"Anne Frank Unbound ... tell[s] us a great deal about the myriad uses to which one individual story has been and can be put. ... In addition to these ethical and political questions, the essays engage productively with the aesthetic choices made by writers, visual artists, filmmakers, performance artists, and comedians, who recast Anne Frank in a variety of media and situations. ... If Anne Frank Unbound is any indication, the diary will certainly continue ... to raise a set of persistent ethical, political, and aesthetic questions that have been with us since its first publication." —Women's Review of Books
The B Word author Maria San Filippo will take part in a Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies event at MIT from 7 to 9 p.m. May 1. A unique feature of the event is a "speed talk" given by San Filippo and other featured authors. Participants are required to discuss their books in two minutes or less (event organizers are even bringing timers!).
However, if two minutes isn't enough time to learn everything you wanted to know about The B Word, then check out this new review of the book by Next Magazine:
"In The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television, Maria San Filippo turns her razor-sharp intellect on the representation of bisexuality in modern media, where it still remains somewhat unspoken, often overshadowed by the hard-won visibility of gays and lesbians. Placing bisexual desire center stage, San Filippo’s book is a much-needed addition to the field of queer media studies."
Author Katrina Daly-Thompson will discuss her book Zimbabwe's Cinematic Artsat the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center in Santa Barbara, CA, Friday, April 26 at noon (PT). In this lecture, she'll reflect on discourses of identity that pervade local talk and texts in Zimbabwe, a nation beset by political and economic crisis. For more information on the event, visit the center's website.
Often disguised in public discourse by terms like "gay," "homoerotic," "homosocial," or "queer," bisexuality is strangely absent from queer studies and virtually untreated in film and media criticism. On this episode of the IU Press podcast, Maria San Filippo discusses how her new bookThe B Wordhelps fill this gap in the study of bisexuality on screen.
Jeffrey Shandler, co-editor of Anne Frank Unbound, will give a talk and sign copies of his book at the Anne Frank Center in New York City April 4 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To make a reservation, call 212-431-7993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available on the Anne Frank Center website.
"The contributors to this volume investigate a wide range of cultural regulation, from cinema to painting, blasphemy to official secrecy and even advertising to nuclear culture. The essays enlighten readers and provide better understanding of the concept of censorship." —South Asia Research
"All will find in this book, much that is familiar but set in new contexts, some to dispute or qualify, but considerable to generate conversation and enhance understanding. It is a thoughtful and fascinating work that urges us to be aware of different media, their reception and uses, and the myriad ways in which they speak to and about our worlds." —International Journal of African Historical Studies
"This engrossing collection of 12 interdisciplinary essays covers multiple aspects of 'the Anne Frank phenomenon,' including adaptations of the original diary or allusions to it in plays, films, documentaries, ballets, operas, poetry, popular songs, philosophical tracts, and other non-fiction and fiction works." —Broadside
"[A] must read for media historians, journalists, and perhaps
just about anyone who is interested in ongoing questions about a
post-apartheid South Africa. Wasserman’s work deserves great respect for
encouraging a glocalized standpoint of tabloids in South Africa." —JHistory