We are proud to launch Dr. Gabriela Fried Amilivia's new book, State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America, at the LASA congress. This interdisciplinary study, written in a highly accessible style, will have both specialists and nonspecialists appreciating it for how it vividly brings to life the terror inflicted by the state… Continue reading LASA 2016 Highlights – New & Noteworthy in Latin American Studies
Many notable African Americans hailed from Memphis, including Veronica Coleman, Tennessee’s first black U.S. Attorney General. In her book Notable Black Memphians, Miriam DeCosta-Willis (a notable African American herself as the first faculty member of Memphis State University) provides a biographical and historical study which traces the evolution of a major Southern city through the… Continue reading #BlackHistoryMonth: In Celebration
An excellent article from Inside Higher Ed regarding scholarship in the humanities, in which William (Bro) Adams, the head of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), said on Thursday that he wants to push humanities scholarship to become more directly connected to helping address the nation’s contemporary problems. There are also encouraging numbers from… Continue reading #Humanities Scholarship – Important and Growing
Arthur Laurents is best remembered for his collaborations with Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins on the groundbreaking musical, West Side Story, and with Sondheim, Robbins and Jule Styne on Gypsy, one of the most celebrated and most often revived works of musical theatre. In addition to his musicals, Arthur Laurents is the author… Continue reading Arthur Laurents – Leftist, Gender, and Gay Politics on Stage
#NWSA2014 attendees, are these groundbreaking books in women's studies in your library? Make sure they are and take advantage of the 30% discount on all titles (now until November 30, 2014). Use web coupon code BA188. Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity: The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media Andrea Wood and Brandy Schillace… Continue reading #NWSA2014 Highlights: Groundbreaking Books for Women’s Studies
The role of the hybrid artist-educator in schools and communities over the past fifty years has evolved significantly. Although education reform and political pressures during the last five decades have frequently interrupted steady and sustained arts education programming in the United States—especially in theatre and dance—the teaching artist today performs an important role in… Continue reading Cambria Press New Book! Hybrid Lives of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre Arts
An excerpt from Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua: Spectacles of Gender, Sexuality, and Marginality: [An] example of a public performance of marginality that critically responds to the Nicaraguan regime’s theatricality of power is the performance of Shayra, a twenty-four-year-old gay transvestite man, in the fringe circus called King Cat in a modest barrio of Managua. Escaping years of… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Highlight: Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua
The Latin American studies catalog is now up for LASA 2014! Download it now &/or pick one up at the Cambria Press booth (#209) in the LASA book exhibit hall next week in Chicago! Be sure to check out the new books in the series headed by: Román de la Campa (University of Pennsylvania): Cambria… Continue reading Latin American Studies catalog now up for LASA 2014
Cambria Press enjoyed yet another tremendously successful MLA annual convention this year! One of the many reasons was that the Cambria Press booth was in a prime location--right in front of the MLA book exhibit hall entrance. There was a great deal of traffic, and attendees had very nice things to say about the display.… Continue reading MLA 2014 annual convention: Incredible Success for Cambria Press!
Cambria Press is going purple with GLAAD today in honor of Spirit Day! Cambria Press is also very proud to highlight Gay Drama Now by John Clum (Duke University), which "signal a daring and uncompromising next wave in gay drama for the twenty-first century,” according to Professor Robert Vorlicky, Director of Theatre Studies, Department of Drama,… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Highlight in Honor of Spirit Day! Go Purple!