Emily Giller is the exhibits coordinator and media planner in the marketing department.
American Historical Association (ASA)
November 6-9, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA)
UNP conference attendees: Alicia Christensen, American Studies Editor; Maggie Boyles, Editorial Assistant
“The American Studies Association conference was held in sunny Los Angeles and enjoyed a record-tying 2,300 registered attendees. This year’s theme, “The Fun and the Fury: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain in the Post-American Century” prompted some really excellent panels with quite a wide variety of topics showcasing the truly interdisciplinary nature of American studies. My schedule was fully booked with scholars and doctoral candidates interested in the press’s focus in the area and the new series. All in all, it was fascinating to learn so much about the exciting scholarship that’s happening in the field.”—Alicia Christensen
Books with the most buzz:
Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas, edited and with an introduction by Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover
Melody Graulich, co-editor of Dirty Words in Deadwood: Literature and the Postwestern, was named the winner of the 2014 Mary C. Turpie Prize for outstanding abilities and achievement in American Studies teaching, advising, and program development.
American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature
November 22-25, 2014 (San Diego, CA)
UNP conference attendee: Emily Giller, Exhibits Coordinator and Media Planner
“Once again, AAR and SBL decided to combine their annual conferences into one big conference, which seems to work out well. The conference was held in beautiful San Diego this year and attendance was roughly 9,500.
The most talked about Jewish Publication Society books at the conference were the forthcoming JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs by Michael Fishbane, and The JPS Commentators’ Bible: Deuteronomy by Michael Carasik. Outside the Bible also received praise from conference attendees. Many pointed out that they’d like to use Outside the Bible for their classes.”—Emily Giller
Books with the most buzz:
JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs by Michael Fishbane
The JPS Commentators’ Bible: Deuteronomy by Michael Carasik
Ginny B. was the winner of our register to win at the AAR/SBL conference this year. She won $200 worth of books, including Kings of the Jews: The Origins of the Jewish Nation by Norman Gelb, Celebrating the Jewish Year (3 vol. set) by Paul Steinberg, edited by Janet Greenstein Potter, How to Read the Bible by Marc Zvi Brettler, Studies in Biblical Interpretation by Nahum Sarna, and Daughters of the King by Susan Grossman.