2Q2024 SNEAK PEEK

By: HILOBROW
March 26, 2024

Here’s a preview of HILOBROW’s publishing plans for April, May, and June 2024.

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ENTHUSIASMS


Richard E. Grant in Withnail and I

During 2Q2024, we will publish REPO YOUR ENTHUSIASM, a series of 25 enthusiastic posts, contributed by 25 HILOBROW friends and regulars, on the topic of “offbeat” movies from the Eighties (1984–1993, in our periodization schema). Here’s the series lineup:

Annie Nocenti on AFTER HOURS | Lynn Peril on BRAZIL | Mandy Keifetz on BODY DOUBLE | Carlo Rotella on ROBOCOP | Marc Weidenbaum on GROUNDHOG DAY | Erik Davis on REPO MAN | Mimi Lipson on STRANGER THAN PARADISE | Josh Glenn on HOW TO GET AHEAD IN ADVERTISING | Susan Roe on HOUSEKEEPING | Gordon Dahlquist on SOMETHING WILD | Heather Quinlan on EATING RAOUL | Anthony Miller on MIRACLE MILE | Karinne Keithley Syers on BETTER OFF DEAD | Adam McGovern on WALKER | Ramona Lyons on MILLER’S CROSSING | Vanessa Berry on WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? | Elina Shatkin on NIGHT OF THE COMET | Susannah Breslin on MAN BITES DOG | Tom Nealon on DELICATESSEN | Lisa Jane Persky on RUMBLE FISH | Dean Haspiel on WEIRD SCIENCE | Heather Kapplow on HEATHERS | Micah Nathan on BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA | Nicholas Rombes on SLACKER | Mark Kingwell on WITHNAIL AND I. PLUS: Deborah Wassertzug on ELECTRIC DREAMS.

Josh is the REPO YOUR ENTHUSIASM series editor. He is very grateful to the series’ contributors, many of whom donated their honoraria to Covenant House, which provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness.


CONDIMENT ABCs


Tom Nealon (shown above) will continue to contribute new installments to CONDIMENT ABECEDARIUM, an apophenic food-history series.


OFF-TOPIC


Adam McGovern (shown above) will continue to deliver over-the-transom, on-tangent essays, dialogues and subjective scholarship via his monthly-ish series OFF-TOPIC.


MORE ONGOING SERIES


The series FIRST TIME AS COMEDY is devoted to surfacing examples of a recursive, often middlebrow syndrome whereby comedy is adapted (without acknowledgment) as drama. Here’s the 2Q2024 lineup:

THE SAVAGE GENTLEMAN vs. DOC SAVAGE | GULLIVAR JONES vs. JOHN CARTER | THE PHONOGRAPHIC APARTMENT vs. HAL | HIGH RISE vs. OATH OF FEALTY | JOHNNY FEDORA vs. JAMES BOND | MA PARKER vs. MA BARKER

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The series SEMIOPUNK is dedicated to surfacing examples (and predecessors) of the sf subgenre that HILOBROW was the first to name “semiopunk.” Coming up in 2Q2024:

ENGINE SUMMER | RIDDLEY WALKER | LE GARAGE HERMÉTIQUE | VALIS | RODERICK | PATTERN RECOGNITION | THE PLAYER OF GAMES.

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Additional ongoing HILOBROW series: SCHEMATIZING, SCREENSHOTS, and PHOTO DUMP.


NEW SERIES


April 2021 — West Roxbury, Mass.

STREET SCHEMA is a miniseries — within SCHEMATIZING — via which Josh will share his photos of manhole covers, the design of which can serve as visualization tools for a semiosphere’s structure.

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Vintage Taxidermy BEAVER, very nice piece!

Via the series NOT TODAY, EBAY Josh will share recent examples of stuff that he was very tempted to purchase from eBay… but, heroically, didn’t.


RADIUM AGE PROTO-SF


AI-assisted illustration for HILOBROW’s serialization of The Doomsman

HILOBROW’s Josh Glenn is editor of the RADIUM AGE series of reissued proto-sf adventures from the MIT Press. As we have done for over ten years now, during 1Q2024 we’ll continue to serialize some of Josh’s favorite Radium Age proto-sf stories and novels. Here’s the lineup:

  • Van Tassel Sutphen’s The Doomsman (1905–1906)
  • Rudyard Kipling’s “Unprofessional” (1930)
  • Charlotte Haldane’s Man’s World (1926)
  • Irene Clyde’s Beatrice the Sixteenth (1909)

RADIUM AGE SERIES UPDATES: 2022 | 2023 | 1Q2024. FULL SERIES INFO.

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Francis Picabia’s “This Has to Do with Me” (1914)

RADIUM AGE ART is a series of rough notes on proto-sf-adjacent artworks, curated and categorized by Josh, created during the sf genre’s emergent Radium Age (1900–1935). Here’s the 2Q2024 lineup:

1909 | 1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917.

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HILOBROW will also publish further installments in the series RADIUM AGE POETRY. Here’s a sampling of the 2Q2024 lineup:

Kenneth Rexroth’s “HEAVEN IS FULL OF DEFINITE STARS…” | D.H. Lawrence’s HOLD BACK! | C. Day Lewis’s TRANSITIONAL POEM | Wallace Stevens’s THE IDEA OF A COLONY | Adele Gloria’s EXPRESS TRAIN NO. 89 | Valery Bryusov’s THE DAYS SHALL COME OF FINAL DESOLATION.

More RADIUM AGE POETRY.

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On to 2Q2024…

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