Last month, our Literary Studies team attended two exciting conferences to showcase our latest releases. The American Comparative Literature Association hosted their annual meeting at Harvard University from March 17th through 20th. Our books were a big hit, with our eye-catching Object Lessons collection making a great display. Attendees were excited to hear about some of our recently launched series, including New Modernisms, Literatures as World Literature, and Literatures, Culture, Translation, all of which feature cutting-edge research focused on global developments in literature and literary scholarship.
From March 31st to April 2nd, over 12,000 scholars, students, and writers gathered at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Los Angeles to attend panels, listen to readings, and explore the bookfair. With over 800 exhibitors, the bookfair offered an incredible range of material from publishers, journals, and literary organizations. Creative writing professors, MFA students, and curious readers alike found great new books at the Bloomsbury booth – from the writing course favorite Bending Genre and the unique handbook Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide to our always popular Object Lessons, we truly had something for everyone. Our Writers’ and Artists’ Companions offered attendees new perspectives on writing in all kinds of genres, including Literary Non-Fiction, Crime and Thriller Writing, and Historical Fiction. We loved having the chance to see our some of our authors, including fellow exhibitors Christopher Schaberg and Mark Yakich at the New Orleans Review booth.
Both conferences were great opportunities for the Bloomsbury team to show off the fascinating books we publish and help readers find just what they’re looking for. It was wonderful to hear so much positive feedback about our projects – we couldn’t be more proud of our Literary Studies list, and we can’t wait to bring a full range of new books to next year’s conferences. We hope to see you there!