News and activities at Norma Marion Alloway Library, Trinity Western University

Month: October 2019 (Page 1 of 2)

New Titles Tuesday, October 29

In the past week 14 titles were added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on the link for more information.

Christian higher education: faith, teaching, and learning in the evangelical tradition /edited by David S. Dockery and Christopher W. Morgan.
In this volume, twenty-nine experts from a variety of fields, including theology, the humanities, science, mathematics, social science, philosophy, the arts, and professional programs, explore how the foundational beliefs of Christianity influence higher education and its disciplines. 

Essentials of gerontological nursing /Meredith Wallace.
This title presents the best practices needed to care for older adults. Its brief, yet comprehensive, grasp of issues in elder care is a refreshing addition to the current literature, which is more commonly focused on theory than on clinical practice. Designed primarily for students in gerontological nursing courses in BSN and graduate programs,

LikeWar: the weaponization of social media /P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking.
Two defense experts explore the collision of war, politics, and social media. This title explores how ISIS copies the Instagram tactics of Taylor Swift, a former World of Warcraft addict foils war crimes, and how internet trolls shape elections.

Outside in: a political memoir /Libby Davies.
Libby Davies a former member of Canadian Parliament for Vancouver East, looks back on her remarkable life and career with candid humour and heart-rending honesty. 

Staging coyote’s dream: an anthology of First Nations drama in English /edited by Monique Mojica and Ric Knowles.
This title is the first anthology of First Nations plays to be published in Canada. It brings together ten major plays by First Nations playwrights living in Canada and the United States.

New Title Tuesday, October 22

In the past week 113 titles were added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on the link for more information.

Constituting religion: Islam, liberal rights, and the Malaysian state /Tamir Moustafa.
This title documents using the case study of Malaysia how legal institutions catalyze ideological struggles, which stand to redefine the nation and its politics.

German operetta on Broadway and in the West End, 1900-1940 /Derek B. Scott.
This title examines the cultural transfer of operetta from the German stage to Britain and the USA and offers a historical and critical survey of these operettas and their music.

Gift exchange: the transnational history of a political idea /Grégoire Mallard.
This title adds a building block to our comprehension of the role that anthropology, international law, and economics have played in shaping international economic governance from the age of European colonization to the latest European debt crisis.

A hobbit, a wardrobe, and a great war: how J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis rediscovered faith, friendship, and heroism in the cataclysm of 1914-1918 /Joseph Loconte.
Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, Tolkien and Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. This title explores their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict.

Infrastructure development and ape conservation /edited by Helga Rainer, Alison White and Annette Lanjouw.
This title discusses infrastructure development in Africa and Asia and how road networks, hydropower dams and ‘development corridors’ tend to have adverse effects on local populations, natural habitats and biodiversity.

The making of Japanese settler colonialism: Malthusianism and trans-Pacific migration, 1868-1961 /Sidney Xu Lu.
This innovative study demonstrates how Japanese empire-builders invented and appropriated the discourse of overpopulation to justify Japanese settler colonialism across the Pacific.

Oral democracy: deliberation in Indian village assemblies /Vijayendra Rao, Paromita Sanyal.
This title studies citizens’ voices in civic and political deliberations in India’s gram sabhas (village assemblies). By drawing out the varieties of speech apparent in citizen and state interactions, this title shows that citizens’ oral participation in development and governance can be improved by strengthening deliberative spaces through policy.

The peacebuilding puzzle: political order in post-conflict states /Naazneen H. Barma.
This title explains the disconnect between the formal institutional engineering undertaken by international interventions, and the governance outcomes that emerge in their aftermath.

The story of the circle of chalk: a drama from the old Chinese = [Hui Lan-chi] = Hui-Lan-ki /translated by Frances Hume; with illustrations by John Buckland-Wright.
This title traces the history of the story of Chalk Circle from its beginnings as a Yuan dynasty zaju by Li Qianfu through its European and American manifestations and back to its indigenous culture in the form of a Peking opera.

New Titles Tuesday, October 15

In the past week 41 titles were added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

American plays of the new woman /edited with an introduction by Keith Newlin.
This title illustrates the conflicts of that time over such issues as the double standard, the advent of the “New Woman” and turn-of-the-century feminism, and the clash between a woman’s career and conventional marriage.

The Baltimore waltz and other plays /Paula Vogel.
The first major collection of plays by leading lesbian playwright Paula Vogel.

Female playwrights of the nineteenth century /edited by Adrienne Scullion.
Charting the neglected contribution made by women to the development of the 19th-century stage and the development of the theatre of realism, these plays include work by the Scottish playwright Joanna Baille and the dramatization of Mrs Henry Wood’s novel East Lynne.

Interpreting the theatrical past: essays in the historiography of performance  /edited by Thomas Postlewait & Bruce A. McConachie.
A collection of essays, this title debate topics related to theatrical historiography from new and diverse theoretical and methodological approaches.

Leadership: theory and practice /Peter G. Northouse, Western Michigan University.
This popular text provides a description and analysis of a wide variety of different theoretical approaches to leadership incorporating recent advances in the field.

Lorca, a dream of life /Leslie Stainton.
This title examines the life of Spanish poet, Federico Garcia Lorca, in particular, the author shows how Lorca’s marginal political activity during the Spanish Civil War still cost him his life.

Russian theater: from the Empire to the Soviets /Marc Slonim.
The title examines Russian theatrical life from the beginning and traces the procession of empires and administrations in which the arts could hardly have flourished in the Eurasian colossus had they not been patronized, subsidized and controlled by the government.

Softening the edges: assessment practices that honor K-12 teachers and learners /Katie White.
This title explains how to design and deliver differentiated instruction and assessment to address learners’ diverse intellectual and emotional needs.

Tropical madness: four plays /Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz; translated by Daniel and Eleanor Gerould ; introduction, Martin Esslin.
Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz was a Polish writer, painter, painter, philosopher, playwright, novelist, and photographer active in the interwar period. This translated work features the following plays: The Pragmatists, Mr Price or Tropical Madness, Gyubal Wahazar and Metaphysics of a Two-Headed Calf.

TWU Library and Learning Commons Closed October 13 & 14 for Thanksgiving

Norma Marion Alloway Library and Learning Commons will be closed October 13 & 14  for Thanksgiving.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, October 15.

Core operating hours for Alloway Library during the fall term:

  • Monday-Thursday – 7:45 am – 11:00 pm
  • Friday – 7:45 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday – 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday – 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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