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RA-50021-04
Fellowships at the National Humanities Center
Elizabeth Mansfield, National Humanities Center

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Genentech: The Beginnings of Biotech (Book)
Title: Genentech: The Beginnings of Biotech
Author: Hughes, Sally Smith
Abstract: In the fall of 1980, Genentech, Inc., a little-known California genetic engineering company, became the overnight darling of Wall Street, raising over $38 million in its initial public stock offering. Lacking marketed products or substantial profit, the firm nonetheless saw its share price escalate from $35 to $89 in the first few minutes of trading, at that point the largest gain in stock market history. Coming at a time of economic recession and declining technological competitiveness in the United States, the event provoked banner headlines and ignited a period of speculative frenzy over biotechnology as a revolutionary means for creating new and better kinds of pharmaceuticals, untold profit, and a possible solution to national economic malaise. Drawing from an unparalleled collection of interviews with early biotech players, Sally Smith Hughes offers the first book-length history of this pioneering company, depicting Genentech's improbable creation, precarious youth, and ascent to immense prosperity. Hughes provides intimate portraits of the people significant to Genentech's science and business, including cofounders Herbert Boyer and Robert Swanson, and in doing so sheds new light on how personality affects the growth of science. By placing Genentech's founders, followers, opponents, victims, and beneficiaries in context, Hughes also demonstrates how science interacts with commercial and legal interests and university research, and with government regulation, venture capital, and commercial profits. Integrating the scientific, the corporate, the contextual, and the personal, Genentech tells the story of biotechnology as it is not often told, as a risky and improbable entrepreneurial venture that had to overcome a number of powerful forces working against it. -- Book Description
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/genentech-the-beginnings-of-biotech/oclc/701242603&referer=brief_results
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Access Model: codex published by academic press; available for purchase
Publisher: University of Chicago
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780226359182

The Risorgimento Revisited: Nationalism and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Italy (Book)
Title: The Risorgimento Revisited: Nationalism and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Italy
Editor: Lucy Riall
Editor: Silvana Patriarca
Abstract: Bringing together the work of a ground-breaking group of scholars working on the Italian Risorgimento to consider how modern Italian national identity was first conceived and constructed politically, the book makes a timely contribution to current discussions about the role of patriotism and the nature of nationalism in present-day Italy.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/risorgimento-revisited-nationalism-and-culture-in-nineteenth-century-italy/oclc/748328699&referer=brief_results
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9780230248007
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes
Copy sent to NEH?: No

A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England (Book)
Title: A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England
Author: Weil, Rachel
Abstract: Stories of plots, sham plots, and the citizen-informers who discovered them are at the center of Rachel Weil's compelling study of the turbulent decade following the Revolution of 1688. Most studies of the Glorious Revolution focus on its causes or long-term effects, but Weil instead zeroes in on the early years when the survival of the new regime was in doubt. By encouraging informers, imposing loyalty oaths, suspending habeas corpus, and delaying the long-promised reform of treason trial procedure, the Williamite regime protected itself from enemies and cemented its bonds with supporters, but also put its own credibility at risk.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/plague-of-informers-conspiracy-and-political-trust-in-william-iiis-england/oclc/849822674&referer=brief_results
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Publisher: Yale University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780300171044
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Romantic Intimacy (Book)
Title: Romantic Intimacy
Author: Yousef, Nancy
Abstract: How much can we know about what other people are feeling and how much can we sympathize or empathize with them? The term "intimacy"—which has always referred both to the inmost and personal, and to relationships of exceptional closeness—captures a tension between a confidence in the possibility of shared experience and a competing belief that thoughts and feelings are irreducibly private. This book is an interdisciplinary study of shared feeling as imagined in eighteenth-century ethics, romantic literature, and twentieth-century psychoanalysis. Original interpretations of Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Austen show how aspirations toward mutual recognition give way to appreciation of varied, nonreciprocal forms of intimacy. The book concludes with accounts of empathy and unconscious communication in the psychoanalytic setting, revealing the persistence of romantic preoccupations in modernity. Yousef offers a compelling account of how philosophical confidence in fellow-feeling and sympathy is transformed by literary attention to uneven forms of emotional response, including gratitude, disappointment, distraction, and absorption. In its wide-ranging and eclectic engagement with current debates on the relationship between ethics, affect, and aesthetics, the book will be crucial reading for students of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century culture, as well as for literary theorists.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.amazon.com/Romantic-Intimacy-Nancy-Yousef/dp/0804786097/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379441424&sr=8-1&keywords=yousef+romantic+intimacy
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Access Model: codex available for purchase
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780804786096
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes
Copy sent to NEH?: No

The Death Ritual at Cluny in the Central Middle Ages; Le rituel de la mort a Cluny au Moyen Age central (Book)
Title: The Death Ritual at Cluny in the Central Middle Ages; Le rituel de la mort a Cluny au Moyen Age central
Author: Isabel Cochelin
Author: Frederick S. Paxton
Abstract: Not available. Language note: In English; with French abstract. Latin texts with English and French translation.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/death-ritual-at-cluny-in-the-central-middle-ages-le-rituel-de-la-mort-a-cluny-au-moyen-age-central/oclc/859883397&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Type: Translation
ISBN: 9782503550107
Translator: Isabelle Cochelin
Translator: Frederick S. Paxton
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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