The book cover for What Algorithms Want, showing a distorted image of a city skyline in black and white.

What Algorithms Want

Imagination in the Age of Computing

Ed Finn

We depend on—we believe in—algorithms to help us get a ride, choose which book to buy, execute a mathematical proof. It’s as if we think of code as a magic spell, an incantation to…

Joan Darc co-translated by Cynthia Hogue

Joan Darc

Nathalie Quintane

Translated by Sylvain Gallais and Cynthia Hogue

Scuffing up the surface of history by scuffing up that of language, Nathalie Quintane manages to get at the myth of Joan of Arc from the inside, turning it from myth to immediate life…

Good Bandits, Warrior Women, and Revolutionaries in Hispanic Culture

Edited by Gary Francisco Keller

"Good Bandits, Warrior Women, and Revolutionaries in Hispanic Culture" is the fruit of a groundbreaking conference that was held in Phoenix in 2009. Following an introduction by Gary…

Volery and Venery in the French Wars of Religion

Deborah N. Losse

"Volery and Venery in the French Wars of Religion" is the first book-length study to provide an analysis of literary and cultural texts through the lens of people's perspectives on…

An Early History of Compassion

Emotion and Imagination in Hellenistic Judaism

Françoise Mirguet

In this book, Françoise Mirguet traces the appropriation and reinterpretation of pity by Greek-speaking Jewish communities of Late Antiquity. Pity and compassion, in this corpus,…

Gonglijuyi yuga: Juhi e daehan Jinlyang eu Dojeon

Translation into Korean of Professor Hoyt Tillman's book "Utilitarian Confucianism: Chen Liang’s Challenge to Chu Hsi"

Hoyt Tillman and Chen Liang

Translated by LIM Myung-hee and Kim byoung- hwon

This new book is a translation of Hoyt Tillman's "Utilitarian Confucianism," which was first published by Harvard’s Council on East Asian Studies and distributed by Harvard University…

Los cigarrales de la privanza y mecenazgo en Tirso de Molina

Juan Pablo Gil-Osle

The topic of this monograph on Cigarrales de Toledo is the interconnection between representations of male friendship, economic patronage systems, and privado political thought in the…

Cinco Meses en la Argentina

Desde el Punto de Vista de Una Mujer

Katherine S. Dreier and Cynthia Tompkins

Translated by Maria Gabriela Mizraje

Translation of Katherine Dreier’s "Five Months in the Argentine: From a Woman’s Point of View 1918 to 1919." In the prologue, Mizraje provides a socio-historical context of the period in…

La Mujer Que Quiso Ser Amada por Dios

Sor Juana Inés en la Cruz de la Crítica

Emil Volek

The book, developed on and off for almost forty years, offers a radical revision of life and work of the Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–1695). Based on the latest…

Syphilis: Medicine, Metaphor, and Religious Conflict in Early Modern France


Medicine, Metaphor, and Religious Conflict in Early Modern France

Deborah N. Losse

In "Syphilis: Medicine, Metaphor, and Religious Conflict in Early Modern France," Deborah Losse examines how images of syphilis became central to Renaissance writing and reflected more…