Karian, associate professor of English
An analysis of manuscript versions of Swift poetry, suggesting new ways of interpreting the different choices Swift made to circulate his texts in print or manuscript form.
Shaping Our Struggles: Nigerian Women in History, Culture and Social Change
Co-edited by Dr. Chima Korieh, assistant professor of history
A critical reconsideration of women's positions in Nigeria by exploring their historical, developmental and sociocultural experiences across Nigeria's cultures.
Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
Dr. D. Stephen Long, professor of theology
A discussion of the relationship between Christian ethics and modern and postmodern ethics using practical examples of sex, money and power.
In the Age of Enlightenment
Co-edited by Dr. James Marten, professor and chair of history
Essays on family relationships, community, economy, geography and the environment, education, life cycle, the state, faith and religion, health and science, and world contexts during the Enlightenment.
Mechanical Vibration: Analysis, Uncertainties, and Control
Dr. Mark Nagurka, associate professor of mechanical engineering and Haym Benaroya
Simply and Comprehensively addresses the fundamental principles of vibration theory, emphasizing its application in solving practical engineering problems. The authors focus on strengthening engineers’ command of mathematics as a cornerstone for understanding vibration, control, and the ways in which uncertainties affect analysis. It provides a detailed exploration and explanation of the essential equations involved in modeling vibrating systems and shows readers how to employ MATLAB® as an advanced tool for analyzing specific problems.
All Are Welcome: Inclusive Service Delivery in Catholic Schools
Dr. Martin Scanlan
Theoretical and practical guidance for Catholic school leaders seeking to more effectively provide integrated and comprehensive services to all students.
The Best Kept Secret: Single Black Fathers
Dr. Roberta Coles
An examination of the parenting experience of single, African-American custodial fathers who became single parents through nonmarital births, divorce, widowhood or adoption.
Language Anxiety: Conflict and Change in the History of English
Dr. Tim Machan
Looks at the ever-present anxieties associated with language change, drawing on an array of evidence from archives, literature, history, polemics and the press, as well as centuries of legislation.
Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics: Reconstructing Patristic and Medieval Concepts
Dr. Jame Schaefer
A comprehensive analysis of theological traditions to respond to the growing environmental crisis for those who wish to live their faith with ecological responsibility.
Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American and Muslim American Experience After 9/11
Dr. Louise Cainkar
Provides an intimate view of what it means to be an Arab or a Muslim in a post-9/11 country set on edge by the worst terrorist attack in its history.
Children and Youth in a New Nation
Dr. James Marten
An introduction to the many faces of childhood in American from the Revolution to the eve of the Civil War, demonstrating that the growth of the republic and new ideas about childhood were inextricably linked.
One Baptism: The Ecumenical Implications of the Doctrine of Baptism
Dr. Susan Wood
An exploration of the history and theory of baptism, focusing especially on the divergent paths taken in the understanding of the sacrament since the Reformation.
Dr. David Buckholdt
A comprehensive look at faculty stress, its causes and its consequences, exploring the wide range of factors associated with work-related stress, the sources and perceptions of stress in differing academic environments and gender factors.
Global Social Economy, development, work and Policy
Dr. John Davis
Examines the social nature of capitalism today, the possibilities for social and economic development in the world under the democratic leadership of the United nations, and the middle ground between market and hierarchy.
Being a Catholic in a Changing World
Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J.
Being Catholic in a Changing World discusses the key issues surrounding Catholics in contemporary society, such as “Can I disagree with the Church and still remain a good Catholic?” and “What does it mean to be a Catholic in the post-9/11 world?”
Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, The Triune God: Doctrines
Rev. Robert Doran, S.J.
A two-part examination of Trinitarian theology — the pars dogmatica, which traces the dialectical development of Trinitarian doctrine by Christian thinkers; and a discussion of the five theses outlining the evolution of the principal features of Trinitarian doctrine.
North Africa, A History from Antiquity to the Present
Dr. Phillip Naylor
A survey encompassing the Paleolithic period and early Egyptian cultures through the postcolonial prospects for Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Western Sahara.
Selected Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha
Dr. Andrei Orlov
Selected Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha — a study of two Slavonic apocalypses, the Apocalypse of Abraham and 2 Enoch, as the crucial conceptual links between the symbolic universes of Second Temple apocalypticism and early Jewish mysticism.
Dr. Andrei Orlov
Le symbolisme liturgique et paraliturgique dans le monde deals with the liturgical dimension of mystical, ascetical, and hymnographic texts and traditions circulated in Christian environment, including different liturgical texts of the Coptic and the Byzantine rite.
Essential Plant Pathology
Dr. Gail Schumann
An introduction to plant diseases, basic concepts and vocabulary, the major pathogen groups, abiotic problems, plant diseases organized by symptoms, and host- pathogen ecological, physiological and genetic relationships.
After Representation: The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture
Dr. R. Clifton Spargo
Explores one of the major issues in Holocaust studies— the intersection of memory and ethics in artistic expression, particularly within literature.
Augustine of Hippo, philosopher, exegete, and theologian
Rev. Roland Teske, S.J.
Contains a group of previously published articles on Augustine of Hippo that were written over three decades, grouped by philosophical aspects of Augustine’s thought, Augustine’s interpretation of scripture, and theological topics.