Events

American Academy of Religion, 2018

Before the Thanksgiving holiday, we enjoyed catching up with authors and editors and selling books and journals at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Denver.

Spiritual CitizenshipWe were thrilled to feature two recent award-winning titles in the booth: Spiritual Citizenship by N. Fadeke Castor, which won the 2018 Clifford Geertz Prize from the Society for the Anthropology of Religion; and Everyday Conversions by Attiya Ahmad, which won the 2018 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS) Book Award.

Last year’s winner of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography, Lauren Pond, displayed some of her photographs during the conference, and gave an artist’s talk about her book, Test of Faith.

Monique Moultrie, author of Passionate and Pious, and Laura Grillo, author of An Intimate Rebuke, both stopped by the booth to say hello.

If you weren’t able to attend the conference, or if your luggage was too heavy for more great books, you can still save 30% on all our great religion titles on our website using coupon code AAR18, through the end of the year.

American Anthropological Association, 2018

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Excited booth staffers after setting up!

It was wonderful to meet excited customers, sell books and journals, and celebrate our award-winning authors and editors at this year’s American Anthropological Association meeting in San José! Thanks to everyone who came by our booth to browse our stock or say hello.

Our anthropology titles were honored with more awards this year than every before! We are so excited to congratulate the following authors:

Check out our photo gallery of authors and editors:

 

Missed the conference? Not able to fit all the books you wanted into your luggage? You can still save on anthropology paperbacks through the end of the year—just use coupon code AAA18 at dukeupress.edu.

American Studies Association 2018

We enjoyed selling books and journals and meeting authors and editors at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Studies Association.

STX_134_prWe attended a launch party on Saturday for H̶e̶r̶e̶ and N̶o̶w̶: Under Erasure,” a special issue of Social Text (134). In both traditional and experimental prose, this special issue revisits the connection between depicting the world and making claims upon the human as self-narrating subject. At once advancing a critique of the present and recounting a process of writing out from under the emergency of the present, the essays propose to place the here and now under erasure. 

lisa-lowe-prize.jpgCongratulations to Lisa Lowe, author of The Intimacy of Four Continents, on winning the 2018 Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize. The award honors a scholar who has dedicated a lifetime of work to the mission and values of American studies. Lowe, a former president of the ASA, also won the Minority Scholars’ Committee Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award.

 

 

If you missed this year’s meeting, or if you didn’t have room in your luggage for all the books and journals you wanted to buy, you can still save 30% on our website with coupon code ASA2018, through the end of the year. Hope to see you next year!

National Women’s Studies Association, 2018

We enjoyed meeting authors and editors, selling books and journals, and celebrating prize-winning works at the 2018 National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia!

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DUP Digital Access and Journals Specialist Amber Cary

Congratulations to several of our authors who received awards at the conference:

Jasbir Puar’s book, The Right to Maim, was co-winner of the Alison Piepmeier Book Prize.

Attiya Ahmad’s book, Everyday Conversions, won the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies Book (AMEWS) Award.

Miglena S. Todorova’s article, “Race and Women of Color in Socialist/Postsocialist Transnational Feminisms in Central and Southeastern Europe,” won the Paula J. Giddings Best Essay Award. It was featured in a past issue of our new journal Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, an interdisciplinary feminist journal that publishes creative work by and about women of color in U.S. and international contexts, and is now available free for six months.

 

Together with editor Ginetta E. B. Candelario and managing editor Leslie Marie Aguilar, we celebrated our new publishing partnership with Meridians with a reception at our booth on Saturday.

There were also three “Author Meets the Critics” sessions featuring DUP authors Sami Schalk, Robyn Spencer, and Macarena Gómez-Barris.

It was a pleasure visiting with authors and editors at this wonderful conference!

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Lynn Comella, author of Vibrator Nation, with her former student Adan Martinez.

 

Missed NWSA this year? Couldn’t fit all the books and journals you wanted into your suitcase? Don’t worry! You can still take advantage of the conference discount. Just use coupon code NWSA18 for 30% off your dukeupress.edu order at checkout.

Join Us for an Open House on November 15

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To celebrate University Press Week, we are delighted to invite friends, fans, and colleagues to join us at our first-ever Open House on November 15 from 3-5 p.m.

Explore the Duke University Press library as you enjoy book displays and refreshments, meet staff, and enter a raffle featuring a tote bag full of new books and journals.

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Win this tote bag full of books, journals, and swag!

University Press Week highlights the extraordinary work of nonprofit scholarly publishers and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and an informed society. In addition to our Open House, look for displays of our books and journals around campus and read special posts on our blog that week.

Duke students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are welcome!

We are located in Brightleaf Square’s North Building at 905 West Main Street. Enter from the courtyard at the door between the empty restaurant and the craft store. Head up the stairs and turn left. The library is down the hall on the left.

Free parking is available at the Brightleaf Square gated lot at Gregson and Main Streets, on the side of Morgan Imports. Bring your parking ticket to the open house for validation. We look forward to meeting you!

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Author Events in October

Fall is here and many of our authors are on the road. From Spain to Australia be sure to check some of these events.

978-0-8223-7020-8October 6: See From the Tricontinental to the Global South author Anne Garland Mahler will discuss her book with Stan West at Stony Island Arts Bank.
3:00pm, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60649

October 7: Videology Bar & Cinema will host a talk for Racquel J. Gates’s new book Double Negative.
5:30pm, 308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249

October 9: Laughing at the Devil author Amy Laura Hall will deliver the annual Matthew Simpson Lecture at Simpson College.
7:00pm, 701 North C Street, Indianola, IA 50125

October 12: Allan deSouza will give the keynote at Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies 2018 Symposium, talking about his new book How Art Can Be Thought.
6:00pm, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

October 13: Authoring Autism author Melanie Yergeau will speak at the Love & Autism conference.
10:45am, Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Rd., San Diego, CA, 92106

October 13: See David Grubbs, author of Now that the audience is assembled, and Ralph Savarese, author of See It Feelingly, at the Twin Cities Book Festival.
10:00am, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55108978-1-4780-0130-0.jpg

October 15: Libby Adler speaks at Princeton University about her book Gay Priori.
12:10pm, Princeton Law and Public Affairs Program, Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544

October 18: NYU Florence hosts Nicholas Boggs this month. He will give a talk entitled “From Tuscany to Harlem: James Baldwin and Yoran Cazac´s Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood about the research that led to our republication of Baldwin’s lost children’s book.
Time TBA, Villa La Pietra, Via Bolognese, 120,
50139 Florence – Italy

October 20: The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona will host a conversation with The Communist and the Communist’s Daughter author Jane Lazarre and Bel Olid.
6:00pm, Montalegre, 5 – 08001 Barcelona, Spain

October 23: If you’re in Australia go see Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed give a lecture at The University of Melbourne.
6:30pm, Public Lecture Theatre, Old Arts Building, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia

October 23: M Archive author Alexis Pauline Gumbs will give a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania titled “Code Made Flesh: Sylvia Wynter Oracle.”
4:30pm, Fisher-Bennett Hall – Rm 401, 3340 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6273

October 24: The Wheeler Centre will host a talk with Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed.
6:15pm, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

October 24: Catch Ralph James Savarese discussing his book See It Feelingly at Prairie Lights bookstore.
7:00pm, 15 South Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240

October 25: The Cow in the Elevator author Tulasi Srinivas will give a talk at Yale’s SASC Colloquium Series.
4:30pm, MacMillan Center, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT 06520

Living a Feminist LifeOctober 25: Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed will give a lecture at University of Wollongong.
4:30pm, Building 25, Rm 107, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW 252, Australia

October 26: See It Feelingly author Ralph James Savarese will speak at the Neurodiversities Symposium at Duke University.
9:00am, 114 South Buchanan Blvd., Smith Warehouse, Bays 4 & 5, Durham, NC 27708

October 26: Landscapes of Power author Dana E. Powell will participate in a panel for her book at the 21st Diné Studies Conference at Diné College.
3:15pm, Ned Hatathli Center, Indian Route 64 & 1 Circle Dr. Tsaile, AZ 86556​

October 30: Katherine Verdery will sign copies of her new book My Life as a Spy at the 92nd Street Y.
12:00pm, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128

October 30: Ralph James Savarese speaks about See It Feelingly at University of Northern Iowa.
Time and location to come.

Author Events in September

Baldwin_REV_jacket_frontFrom New York to Germany, several of our authors are on the road in September so check them out.

September 4: How Art Can Be Thought author Allan deSouza opens an exhibition at University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery called “Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country…”
3:00 pm, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
The exhibition runs through November 4, 2018

September 11: The Regulator Bookshop will host a reading with Amy Laura Hall for her book Laughing at the Devil.
7:00pm, 720 Ninth Street Durham, NC 27705

September 11: A panel discussion at the NYU Center for the Humanities kicks off a week of launch events in New York City for the new edition of James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man. The panel is hosted by the editors Nicholas Boggs and Jennifer DeVere Brody  and also features Baldwins niece and nephew Aisha Karefa-Smart and Tejan Karefa Smart, as well as scholars Dagmawi Woubshet, Steven Fullwood, and Sybil Cooksey.
6:00pm, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10003

September 13: Jasbir Puar will revisit her book Terrorist Assemblages, recently reissued in a ten-year anniversary edition, at a reading for Bluestockings.
7:00pm, 172 Allen Street New York, NY 10002

September 13: The Christine Koenig Galerie will host a reading and concert for David Grubbs and his new book Now that the audience is assembled.
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September 13: Jacqueline Woodson will host a launch event  for James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man at The Schomburg Center with the editors Nicholas Boggs and Jennifer DeVere Brody as well as Aisha Karefa-Smart and Tejan “TJ” Karefa-Smart, James Baldwin’s niece and nephew, and writer Kia Corthon.
6:30pm, RSVP, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037

September 14: Continuing the James Baldwin celebration, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum will host a children’s event for Little Man, Little Man.
11:00am, RSVP, 898 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032

September 14: Gewölbe will host a reading and concert for David Grubbs and his latest book Now that the audience is assembled.
TBD, Hans-Böckler-Platz 2, Cologne, Germany 50672

September 15: James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man editors Nicholas Boggs and Jennifer DeVere Brody will give a special reading at McNally Jackson in Williamsburg.
3:00pm, 76 North 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Now that the audience is assembledSeptember 16: Now that the audience is assembled author David Grubbs continues through Germany stopping at Westwerk for another reading and concert.
TBD, Admiralitätstraße 74, 20459 Hamburg, Germany

September 17: David Grubbs will sign copies of Now that the audience is assembled and perform a concert at Pro QM Bookshop.
8:30pm, Almstadtstraße 48-50 D-10119 Berlin, Germany

September 22: Libby Adler discusses her book Gay Priori at East End Books Ptown.
6:00pm, 389 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657

September 25: Susan Murray discusses her new book Bright Signals at the NYU Center for the Humanities.
6:00pm, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, NY, 10003

September 26: Melanie Yergeau will be reading and signing copies of her book Authoring Autism at her book launch at CUNY.
5:15pm, CUNY School of Professional Studies, Room 407, 119 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001

Author Events in June

Summer is coming and our authors have some hot events coming up in June. Hope you can make it to some of them.

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June 1: Sami Schalk will read from her new book Bodyminds Reimagined at Big Idea Bookstore.
7:30pm, 4812 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

June 1: Gay Priori author Libby Adler will read and sign copies of her book at Porter Square Books.
6:30pm, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140

June 2: Landscapes of Power author Dana Powell will participate in a panel on “Land and Power” at the Western People’s Convention.
6:00pm, Dilkon Southwest Fairgrounds, 35°23’04.1″N 110°18’28.7″W, Dilkon, AZ 86047

June 2: See David Grubbs perform and read from his new book Now that the audience is assembled at the KMAC Museum.
3:30pm, 715 W Main St., Louisville, KY 40202Gay Priori

June 6: The Museum of Russian Art will host a talk and an exhibition of William Brumfield’s work from his book Architecture at the End of the Earth. The exhibition runs through June 10.
6:00pm, 5500 Stevens Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55419

June 14: Catch From Washington to Moscow author Louis Sell discuss his book at the Louisville Free Public Library.
7:00pm, 301 York St, Louisville, Kentucky 40203

June 14: The Graham Foundation will host an in-conversation with In the Wake author Christina Sharpe and Torkwase Dyson.
6:00pm, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL 60610

June 14: Yvonne Welbon will discuss and sign her book Sisters in the Life  at the opening night of the Black Lesbian Archives Exhibit at Affinity.
6:00pm, Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash, suite #108, Chicago, IL

June 20: See Susan Murray discuss and sign copies of her latest book Bright Signals at 92nd Street Y.
12:00pm, (between 91st & 92nd street) 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128

June 21: Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor author Tim Lawrence will give a keynote the University of Sussex’s Disco! An Interdisciplinary Conference
9:30am, Gardner Centre Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RA

LASA2018: Find Our Titles in Barcelona

The XXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association meets later this week in Barcelona. We’re pleased to announce that our books and journals will be available for purchase in the book exhibit at the Combined Academic Publishers booth, #I02. Editor Gisela Fosado will also be attending the conference.

Sins against NatureWe have some terrific new titles in Latin American studies that you can pick up at the conference. Historians will want to check out The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files by Marc Becker. There will be a panel on his book on Saturday, May 26. A City on a Lake by Matthew Vitz tracks the environmental and political history of Mexico City and explains its transformation from a forested, water-rich environment into a smog-infested megacity. Another great history title to pick up is Sins against Nature by Zeb Tortorici, which explores the prosecution of sex acts in colonial New Spain.

If theory is your style, pick up a copy of The Extractive Zone Designs for the Pluriverseby Macarena Gómez-Barris, which traces the political, aesthetic, and performative practices that emerge in opposition to the ruinous effects of extractive capital. Gómez-Barris will be on a panel at LASA called “Extractive Wars” on Friday, May 25.  You should also take a look at Designs for the Pluriverse by Arturo Escobar, which presents a new vision of design theory and practice aimed at channeling design’s world-making capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth. Escobar appears on a panel about the possibility of cooperation between Latin America and Europe on Wednesday, May 23.

Reclaiming the DiscardedIf your interests lie in anthropology, be sure to check out Reclaiming the Discarded by Kathleen M. Millar, an evocative ethnography of Jardim Gramacho, a sprawling garbage dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

If you’re not able to attend the conference, or if you prefer to order your books rather than carry them in your luggage, we are offering a 30% conference discount. For delivery in North or South America, order from us at dukeupress.edu and use coupon code LASA18 when checking out. For delivery in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, or Australia, order from Combined Academic Publishers (CAP) at combinedacademic.co.uk and use coupon code CSF18LASA .

978-0-8223-7109-0The conference discount is good for thirty days, so you’ll be able to order a couple of great titles that we won’t have available in time for LASA as well. Check our website or CAP’s in June to order On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis by Walter Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh. It launches their new series of the same name. And also coming in June is the next volume in our popular Latin America Readers series: The Bolivia Reader. Get it for upcoming travel or consider requesting an exam copy and teaching it in your classes next year.

If you’re headed to Barcelona, we wish you a fun and productive meeting. Do stop by the CAP booth and check out our titles. If you aren’t able to attend LASA, we hope you’ll still take advantage of our 30% discount.

Author events in May

978-0-8223-7117-5As the semester winds down, we hope you’ll have more time to attend one of our author events. You have multiple chances around the US to see Melanie Morrison discuss her book Murder on Shades Mountain this month, and UK audiences can catch Sara Ahmed several times in May.

May 1: Jane Lazarre will discuss her recent book The Communist and the Communist′s Daughter at the NYU Tamiment Library.
4:30pm, 70 Washington Square South, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10012

May 1: Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed will participate in a panel discussion at University of Cambridge.
4:00pm, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres, 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW. Cambridge, UK

Abject PerformancesMay 3: Brown University‘s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America will host a book launch for Leticia Alvarado’s Abject Performances.
2:00 pm, Nicholson House, 96 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

May 3: Rwandan Women Rising author Swanee Hunt will speak at Harvard University’s Spring Women’s Leadership Meeting.
12:30 pm, 5th Floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

May 3: The Durham County Library and the Hayti Heritage Center will host a reading by Melanie Morrison of her new book Murder on Shades Mountain
7:00 pm, Great Hall, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701

May 8: Scuppernong Books will host a reading and book signing for Melanie Morrison’s new book Murder on Shades Mountain.
7:00 pm, 304 South Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401

May 8: Chinese Surplus author Ari Larissa Heinrich will have a book launch at UC San Diego’s Cross Cultural Center.
3:00 pm, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

Living a Feminist LifeMay 9: See Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed lecture at University of Hull.
5:00 pm, Cottingham Rd, Hull HU6 7RX, UK

May 10: Get your copy of Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s M Archive at the Philadelphia Contemporary’s Stellar Mass.
6:30 pm, Iron Gate Theater, 3700 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

May 10: The University of Sheffield will also host a public lecture with Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed.
5:30 pm, Lecture Theatre 1, The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, S3 7R, UK

May 11: Don’t miss Sara Ahmed give a lecture at the University of Leeds.
5:00 pm, Conference Auditorium 1, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds, LS2 9DA, UK

May 14: Catch Murder on Shades Mountain author Melanie Morrison in DC when she has a reading at Busboys and Poets.
7:00 pm, Langston Room, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

May 16: Living a Feminist Life author Sara Ahmed will give the qUCL Annual Lecture at the University College London.
6:00 pm, Darwin Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6XA, UK

May 16: The Willard Library will co-sponsor a book talk with Melanie Morrison at First Congregational Church.
6:30 pm, 145 Capitol Avenue, Battle Creek, MI

May 17: McNally Jackson bookstore in New York City hosts David Grubbs, author of Now that the audience is assembled.
7:00 pm, 52 Prince Street, New YorkNY 10012

May 19: Lauren Pond will present her photography book Test of Faith at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore.
3:00 pm, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave.,Chicago, IL 60637

May 23: Jessica Johnson will discuss her book Biblical Porn at Elliott Bay Book Company.
7:00 pm, 1521 Tenth Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

May 31: Books Inc. will host a book reading with Murder on Shades Mountain author Melanie Morrison.
7:00 pm, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709