American Studies Association, 2015

The American Studies Association held its annual meeting in Toronto, October 8-11, 2015. As usual we enjoyed selling books in our booth and meeting our authors.

Mireille Miller-Young and Audra Simpson celebrate their awards.

Mireille Miller-Young and Audra Simpson celebrate their awards.

The exhibit hall opened Thursday night with the annual Celebration of Authors, and we had much to celebrate: Mireille Miller-Young won the John Hope Franklin prize for her book A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography and Audra Simpson won the Lora Romero prize for her book Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States. We were also very proud to have Elizabeth Maddock Dillon receive a Finalist Mention for the John Hope Franklin Prize for her book New World Drama and Elisabeth R. Anker receive a Finalist Mention for the Lora Romero prize for her book Orgies of Feeling. We enjoyed drinking a toast to them in the booth.

Some of our other authors celebrated their new books with a party featuring book party cupcakescupcakes decorated with book covers and titles.   Cara Caddoo organized a party that honored Marcia Chatelain’s South Side Girls and Kimberly Juanita Brown’s The Repeating Body along with some Dark Matters cupcakeother great titles. And custom cupcakes were also served for Simone Browne’s Dark Matters. Our books are apparently delicious as well as smart and beautiful!

Lisa Lowe’s new book The Intimacies of Four Continents was one of the most
Intimacies of Four Continentspopular books in our booth, selling out well before the end of the conference. It was the subject of a much-tweeted roundtable at which scholars used the book to prompt  a rich and far-ranging discussion on slavery, Asian indentureship in the Caribbean, and the history of liberalism and capitalism.

Here are some of our other authors with their books. You can see more photos on our Facebook page.

Allison McCracken and her new book Real Men Don't Sing.

Allison McCracken and her new book Real Men Don’t Sing.

McKittrick

Katherine McKittrick, editor of Sylvia Wynter.

Aimee Meredith Cox and her new book Shapeshifters.

Aimee Meredith Cox and her new book Shapeshifters.

Nic Sammond with his latest book Birth of an Industry.

Nic Sammond with his latest book Birth of an Industry.

Victor Mendoza's Metroimperial Intimacies will be out in December.

Victor Mendoza’s Metroimperial Intimacies will be out in December.

If you couldn’t make it to Toronto, don’t worry, you can still save 30% on all our great American Studies titles! Just use coupon code ASA15 when ordering on our website.

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