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Squid Eggs and Global Warming

By | April 4, 2017

The following is adapted from Nicole Walker's Egg, now available from Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series. If you were just watching male squid in the ocean tentacling around the ocean floor, punching his fellow male squid in the face, seemingly randomly, you’d think squid were overreacting. But squid are not truculent creatures. They only become obstreperous… Read More »

Object Lessons series editors receive National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

By | March 24, 2017

January 4, 2017 – Object Lessons series editors Ian Bogost (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Christopher Schaberg (Loyola University New Orleans) have been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a traveling seminar program for writers, arranged to coincide with major academic conferences across the U.S. Object Lessons is an… Read More »

Q&A with Rob Latham

By | March 22, 2017

Rob Latham answered a few questions for us about editing the new anthology Science Fiction Criticism.  Tell us a bit about a significant piece in the collection and why you selected it. Well, the volume is packed with classic essays, so it’s hard to pick just one. That said, I was very happy I was… Read More »

Egg Art

By | March 15, 2017

The following is adapted from Nicole Walker's Egg, now available from Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series. An egg, whole, uncracked makes a perfect arch. The eggshell’s beauty is the kind of beauty artists strive for. Foreshadowed, intentional, balanced, fragile. The opacity of the egg surprises. Its curves titillate. The potentiality the egg inspires. Although an archetype… Read More »

Q&A with Trent Hergenrader

By | March 7, 2017

Trent Hergenrader answered some questions for us about the new book Creative Writing Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in the Classroom and the collaboration process with his co-editors, Joseph Rein and Michael Dean Clark. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Creative Writing Innovations is about showcasing non-traditional approaches to teaching creative writing as practiced… Read More »

Q&A with Jesús Blanco Hidalga

By | February 23, 2017

Jesús Blanco Hidalga answered some questions for us about his new book, Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community: Narratives of Salvation. How would you describe your book in one sentence? In my book I offer a close analysis of Jonathan Franzen’s fiction that integrates formal and ideological approaches and maps the relationship of his… Read More »

Q&A with Lucas Thompson

By | February 2, 2017

We asked Lucas Thompson to answer a few questions about his studies on David Foster Wallace and his new book, Global Wallace: David Foster Wallace and World Literature. How would you describe your book in one sentence? My book is an argument for reimagining David Foster Wallace as being not merely an American but also… Read More »

Call for Proposals: 21st Century Genre Fiction

By | January 26, 2017

The Bloomsbury 21st Century Genre Fiction series seeks new titles addressing innovative trends and development in contemporary genre writing, considering the function of genre in both reflecting and shaping sociopolitical and economic developments of the twenty-first century. The series provides exciting and accessible introductions to new genres in twenty-first-century fiction for fans and critics alike. Exploring… Read More »

Q&A with Alexandra Berlina

By | December 15, 2016

Alexandra Berlina answered a few questions for us about her new book, Viktor Shklovsky: A Reader, a collection of Shklovsky's key criticism taken from the major theoretical writings as well as from letters and memoirs, and presented in new translations with introductory material and commentary. Tell us a bit about a significant piece in the collection… Read More »