Every year, the Popular Culture Association (PCA) honors the highest quality of scholarship in popular culture studies. This year’s PCA Awards were swept by books nominated by university presses. Books from the University of Missouri Press, University of Nebraska Press, University … Continue reading PCA Awards
This week the American Indian Studies Center at University of California, Los Angeles and its Southern California co-hosts will welcome NAISA, the largest scholarly organization devoted to Indigenous issues and research. UNP will have new and notable titles on display at booth 212. Below is a sample of what you’ll find. Indigenous Cities: Urban Indian Fiction and the Histories of Relocation by Laura M. Furlan is a critical study of contemporary American Indian narratives set in urban spaces that reveals how these texts respond to diaspora, dislocation, citizenship, and reclamation. Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations edited by Jacqueline … Continue reading NAISA preview
Writer and poet Philip F. Deaver passed away last month at a hospice in Orlando, Florida. He was seventy-one years old. Deaver was the author of How Men Pray and Silent Retreats and winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. He was … Continue reading Remembering Philip K. Deaver
Awards Amina Gautier Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award: “Amina Gautier is a prolific and award-winning writer of short fiction. In myriad stories that captivate readers and critics alike, she complicates and illuminates the intersection of self and place, with characters … Continue reading News and Reviews
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball during the Great War (Nebraska, 2017) by Jim Leeke. Leeke, a former news … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to From the Dugouts to the Trenches!
Awards Jim Leeke From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War Jim Leeke Winner of SABR’s 2018 Larry Ritter Book Award: “The award is granted annually by SABR’s Deadball Era Committee to the author of the best book about … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is by J.D. Tuccille, a contributing editor at Reason magazine, writing about issues of personal freedom and state power. He is the son of author Jerome Tuccille (1937–2017) who is the author of more than thirty books, including bestselling, highly acclaimed … Continue reading From the Desk of J.D. Tuccille: The True Story of the Bonus Army
The Great Plains Symposium begins tomorrow in Kearney, Nebraska. The Center for Great Plains Studies hosts this conference featuring sessions for business leaders, ranchers, and community partners as well as wider discussions about how to preserve the stunning bounty of Great … Continue reading Great Plains Symposium
Awards Black Jesus and Other Superheroes Venita Blackburn Finalist for the 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award: “The Young Lions Fiction Award not only celebrates the rising stars in the world of literature, it also ensures that readers can look forward … Continue reading News and Reviews
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Making My Pitch: A … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Making My Pitch!