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

Book Matters: Christopher Goetz in Conversation with Corey Creekmur at Prairie Lights promotional image

Book Matters: Christopher Goetz in Conversation with Corey Creekmur at Prairie Lights

Thursday, March 21, 2024 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Prairie Lights Books
Join us for a reading and discussion, co-hosted by Prairie Lights, to celebrate Christopher Goetz’s recent book, The Counterfeit Coin: Videogames and Fantasies of Empowerment. Goetz is an associate professor and head of film studies in the Department of Cinematic Arts. After the reading, Corey Creekmur, associate professor in the departments of Cinematic Arts and English, will join Goetz for a conversation and Q&A with the audience. A reception will follow the event. Thursday, March 21, 2024 7...

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