Tuesday, November 19, 2019

See you Thursday for MALAS's 3rd Edward Said Cultural Studies Lecture featuring Carlos Kelly, Thursday at 11am, November 21, 2019, in SDSU's GMCS 333. Free and Open to the Public

See you Thursday for MALAS's 3rd Edward Said Cultural Studies Lecture featuring Carlos Kelly, Thursday at 11am, November 21, 2019, in SDSU's GMCS 333. Free and Open to the Public.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Leobardo Saravia Quiroz, Brings You, Line of Fire: Detective Stories from the Mexican Border -- SDSU Press

Line of Fire: Detective Stories from the Mexican Border (Baja California Literature in Translation) Paperback – August, 1996

 Leobardo Saravia Quiroz (Author)

An inside look: In a lecture entitled "The Detective Story," Borges observes that, "The detective novel has created a special type of reader," and adds, "If Poe created the detective story, he subsequently created the reader of detective fiction" (492)..Yet, what Borges describes... draws our attention to what appears to be an insight into the ontology of literature that detective fiction provides. For what literature is, according to Borges, is "an aesthetic event" that "requires the conjunction of reader and text" (491); and what the detective story highlights, he suggests, is the way in which the reader-any reader-forms the conditions of possibility for this "aesthetic event."

"A la pinche modernidad":Literary Form and the End of History in Bolaño's Los detectives salvajes" by Emilio Sauri, MLN (125:2). 

Emilio Sauri's words perfectly describe the worlds found in "Line of Fire: Detective Stories from the Mexican Border," edited by L. Saravia Quiroz. In addition to the editor's introduction, there are evocative stories by G. Trujillo Muñoz, H. Daniel Gómez Nieves, L. Saravia Quiroz, E. Gómez Castellanos, J. Manuel Di Bella, C. Martín Gutiérrez, F. Campbell, H. Polkinhorn, and S. Gómez Montero. From the Introduction by L. Saravia Quiroz: "It is not simply an anthology of detective stories about Baja California, but rather an effort by a group of writers to devise detective fiction that does not conform to the orthodoxy of the genre."

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. I and many other students of analysis had the privilege of learning from his clear yet scintillating seminars on dreams and clinical practice. The editor has done a major service to all mental health practitioners in providing these brilliant sparkling Greenson seminars, notes, and papers for our benefit."

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.

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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