Concordia University Press Announces the Launch of Three New Series
20 February 2023 - Concordia University Press is pleased to announce the launch of three new book series, with publications forthcoming.
Cultural Production and Everyday Life
Series editors: Miranda Campbell (Toronto Metropolitan University) and Benjamin Woo (Carleton University)
Cultural production and Everyday Life disrupts narrow, economistic, and instrumentalized views of culture and seeks to expand what counts as “cultural production” and who counts as a “cultural producer” beyond creative industries success stories. By focusing on lived experience and always insisting on thinking of the cultural and the social together, this series provides lines of inquiry into cultural forms, producers, and communities that have been marginalized, received less attention, or otherwise have not been considered cultural or significant.
Counter-Archives: Media and Material Practices
Series editors: Stacy Allison-Cassin (Dalhousie University), Monika Kin Gagnon (Concordia University), and Janine Marchessault (York University)
Counter-Archives: Media and Material Practices will explore the theoretical, methodological, and political questions that arise from the evolving nature of archives as keepers of memory and collective histories. Volumes will create a dialogue between scholars, artists, archivists, librarians, curators, media professionals, and policymakers, while reactivating media and materials and refreshing methodologies and approaches to history, to national and transnational cultures, and to community-based collective memories and social practices.
Feminist Tech Histories
Series editor: Alex D. Ketchum (McGill University)
Feminist Tech Histories encourages scholarship that examines the ways in which tech can both support and hinder feminist practices, causes, and worldmaking projects. Books in this series will address questions of how the use of tech has been gendered, racialized, and classed, while revealing how analogue and digital tech has impacted and been transformed by marginalized communities, including Indigenous peoples, LGBT2Q+ folks, people of colour, and immigrants.
Alex D. Ketchum on tour in February and March 2023
20 February 2023 - Concordia University Press author and series editor Alex D. Ketchum is on tour throughout the eastern US in February and March promoting her books Engage in Public Scholarship! and Ingredients for Revolution.
You can catch her in person or tune in online on the following dates:
- February 26: All She Wrote Books, Feminist Bookstore, Somerville, MA, on Ingredients for Revolution, 5pm (in person)
- February 27: Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center, on Engage in Public Scholarship!, 3-5pm (hybrid)
- February 28: Boston University, Jacques Pépin Lecture, on feminist restaurants, 6-7pm, in the demonstration kitchen with tea, coffee, muffins, and pastry (in person)
- March 1: Brown University (Center for Public Humanities in Providence, RI), on doing public scholarship, 5:30-6:30pm (in person)
- March 2: Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT, with Emily Larned, on food, feminism, and revolution, 4:30-6pm at Allbritton Center 311 (in person)
- March 3: Bluestockings Bookstore, NYC, on Ingredients for Revolution, 5-7pm (in person)
- March 7: Firestorm Books, Asheville, NC, in conversation with Wren Awry, on kitchen sink activism, 7-8:30om (virtual)
- March 13: Charis Books, Decatur, GA, co-sponsored by Violet Valley Books, Water Valley, MS, on Ingredients for Revolution, 7:30pm (virtual)
Jon Davies in Conversation with Geoffrey Little
17 February 2023 - In January of this year, author, editor, and art historian Jon Davies sat down in 4TH SPACE with CUP's Geoffrey Little for a lightning round Q&A about the recent publication of More Voice-Over: Colin Campbell Writings. You can watch the archived chat on Youtube.
New Roles at the Press
19 January 2023 - In January 2023, Saelan Twerdy joined the Press as Editorial Coordinator. Since 2018, Saelan has been Managing Editor of RACAR, the journal of the Universities Art Association of Canada, and his art writing has appeared in many outlets including Beside, CBC Arts, Momus, Border Crossings, C Magazine, and Canadian Art. Also in January, Meredith Carruthers, lately Managing and Production Editor, moved into a new role centred on Outreach and Special Projects. Finally, and in January as well, Press Director Geoffrey Little will begin a one-year sabbatical. In his absence, Rebecca Duclos will be Acting Director. Rebecca is Professor of Art History and a former Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
At the end of August 2022, Guylaine Beaudry, Concordia's University Librarian since 2014, took up a new role as Trenholme Dean of Libraries at McGill University. Guylaine was one of the Press's founders and we extend our sincere thanks and best wishes to her.