Here’s a quick round up of some of the book launches coming up in autumn 2016 within our School and beyond…
Star Trek: The Human Frontier by Michele Barrett & Duncan Barrett
Thursday 8 September – Charterhouse Square, London EC1
Our very own Professor Michèle Barrett with her son Duncan Barrett is launching an updated version of Star Trek: The Human Frontier a study of humanity through the lens of the popular TV and film series.
‘Star Trek has been subject to a lot of scrutiny by literary and cultural critics … The bad conscience that many have about serious discussion of popular culture means that Star Trek can still be read simplistically, as a stalking-horse for denouncing the modernity of the American century. The Barretts are more subtle. A television series is a product of a variety of creators and so, inevitably, a rich complex of signs, hints and idealisms. There is no final reading of Star Trek, just an endless journey.’
– Book of the Day, The Independent
Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Professor Gareth Stedman Jones
Tuesday 4 October from 6.30pm – ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, QMUL Mile End Campus
Our friends in the School of History are hosting a book launch with their tutor Professor Stedman Jones’ (author of this new Marx biography) joining Dr Tristram Hunt MP (author of a recent biography of Friedrich Engels) to debate around the issues raised in the book.
Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People’s Enterprise by Joy White
Wednesday 19 October – Bow Arts Centre
A local launch of a key study in grime music and its related enterprise as a key component of the urban music economy at the lovely Bow Arts Centre.