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From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe

Abrams / Lois Banner, professor of history and gender studies, peers behind the veil of the legend that is Marilyn Monroe to clarify, qualify or reverse many common conceptions about the star.



Piano Glass/Glass Piano

Tebot Bach / In her second collection of poetry, Marjorie Becker, associate professor of history, scripts the stories of the voiceless.



When the Killing’s Done

Viking / T.C. Boyle, Distinguished Professor of English, spins a grand environmental and family drama revolving around the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif.




The Hollywood Sign
Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon

Yale University Press / Leo Braudy, University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature, explains how a temporary structure has become a permanent icon of American culture.



Self Comes to Mind
Constructing the Conscious Brain

Pantheon / Antonio Damasio, University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, and director of the USC Brain and Creativity Institute, presents new scientific evidence that consciousness — what we think of as a mind with a self — is to begin with a biological process created by a living organism.



A Discovery of Witches

Viking / In her first novel, Deborah Harkness, professor of history, explores the hidden world of modern-day witches, vampires and daemons.


Constitutional Politics in Canada after the Charter
Liberalism, Communitarianism and Systemism

University of British Columbia Press / Patrick James, professor of international relations, synthesizes and assesses 25 years of constitutional politics and countless debates about the future of Canada.



Engagement with North Korea
A Viable Alternative

State University of New York Press / David Kang, professor of international relations and director of the Korean Studies Institute, and his co-editor examine how and why nations have persuaded North Korea to cooperate on topics such as nuclear policy.



The Paradox of Hope
Journeys through a Clinical Borderland

University of California Press / Cheryl Mattingly, professor of anthropology, and occupational science and therapy, explores the hope that inspires us to try to create lives worth living, even when no cure is in sight.

Crossing State Lines
An American Renga

Farrar, Straus & Giroux / California Poet Laureate Carol Muske-Dukes, professor of English and creative writing, and her co-editor present a poetic relay race across the continent: 54 poets responding to ideas of America — and to each other.



Read more articles from USC Dornsife Magazine's Spring/Summer 2011 issue