James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and the Rhetorics of Black Male Subjectivity
by Dr. Aaron Ngozi Oforlea has been awarded the College Language Association's 2018 Award for Creative Scholarship. This award recognizes outstanding literary and linguistic scholarship. Oforlea's work explores the rhetorical strategies that Baldwin’s and Morrison’s black male characters employ as they negotiate discourses of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Kate Polak's Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics
has been nominated for the 2018 Eisner Awards
in the category of Best Academic/Scholarly Work. Ethics in the Gutter
examines how comics—particularly those that fictionalize historical atrocity—teach readers about the possibilities and limitations of empathy and ethics.
And congratulations to the editor of our journal, Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society
, and co-editor of our comic studies book series, for his nomination for his book, The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life,
edited by Jared Gardner and Ian Gordon (University Press of Mississippi)
and to the editor of our LatinoGraphix
series for the nomination of his book,
Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics,
by Frederick Luis Aldama (University of Arizona Press)
See the full list of nominees here.
Patricia Vigderman's The Real Life of the Parthenon reviewed in The Wall Street Journal:
“Ms. Vigderman’s polished prose is never vague; it never gropes, nor does it disappoint. The work is a sequence of beautifully interwoven meditations.”
Reviewed in The New York Times:
“Part memoir, part travelogue and part musing on cultural patrimony, her new book is a voyage around the ancient world in which she examines the issues raised by the migration of art in the modern era.”
By Barrie Jean Borich
Read Barrie Jean Borich's post on The Total Femme, which includes an excerpt from the book.
Recently reviewed in:
“Every page reveals the depth of Borich’s craft. . . . Apocalypse, Darling is a book for attentive readers, and is best read in one sitting. The magic of Borich’s prose makes it difficult to look away.”—Lambda Literary
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“Apocalypse, Darling soars and seems to live as a new form altogether. It's poetry, a meditation on life as “the other”, creative non-fiction, and abstract art. More than anything, there are many moments like this in Apocalypse, Darling that make it soar in stunning clarity.” —PopMatters
Have you or someone you know been affected by the opioid crisis here in Ohio? Do you have a story to tell? Click here to learn more about participating in a book project about the Ohio opioid crisis and about how your story can be a part of it.
Calling all Columbus writers! We're looking for submissions to the Columbus Anthology, to be co-published with Belt Publishing in Cleveland. For more information on submissions, Click here.
by BK Fischer
received a starred review
from Publishers Weekly
“Fischer remixes Scripture with 1980s nostalgia in a smart novella-in-verse that impressively balances high- and low-brow elements.”
Call for Proposals: Our newest journal, Adoption & Culture, seeks submissions for a special issue on adoption pedagogy. Find out more here.