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This is the first of many blog posts will feature books for sale in our upcoming (and very exciting) Edward Said Library showcase, beginning with an opening reception on Friday, April 3rd, at 6pm and running through Sunday, April 5th.
How did we acquire sixty boxes of Said's personal library? After the family of Edward Said donated a large portion of his library to Columbia's Butler Library, we were given many remaining texts inscribed by and to Said, as well as titles influential in the development of cultural studies, literary criticism, middle eastern politics, among others.
This Monday, March 23rd, Julian E. Zelizer will launch his latest book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society. Julian E. Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a fellow at New America. He is the author and editor of numerous books that examine U.S. political leaders, policies, and institutions since the New Deal, including Jimmy Carter and Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—from World War II to the War on Terrorism. Zelizer is a well-known commentator on television and on radio and in print media.
Don't miss the seventh annual NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival taking place Tuesday, March 31st, through Thursday, April 2nd. The Chapbook Festival celebrates the chapbook as a work of art and as a medium for alternative and emerging writers and publishers. Located at venues throughout the city, the festival features a day long book fair with over 60 publishers from around the country, and includes exhibitions, workshops, installations, demonstrations, chapbook releases, and readings by prize-winning Chapbook Fellows.
We are looking forward to the reading and discussion of Charity Scribner's latest book, After the Red Army Faction on Wednesday, March 18th, at 7pm. An associate professor at the City University of New York, Charity Scribner teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College. She is also the author of Requiem for Communism.
On Wednesday, March 18th, at 7pm author Melanie Notkin will launch her latest book, Otherhood, at Book Culture on Columbus. Melanie Notkin (a.k.a. Savvy Auntie) is the founder of SavvyAuntie.com and creator of the popular Savvy Auntie lifestyle brand--the phenomenon heralded by fabulous kid-friendly women everywhere as a celebration of modern, cosmopolitan aunthood.
If you saw our recent staff pick of Alison Kafer’s Feminist, Queer, Crip it was only a hint of good things to come… we’re very excited to announce our latest section at Book Culture on 112th: Disability Studies!
On Sunday, March 8th, at 3pm Gregory Fletcher reads from his latest book, Shorts and Briefs: A Collection of Short Plays and Brief Principles of Playwriting. Gregory Fletcher is a native of Dallas, Texas, a resident of New York City, a member of the Dramatists' Guild and Actors Equity Association, a graduate of California State University with a MA in Playwriting, and of Columbia University with an MFA in Directing. Composed of nine short plays and and brief principles of play writing, Shorts and Briefs is intended for actors, directors, and producers of the short play genre, both in and out of the classroom.
There is no singular “women’s history”; the extremely vast and varied experience of womanhood can not be catalogued by one author or even one genre. In keeping with this idea, our Women’s History Month reading list features poetry, science fiction, politics, history, classics, graphic novels, and more. Whatever kind of reader you are, we hope our Women’s History Month reading list will introduce you to a new author, new genre, or new way of looking at womanhood.