Monday, October 21, 2019

Our Honor to Present, The Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis, 6 -- San Diego State University Press

The Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis, 6 (The Ralph R. Greenson Training Seminars) Paperback – 2018

Author: Ralph R. Greenson

Editor/Series Editor: Harry Polkinhorn

Ilustrator: William Nericcio

We are proud to make available The Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis, 6, by Ralph R. Greenson, a new volume in our SDSU Press Psychoanalysis on the Couch book series edited by the Director of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, Dr. Harry Polkinhorn.

A review from the Introduction by Eli Miller:

"To my mind, this is the reason to still read Dr. Greenson, to see the powerful, masterful use of effective technique; to see abundant clinical examples, which link language and affect; and to demonstrate how analytic tact serves to put empathy to active, creative use."

Insightful Criticism form Peter Loewenberg, Professor of History Emeritus, UCLA; Training and Supervising Analyst, Dean Emeritus, New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles: 

"Ralph Greenson was a gifted charismatic teacher of psychoanalytic technique, premiere in his generation." 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Latinx Comic Book Storytelling -- by Frederick Aldama, Brings You The Next Wave in the History of Sequential Art! -- SDSU Press

Latinx Comic Book Storytelling Paperback – 2016

Take a deeper look into this "the next wave in History of Sequential Art" by Frederick Aldama. Professor Aldama is Distinguished University Professor, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar, and Alumni Distinguished Teacher at the Ohio State University. He is the 2018 recipient of the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring and the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award. He is the award-winning author, co-author, and editor of 40 books. 

Prolific prof Frederick Luis Aldama's latest full-color opus Latinx Comic Book Storytelling: An Odyssey by Interview features over 100 full-color comic illustrations and captures, via delicious interviews, the next wave in the history of sequential art, with Latinx cartoonist superheroes remaking the space of comics, comix, & graphic narrative, and, simultaneously, changing the pace/face (faster, browner) of art history in the process!

"The US comic’s scene is evolving—along with the rest of the culture—slowly, sometimes painfully, but inexorably towards a greater diversity of readers & creators, of new styles & stories. This book gives us a series of intimate conversations with several generations of Latin@ cartoonists (diverse themselves in their backgrounds and interests) juggling craft and art with heritage and language. These pioneers have their noses to their drawing boards and tablets but they keep their eyes on the larger significance of their work."

—Matt Madden, author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style

Friday, October 18, 2019

SDSU Press presents... POETICS AND VISUALITY: a trajectory of contemporary Brazilian poetry

Allow me to give you a few scenarios in which a vast knowledge of the history and development of Brazilian poetry would benefit you: an uptight dinner party to attend, the powerful feeling of being absolutely certain that you know more about Brazilian poetry than the person sitting next to you on the trolley, a cool party trick that can dupe your friends into thinking you're a literary scholar, being able to appreciate, perhaps even more than you already do, the growth and development Brazilian poetry has gone through.

But we would never encourage such shallow behavior!

In all seriousness, PHILADELPHO MENEZES' POETICS AND VISUALITY is an incredible account of Brazilian poetry and its various transformations throughout history.

Purchase now!! (let me know which scenario you most benefited from :))

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Zaum! The Transrational Poetry of Russian Futurism (Paperback) -- San Diego State University Press


The Transrational Poetry of Russian Futurism

Author: Gerald Janecek

 If Dada and the European Avant-garde are your thing, then brace yourself for Gerald Janecek's ZAUM. According to Charlotte Douglas (Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU), Janecek's Zaum "is an encyclopedic account of zaum or 'beyonsense,' the most distinctive feature of Russian avant-garde art and poetry early in the 20th century. Janecek has mined a myriad of arcane and inaccessible sources, gathered the entire historical record in one place, and made it readable and comprehensible. His account of zaum theory and practice will be indispensable for anyone interested in modern poetry and art. Certainly it will become a standard text for all students of Russian Futurism."

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

SDSU Press Proud to Support the Department of Chicana/o Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration With Culture Clash!

Wow! Culture Clash is back at SDSU with locos Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza checking in with their unique traveling comedy with a heart circus of amazingness! More information here.

Or check out these posters below--click them to see them SUPERSIZE!

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Frederick Luis Aldama and Ilan Stavans brings you, Laughing Matters: Conversations on Humor (Special Edition) from SDSU Press -- San Diego State University

Laughing Matters: Conversations on Humor (Special Edition)
Authors: Frederick Luis Aldama and Ilan Stavans

Do you dig humor, comedy, critical theory, literary criticism, philosophy, television, and mass media studies all wrapped up together? Then LAUGHING MATTERS by Latino scholar/writers/artists ILAN STAVANS and FREDERICK ALDAMA is the book for you. Hyperbole Books first volume in the "Chatting Professors/ Catedráticos Charlando" mini-series, LAUGHING MATTERS finds two comedic scholars talking seriously about the ludicrous. Or are they speaking ludicrously about the serious? And does it matter which is which?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Newly Released Book! -- Tijuana: The History of a Mexican Metropolis -- From SDSU Press, San Diego State University

Tijuana: The History of a Mexican Metropolis

Author: T.D. Proffitt, III
Illustrator: Marcia Donato

Originally published in 1994, Tijuana: The History of Mexican Metropolis was the first book-length study of Tijuana to have appeared in decades. Thurber Proffitt produced an in-depth history that theorizes a symbiotic frontier-one that is mutually advantageous, but also, interdependent, so much so that San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, emerge as a fused metropolis, a Latinx megalopolis. Now in its second printing, this fascinating chronicle offers 21st century readers a vital sociocultural history, with Tijuana emerging alongside San Diego as twin cities on the edge of a vital tomorrow.

Third sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Tijuana

Take a closer look at what this captivating book has to offer: Tijuana: The History of a Mexican Metropolis

Friday, September 20, 2019

Hot Off the Press: More Than Money: a Memoir by Claudia Dominguez from SDSU Press, San Diego State University

More Than Money: a Memoir , by Claudia Dominguez

San Diego City Beat, the best of San Diego 2019, reviews graphic content from, More Than Money: a Memoir by Claudia Dominguez, “that gives readers an inside look at the corruption and lawlessness that plagues Mexico and addresses the stereotypes that often surround individuals that fall victim to organized crime organizations.” 

Check it out here:

From Sam Cannon, Bruce and Steve Simon Professor of Language & Literature at LSU, Shreveport: "As I experienced Claudia's book I felt that it interacted with my sensibilities more on the level of a sequential watercolor mural than a traditional comic book or graphic novel. The opening two-page spread felt more like standing before the harrowing and inspiring murals of David Alfaro Siqueiros or José Clemente Orozco than opening a comic book. Like the Muralists, she illustrates both a broad image of the suffering of the Mexican people as well as their strength and resilience."

Interested? Check out the book in its entirety below!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Our Bestseller: Trilingual Education: Sign Language, Spanish, English by Professors Ben and Kathie Christensen from SDSU Press, San Diego State University

Trilingual Education: Sign Language, Spanish, English by Professors Ben and Kathie Christensen, is a unique manual developed to facilitate the communication of clear concepts between Spanish-speaking parents and their deaf children. Using a series of clear exercises and diagrams, it provides a basic tool for interchange among users of three different languages: spoken English, spoken Spanish, and American Sign Language.

Most sign language books normally just have English content. Trilingual English has more than just English content (Spanish and Sign Language). It allows students who sign in Spanish to learn new words or phrases that they may haven't been taught before.

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Thursday, August 01, 2019

The Latest Issue of Confluence, Now Distributed Internationally by SDSU Press.
As part of a pilot program, SDSU Press is thrilled to announce an association with Confluence, a journal of the AGLSP, (Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Program)--AGLSP is the international mothership for MALAS-style Liberal Studies/Liberal Arts MA & PhD programs worldwide.

Check out their latest issue here in our SDSU Press/ special order link.

What is Confluence? Glad you asked: "Confluence is a national, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) that reflects the best scholarly and creative work produced within and beyond AGLSP member institutions. Publishing scholarly essays and creative work such as short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art, Confluence stands as a demonstration of and an inspiration to the kind of interdisciplinary engagement that is constitutive of a liberal education, while emphasizing the fundamental relations that transcend the boundaries of discipline and form that must be engaged and explored."