AY 22-23 Faculty Book Reviews

Yair Lior (Religion) on his recent co-edited volume, The Routledge Handbook of Evolutionary Approaches to Religion, which was published with a BUCH subvention. Lior teaches courses ranging from Jewish mysticism, to Chinese religions and philosophy, and Religion & Science.


PhD Candidate Elisheva Ash (Graduate Program in Religion) reviews Deeana Klepper’s (Religion and History) recent book, Pastoral Care and Community in Late Medieval Germany. Professor Klepper worked on this monograph during her time as a BUCH Henderson Senior Research Fellow, and the book was published with a subvention from BUCH.

Professor of Religion David Eckel, a scholar of Buddhism, reviews the recent book by his departmental colleague Jonathan Klawans, Heresy, Forgery, Novelty: Condemning, Denying, and Asserting Innovations in Ancient Judaism.


Longtime BU faculty collaborators, Roy Grundmann (COM), Peter J. Schwartz (WLL), and Gregory H. Williams Associate (HAA), respond to questions from BUCH staff about their co-edited volume, Labour in a Single Shot: Critical Perspectives on Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki’s Global Video Project, Film Culture in Transition Series, Amsterdam University Press, 2021.

In another cross-departmental conversation, James Johnson, professor of  History, reviews the new book by English Department’s Michael Prince, The Shortest Way with Defoe.



Abigail Gillman, professor of Hebrew, German, and Comparative Literature in the Department of World Languages & Literatures, reviews the recent study of Claude Lanzmann’s SHOAH (1985) by Romance Studies assistant professor, Jennifer Cazenave.


A book review by James Uden, professor of Classical Studies, weaves together work by Abigail Gillman (World Languages & Literatures), Jodi Cranston (History of Art & Architecture), and Adela Pineda (Romance Studies).