May 14, 2012

Off the Shelf- Episode 24: From the Molecular World with Alan Rocke


From the Molecular World

My guest today on Off the Shelf is Professor Alan Rocke. Alan is the Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History and Distinguished University Professor here at Case Western Reserve University. He is a historian of science, specializing in the history of the physical sciences during the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly the development of the science of chemistry and its applications during the course of the nineteenth century, especially in Germany, France, and Great Britain. Alan and I discuss his latest book, entitled From the Molecular World: A Nineteenth Century Science Fantasy, a translation of a work written in the late 19th century by Hermann Kopp.

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December 14, 2011

Off the Shelf- Episode 23: Appearance of Print in 18th Century Fiction with Chris Flint


Appearance of Print

Today on Off the Shelf I'm happy to welcome Christopher Flint as my guest. Chris has a new book out from Cambridge University Press entitled The Appearance of Print in Eighteenth-Century Fiction. In the book, Chris uses a wide variety of example books, texts, and authors from that era to look at the fluid and dynamic relationship between authors, publishers, printers, booksellers and readers. These various groups had sometimes surprising influence on each other in an age when prose fiction and the novel were being defined and redefined, based on how readers consumed texts, how printers assembled texts, and how writers created texts.

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November 18, 2011

Off the Shelf- Episode 22:CWRU Farm History with Chris Bond and Ana Locci


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The Case Western Reserve University Farm is a special place for many CWRU people, faculty, staff, alumni and students alike. It's my great privilege to welcome Dr. Ana Locci, director of the farm, and Christopher Bond, horticulturalist, to Off the Shelf. For a special place, it's a special episode. I traveled the short distance from campus to the farm to record the episode, and it's the first time I've had two authors at once. Chris and Ana recently published a photographic history of the CWRU Farm, entitled Case Western Reserve University: Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms. Drawing from a rich variety of documents and photographs from the university's archives and personal papers, the book tells the history of these properties and their bequest to and use by the university community, past and present.

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October 26, 2011

Off the Shelf- Episode 21: Flower of Paradise with David Rothenberg


Flower of Paradise

I'm delighted to welcome David J. Rothenberg to Off the Shelf to discuss his brand new book, The Flower of Paradise: Marian Devotion and Secular Song in Medieval and Renaissance Music, which was published in September of 2011 by the Oxford University Press.

David is an associate professor of musicology here at CWRU, and is the author of a number of highly regarded papers related to the music of the 13th through the 16th century, in which he focuses on musical meaning and connections between music, liturgy and other arts. This view of early music is exactly what he does in The Flower of Paradise, examining the connection and intersection of secular and Marian devotional song. Professor Rothenberg does so on a broad level, and includes examinations of poetry, painting and sculpture, and how those arts related to, were influenced by, and mirrored the music of the age.

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