Events

Courtney Berger on the Canceled SCMS Conference

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Our editors look forward to meeting their authors at conferences every year and are sad to be missing out on that this spring. The annual meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies would have taken place April 1-5 in Denver this year. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new books at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to extend a 50% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues through May 1. In addition, if you spend $100 or more, we are offering free shipping to U.S. addresses. Journal subscriptions and society memberships don’t qualify for the 50% discount, but they do count toward the $100 threshold.

CBerger_webInstead of greeting Executive Editor Courtney Berger in person this year, check out her recommendations for new titles in the discipline and a great round up of other ways to learn about all the new scholarship that was to be presented at the conference.

Hello, SCMSers. I’m sorry that I won’t see you all in person this year. In the past couple of months, we have published an amazing range of new books in film & media studies. I was looking forward to showing them off at the conference.  I hope you’ll go to our website to see the new and forthcoming titles and take advantage of the 50% off sale. (I know, I know. It’s not the same as being able to browse books at the exhibit hall, but it’s the best we’ve got right now.) You can learn Her Storiesabout the centrality of the soap opera to the history of American tv production in Elana Levine’s Her Stories, experience the film culture of mid-20th century Paris with Eric Smoodin in Paris in the Dark, or find out about the environmental publics that emerge in India around radiant technologies like cell-phone towers in Rahul Mukherjee’s Radiant Infrastructures.

There were some exciting panels this year that I was hoping to attend that highlight some emerging areas on Duke’s media studies list. Several panels on environment and media feature work related to the new Elements series, edited by Nicole Starosielski and Stacy Alaimo. Some of these panels will be happening in virtual form during the week, so check them out if Wild Blue Mediayou can. Melody Jue’s Wild Blue Media is the latest book in the series. Jue submerges key concepts of media—such as storage and transmission—under water, asking us to reconsider conventional notions of media environment. It’s a must read for folks in media studies, in my opinion.

Also, here’s a heads up about an upcoming book series on gaming and game culture called “Power Play” that will be edited by Jen Malkowski and TreaAndrea Russworm. It’s brand new, so no books yet; but keep your eyes open for new books in this area. And if you are into queer gaming culture, check out Bonnie Ruberg’s volume The Queer Games Avant-Garde, which features interviews with 22 queer video game developers and designers.

Finally, I want to give a shout out to Eliza Steinbock, whose book Shimmering Images won this year’s SCMS Best First Book Award. Congratulations, Eliza!

Take care, everyone, and I look forward to seeing you next year.

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If you were hoping to connect with Courtney or another of our editors about your book project at SCMS, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our new online submissions guidelines here.

We’re also excited to welcome liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies to our publishing program next spring. And don’t forget to check out our great new journal issues in film and media studies, including “On Chantal Akerman” from Camera Obscura, “Contemporary German and Austrian Cinema” from New German Critique, “Scenes of Suffering” from Theater, and “Multimodal Media” from Poetics Today.

Once again, we’re sorry to miss you in person but hope the 50% discount with free U.S. shipping on orders over $100 will make it possible for you to pick up some new books and journal issues. Use coupon SPRING50 at checkout and see the fine print on the sale here.

Virtual and Canceled Events for Spring

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On the first of most months, we enjoy bringing you a list of authors who are out in the world doing readings and talks about their books. Unfortunately, this spring the global COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to in-person book events. We are pleased to share two online events by recent authors and we also invite you to support our authors whose events this spring have been cancelled by checking out interviews and reviews of their books and perhaps purchasing them at 50% off during our Spring Sale.

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April 2: Home Rule author Nandita Sharma will have a book talk hosted by Another Story Bookshop.
7:00pm, WATCH HERE

April 8: Greenlight Bookstore will host a webinar with The Voice in the Headphones author David Grubbs in-conversation with Josiah McElheny. David promises he will send a chatty, or perhaps even gossipy postcard from his personal collection to anyone who purchases the book from Greenlight.
7:30pm, REGISTER HERE

 

The following authors were supposed to have events this spring. Please check out their books and consider purchasing them from us, using 50% of coupon SPRING50 or from your favorite bookstore.

Cristian Alarcón, Dance for Me When I Die
Fadi A. Bardawil, Revolution and Disenchantment
Matt Brim, Poor Queer Studies. Read an interview with Matt Brim.
Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret E. Dorsey, Fencing in Democracy
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Dub. Listen to an interview with Alexis Pauline Gumbs on WUNC’s The State of Things.
Melody Jue, Wild Blue Media. Listen to an interview with Melody Jue on the Ideas on Fire podcast.
Elena Levine, Her Stories. Read an interview with Elana Levine in Jezebel.
Margaret Randall, I Never Left Home. Read an interview with Margaret Randall in Poetry Magazine.
Christina Sharpe, In the WakeRead about why our Senior Executive Editor Ken Wissoker considers In the Wake the most important book he acquired in the past decade.

New Titles in Asian Studies

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Every year we look forward to connecting with scholars at the Association for Asian Studies conference. We will miss meeting with authors and editors and selling books at this year’s conference, which has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new books at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to extend a 50% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues through May 1. In addition, if you spend $100 or more, we are offering free shipping to U.S. addresses. Journal subscriptions and society memberships don’t qualify for the 50% discount, but they do count toward the $100 threshold.

Here are some of the great titles in Asian Studies that we were planning to feature in our booth at AAS.

Experimental BeijingCongratulations to Sasha Su-Ling Welland, whose book Experimental Beijing: Gender and Globalization in Chinese Contemporary Art is the winner of the AAS’s 2020 Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize.

We also congratulate Juno Salazar Parreñas, whose book Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation received honorable mention for the Harry J. Benda Prize, presented by the Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the AAS.

Margaret Hillenbrand’s Negative Exposures: Knowing What Not to Know in Contemporary China is new this month. She explores how artistic appropriations of historical images effectively articulate the openly unsayable and counter the public secrecy that erases traumatic episodes from China’s past.

Harry Harootunian is best known as a scholar of Japanese history, but recently he turned his pen to memoir, writing about his parents’ escape from the Armenian genocide in the early 20th century in The Unspoken as Heritage: The Armenian Genocide and Its Unaccounted Lives.

UnderglobalizationIn Underglobalization: Beijing’s Media Urbanism and the Chimera of Legitimacy, Joshua Neves examines the cultural politics of the “fake” and how frictions between legality and legitimacy propel dominant models of economic development and political life in contemporary China. See his recent blog post on the coronavirus.

In Invisibility by Design Women and Labor in Japan’s Digital Economy, Gabriella Lukács traces how young Japanese women’s unpaid labor as bloggers, net idols, “girly” photographers, online traders, and cell phone novelists was central to the development of Japan’s digital economy in the 1990s and 2000s.

Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts by Frédéric Keck is unfortunately very timely right now. Keck Avian Reservoirstraces how the anticipation of bird flu pandemics has changed relations between birds and humans in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan, showing that humans’ reliance on birds is key to mitigating future pandemics. Check out his posts on the coronavirus’s impact in Wuhan in The Conversation and Somatosphere.

In his experimental work Ethnography #9, Alan Klima examines moneylending, gambling, funeral casinos, and the consultations of spirits and mediums to predict winning lottery numbers to illustrate the relationship between contemporary Thai spiritual and financial practices and global capitalism’s abstraction of monetary value.

Please check out all the titles we were planning on featuring in our program ad for the meeting. And see a complete list of our Asian Studies titles here.

EAS_new_prWe’re always excited to share our great Asian studies journals: Archives of Asian ArtComparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle EastEast Asian Science, Technology and Society, the Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture, the Journal of Korean Studies, positions: asia critique, and Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature. Special issues are included in our 50%-off sale, and subscriptions are always available.

We also offer an Asian Studies e-book collection, which moves beyond traditional area studies to include titles addressing individual Asian countries as well as regional and transnational issues. Ask your librarian to learn more.

If you were hoping to connect with one of our editors about your book project at AAS, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our submissions guidelines here.

Once again, we’re sorry to miss you in person but hope the 50% discount with free U.S. shipping on orders over $100 will make it possible for you to pick up some new books and journal issues. Use coupon SPRING50 at checkout and see the fine print on the sale here.

Author Events in March

Spring is near and we have many authors on the road with their new books.

MER_new_prMarch 2: AIDS and the Distribution of Crises editors Jih-Fei Cheng and Alexandra Juhasz will discuss their forthcoming book at San Diego State University.
2:00pm, Digital Humanities Center, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182

March 4: The Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University will host a two-day symposium to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the journal Meridians.
1:30pm, 114 South Buchanan Blvd, Bay 4, C105, Durham, NC 27708

March 4:  Karla F.C. Holloway, author of Passed On, Legal Fictions, and Private Bodies, Public Texts will speak on “From Fact to Fiction: A Colored Life in Letters” at the University of Oregon.
12:00pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR 97403

978-1-4780-0618-3_prMarch 5: Macalester College will host a screening with Margaret Randall of “The Unapologetic Life of Margaret Randall” and she will participate in a Q&A about the film and her new memoir I Never Left Home afterward.
6:00pm, Weyerhaeuser Hall, 1600 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

March 6: What Comes After Entanglement? author Eva Haifa Giraud will have an event at Goldsmiths, University of London.
4:30pm, Margaret McMillan Building (MMB) 220, London SE14 6NW

March 7: Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha will host a book launch for Margaret Randall’s I Never Left Home.
4:30pm, 3715 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

March 9: Margaret E. Dorsey and Miguel Díaz-Barriga will present their new book Fencing in Democracy at Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.
12:30pm, 1250 Rue Guy, FB 804 (8th Floor), Montréal, QC H3H 2L3 Canada

March 12: Eric Roorda will be at Carmichael’s Bookstore to discuss his latest book The Ocean Reader.
7:00pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

March 19: The Dedalus Foundation will host a talk with Black and Blur author Fred Moten.
7:00pm, 25 East 21st Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10010

March 24: The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU will host a book talk with A Nation Rising editor Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua.
12:00pm, 8 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

March 25: Putting the Humanities PhD to Work author Katina L. Rogers will talk about her forthcoming book (July 2020) at the University of Virginia’s Scholar’s Lab.
10:00am, 160 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904

978-1-4780-0697-8March 26: Melody Jue will discuss her new book Wild Blue Media at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
7:00pm, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

March 27: David Rockefeller Center will host a talk with Dance for Me When I Die author Cristian Alarcón.
12:00pm, CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

March 31: Brazos Bookstore will have Margaret Randall talk about her latest book I Never Left Home with Roberto Tejada.
6:30pm, 2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77006

Author Events in February

Many of our authors are on the road around the world in February with brand new books.

Unspoken as HeritageFebruary 1: See What Comes after Entanglement? author Eva Haifa Giraud in a transmediale Symposium panel.
11:30am, Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, Klosterstrasse 68, D-10179 Berlin, Germany

February 6: Isabella Cosse speaks on her new book Mafalda at the UCL Institute of the Americas.
6:00pm, IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing , UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

February 6: Harry Harootunian will speak about his new book The Unspoken as Heritage at the John Hope Franklin Institute at Duke University.
3:30pm, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105, Durham, NC 27708

February 6: Sara Ahmed, whose most recent book is What’s the Use? lectures about her next project “On Complaint” at Miami University.
7:00pm Kislack Center, 1300 Memorial DriveCoral Gables, FL, 33146

February 7: The John Hope Franklin Institute hosts a conversation about postmodernism, including Fredric Jameson’s classic text Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism that includes Jameson and other Duke University Press authors Lauren Berlant, Achille Mbembe, and Harry Harootunian.
1:00pm, Nelson Music Room, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

978-1-4780-0298-7_prFebruary 7: Landscapes of Power author Dana E. Powell will give talk at Yale University.
11:00am, 230 Prospect St, Room 101, New Haven, CT 06511

February  7: Catch E. Patrick Johnson discussing his new book Honeypot with Omi Osun Joni L. Jones at Skylight Books.7:30pm, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

February 10: The University of Notre Dame will host a lecture with Orozco′s American Epic author Mary K. Coffey.
4:30pm, 306 Riley Hall of Art & Design, Notre Dame, IN 46556

February 10: Laura Hyun Yi Kang, author of the forthcoming book Traffic in Asian Women (September 2020), is participating in the panel Facing ‘Comfort Women’: Representations and Reckonings,” at NYU’s A/P/A Institute.
6:30pm, NYU Silver Center, Jurow Hall & Silverstein Lounge31 Washington Place, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10003

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February 11: Dub author Alexis Pauline Gumbs will be in-conversation with Staceyann Chin and Kaiama L. Glover at Barnard College.
6:30pm, Event Oval, Diana Center, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

February 11: David Grubbs reads from his forthcoming book The Voice in the Headphones at Wesleyan University.
12:30pm, Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room), 45 Wyllys Avenue Middletown, CT 06459

February 13: The University of Cambridge will host a book launch for Sara Ahmed’s new book What’s the Use?
5:30pm, St Johns St, Cambridge CB2 1TP, United Kingdom

February 15: Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film editors Allyson Nadia Field and Marsha Gordon will host a talk and screening at the National Gallery of Art.
2:00pm, 6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

February 18: Villanova University will host a lecture by Everything Man author Shana Redmond.
6:30pm, 800 E. Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085

February 18: Sara Ahmed lectures on “Closing the Door: Complaint as Diversity Work”in Brussels.
8:00pm, Kaaitheater, Sainctelette Square 20 1000 Brussels, Belgium

February 23: E. Patrick Johnson will talk about his book Honeypot at Glee Books.
3:30pm, 49 Glebe Point Road Glebe, NSW 2037, Sydney, Australia

February 23: Worldmaking author Dorinne Kondo will have a book signing at the reading of her play “Seamless” at the USC Visions and Voices.
4:00pm, 837 Downey Way, Stonier Hall 203, Los Angeles, CA 90089

February 28: Sara Ahmed gives a lecture entitled  “‘If these Doors Could Talk’: Complaint, Diversity, Institutions,”at the University of East Anglia.
3:00pm, Lecture Theatre block, UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ

January Events

As we start a new year and a new semester, we hope you’ll be able to get out and see some of our authors at events around the U.S. You can also catch us at the MLA conference in Seattle and the AHA in New York City.

978-1-4780-0653-4January 11: Marsha Gordon and Allyson Nadia Field, co-editors of Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film, show films and discuss their book at UCLA’s Film and Television Archive.
7:30 pm, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

January 12: E. Patrick Johnson is joined by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author of Dub, to discuss Johnson’s new book Honeypot at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.
3:00 pm, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

January 22: Alexis Pauline Gumbs again joins E. Patrick Johnson, this time at Durham’s Regulator Bookshop, to discuss Honeypot. This event is sponsored by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics.
7:00 pm, 720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

January 23: E. Patrick Johnson heads west to Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe to read from Honeypot.
55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801

Work!.jpgJanuary 23: Elspeth Brown lectures about her book Work! A Queer History of Modeling at UCLA’s LGBTQ Studies department.
4:00 pm, Charles E. Young Research Library, 280 Charles E Young Dr N., Los Angeles, CA 90095

January 29: E. Patrick Johnson, author of Honeypot, will appear at Harvard Book Store.
7:00 pm, 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

January 30: Elspeth Brown speaks about Work!at USC Libraries ONE Archives. A reception follows.
6:30 pm, 909 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Author Events in December

During the first half of December, you can catch your favorite Duke University Press author at various locales across the US and Australia. And since books make great gifts, you can pick up signed copies at these events.

December 1: Marsha Gordon, co-editor of Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film presents a selection of short 16mm films from the 1960s and ʼ70s engaged with the topic of race at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
2:00pm, East Building, SECU Auditorium, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

December 3: Grand Central Library will host a book talk with Robert Christgau, author of Book Reports.
6:00pm, 135 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

December 4: Nicholas Boggs will read from James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man, which he edited, at The Studios of Key West.
6:00pm, 533 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040

December 5: Sacred Men author Keith L. Camacho will talk about his book at Asian/Pacific/American Institute moderated by fellow Duke University Press author Dean Saranillio.
6:30pm, 8 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

December 5: See E. Patrick Johnson present his latest book Honeypot at Women and Children First.
7:00pm, 5233 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

December 5: Australian National University will host a keynote lecture from What’s the Use? author Sara Ahmed.
5:30pm, Bldg 188, Fellows Lane, Australian Centre on China in the World, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

December 7: Honeypot author E. Patrick Johnson will discuss his new book in conversation with Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall at Charis Books.
7:30pm, 184 S. Candler St, Decatur, GA 30030

December 10: Love, H. author Hettie Jones will give a lecture at The Cooper Union.
7:00pm, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Ave. between 6th and 7th Streets) New York, NY 10008

December 12: Allan Gurganus will read his beloved story “A Fool for Christmas” at The Regulator Bookshop. We are distributing a new limited edition of the story with Horse & Buggy Press and the Duke University Libraries.
7:00pm, 720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

We look forward to seeing you at these exciting events taking place throughout December!

E. Patrick Johnson’s Fall Tour for Honeypot

E. Patrick Johnson, author of Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women (Duke University Press), will be reading and discussing his new book at various locations throughout the US this fall and into the beginning of next year. At one of these events in Chicago, he will be in conversation with Honeypot contributor Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author of M Archive and Spill, both also published by Duke University Press.

Reading and Discussion
Monday, November 11 at 6:00 pm
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Reading and Discussion
Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 pm
Amherst Books
8 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002

Reading and Discussion
Thursday, December 5
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

Reading and Discussion
Saturday, December 7
Charis Books & More
184 S. Candler St, Decatur, GA 30030

Reading and Discussion with Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Sunday, January 12 at 3:00 pm
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Reading and Discussion
Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 pm
The Regulator Bookshop
720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

Reading and Discussion
Thursday, January 23
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801

Reading and Discussion
Wednesday, January 29
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Reading and Discussion
Friday, February 7
Skylight Books
1814 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Combining oral history with magical realism and poetry, Honeypot is an engaging and moving book that reveals the complexity of identity while offering a creative method for scholarship to represent the lives of other people in a rich and dynamic way.

University Press Week 2019: Read. Think. Act.

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It’s University Press Week! University Press Week highlights the extraordinary work of nonprofit scholarly publishers and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and an informed society. We’ll be celebrating with displays at the Durham County Library’s South Regional branch, the LGBTQ Center of DurhamNorth Carolina Central University, Durham’s Riverside High School library, and around Duke University’s campus at the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, the Music Library, the Office for Faculty Advancement, the John Hope Franklin Center, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Rubenstein Arts Center, the Center for Muslim Life,  the Center for Documentary Studies, and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. If you’re in Durham please stop by and check out some of our recent titles and pick up a bookmark.

This year’s University Press Week theme is “Read. Think. Act.” It’s is a particularly apt theme as many citizens around the globe continue to engage in important debates that will influence vital decision-making in the months ahead; in fact, this year’s UP Week will begin exactly one year to the day before the 2020 Election Day in the U.S. Through this positive theme AUPresses members worldwide seek to encourage people to read the latest peer-reviewed publications about issues that affect our present and future—from politics to economics to climate change to race relations and more—and to better understand academic presses’ important contribution to these vital areas of concern. To that end, AUPresses members have suggested a “Read. Think. Act. Reading List” that can serve as a starting place for any reader who wants to learn more. Our contribution to that list is Sea Level Rise: A Slow Tsumani on America’s Shores, by Orrin H. Pilkey and Keith C. Pilkey, who argue that the only feasible response to climate change along much of the US shoreline is an immediate and managed retreat.

A blog tour has been set up to highlight university press books, authors, and editors that fit the “Read. Think. Act.” theme. Today’s tour features presses blogging about “how to be a better (global) citizen.” Participating presses are University of California Press, University of Virginia Press, Purdue University Press, Georgetown University Press, University of Wisconsin Press, Manchester University Press, University Press of Florida, and University of Minnesota Press. Check out their posts today and come back here Wednesday, when several of our authors and editors will be participating in a roundtable about the global climate crisis.

Please share your love for university presses and all they do for scholarship on social media this week with the hashtag #ReadUP.

Author Events in November

978-1-4780-0401-1.jpgCome in from the chilly weather and to see one of our authors at events throughout the month. November is also our busiest conference month of the year. If you’re attending the American Studies Association, the African Studies Association, the American Anthropological Association, the National Women’s Studies Association, or the American Academy of Religion conferences, be sure to stop by our booths and pick up copies of our latest titles at great conference prices.

November 1: The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU will celebrate the release of A Nation on the Line by Jan Padios and Insurgent Aesthetics by Ronak K. Kapadia.
5:00pm, 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor, New York, NY 10003

November 1: Leo Ching will speak at the Franklin Humanities Institute about his book Anti-Japan.
9:30am, 114 South Buchanan Blvd, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105, Durham, NC 27708

November 1: Written in Stone author Sanford Levinson will give a keynote at the Kentucky Law Journal Annual Symposium.
8:00am, University of Kentucky College of Law, 620 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508

November 2: The Louisiana Book Festival will host a book talk for Matt Sakakeeny’s Remaking New Orleans.
12:00pm, State Capitol Building, House Committee Rm 4701, 900 North 3rd St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802

November 4: How Art Can Be Thought author Allan DeSouza will be in conversation with Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi at CUNY The Graduate Center.
6:30pm, 365 Fifth Avenue, 9100: Skylight Room, New York, NY 10016

November 4: Alex Blanchette discusses his forthcoming book Porkopolis (May 2020) at Duke University’s Cultural Anthropology department.
1:30pm, Friedl Building 225, Durham, NC 27708

November 5: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author of the poetry trilogy composed of Spill, M Archive, and Dub (out in January) will give a lecture at The Cooper Union.
7:00pm, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets), New York, NY 10003

November 8: Gay’s The Word will host a book launch for Sara Ahmed’s new book What’s the Use?
7:00pm, 66 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AB London, United Kingdom

November 11: E. Patrick Johnson will discuss his new book Honeypot at Busboys and Poets. Look for a post about all Johnson’s upcoming events next week on the blog.
6:00pm, 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

November 15: Les Créatives will host What’s the Use? author Sara Ahmed and French writer Rebecca Amsellem.
6:30pm, Rue des Savoises 15, 1205 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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November 18: Insurgent Aesthetics author Ronak Kapadia will speak at the Berkeley Center for New Media.
12:30pm, UC Berkeley, 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

November 19: See Progressive Dystopia author Savannah Shange in conversation with Patrick Camangian at City Lights Bookstore.
7:00pm, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

November 19: Amherst Books will host a book talk with Honeypot author E. Patrick Johnson.
7:00pm, 8 Main Street Amherst, MA 01002

November 19: The Franklin Humanities Institute will host a panel on Charles Piot’s The Fixer.
10:00am, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27708

November 20: See Ana María Reyes discuss her new book The Politics of Taste at The Block Museum.
7:00pm, 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208

November 21: Eliza Steinbock speaks about their new book Shimmering Images at Oxford University.
11:00am, Mure Room, Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford OX2 6GG, UK

November 23: Bureau of General Services Queer Division will host a book talk with Queering Black Atlantic Religions author Roberto Strongman.
7:00pm, 208 W 13th St #210, New York, NY 10011