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April 23, 2012

Chain Saw Sculptor: The Art of J. Chester Armstrong

Author:  Sharon Sherman

Sharon Sherman’s book Chain-Saw Sculptor: The Art of J. Chester Armstrong, published by University Press of Mississippi, 1995, explores the processes of creativity, raises questions about the difference between folk art and fine art, and captures Armstrong’s unique aesthetic sensibilities, outlook on life, his surroundings, and his growing reputation.

February 2, 2012

Warrior Women and Popular Balladry, 1650-1850

Author:  Dianne Dugaw

Dianne Dugaw’s book Warrior Women and Popular Balladry, 1650-1850, published by The University of Chicago Press, 1989, surveys a wide range of Anglo-American texts and demonstrates how gender and sexuality are enacted as constructs of history.

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