Wednesday, October 20, 2021




San Diego State University Press imprint Hyperbole Books is all about the critical documentation of new aesthetics and the comparison to those of old. The wide range of books published under this imprint couldn't possibly fit into a single weeks worth of our spotlighted books. Three of our Hyperbole Book publications stand center stage this week! 

SDSU Press' book(s) of the week: Dive into film noir and the aesthetics that rooted themselves in Los Angeles with Fanny Daubigny’s “Proust in Black”.Travel to the world of Brazilian poet Glauco Mattoso in Steven F. Butterman’s “Perversions on Parade”. And if the world of science fiction is more your thing than look no further than Naief Yehya’s “Drone Visions”, where killing machines escape movie media and creep their way into our everyday lives.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

LET'S TALK COMICS-- AmatlComix Takeover at SDSU Press


AmatlComix Takes Over SDSU Press

Follow our Instagram? If you do you might have seen that this week SDSU Press is all about the visual arts. We are having an AmatlComix week at the Press and will be sharing information about all our AmatlComix publications over on our Instagram! 

AmatlComix-- an imprint of SDSU Press-- lives in the world of the visual. Whether it's comics, TV shows, movies, or the narrative art: AmatlComix has been there and done that. With four publications out right now and available for purchase there is a little something for everyone. 

To truly engage in our AmatlComix week here at SDSU Press, join us on Instagram as AmatlComix takes control of our socials. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up to date on publications from all of our imprints! 

Every book purchased and every book enjoyed is directly helping SDSU Press on it's mission to change the world one book at a time. Purchase a book from our Amazon today and READ AT YOUR OWN RISK

Monday, October 04, 2021

#repost! Even the finest connoisseurs of cinema are chatting about CULTURAL STUDIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE ... NEW, From Hyperbole Books and SDSU Press!

Thursday, September 30, 2021

SDSU PRESS IS ON INSTAGRAM--look behind the scenes at our main headquarters in our newest post

what’s harder? 

leaving the SDSU Press office, or putting down one of our publications?

only one way to find out; come visit our main headquarters in Arts and Letters, and purchase one of our publications today!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021


some books ARE held above others

 This week’s SDSU Press Must-Reads have been released

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Explore futurism and the avant-garde poetry of Russia in “Zaum: The Transrational Poetry of Russian Futurism” by Gerald Janecek.Look back at advertising from the 80s in Maria Cristina da Silva Martins’ “Humor & Eroticism in Advertising”. Explore the human experience and the terrifying image of your own true self in the Pacific Review publication “The Mirror Maze”.Follow Renato Barilli’s theoretical meditation in experimental poetry with “Voyage to the End of the Word”.
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All these books and journal are available on the SDSU Press Amazon page. And check out the Book(s) of the Week archive to see previous Books of the Week!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Something Old, Something New

Our four featured books of the week crawled out of our inventory and into our main office  

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Jump back in time with Noam Chomsky, or into The Phantom Zone with AMATL COMIX #3. Follow Joseph K. in Hector Ortega’s play based off Kafka’s “The Trial”. Or explore war and the stories we tell of it with Jean Norton Cru. 

All these books and more can be found on SDSU Press’ Amazon page! 

Monday, September 13, 2021

SDSU Press and MALAS Public Lecture

Photographer Antonio Turok: Mexico Resistance

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11am-12:15 at SDSU Main Campus GMCS 333

Join us for photographer Antonio Turok's lecture. The lecture will cover Turok's black-and-white photo series depicting the Chiapas and Oaxaca's indigenous people over the past decades. The lecture is open to all who are fully vaccinated, masked and interested to explore Turok's honest and raw series on the human condition.  

This event and others like it are happening constantly! 
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Sponsored and Co-Sponsored by MALAS, The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts in Sciences, with SDSU Press, the Department of Chicana/o Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies and English 157, #psychmirrors 

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Thursday, September 02, 2021




Darius Gainer explores the history of Black bodies in movies and beyond in AmatlComix newest title Black Representation in the World of Animation. His work puts SDSU Press' AmatlComix into the dimension of the silver screen. Gainer's work is available for PURCHASE TODAY. Not only will a purchase of Black Representation in the World of Animation be supporting San Diego State University Press, but Gainer's work will unravel your understanding of ethnic representation in animation.  


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Any purchase of any work from the SDSU Press catalog helps the longest running university press in the California State University system continue to release publications from a wide variety of subjects. Visit our AMAZON page for more titles for purchase, or the SDSU PRESS WEBSITE for more information about our various imprints. 

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Emerita Professor Wins San Diego Book Award for Her Memoir MY NATIVE LAND IS MEMORY Published by San Diego State University Press

Oliva Espín, professor emerita of women’s studies, won a San Diego Book Awards Association award for her memoir My Native Land is Memory: Stories of a Cuban Childhood published by SDSU Press.   

The narrative explores life in Cuba during the 40s and 50s and enlightens readers about her life experiences during this transitional time.   

“Right from the beginning, ‘My Native Land’ is a raw, compelling journey to a Cuba about to be changed forever. Oliva Espín’s unique perspective and powerful writing emotionally captures an immigrant’s story that resonates across countries and is relevant today,” wrote Ronnie Ramos, executive editor of The Daily Memphian.  

Here we ask Espín to delve into the process and publication of her memoir.  Can you tell me a bit about your writing process?  

I wrote without following any particular order. When I remembered something I wrote about it. Eventually I put the pieces in chronological order and then wrote some pieces to "fill the holes"  in the time sequence. Writing about some events made me remember others.   I workshopped the pieces in my women writers group and also had some friends read the manuscript. Their feedback, questions, and suggestions helped me clarify points and revise the writing.  How long did you spend writing before being published? It took me about 10 years to write. The manuscript underwent many transformations along the way. After it was finished, it took some time to get it published.  

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What do you want people to take away after reading your memoir? 

First, I hope that reading about my experiences touches people and evokes some moments in their own lives. Many people who have life experiences very different from mine have told me that they see some similarities despite those differences. In turn, hearing people's comments about the book and about my life story has also made me see many events in a new light.  Next, I want people to understand Cuba a little bit better. Specifically, pre-revolutionary Cuba. Most people know very little about it or harbor distorted notions and misinformation about the country. I hope they get a small slice of life in Cuba in the 40s and 50s and a bit about the transition to the revolution, as experienced by one person. I like them to see some of everyday life back there and then when they read my story. Although my story is just one story, I hope it illuminates other stories. 

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How did you feel when you were told you won the award from San Diego Book Awards? 

Delighted, of course. I have written many academic books before, but this book is a completely new way of writing for me and it is also a lot closer to me than anything I have written before. That's why it took me so long to finish. It is gratifying that the effort paid off. Writing this book has opened new doors and created new friendships for me. The process of its creation and publication has also put me in touch with my own childhood in a renewed way. Getting this award is an affirmation of the story and its writing.   ​​​​​​​

San Diego Book Awards Association: Announcing the 2021 San Diego Book Awards Winners


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San Diego State University Press Author Oliva Espin Virtual Book Presentation! My Native Land is Memory for Florida International University's Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs!

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Thursday, August 05, 2021

The Definitive Critical Study of Renée Riese Hubert : Conjunctions: Verbal-Visual Relations

Conjunctions: Verbal-Visual Relations, an engaging volume of original essays by international scholars, investigates verbal-visual relations, broadly conceived, in the modern period. The book explores how thinkers in various fields--aesthetics, poetry, visual art, philosophy, and book illustration--have approached the problematic relationship between the verbal and the visual.  

Conjunctions honors the work of a pioneering scholar of interarts studies, Renée Riese Hubert. Contributors include Michel Deguy, Judd D. Hubert, Claude Gandelman, Laurie Edson, Marjorie Perloff, Roger Shattuck, Georges Roque, Sydney Lévy, Anne-Marie Christin, Richard Vernier, Breon Mitchell, Steven Winspur, Roger Cardinal, Robert W. Greene, Eric T. Haskell,and others. A biography and list of publications by Renée Riese Hubert also appear. 

Conjunctions: Verbal-Visual Relations (Essays in Honor of Renee Riese Hubert): Edson, Laurie: 9781879691452: Books Conjunctions: Verbal-Visual Relations (Essays in Honor of Renee Riese Hubert) (Paperback) edited by Laurie Edson. ISBN 1-879691-45-0 | paper, 332 pp. illustrated US $20   

About Renée Riese Hubert  

Renée Riese Hubert was one of the most accomplished, productive, and generous scholars and teachers of literature on the UC Irvine campus. Professor Emerita of French and Comparative Literature, she also made significant and lasting contributions to Women’s Studies and the UCI Emeritae/i Association. The daughter of German Jewish parents who were prominent physicians, public intellectuals and activists who worked in the service of liberal causes, Renée Riese was forced to leave Nazi Germany as a young girl and settle with her family in France. She was educated in Paris and found her first vocation there, publishing six volumes of poetry in French that won high acclaim in her elective country and language... She went on to obtain her Ph.D. from Columbia University and then taught for twenty years in comparative literature and French at UC Irvine, where Hubert actively shaped Comparative Literature, Art History, Fine Arts and Women’s Studies.