We took a look around the exhibit hall at the convention center, where left-wing professors talked to book publishers and looked for the latest books to buy. This is what we saw:
“Why Read Moby Dick,” among other titles
“English is Not Easy” and “That’s Not English,” along with “Parallel Text: Short Stories in Chinese.”
So. Many. Books.
One of the publisher’s displays.
“Thug Notes” and one about Wonder Woman?
Wonder if the person is thinking, “Why are all these books here? Who would read them?!”
Uh, okay? Publisher celebrates the weirdness.
A pitch for research!
T.S. Eliot and a digital media guide. Those go together?
Hey! Radical feminist coloring books!
A spoon running away with another spoon; Yup, gay children’s literature.
“Gut Feminism” book proudly on display, along with a book on queer studies.
Academics study Asian female fashion AND ‘Metroimperial Intimacies.”
The self-reflective “Speaking of the Self” book. Maybe it’s not so introspective, after all.
“Hitchcock a la carte”
“Real Men Don’t Sing” is a book? Also, “Porn Archives.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book is prominent in this display.
“Queer Marxism” and fellow books “Reel World” and “Postcolonial Modernism.”