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Media Shelf



The Media Shelf offers a sampling of creative research efforts at the University of Georgia including books, software, recordings, research resources and journals.



Called by Stories: Biblical Sagas and Their Challenge
for Law

by Milner S. Ball, Harmon W. Caldwell Chair and professor of constitutional law (Duke University Press, 2000)

Ball, an ordained Presbyterian minister, writes how stories found in the Bible, such as the story of Moses, the story of Rachel and the Gospel of John, can lend insight to modern law and its application in the lay world.


Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardens

by Allan Armitage, professor of horticulture (Timber Press, 2006)

A world-renowned horticulturist supplies readers with a bevy of commonly available North American flora and adds useful tips and resources for the average gardener to keep those plants thriving in the home garden.


Big Shot: Passion, Politics, and the Struggle for an AIDS Vaccine

by Patricia Thomas, Knight Chair and professor of health and medical journalism (Public Affairs, 2001)

Thomas' account of the 16-year fight to get a potential AIDS vaccine into trials unveils the bureaucracy and politics that stalled its progress and the scientists who risked everything to ensure its production.


Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity

by James C. Cobb, Spalding Distinguished Professor of History (Oxford University Press, 2005)

This work describes southern culture from various points of view, focusing on writers, entrepreneurs, orators and regional historians to define what it means to be southern.


A History of the French New Wave Cinema

by Richard Neupert, professor of film studies (University of Wisconsin Press, 2002)

In this work, the evolution of French New Wave cinema from the 1950s onward is tracked, detailing the social atmosphere of the period in France and concentrating on the work of directors Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and François Truffaut.


A Distant Flame

by Philip Lee Williams, professor of creative writing (St. Martin's Griffin, 2004)

This latest of Williams’ novels delves into the heart of the Civil War and into the uncertainties and past realities of Charlie Merrill, a young Confederate uneasy about the South’s positions but anticipating Sherman’s attack on Atlanta.


In Defiance of the Law: From Anne Hutchinson to Toni Morrison

by Marissa Anne Pagnattaro, professor of legal studies (Peter Lang Publishing, 2001)

These portrayals of both fictional and actual women reacting to unjust laws throughout American history give light to how injustice has been fought over time and how the legal system can avoid disenfranchisement of people in the present.


Stalin's Great Science: The Times and Adventures of Soviet Physicists

by Alexei Kojevnikov, professor of history (Imperial College Press, 2004)

Scientific historian Kojevnikov tells how Soviet scientific breakthroughs came about despite Stalinist restrictions and intense repression, showing how science became an important part of Soviet life and politics.


Roman Tragedy: Theatre to Theatricality

by Mario Erasmo, professor of classics (University of Texas Press, 2004)

Erasmo chronicles the evolution of Roman dramatic tragedy from solely being on the stage to the off-stage theatricality and melodrama of events such as Julius Caesar’s assassination and Nero’s rule.


Outdoor Recreation for 21st Century America

by Carter Betz, H.K. Cordell and Gary Green, professors of forestry and natural resources (Venture Press, 2004)

This comparative study provides recreation planners, public land managers and everyone interested in outdoor recreation with a guide to contemporary American trends in a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Research Tools  

Andreé Ruellan at 100

directed by Jonathan McGinty (Georgia Museum of Art, 2005)

This collaborative video compiled by curatorial and communications staff and university professors highlights the life and works of southern artist Andreé Ruellan, a 1930s muralist whose work in post offices remains on display throughout the South.


Poultry Management Software

directed by Gene M. Pesti, professor of poultry science (, 2001)

The poultry science department’s software page provides users with freeware that can help in the management of poultry. Users can also add their own programs through director Pesti.  


The Music of Dmitri Shostakovich

by Levon Ambartsumian, professor of music (Phoenix USA, 2001)

Ambartsumian conducts the ARCO Chamber Orchestra, his own personal orchestra that accompanied him to the United States, as together they perform the music of noted composer Dmitri Shostakovich in trad-itional Russian orchestral style.


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