Popular Culture Association 2022

A mini-collection of titles for those attending or interested in the 2022 meeting of the Popular Cultural Association.

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BOOKS ON SALE

All books below are 40% off using code MN88960. Code expires June 15, 2022.

For more titles on sale, visit the University of Minnesota Press collection on The Fantastic in the Arts.

The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971 The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971 Allen Ginsberg 2022 Fall
An autobiographical journey through America in the turbulent 1960s—the essential backstory to Ginsberg’s National Book Award–winning volume of poetry
Cut/Copy/Paste: Fragments from the History of Bookwork Cut/Copy/Paste Fragments from the History of Bookwork Whitney Trettien 2021 Fall
How do early modern media underlie today’s digital creativity?
Talkin’ Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism Talkin’ Up to the White Woman Indigenous Women and Feminism Aileen Moreton-Robinson 2021 Fall
A twentieth-anniversary edition of this tour de force in feminism and Indigenous studies, now with a new preface
A Natural Curiosity: The Story of the Bell Museum A Natural Curiosity The Story of the Bell Museum Lansing Shepard, Don Luce, Barbara Coffin and Gwen Schagrin 2021 Fall
A richly illustrated tour of Minnesota’s premier natural history museum after 150 years
Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Eco Soma Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Petra Kuppers 2022 Spring
Modeling a disability culture perspective on performance practice toward socially just futures
The Digital Is Kid Stuff: Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy The Digital Is Kid Stuff Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy 2021 Fall
How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America
Outward: Adrienne Rich’s Expanding Solitudes Outward Adrienne Rich’s Expanding Solitudes Ed Pavlić 2021 Spring
The first scholarly study of Adrienne Rich’s full career examines the poet through her developing approach to the transformative potential of relationships
The Computer’s Voice: From Star Trek to Siri The Computer’s Voice From Star Trek to Siri Liz W. Faber 2020 Fall
A deconstruction of gender through the voices of Siri, HAL 9000, and other computers that talk
Perpetual Motion: Dance, Digital Cultures, and the Common Perpetual Motion Dance, Digital Cultures, and the Common Harmony Bench 2020 Spring
A new exploration of how digital media assert the relevance of dance in a wired world
Discomfort Food: The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art Discomfort Food The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art Marni Reva Kessler 2021 Spring
An intricate and provocative journey through nineteenth-century depictions of food and the often uncomfortable feelings they evoke
The Streel: A Deadwood Mystery The Streel A Deadwood Mystery Mary Logue 2021 Fall
From “the reigning royalty of Minnesota murder mysteries” (The Rake) comes a striking new heroine: a young Irish immigrant caught up in a deadly plot in nineteenth-century Deadwood
Why We Lost the Sex Wars: Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era Why We Lost the Sex Wars Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era Lorna N. Bracewell 2021 Spring
Reexamining feminist sexual politics since the 1970s—the rivalries and the remarkable alliances
Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover Assuming the Ecosexual Position The Earth as Lover Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens 2021 Spring
The story of the artistic collaboration between the originators of the ecosex movement, their diverse communities, and the Earth
Sounds from the Other Side: Afro–South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music Sounds from the Other Side Afro–South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music Elliott H. Powell 2020 Fall
A sixty-year history of Afro–South Asian musical collaborations
My Life in the Purple Kingdom My Life in the Purple Kingdom BrownMark 2022 Spring
From the young Black teenager who built a bass guitar in woodshop to the musician building a solo career with Motown Records—Prince’s bassist BrownMark on growing up in Minneapolis, joining Prince and The Revolution, and his life in the purple kingdom
Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth: The Gothic Anthropocene Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth The Gothic Anthropocene Justin D. Edwards, Rune Graulund and Johan Höglund, Editors 2022 Spring
An urgent volume of essays engages the Gothic to advance important perspectives on our geological era
Rafferty’s Last Case: A Minnesota Mystery Featuring Sherlock Holmes Rafferty’s Last Case A Minnesota Mystery Featuring Sherlock Holmes Larry Millett 2022 Spring
The ninth and final Minnesota mystery, in which Shadwell Rafferty, with the inimitable Sherlock Holmes, may have solved his own murder
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies Noopiming The Cure for White Ladies Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 2022 Spring
The new novel from the author of As We Have Always Done, a poetic world-building journey into the power of Anishinaabe life and traditions amid colonialism
Cosplay: The Fictional Mode of Existence Cosplay The Fictional Mode of Existence Frenchy Lunning 2022 Spring
An exploration of cosplay and its relationship with the realms of its global fandom, performance, and the modes of fictional existence
Cinema Illuminating Reality: Media Philosophy through Buddhism Cinema Illuminating Reality Media Philosophy through Buddhism Victor Fan 2022 Spring
A new critical approach to cinema and media based on Buddhism as a philosophical discourse
Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism Exceptionally Queer Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism K. Mohrman 2022 Spring
How perceptions of Mormonism from 1830 to the present reveal the exclusionary, racialized practices of the U.S. nation-state
Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Viral Cultures Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Marika Cifor 2022 Spring
Delves deep into the archives that keep the history and work of AIDS activism alive
The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr The Poetics of Cruising Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr 2022 Spring
A groundbreaking new history of urban cruising through the lenses of urban poets
Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop Bring That Beat Back How Sampling Built Hip-Hop Nate Patrin 2020 Spring
How sampling remade hip-hop over forty years, from pioneering superstar Grandmaster Flash through crate-digging preservationist and innovator Madlib
Things Worth Keeping: The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World Things Worth Keeping The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World Christine Harold 2020 Spring
A timely examination of the attachments we form to objects and how they might be used to reduce waste
Modelwork: The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Modelwork The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Martin Brückner, Sandy Isenstadt and Sarah Wasserman, Editors 2021 Fall
How making models allows us to recall what was and to discover what still might be
Anime's Identity: Performativity and Form beyond Japan Anime's Identity Performativity and Form beyond Japan 2021 Fall
A formal approach to anime rethinks globalization and transnationality under neoliberalism
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Black Pulp Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Brooks E. Hefner 2021 Fall
A deep dive into mid-century African American newspapers, exploring how Black pulp fiction reassembled genre formulas in the service of racial justice

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