REEEC is glad to announce the publication by Duke University Press of Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style and the 1960s, a collection edited by our affiliate faculty Lilya Kaganovsky along with Rob Rushing and Lauren Goodlad.
The book has already been widely reviewed on a number of popular blogs and in Inside Higher Ed. Besides being featured on the “Focus” program on WILL, the editors were invited to kick off the Chicago Humanities Festival’s new year with Chicago radio host Alison Cuddy and about 600 guests who were willing to pay for tickets to see humanities professors talk about Mad Men and popular culture. To see the video of the show, click here. Furthermore, along with an impressive selection of critics (beginning with the formidable Bruce Robbins), Lilya Kaganovsky and Rob Rushing discussed the unfolding season of the show on Kritik, the blog of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. Finally, Illini Union Bookstore hosted a book signing event on April 23 at 4:30, which included some of the other Illinois faculty who contributed to the volume (Leslie Reagan, Jim Hansen, and IPRH director Dianne Harris).
Although it is not related to Slavic and East European and Eurasia studies, this book shows how the humanities has a broader appeal beyond the university.