“Night Studies” publications by Will Straw + collaborators

Night Studies

Re-Thinking the Spaces of Night-time Sociabilty,” in Irene Gammel and Jason Wang, eds. Creative Resilience and COVID-19, Taylor and Francis, 2022, pp. 166-174.

“Montreal Bohemia and the Mile End Apartment Party Scene.” In Norbert Bachleitner and Juliane Werner, eds. Popular Music and the Poetics of Self in Fiction, Brill, 2021, pp. 121-137.

Will Straw and Jess Reia, “Nightlife in a Pandemic,” in Pandemic Societies, eds. Jean-Louis Denis, Catherine Régis, and Daniel Weinstock (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021), 9-20.

“La noche urbana”. In Alejandro Mercado Celis and Edna Hernández González, eds. Noche urbana y economía nocturna en América del Norte. México: CISAN, UNAM, 2021. Translation of “The Urban Night.”

Case Study: “Montréal: Towards a Comprehensive Nighttime Policy.” Co-written with Jess Reia. Global Nighttime Recovery PlanChapter 5: Nighttime Governance in Times of Covid-19, nighttime.org, April, 2021, pp. 16-19

 “Répondre à la dévastation de la vie nocturne causée par la pandémie de Covid-19”Coronavirus, une conversation mondiale, FranceCulture, January 1, 2021.

An Urbanized Cultural Studies?” In Eric Maigret and Laurent Martin, eds., Les Cultural Studies: Au-delà des politiques des identités. Le Bord de l’Eau éditions, 2020, pp. 151-162.

Night Studies: Thinking Across Disciplines.” Voices of Mexico, no. 111 (Autumn, 2020). pp. 7-10.

Covid Nights.” Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture.  NO. 3, VOL. 5, August 24, 2020

The emerging field of ‘Night Studies’: Steps towards a genealogy, co-authored by Will Straw, Luc Gwiazdzinski, Marco Maggioli. English version of Conclusion to Night Studies: Regards croisés sur les nouveaux visages de la nuit. Grenoble: Editions Elya, 2020, Luc Gwiazdzinski, Marco Maggioli, Will Straw, eds.

“Montreal’s Big Night: La nuit du 29 avril 1960.” CRIEM Blog, June 18, 2020.

“Why the pleasure and meaning of mingling in bars can’t be matched by a table for 2.” The Conversation, June 11, 2020

“Nightlife is the soul of cities — and ‘night mayors’ are its keepers in this coronavirus pandemic.”  The Conversation March 26, 2020

“Night Matters – Why the Interdisciplinary Field of ‘Night Studies’ is Needed.”  Full citation: Kyba, C.C.; Pritchard, S.B.; Ekirch, A.R.; Eldridge, A.; Jechow, A.; Preiser, C.; Kunz, D.; Henckel, D.; Hölker, F.; Barentine, J.; Berge, J.; Meier, J.; Gwiazdzinski, L.; Spitschan, M.; Milan, M.; Bach, S.; Schroer, S.; Straw, W. Night Matters – Why the Interdisciplinary Field of “Night Studies” is Needed. Preprints 2019.

The Ever-Changing Politics of the Night.  New Cities: The Big Picture.  September, 2019.

Luc Gwiazdzinski, Marco Maggioli and Will Straw.  “Géographies de la nuit / Geographies of the night / Geografie della notte: From geographical object to Night Studies.”  Bollettino della Società Geografica italiana, Series 14, Vol 1 No 2 (2018), 9-22.

“Afterword”.  In Geoff Stahl and Giacomo Bottà, eds.  Nocturnes: Popular Music and the Night.  Palgrave, 2019, pp. 257-267.

Imaginaires et politiques de la nuit montréalaise.”  Observatoire des politiques culturelles no. 53 (Winter, 2019), pp. 29-32.

Of Night and Noise:  Music’s New Politics.”   Assemble Papers (Melbourne), October 5, 2018.

“Urbanização da política musical: cidades e a cultura da noite.”  In Cíntia Sanmartin Fernandes and Micael Herschmann, eds.  Cidades Musicais:  Comunicação, Territorialidade e Política.  Porto Alegre, Brazil:  Editora Sulina, 2018, pp. 319-340.  English language original here.

“Afterword: Night Mayors, Policy Mobilities and the Question fo Night’s End.” In Jordi Nofre and Adam Eldridge, eds., Exploring Nightlife:  Space, Society and Governance.  London:  Rowan and Littlefield, 2018,

“Nuits et montagnes:  Premières explorations d’une double frontère.”   “Nights and mountains:  Preliminary exploration of a double frontier.”  By Luc Gwiazdzinski and Will Straw.  In Nuits et Montagnes/Nights and Mountains.  Thematic issue of the Journal of Alpine Research/Revue de géographie alpine, vol. 106, no. 1 (2018).

« Introduction générale – Unité et division au sein des nuits urbaines. »  In Alain Montandon, Florian Guérin and Edna Hernandez Gonzalez, eds.  Cohabiter les nuits urbaines, Paris, l’Harmattan, 2018.  English original here.

“Cinematic topographies and the 24-hour cycle.” In Luc Gwiazdzinski, Guillaume Dervon and Olivier Klein, eds. CHRONOTOPICS Readings and Writings on a World in Movement. Grenoble: Editions Elya, 2017.

“Preface: Penser la vie urbaine.” In Luc Gwiazdzinski, La Nuit, Dernière frontière de la ville.  New edition.  Paris:  Rhuthmos, 2016, pp. 7-10.

Introduction:  Habiter (la nuit)/inhabiting (the night).  Intermédialités no. 26 (September, 2015; published 2016).  Co-written with Luc Gwiazdzinski.

Some things a scene might be.”  In Benjamin Woo, Stuart Poyntz, Jamie Rennie, editors, Scene Thinking Cultural Studies from the Scenes Perspective.  London and New York:  Routledge, 2016.  Reprint.

Media and the Urban Night.”  Articulo – Journal of Urban Research, no 11 (2015, published 2016).

“The Night in the Americas.”  L’Ena hors les murs:  Magazine des Anciens Elèves de l’ENA, no. 453, July-August, 2015, pp. 10-11.

“Chrono-Urbanism and Single-Night Narratives in Film.”  Film Studies, vol. 12, no 1 (Spring, 2015), pp. 46-56.

“Place des Arts et la vie nocturne à Montréal.”  In Louise Poissant, ed. 50 Ans de la Place des Arts.  Montréal:  Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2015, pp. 115-130.

“Night Scenes/Cenas de Noite.”  In Colaboratorio, Manfesto da noite/Night Manifesto, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2014, pp. 104-113.

The Urban Night.”  In Michael Darroch et Janine Marchessault, editors.  Cartographies of Place :  Navigating the Urban.  Montreal : McGill-Queens University Press, 2014, pp. 185-200.