Four faculty members at the University of South Carolina Upstate will sign copies of their most recent books at Hub City Book Shop April 1, 2016.
Signing from 4:30 – 6 p.m. will be:
- Celena Kusch, “Literary Analysis: The Basics”
- Ben McCraw, “Philosophical Approaches to the Devil,” “The Concept of Hell,” and “The Problem of Evil: New Philosophical Directions”
- Rob McCormick, “Croatia Under Ante Pavelić: America, the Ustaše and Croatian Genocide”
- Nolan Stolz “The 100 Greatest Bands of All Time: A Guide to the Legends Who Rocked the World”
An associate professor of American Literature, Dr. Celena Kusch’s research focuses on the issues of cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, and anti-imperialism and their influences in early 20th-century writings. Her book, “Literary Analysis: The Basics,” outlines the methodologies employed by today’s experts—from academic scholars to book reviewers—and offers readers new ways to approach the literature they love.
Benjamin W. McCraw is an adjunct professor of philosophy whose research focuses on epistemology and philosophy of religion. “Philosophical Approaches to the Devil” analyzes the devil from a variety of styles and perspectives: historical, analytic, continental and literary analysis. “The Concept of Hell” will interest anyone with a burning desire to think about what happens after we die, damnation, or other religious and theological issues. “The Problem of Evil: New Philosophical Directions” engages the problem of evil from a variety of philosophical viewpoints, traditions, methodologies, and interests.
Dr. Robert McCormick is the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of history. His book titled “Croatia Under Ante Pavelić: America, the Ustaše and Croatian Genocide,” examines the relationship between the United States and Ante Pavelić from when he masterminded the assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia in 1934 to his death in 1959. Ante Pavelić was the leader the Ustaše, who, on Adolf Hitler’s instruction, became the leader of Croatia after the Nazi invasion of 1941.
A composer by trade, Dr. Nolan Stolz is assistant professor and coordinator of Music at USC Upstate. He has authored essays in “The 100 Greatest Bands of All Time: A Guide to the Legends Who Rocked the World” on Black Sabbath, Genesis, Rush and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.