The Book Matters series seeks to celebrate the written works of faculty members from a range of disciplines at the University of Iowa -- The Writing University. By shining a light on published works from a wide range of disciplines, these events are an opportunity for scholars and critical thinkers from across the campus and community to come together to discuss ideas, meet new colleagues, and celebrate the writing strengths of UI scholars outside of traditional writing departments.  

A companion program for Creative MattersBook Matters is hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research. The events are free and open to the public.

Books published by Iowa faculty in 2022/2023

Upcoming Events

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Book Matters: Scholars in Conversation at the Stanley

Thursday, February 16, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Please join us for an interdisciplinary conversation at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art featuring three UI community-engaged scholars who have recently published co-authored, collaborative works. A Q&A will follow the remarks.
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Book Matters Faculty Author Celebration

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Join the Office of the Vice President for Research as we celebrate faculty who have published books during 2022 and spring 2023. President Barbara Wilson will make remarks at 5 p.m. If you are a faculty member that has recently published a book, please let us know. To attend, RSVP Now.
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Book Matters: Tara Bynum at Prairie Lights

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Prairie Lights Books
Join us for a reading and discussion to celebrate Tara Bynum's book, Reading Pleasures. Bynum is assistant professor in the UI Departments of English and African American Studies and a scholar of early African American literary histories before 1800.

I wish to participate in Book Matters

If you are a faculty member with a recently published or forthcoming book and wish to participate in future Book Matters events, please complete our form.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Leslie Revaux in advance at 319-335-2131.