Spotlight on the PSU Press: Author Talk with Bret Rothstein

Join this special engagement event and discussion with Bret L. Rothstein, author of The Shape of Difficulty: A Fan Letter to Unruly Objects, moderated by Eleanor Goodman, Executive Editor at Penn State University Press. Discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

What is it about puzzles that drives us to figure them out? In this unique and innovative book, Bret L. Rothstein explores how mechanical problems delight and frustrate us, distracting our attention from recognizably “useful” activities and directing it toward something that may be even more important.

Rothstein teaches at Indiana University, where his courses address the cultural work of images and objects. 

Reading the book in advance will provide additional context, however, it is not required to enjoy and engage in the conversation. Click to read more and purchase the book. Use discount code NR21 for 30% off online order


Wednesday: August 11, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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