I’ll be reading from my new book, Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds, at the following:
Chevalier Books, October 26, 2016, 7:00 pm
USC Doheny Library, November 2, 2016, 6:00 pm
Skylight Books, November 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
My new book is a memoir of being a teenager in the 1950s world of rock ‘n’ roll, monster movies, and the Cold War. It’s available as a Kindle on Amazon and a Nook on B&N, and as a paperback.
I’ll be talking about and reading from “Trying to be Cool” at Skylight Books at 5:00 on November 24.
New essay by Leo Braudy in the Los Angeles Review of Books about Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself. Please follow the link to the LARB website:
Leo Braudy will be a speaker on the panel “Telling Hollywood Tales” on
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2:30 PM at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
Yale University Press will publish The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon in February 2011.
This video, produced for the University of Southern California, features a reading from the section on Peg Entwhistle’s suicide accompanied by some beautiful archival images, as well as a discussion of the book and of Leo Braudy’s teaching at USC.
Leo Braudy and Scott Soames have just been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. USC’s College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences covered the story:
Top Fellowships for Braudy and Soames
University Professor Leo Braudy and philosophy professor Scott Soames have been named fellows of the 230-year-old American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies.
The USC College scholars are among 211 fellows and 18 foreign honorary members newly elected to the academy. Members are prominent figures in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs.
In all, 4,000 fellows and 600 foreign honorary members comprise the academy, including more than 200 Nobel Prize laureates; Shaw Prize recipients; Grammy, Tony and Oscar award winners; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellows; and 50 Pulitzer Prize awardees.
University Professor Leo Braudy of English and Scott Soames, professor of philosophy, are now fellows of the esteemed American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Photos credit Phil Channing.
Braudy, holder of the Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature, and Soames, director of the School of Philosophy, round off the College’s academy fellows to 15.
“Leo Braudy and Scott Soames are true giants in their fields,” USC College Dean Howard Gillman said. “To be invited to join a group that boasts among its past members the likes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Ralph Waldo Emerson shows that they are among the finest scholars of our generation. All of us in USC College are extremely proud and honored to call them colleagues and friends.”
Read the rest of the article here.
The 7th edition of Film Theory and Criticism has just been released by Oxford University Press and is available for purchase from Amazon.
The new edition features expanded introductions and a new section on “Digitization and Globalization,” which incorporates essays on recent developments in technology and world cinema.
Back in print:
Figueroa Press has republished Native Informant: Essays on Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture in its scholarly reprints series. The press also reissued The Plot of Time: Narrative Form in Hume, Fielding, and Gibbon with a new forward by Hayden White in 2003. Both books can be ordered through their website, or at Amazon.com.