Highlights from 2016

HEADLINE-GRABBING HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016: A list of some of the big news our books made this past year

Highlights from 2016

It’s been a rough year. Rather than dwell on the low points, we’ve decided to focus on the bright spots. With that in mind, here’s a lengthy, by no means comprehensive, list of headline-grabbing highlights from 2016 featuring a host of wonderful books that we are proud to have published:

– Laura Horak’s Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema 1908-1934 was featured alongside books by Tig Notaro and Roxane Gay as one of Autostraddle’s “15 Queer/Feminist Books to Read in Early 2016”

– Ellen Freudenheim’s The Brooklyn Experience: The Ultimate Guide to Neighborhoods & Noshes, Culture & the Cutting Edge made a major splash, with features in The New York Times travel section and the real estate section, an interview on PBS’s Metrofocus, and so much more

– Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives, by Lester Friedman and Allison Kavey, was reviewed in the September 8th issue of The New Statesman

– Frances Gateward and John Jennings won the 2016 Eisner Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Work for their edited collection, The Blacker The Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art

– An excerpt from Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee, a Reader’s Companion, by Shelley Fisher Fishkin, on remembering the Wounded Knee massacre was published in Utne Reader

– Maxine Lurie and Richard Veit’s Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State was featured in the September issue of New Jersey Monthly as was selected as one of the Star Ledger’s “18 books every New Jersey resident should read before they die”

– The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema, by Robert Kolker, was featured in Parade Magazine’s “what to watch, rent, or buy” for the week of November 7th

– Kristen Barber’s Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men’s Grooming Industry was featured in The New York Times‘ Men’s Style magazine list of “gift ideas for fashionable men”

– Scarlet and Black, Volume I: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History – The published findings of a study conducted by the Rutgers University Committee on Enslaved and Disenfranchised Population in Rutgers History – got the attention of the nation when it published in November, including features on WNYC and Democracy Now!, articles in The Root, USA Today, and the New York Daily News, mention in The Wall Street Journal, and much more