Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury has authored a new book, "Capital Accumulation and Migration," published by Brill Publishers. Brill says the book "explores a topic that is remarkably absent in the voluminous literature spawned under neoliberal capitalism by the renewed interest in the development impact of migration."
Philosophy Professor William Newell has authored a book, "Desire in Rene Girard and Jesus," published by Lexington Books. Lexington said Newell's book "presents a comprehensive analysis of Rene Girard's work on the origins of culture and the depths of human desires. Newell challenges Girard's interpretation of Jesus's Passion as non-sacrificial, and offers a close reading of Girard's works on mimetic desire, scapegoating and sacrifice." Boston College Theology Professor Harvey Egan said Newell's book "is a must-read for anyone interested in this original thinker who has become increasingly important in psychological, philosophical and theological circles."
On Nov. 10, Two Coats of Paint Press released the artist's proof for "117 Grattan," a book of photographs that Sharon Butler, associate professor of visual arts, created for "Gone Wrong," her solo exhibition at Real Art Ways in Hartford. The exhibition statement reads, "Visually, Butler's new work is rooted in the world nearby - specifically, the idiosyncratic HVAC structures, cement-mixing machines, jerry-built sheds, and improvised building additions that surround her Bushwick studio. A minimalist sensibility resists serial rigor and jettisons the notion that you can get everything right. For Butler, the most interesting stories are about things gone wrong." To see a preview of 117 Grattan or to buy an artist's proof, visit www.twocoatsofpaint.com
CSU Visual Arts Professor Imna Arroyo is one of 28 artists exhibiting their works in "Prints: Another Look From Modern to Contemporary," at the Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich. The exhibition began on Nov. 15 and runs through Jan. 10, 2013. The gallery is located at 299 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit: www.greenwicharts.org.