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book cover: waiting in the wings

WAITING IN THE WINGS


BY EMMA WALTON HAMILTON AND JULIE ANDREWS

Inspired by a true event, Waiting in the Wings tells the tale of a duck family waiting for their moment in the spotlight. It is the latest children’s book by the mother-daughter duo of the legendary Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, Director of the Children’s Lit Conference and Executive Director of the Young Artists and Writers Project at the Lichtenstein Center at Stony Brook Southampton.

The book, published in April 2024 by ‎Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, is the 35th collaboration between the best-selling mother-daughter team.

Walton Hamilton will share her expert insight on writing picture books at the Children’s Lit Conference on the Southampton Campus from July 10 to July 14, 2024.

book cover: millennial style

MILLENNIAL STYLE


BY ALIYYAH I. ABDUR-RAHMAN ’95

Earlier this year, Duke University Press debuted Millennial Style: The Politics of Experiment in Contemporary African Diasporic Culture by Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman ’95. The book looks at recent experiments in black expressive culture that begin in the place of ruin. By ruin, Abdur-Rahman means the political terror and social abjection that constitute the ongoing peril of black lives. She examines how contemporary avant-garde black art and writing by Wangechi Mutu, Marci Blackman, Alexandria Smith, Colson Whitehead, Toni Morrison, Harmony Holiday and Essex Hemphill use experimental methods to represent and imaginatively remediate racial harm. Abdur-Rahman, who earned her BA from Stony Brook, is currently Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Brown University and the author of Against the Closet: Black Political Longing and the Erotics of Race, also published by Duke University Press.

book cover: the force of character

THE FORCE OF CHARACTER


BY DOUGLAS PFEIFFER

Douglas Pfeiffer, associate professor in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, recently received an honorable mention from the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) for his book Authorial Personality and the Making of Renaissance Texts: The Force of Character.  

Published by Oxford University Press, the work traces the development of author centrism back to the scholarship of early Renaissance humanists. According to the book’s description on Amazon, Pfeiffer presents four case studies of resolutely experimental texts by and about writers of high ambition in their respective generations: Lorenzo Valla on the forger of the Donation of Constantine, Erasmus on Saint Jerome, the poet George Gascoigne on himself, and Fulke Greville on Sir Philip Sidney.


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