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Welcome to the Johns Hopkins University Press podcast page. Visit often to hear interviews with contributors and editors from our collection of journals. Listen to each podcast episode in the player underneath the post.


D.J. Hopkins, Theatre Topics

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Earlier this year, the journal Theatre Topics devoted a special issue to the role of the dramaturg in today's theatre world. The essays in the issue provided a wide range of perspectives on modern dramaturgy. Journal editor D.J. Hopkins, who began his career as a dramaturg, joined us to talk about the issue and the profession.

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Melvin Rogers, Theory & Event

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The online journal Theory & Event has published a special supplement which focuses on the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing protests in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this year. Nine essays attempt to examine the situation from a number of angles. Guest editor Melvin Rogers, an associate professor of Political Science and African American Studies at UCLA, joined us to talk about the special issue, titled "Disposable Lives."

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Gigi McMillan, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics

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VOICES: Personal Stories from the Pages of NIB is a publication created from the “narrative symposia” — the stories and commentaries published in Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics — that explore current issues in bioethics and health policy. The first issue of VOICES centers on “Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors” and features stories from parents and commentary from survivors, doctors, and advocates who have worked with this particular devastating illness. Symposium editor Gigi McMillan joins us to talk about the issue and the future of VOICES.

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Damon Jaggars, portal: Libraries and the Academy

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In its most recent issue, portal: Libraries and the Academy took a look at the future of academic libraries. The issue sought to explore the possibilities of what academic libraries might become or cease to be in a speculative future. Guest editor Damon Jaggars from Columbia University brought together experts from different sectors of the academic library ecosystem to share their visions of the future, with the intention of providing insights that might fuel the creation of vital futures for academic libraries and librarians. Jaggars joined us to talk about the special issue and how it could help the field in the coming years.

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Karen Pinkus, diacritics

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To recognize the 30-year anniversary of a special issue on nuclear criticism, diacritics published an issue devotes to climate change criticism. Guest editor Karen Pinkus has brought together a respected group of scholars, including the editor of the nuclear criticism issue and another contributor from 30 years ago, to address the new reality which we find ourselves experiencing. Pinkus joins us to talk about the issue.

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