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Megan Volpert and special guests present PERFUME

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This is a virtual event. This event is free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register on Eventbrite here: Megan Volpert and special guests present PERFUME

Charis and Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL welcome Megan Volpert and special guests for a celebration of PERFUME

Megan Volpert and an eclectic foursome of erica lewis, Kate Leland, Matt Morris, and Arielle Zibrak will read and respond from PERFUME.

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

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Our sense of smell is crucial to our survival. We can smell fear, disease, food. Fragrance is also entertainment. We can smell an expensive bottle of perfume at a high-end department store. Perhaps it reminds us of our favorite aunt. A memory in a bottle is a powerful thing.

Megan Volpert's Perfume carefully balances the artistry with the science of perfume. The science takes us into the neurology of scent receptors, how taste is mostly smell, the biology of illnesses that impact scent sense, and the chemistry of making and copying perfume. The artistry of perfume involves the five scent families and symbolism, subjectivity in perfume preference, perfume marketing strategies, iconic scents, and perfumers, why the industry is so secretive, and Volpert's own experiments with making perfume.

Perfume is available for pre-order from Charis Books and More in Decatur, Georgia. To pre-order a copy, please click the following link: https://www.charisbooksandmore.com/book/9781501367144.

Megan Volpert is a frequent contributor to PopMatters and a professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Kennesaw State University, USA. She has written or edited over dozen books, including Closet Cases: Queers on What We Wear (2020), RuPaul's Drag Race and Philosophy (2019), and Boss Broad (2019).

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Perfume (Object Lessons) By Megan Volpert, Christopher Schaberg (Editor), Ian Bogost (Editor) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781501367144
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - March 24th, 2022

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.


Closet Cases: Queers on What We Wear By Megan Volpert Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781944528065
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Published: Et Alia Press - March 17th, 2020

"With its perfect 8.5" x 8.5" square design and dynamic, art quality photographs, it would be easy to consider Closet Cases as a coffee table book. But coffee table books are delightful to thumb through solely for their visual appeal, and typically don't include engaging personal essays like those that complement each photograph in Closet Cases. . . .


Rupaul's Drag Race and Philosophy: Sissy That Thought (Popular Culture and Philosophy #129) By Hendrik Kempt (Editor), Megan Volpert (Editor), Kate Bornstein (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Hendrik Kempt (Editor), Megan Volpert (Editor), Kate Bornstein (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780812694789
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Published: Open Court - December 3rd, 2019

As RuPaul has said, this is the Golden Age of Drag--and that's chiefly the achievement of RuPaul's Drag Race, which in its eleventh year is more popular than ever, and has now become fully mainstream in its appeal. The show has an irresistible allure for folks of all persuasions and proclivities. Yet serious or philosophical discussion of its exponential success has been rare.


Boss Broad By Megan Volpert Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781943977635
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Published: Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC - June 11th, 2019

Boss Broad contains forty poems and dozens of essays that explore what it takes to be a middle-aged hero. The poems are English-to-English translations of Bruce Springsteen songs--popular ones where he directly addresses a female listener, which Volpert audaciously rewrites to answer the Boss back using his own rhyme and meter.


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Megan Volpert and an eclectic foursome of erica lewis, Kate Leland, Matt Morris, and Arielle Zibrak will read and respond from PERFUME.