Wednesday, November 17, 2021

SDSU Press' Feature Presentation

 Lights Go Down...

    in a movie theater and a story unravels in front of you. When the lights come back up, you've been transformed in some way. And pulling yourself away from the seat is nearly impossible. 
Jackson's Drawing of Guacamaya
    That's the same feeling you can get from Everett Gee Jackson's Four Trips to Antiquity. You might know this story, you might remember this history from a high school class--a lecture you heard distantly while staring out a window. 
    Regardless, Jackson's work is something new. It's personal, it's intimate. You aren't just learning about ancient Mayan cities, you are living in them. 
    And in living with them, they speak to us.Through the words of Jackson's book, they plead with us. "Please," they say, "Please don't forget we were here. Don't forget that we are here. Don't forget what we are and certainly don't forget what we once were." 
    Jackson says it best when revisiting one of his favorite sculptures on his final trip, only to find it crumbling;  
Jackson's Drawing of Stela P. 
"When I look carefully at Stela P., who is still a lovely young lady to me, I made a sad discovery. The surfaces of the stone figure had become noticeably a bit crumbly. The edges had lost their sharpness. I knew this had not been true of my former visits to the ruins. Later I was to learn that the atmosphere had caused that degeneration. The polluted air of our modern age was finally getting to the ancient sculpture of Central America, just as I had heard it had done to the sculpture of the Acropolis at Athens." 
     Jackson didn't simply see these Mayan sculptures, he interacted with them and he got to know them. If you get to know them, what will happen? If you live in this world crafted by Jackson's words for the 173 pages he gives us, what will change in you? Will they effect you the same way they effected Jackson? 
    There is only one way to find out. 
                Time travel with us. 

Four Trips to Antiquity is available for purchases from the SDSU Press Amazon page (which you can access here). The hardcover book features Jackson's drawing is black-and-white and color, as well as the stories of his travels to the Mayan cities. 

This video features photos taken from Jackson's novels and from Google Images

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021



sdsu press has three

Weather cooling down, or maybe you are in San Diego where it’s warming up? Either way it’s the perfect time to curl up with one of our publications! 

Pick up Splice, An Undergraduate Research Journal straight from SDSU College of Arts and Letters. Looking for a literary deep dive, check out Things We Do Not Talk About by Daniel A. Olivas and explore Latino/a literature in a collection of essays and interviews. Finally explore the past and future in the present with Footsteps From the Past into The Future, a trilingual collection of stories written in Kumeyaay, Spanish, and English edited by Margaret Field.

Monday, November 01, 2021





    SDSU Press is all about these three books this week; "My Native Land is Memory; Stories of a Cuban Childhood" by Oliva M. Espín, "Four Trips of Antiquity" by Everett Gee Jackson, and "Perceiving & Telling; A Study of Iterative Discourse" By Danièle Chatelain. 
    Travel with Espín as she explores the memories of her adolescence interwoven with political shifts as Cuba changes just as much as the coming of age girl. Following this look back, Chatelain's "Perceiving & Telling" challenges the way language and verbal conventions blur our understanding of time. And to finish off our time oriented books collection, pick up "Four Trips to Antiquity" and joins one artists search for historical ancient Maya sculptures. 
    All these books and more are available on our Amazon page!
    Stay up to date with all things SDSU Press by following our socials (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and checking in on the Aztec Paper Blog for new announcements! 

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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! 
Can't make it to this one? 
Follow SDSU Press on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay updated on any future events! 

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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