On 16 May in Amsterdam, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and Duke University Press will co-host a launch for two new books in media studies: Eliza Steinbock’s Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change and Figures of Time: Affect and the Television of Preemption by NECSUS editorial board member Toni Pape. Steinbock will present work on trans cinema and how it uses affect to foreground the processual character of trans embodiment. Pape will speak about the use of affect in media to shape our perception of the future. Admission to the program is free. You can register through the website of the event venue, SPUI25.