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November 24, 2015

ddthe_36_2_coverPiotr Gliński, the new Polish culture minister, wants to ban a play by Nobel Prize-winner Elfriede Jelinek because of its pornographic opening scene. The play, Der Tod und das Mädchen (Princess Dramas: Death and the Maiden), is showing at the Poski Theater in Wrocław and is sold out. Despite Gliński’s call for a ban, the play opened on Saturday as planned. Read more about the controversy from the Guardian.

In 2006, Theater magazine published three of Jelinek’s plays in English, translations by Gitta Honegger, in addition to the article “Elfriede Jelinek: How to Get the Nobel Prize without Really Trying,” and...

November 23, 2015

BoothIt was a busy and exciting few days in Denver last week as we sold books and celebrated our series and our award-winning authors at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.


Our books were honored with many awards at the conference. Lucinda Ramberg’s Given to the Goddess: South Indian...

November 20, 2015

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, volume 1 and issue 3In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) today, please read this excerpt from “Decolonizing Transgender: A Roundtable Discussion,” in “Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary,” a special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. In the excerpt, Kalaniopua Young addresses TDOR and how this memorial event can provide a collective space to “affirm the sacredness of life and our continuing responsibilities to stewardship in terms of our relationships to one another as humans.”


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