Thursday, January 14, 2010

Short Takes

More Magazine named GLASS CEILINGS AND 100-HOUR COUPLES one of the Best New Books for Working Mothers. The book was also reviewed this week with Equally Shared Parenting at Minnesota Parent.

Jane Fulton Alt was the inaugural interview on Fred Kasten's new radio series on WWNO New Orleans, "The Sound of Books." Two group shows featuring photographs from LOOK AND LEAVE open tomorrow, January 15 at Decorazon Gallery in Dallas and John Cleary Gallery in Houston.

Camille Dungy and BLACK NATURE on CBS 5 San Francisco.

Whit Gibbons received the Clarence W. Watson Award, a prestigious career award for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to wildlife conservation. The award is jointly presented by the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, the Southeastern Section of the Wildlife Society and the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Gibbons is the author or co-author of several UGA Press titles, including the forthcoming SALAMANDERS OF THE SOUTHEAST.

Dyana Furmansky writes about Rosalie Edge at The Perch, Audubon Magazine's blog.

New audio of Robin Ekiss reading poems from THE MANSION OF HAPPINESS now available on the UGA Press YouTube channel. Ekiss will be reading live at Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley tonight and at UC Davis on Tuesday. She and Lori Ostlund (THE BIGNESS OF THE WORLD) will read together at the Sacramento Poetry Center February 1.

On H-Net Reviews, an engaging take on Devin Fergus's LIBERALISM, BLACK POWER AND THE MAKING OF AMERICAN POLITICS, 1965-1980: "In his sure to be controversial new book, Fergus takes on just about everyone in arguing that we have all gotten the story wrong, mainly because historians have been toiling away in separate vineyards, operating on untested assumptions, failing to look in the right places for evidence, and often misinterpreting the evidence they have."

Now available:
Edited by I. William Zartman
Studies in Security and International Affairs
This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores border areas between states in ten case studies that attempt to better understand these borderlands.
This Tuesday, Zartman and the book will be featured at a roundtable panel on Borders, Security Sector Reform and International Assistance at the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington.

Abigail Cheever
An engaging analysis of authenticity and the self in the latter half of the last century built around five key kinds of characters from literature and film: adolescents, the insane, serial killers, and the figures of the assimilated Jew and the “company man.”

Upcoming Georgia events:
Thursday, January 21, at 7 pm
Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA
David S. Williams will discuss FROM MOUNDS TO MEGACHURCHES
The event is free and open to the public.