Brainstorm Books Launch


Wednesday, February 7, 2018


4:00 - 6:00 pm



BRAINSTORM BOOKS is the new imprint of punctum books that is affiliated with the Literature and the Mind initiative. (More information is available here.

The three books we will celebrate at the reception–Visceral: Essays on Illness Not as Metaphor; The Hegemony of Psychopathy; and Covert Plants: Vegetal Consciousness and Agency in an Anthropocentric World–were produced in the inaugural SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING WORKSHOP, a collaborative effort led by UCSB English Professor Julie Carlson and punctum co-director Eileen Fradenburg Joy and sponsored by a grant from the English Department's Arnhold Fund. Together with Kristy McCants and Chip Badley, nine undergraduate students copyedited, proofed, and designed these three books. (You can read about the scholarly publishing workshop here.)