The CSI Archives & Special Collections Presents: Author Talks, Oct 22, 2015, 2:30pm- 4:00pm, Room 1L-216. A CC CLUE Event.
Genevieve Betts • Department of English
An Unwalled City.
Prolific Press, 2015.
Betts’ debut book is a collection of narrative poems filled with rich and striking imagery. She captures a childhood growing up in the Sonoran desert and contrasts her experience to new motherhood in the city. The daughter of copper miners, her poems teem with cacti and arachnids and ghost town jail cells, shifting at times to a world of mid-rise apartments that house a different kind of danger, including a next door murder/suicide. In this collection, the membrane between the living and dying is thin, no matter the setting.
Maryann Feola • Department of English
Geography of Shame: A Not-Too-Fictionalized Memoir.
Full Court Press, 2015.
Feola presents the life of New York City English professor, Arianna Naso, coming to terms with her family’s traumatic past. Growing up in a close-knit Italian American family, she often felt like the “square peg” her family was determined to force into a round hole. Adherence to old-world traditions and suspicious of mod¬ern life—especially where it empowered women—was the code of the hard-working, hard-drinking patriarchs who ruled the roost. Geography of Shame maps generations of family life from the rural hills of the Amalfi coast to the New York City shoreline near Brooklyn's Verrazano Narrows.
Roshen Hendrickson • Department of Political Science and Global Affairs
Promoting U.S. Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Hendrickson provides a critical historical analysis of efforts to promote private investment in sub-Saharan Africa since World War II. She draws attention to the way strategic factors, domestic pressures and ideas about the role of U.S. investment in Africa influenced policymakers during the Cold War and post Cold War periods. Examples of government assistance to private investors highlight trends in bilateral policies and point to the necessity for the United States to contribute to global governance that will enable private investment to play a role in
pro¬moting sustainable economic growth in Africa.