Handsomely Done: Aesthetics, Politics, and Media after Melville, edited by Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature, is a multidisciplinary examination of Herman Melville’s works. The book explores how Melville’s linguistically complex works have been compellingly translated and adaptated and how his writings tend to enjoy resurgence during historical and political turning points.

Professor emeritus of German and comparative literature Theodore Ziolkowski’s Stages of European Romanticism (Camden House) examines the Romantic movement’s progression throughout the first half of the 19th century. By comparing artworks produced across Europe over six decades, the book analyzes how the movement’s shifts were reflected throughout the continent in different media.

Discerning Experts (University of Chicago Press), co-authored by Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences and international affairs, examines how environmental scientists make assessments and advises on how to use those recommendations to inform new policies.