Friday, September 18, 2020

Damn Covid! Full Speed Ahead for Professors Peter Herman, William Nericcio, and Jessica Pressman--part of the literature.sdsu.edu Team @SDSU




Last semester The SDSU Department of English and Comparative Literature had scheduled a new book celebration to, well, celebrate new books by Peter HermanBill Nericcio, and Jessica Pressman

Due to the campus shutdown, the Department had to postpone the event. 

But good news! 

The 2019/20 Book Celebration will now be held on Monday, September 21 from 12-1:30. We will celebrate the publication of  Peter’s Unspeakable: Literature and Terrorism from the Gunpowder Plot to 9/11, Bill’s Talking #Browntv: Latinas and Latinos on the Screen, and Jessica’s Bookishness: Loving Books in a Digital Age.  

Please register for this event here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Navarro at kimberly.navarro@sdsu.edu. We hope you will be able to join us for this event!

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Best Selling Author, Claudia Dominguez brings you: More Than Money a Memoir -- the first issue from Amatl Comix, a new SDSU Press imprint! -- #sdsupress


More Than Money: A Memoir by Claudia Dominguez

 ORE THAN MONEY: A Memoir by Claudia Dominguez is a graphic novel/memoir that recounts the true story of how the author's family recovered their father after he was kidnapped in Mexico City. The reader wil l feel the helplessness of the kidnapping but also be heartened by the humor and warmth of people who find themselves in a crisis. 

 

 Amatl Comix and Claudia Dominguez Background

An aficionado of comics and experimental novels, Nericcio had been tracking the growing number of university publishers championing graphic narratives. With approval from the SDSU Press board of editors, he created a new division, Amatl Comix, with Dominguez’s book as its premiere publication.


The publication of “More Than Money” by SDSU Press affords the book singular status in the graphic novel universe. Pop culture has become a serious field of study at universities, and Dominguez said she is thrilled to have contributed. She’s currently working on a second graphic novel about a young girl in Mexico City who rebels against family and societal expectations after a series of empowering adventures with an underground feminist group.