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Punctum Newsletter for July 17, 2020

Published onJul 17, 2020
Punctum Newsletter for July 17, 2020
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Punctum Books Newsletter - July 2020


We Got the Receipts: The Punctum Books Financial and Activity Report 2016–2019 

punctum comms, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Eileen Joy, & Dan Rudmann

As an open access press, we at Punctum work not only to make publicly available the research and writing that we publish, but also communicate clearly and openly our internal operations toward a more collaborative commons for scholarship. Read our latest operation report.

Book Launch Event for Disturbing Times on July 21

On 21 July, join Catherine E. Karkov, Anna Kłosowska, and Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, editors of Disturbing Times: Medieval Pasts, Reimagined Futures (Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2020) as they discuss the responsibilities and possibilities of academic disciplines as the meeting point between past and present.
Sign up via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/111127483294

Punctum Co-Director Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei Elected to The OASPA Board of Directors

Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei joins Juan Pablo Alperin (Public Knowledge Project), Sarah Greaves (Hindawi), Lara Speicher (UCL Press), and Stephanie Orphan (Portico) in steering this outstanding organization as it champions open access publishing for the global public good.

Folger Institute's Critical Race Conversations Features Felice Blake

Felice Blake, punctum author and editor (ANTIRACISM INC.), is featured in this course on Cultivating an Antiracist Pedagogy led by Nedda Mehdizadeh and Ambereen Dadabhoy for Folger Research's Critical Race Conversations.

Punctum's Entire Catalog on Project Muse

punctum comms, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei

In May, Project Muse announced that it would wave its title processing fees for open access books throughout 2020, which has provided punctum books the opportunity to upload its entire back catalog to their platform, increasing visibility for all our past publications, authors, and editors.

Covert Plants Reviewed at Catalyst Journal

Catalyst Journal, Richard Doyle

Covert Plants: Vegetal Consciousness and Agency in an Anthropocentric World edited by Prudence Gibson and Baylee Brits and published by Punctum Books in 2018 described as "a glorious sampler of strains and genres of plentiful plantitude" and "a vegetalismo of academic reason."

Punctum Books Library Program Welcomes CSU Northridge

punctum comms, Dan Rudmann

Punctum Books is proud to announce that California State University, Northridge’s Oviatt Library is the newest member of our Supporting Library Membership Program.

New Releases

The Goths & Other Stories
by Sasha Kaoru Zamler-Carhart

Critique of Fantasy: Volume 1 Between a Crypt and a Date Mark
by Laurence A. Rickels

Animal Emotions
by Christian Montag with Kenneth L. Davis

Forthcoming

Complementary Modernisms in China and the United States: Art as Life/Art as Idea
edited by Zhang Jian & Bruce Robertson

Lamma: A Journal of Libyan Studies 1
edited by Adam Benkato, Amina Zarrugh, & Leila Tayeb

Between Species/Between Spaces: Art and Science on the Outer Cape
curated and edited by Kendra Sullivan & Dylan Gauthier

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