On this episode of the IU Press podcast, Martin Krieger discusses his new book The Scholar's Survival Manual. Drawn from years of experience in the academic world, Krieger advises students, professors, and administrators on which paths lead to a successful career in higher education and which ones end in "academic roadkill."
On this episode of the IU Press podcast, Patrick Brantlinger talks about his new book States of Emergency. Using a mixture of journalism, satire, and theory, Brantlinger addresses many of the most pressing issues of our time, including neoliberal economists, the Tea Party movement, gun culture, immigration, the war on terror, and more.
On this episode of the IU Press podcast, author and scientist Donald Prothero talks about his latest book Reality Check. He argues that science deniers pose a serious threat to society, as their attempts to subvert the truth have resulted in widespread scientific ignorance, increased risk of global catastrophes, and deaths due to the spread of diseases that could have been prevented.
If what you heard on the podcast makes you want to learn more about Prothero and his book, your next chance to see him in person will be July 11-14 when he appears at The Amazing Meeting, held in the Las Vegas South Point Hotel and Casino. Prothero will be speaking and selling copies of Reality Check during the event.
On this episode of the IU Press podcast, I speak with historian Susan Zuccotti. She is a two-time National Jewish Book Award-winner and author of four previous books on Holocaust history. In her latest book, Père Marie-Benoît and Jewish Rescue, she examines the life of a French priest who helped save many Jews during World War II. We discuss this remarkable man who became known as the “Father of the Jews” on the show.
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.
Jo Paoletti's book, Pink and Blue, is now available in paperback! Paoletti’s journey through the history of children’s clothing began when she asked, “When did we start dressing girls in pink and boys in blue?” Her book analyzes that question by looking at advertisments, catalogs, and other popular media.
To learn more about this book and the fascinating discoveries Paoletti made while writing it, listen to this IU Press podcast, originally recorded in 2012 when the hardcover version of Pink and Blue came out:
And for those of you in the Maryland area, don't miss your chance to see Jo Paoletti in person! She will discuss her book at the University of Maryland's Speaking of Books series March 26 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the McKeldin Library of Special Events Room. For more information, visit the University of Maryland Libraries website.
On this episode of the IU Press podcast, author Rebecca McClanahan talks about her new book The Tribal Knot. In this multi-generational memoir, McClanahan delves into
her family history to discover more about herself and the forces that formed and
continue to form her. She discusses the power of these familial connections and why "we are more than our present-day selves."
And if you're at the AWP Conference this week, don't miss your chance to see Rebecca McClanahan in person! She'll be part of the panel "Turning in Their Graves: Researching, Shaping, and Imagining Our Ancestors' Stories," which takes place at 1:30 p.m. on March 8. The following day at 10 a.m., she'll be signing copies of The Tribal Knot at the Kenyon Review book table. For more information on these and other upcoming author events, visit Rebecca McClanahan's website.
What can historical artifacts teach us about history? In his new book Touching America’s History, Meredith Mason Brown uses 20 objects to summon up major developments in American history. He discusses how these artifacts reveal the birth, growth, and shaping of what is now America on this episode of the IU Press podcast:
The Putnam County Library in Greencastle, IN, will host “A Conversation with the Artists: Norbert Krapf, Richard Fields, and Gordon Bonham” October 5. Krapf will perform poems from Songs in Sepia and Black and White with musical backing provided by Bonham. Fields will also exhibit his photos from the book at the event. The photo exhibit starts at 6:30 p.m. with the performance following at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the library's website.
Preview Norbert's and Gordon's performance of "The Voice" this Friday in this IU Press podcast: