Books for the Classroom

The following books have been recently adopted for college courses. For exam copies of these or any other University of Arkansas Press book, see the instructor resource page.

Title: American Appetites
Adopted at: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Course: AMST 276 Cooking up a Storm
Course Description: This course will take students on a journey through some of the key moments in “American” food studies and its beginnings across a range of disciplinary homes: the study of nutrition and food security; the study of food systems and the vocabularies that subtend them.
Professor: Elizabeth Engelhardt
Term: Fall 2018

Title: Chord Box
Adopted at: Oberlin College
Course: CRWR 201 Poetry and Prose Workshop
Course Description: A gateway course for the creative writing major. In this workshop course we will focus on student writing and we will be studying a number of authors, including Oberlin alumni Elizabeth Rogers, Lauren Clark and Adam Gianelli, who will be visiting campus later in the spring.
Professor: Kazim Ali
Term: Fall 2018

Title: Protection Spell
Adopted at: Central Washington University
Course: English 365-001, Poetry Writing
Course Description: A workshop that introduces the varieties of forms, styles, voices, and strategies for writing poetry. Emphasizes reading professional models and the development and application of criteria for evaluating and revising poems.
Professor: Maya Zeller
Term: Fall 2018

Title: Reveille
Adopted at: State University of New York, Fredonia
Course: ENGL 460, Advanced Poetry Writing
Course Description: Intensive critical discussion of student work. Readings in contemporary poetry.
Professor: Sarah Green
Term: Spring 2018

Title: Long Shadow of Little Rock
Adopted at: University of Washington
Course: HSTAA 345A, US Political And Economic History, 1920 – Present
Course Description: Explores key moments and people in the history of the United States from the end of World War I to the present.
Professor: Margaret O’Mara
Term: Spring 2018

Title: Arkansas: A Narrative History
Adopted at: University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Course: HIST 4153
Course Description: Physiographic and demographic patterns; exploration, settlement, and political, social, and economic evolution of Arkansas from the Spanish and French excursions to the present. Also, a study of contemporary policies and government in Arkansas.
Professor: Billy Higgins
Term: Spring 2018

Title: Sin
Adopted at: Brown University
Course: MES 0825, From Blind Owls to Mute Dreams: An Introduction to Modern Persian Literature in English translation
Course Description: A survey of the modern Persian literature of Iran for students who have little to no background in the topic. Starting in the early twentieth century and continuing until the present day, we will examine the major themes and aesthetic techniques of some of the most important writers who have shaped modern Persian literature throughout the twentieth century, paying significant attention to the sociopolitical context and formal characteristics of texts.
Professor: Amir Moosavi
Term: Spring 2018

Title: A Spectacular Leap
Adopted at: Lyndon State College
Course: HIS 3155, Sports in American History
Course Description: Analyzes the evolution of American society from the 1830s to the present through the lens of organized professional and amateur athletics. Probes what sports has to teach us about the process of American history in such areas of life as gender, race, ethnicity, local cultures and mass culture, economics, politics, religion, and regional/national identity. Both the experiences of participation and spectatorship will be addressed.
Professor: Paul Searls
Term: Spring 2018

Title: Devouring Cultures
Adopted at: Truman State University
Course: JINS 329, Language and Meaning
Course Description: An interdisciplinary approach to studying language as a medium of communication. It includes both a survey of various theories of meaning and a study of symbol systems in the creation, maintenance, and change of a culture or social group.
Professor: James Cianciola
Term: Spring 2017

Title: Dethroning the Deceitful Pork Chop
Adopted at: University of West Georgia
Course: HIST 4477, The New South
Course Description: A study of the American South since 1865, including the interaction of economic, political, social, and cultural factors, especially in the context of struggles in rural and urban communities and in the textile industry.
Professor: Julia Brock
Term: Spring 2017

Title: Up Against the Wall
Adopted at: Minnesota State University, Mankato
Course: HIST 481W, U.S. Civl Rights in the Twentieth Century
Course Description: Examines the Civil Rights Movement, broadly defined, from 1945 to the present, focusing on the period from 1945 to 1970. Explores the way in which African Americans and their white supporters mobilized for equality in the face of massive white resistance and seeming federal indifference.
Professor: Angela Jill Cooley
Term: Spring 2017

Title: The Long Shadow of Little Rock
Adopted at: University of Georgia
Course: HIST 4120, The Civil Rights Movement
Course Description: Examines the strategies and philosophies of various organizations in the Civil Rights movement and studies the contributions made by key personalities such as Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, Rosa Parks, Daisy Bates, Ella Baker, Septima Clark and Fannie Lou Hamer.
Professor: Chana Kai Lee
Term: Spring 2017

Title: A Spectacular Leap
Adopted at: University of Kentucky
Course: History 360 / African American Studies 360, Race and Sports
Course Description: Examines the history of race and sport in America
Professor: Gerald Smith
Term: Spring 2017

Title: A Spectacular Leap
Adopted at: University of Pennsylvania
Course: History 231, Race & Ethnicity in Sport
Course Description: Through readings, videos, and discussion, considers the social, cultural, and political relevance of black participation in sport and its larger connection to the evolution of race relations in America.
Professor: Neil Lanctot
Term: Fall 2016

Title: American Appetites
Adopted at: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Course: AMST 375, Special Topics in American History
Course Description: Examines the history and meaning of food in American culture and explores the ways in which food shapes national, regional, and personal identity.
Professor: Marcie Cohen Ferris
Term: Spring 2016

Title: American Appetites
Adopted at: Washington University, St. Louis
Course: L98-359, American Culture Studies, Eating History: Cultural Creolization and Clash of Tradition in the American East
Course Description: Students will learn to apply methodologies in a multidisciplinary manner across many different types of cultural evidence, and engage with a rigorous reading list drawing upon disparate disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences.
Professor: Sarah Spivey
Term: Spring 2016

Title: American Appetites
Adopted at: San Francisco State University
Course: HIST 642, Historical Perspectives on Culture, Identity and Food History
Course Description: Critically examines the historic role of food and drink –its production, preparation, processing, and politics — in American history and culture from the colonial period to the most recent past.
Professor: Dawn Bohulano Mabalan
Term: Spring 2016

Title: The Long Shadow of Little Rock
Adopted at: University of Central Arkansas
Course: HIST 3310, Social Science Concepts in Arkansas History
Course Description: This course introduces students to concepts of social science in relationship to selected content of Arkansas History.
Professor: Dr. Story Matkin-Rawn
Term: Spring 2016

Title: Things You Need to Hear
Adopted at: University of Central Arkansas
Course: HIST 4355/5355, The Role of Arkansas in the Nation
Course Description: Students examine United States history as reflected in the history of Arkansas. Emphasis on the ways Arkansas reflects or departs from national trends.
Professor: Dr. Story Matkin-Rawn
Term: Spring 2016

Title: Life in the Leatherwoods
Adopted at: Arkansas Tech University
Course: ANTH 2103, Ozark-Ouachita Studies
Course Description: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand changing human-environment relationships in the mountain south and to apply these understandings to the assessment of, and potential solutions to, contemporary environmental issues in the area.
Professor: Joshua Lockyer
Term: Fall 2015

Title: Jim Crow America
Adopted at: Southeast Missouri State University
Course: UI 508, African Americans during the Era of Segregation
Course Description: A study of African Americans from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement
Professor: Steven Hoffman
Term: Fall 2015

Title: A Spectacular Leap
Adopted at: Purdue University
Course: IDIS 371F, The Black Athlete
Course Description: Focuses on specific topics of the personal experiences of blacks, in Africa and the diaspora, including black identity, black culture, and the relationships between blacks and society.
Professor: Andrew McGregor
Term: Fall 2015

Title: Beyond C. L. R. James
Adopted at: Hamilton College
Course: Africana Studies 215, Global Race and Sport
Course Description: Examines race and diversity issues in the world of sports from the early 20th century to the present.
Professor: Nigel Westmaas
Term: Fall 2015

Title: Arkansas: A Narrative History
Adopted at: Arkansas Tech University
Course: HIST 2153, Introduction to Arkansas History
Course Description: An introductory course on the history of Arkansas. Lectures, discussions, and applied activities will be central to this professional education requirement for Early Childhood and Middle Level Education majors.
Professor: John Rowley
Term: Fall 2015

Title: Arkansas: A Narrative History
Adopted at: Arkansas Tech University
Course: HIST 4153, History of Arkansas
Course Description: A study of the history of Arkansas from prehistoric times to the present, noting political, social, economic, and cultural trends.
Professor: Brenda Murray
Term: Fall 2015

Title: Arkansas: A Narrative History
Adopted at: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Course: HIST 4355, Arkansas History / Government
Course Description: Focuses on selected topics central to Arkansas history, covering its political, social, cultural, geographic, and economic development from settlement to present.
Professor: Simon Hosken
Term: Summer 2015

Title: Race and Ethnicity in Arkansas
Adopted at: University of Arkansas
Course: HIST 3383, Arkansas and the Southwest
Course Description: Political, economic, social, and cultural development of Arkansas from the coming of the Indian to the 20th century, with special emphasis on Arkansas as a national and regional component.
Professor: Rebecca Howard
Term: Summer 2015

Title: American Appetites
Adopted at: University of Florida
Course: AMH 3931, Special Topics in American History
Course Description: Selected, variable topics in the history and culture of America.
Professor: Nick Foreman
Term: Spring 2015

Title: Inclined to Speak
Adopted at: Pittsburg State University
Course: ENGL 566, American Theme: Asian American Literature
Course Description: A study of a theme or idea in two or more genres in American literature.
Professor: Sandra Cox
Term: Spring 2015

Title: Unlocking V.O. Key Jr.
Adopted at: University of Alabama
Course: PSC 316, Southern Politics
Course Description: Examination of the party system of the Southern states in terms of its origin, nature, distribution of power, and impact on national politics.
Professor: Steven A. Borrelli
Term: Spring 2015

Title: Live Nude Girl
Adopted at: Indiana University, South Bend
Course: ENGL W-311, Writing Creative Nonfiction
Course Description: Workshop in such modes as personal essay, autobiography, or documentary. Course focuses on understanding and practicing the rhetorical and stylistic choices available to writers of creative nonfiction: options for structure, pacing, language, style, tone, detail, description, authorial presence and voice, etc.
Professor: Kelcey Parker
Term: Spring 2015

Title: Out of the Shadows
Adopted at: University of Washington
Course: AES 335, Sports and Social Change in the Twentieth Century
Course Description: Development of sport in the United States and its importance for U.S. culture and society. Covers increased centrality of athletic competition as part of the new leisure time in the late nineteenth century, revival of the Olympic movement, racial segregation/integration, today’s American notions of celebrity and social style.
Professor: Terry A. Scott
Term: Spring 2015

Title: The Light the Dead See
Adopted at: University of Southern California
Course: ARLT 100, Misfits and Mysteries: The Grotesque in Recent American Literature
Course Description: Critical analysis of significant works of literature, philosophy, visual arts, music and/or film; intensive reading and writing to develop knowledge of analytical techniques in the humanities.
Professor: Anna Journey
Term: Spring 2015

Title: The Rise to Respectability
Adopted at: Tougaloo College
Course: HIS 225, The Civil Rights Movement
Course Description: This course will examine the origins, philosophies, tactics, events, personalities, and consequences of the southern civil Rights Movement. This course will begin with the struggles of black veterans to register to vote after WWII and will conclude with the Meredith March Against Fear in 1966.
Professor: Michael Williams
Term: Spring 2015

Title: A Sunday in God-Years
Adopted at: George Mason University
Course: ENGH 608, Research and Poetry
Course Description: Various sections offer work in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, each focusing in different ways on the practices and the craft development of writers. Numerous writing assignments mixed with reading followed by careful analytical and craft discussions
Professor: Susan Tichey
Term: Fall 2014

Title: The Long Shadow of Little Rock
Adopted at: Macalester College
Course: AMST 110, Introduction to African American Studies
Course Description: This class will explore what it has meant to be African-American in the United States, and how this identity shaped Black community, thought, and life.
Professor: Duchess Harris
Term: Fall 2014