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- March 15, 2007

Dr. Anthony Cristiano (Abriel photo)

From disobedience in the military to modernist fairy tales to Canadian humour, this year's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences book launch showcased a diverse array of work, featuring a sea of Dalhousie writing excellence.

"The annual FASS book launch is a wonderful opportunity for contemporary writers to come together and have an exchange, and also to make our work accessible to the larger community," said Assistant professor Anthony Cristiano. His book, Modernism and Modernity in the Mediterranean World, was one of the works featured.

Another star author at Dal is Jacqueline Warwick, whose recent book Girl Groups, Girl Culture focuses on the real "Dreamgirls" of the 1960s. Dr. Warwick is the first writer to address '60s girl group music from the perspective of its most significant audience Ð teenage girls. Her book draws on current research in psychology and sociology to explore the important place of this repertoire in the emotional development of young girls of the baby boom generation.

Books and journals from 39 authors were presented during the event, which took place on March 1. FASS professors are actively publishing scholars who have explored subjects as diverse as Fidel Castro's Cuba, aboriginal justice, stringed instruments, federalism, the international politics surrounding bird conservation, contemporary Canadian writers, African-Canadian history, new reproductive technologies, NATO diplomacy, the politics of food and theatre in Nova Scotia.


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