“Night Studies” publications by Will Straw + collaborators

Night Studies

“Gathering up the social: Nightlife columns in the African-American press.” Ethnologies, vol. 44, no. 1, 2022.

“Urban Labor and the Cinematic Nocturne.” In Eria Stein, Germaine R. Halegoua and Brendan Kredell, eds. The Routledge Companion to Media and the City. Taylor & Francis, 2022, pp. 100-107.

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.