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A Mile and a Half of Lines

The Art of James Thurber
Michael J. Rosen
with contributions from Ian Frazier, Seymour Chwast, Liza Donnelly, Michael Maslin, and Rosemary Thurber

“The most wonderful thing about Thurber’s drawings is how they prove the point of a cartoon is not to show off a mastery of perspective or anatomy, or that the cartoonist can render a horse—or a sea—better than anyone else on the planet. Not that I can tell you what the point is, other than it has a lot more to do with being funny than anatomy.” —Roz Chast, author of Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

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Not Far from Me

Stories of Opioids and Ohio
Edited by Daniel Skinner and Berkeley Franz
Foreword by Ted Strickland

“There’s not a community in our state that hasn’t been affected by opioid addiction, and it’s so important to hear the voices of the families who are being torn apart. Their stories are a powerful call to action for us to work together to fight this public health crisis.” —Senator Sherrod Brown

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Out of Step

A Memoir

Winner of the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction

Out of Step is not just Moll’s memoir; it is a loving and empathetic portrayal of those around him, paying explicit attention to the vulnerable, the outcast and the misunderstood.” —Times Literary Supplement

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The Trouble with Men

Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power
David Shields

"I often found this book beguiling, and moving. There is always the temptation, in writing about sex, to sound superior, arch, immune to its power. But Shields writes from a place of genuine curiosity and confusion. He is ridiculous and brave, he never conflates sincerity with genuine candor, and he poses the kinds of questions that only ever bring trouble (and are the only kind worth reading about)."—Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

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William S. Burroughs' "The Revised Boy Scout Manual"

An Electronic Revolution
William S. Burroughs, edited by Geoffrey D. Smith & Jonh M. Bennett

“It’s all there all the time with Burroughs.”—Marc Maron

“A carefully annotated, definitive edition of a long-lost William S. Burroughs work, The Revised Boy Scout Manual is a scathingly humorous, often uncannily prescient guide to revolution.”—Foreword

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Tales from la Vida

A Latinx Comics Anthology
Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama

“These deftly constructed stories shake us to our core selves, waking us and the world to the sweeping spectrum of Latinx identities and experiences. Mind blowing!” —Keith Knight, The Knight Life and K Chronicles

“An eclectic and artistically stunning collection of work overflowing with emotional resonance and cultural reverence, Tales from La Vida is a gift to cherish.” —David Walker, Luke Cage and Bitter Root

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The United States of Ohio

One American State and Its Impact on the Other Forty-Nine
David E. Rohr

“The only topic missing from David Rohr’s fun read on Ohio is the one about the impressive young talents coming out of the state’s high schools. As I can personally attest, David was one of them. It's no surprise to me that my classmate has written a delightful book that anyone who is from Ohio—or wishes they were—will love.”—Christine Brennan, USA Today columnist, CNN and ABC News commentator, and best-selling author of Inside Edge and Best Seat in the House

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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Echo's Fugue

Desirae Matherly

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When: Stories

Katherine Zlabek

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Talking #browntv: Latinas and Latinos on the Screen

Frederick Luis Aldama and William Anthony Nericcio

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Staging Black Fugitivity

Stacie Selmon McCormick

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About the Ohio State University Press:

The Ohio State University Press was established in 1957 and currently publishes 50-60 new books a year. We specialize in literary and cultural studies, (including comics, narrative theory, Victorian studies, and medieval studies) American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies, and race and ethnic studies (including Black studies and Latinx studies). We also acquire books in regional studies on our Trillium imprint, creative works, on our Mad Creek imprint, and linguistics, and publish the annual winners of The Journal’s non/fiction and poetry prizes.

In addition to its books, the Press publishes a distinguished group of journals including Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, Adoption & Culture, American Periodicals, Victorians, North American Journal of Celtic Studies, and Narrative.


The Ohio State University Press is a proud member of the Association of University Presses. For a spreadsheet list of the Association's members and the subjects they publish in, click here. For a PDF of the Association's publication, Best Practices for Peer Review, click here.

Latest News:

Congratulations to our authors Anthony Moll, author of Out of Step, and Barrie Jean Borich, author of Apocalypse, Darling for their 2018 Lambda Literary Award nominations!

And congratulations to Nicole Walker for the nomination of her book, Sustainability: A Love Story, as a Foreword Reviews 2018 Indie Award Finalist.

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The Ohio State University Press joins the University Press Diversity Fellowship Program

A four-year, $1,205,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been awarded to six university presses to support the continued development and expansion of the pipeline program designed to diversify academic publishing.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO SONYA BILOCERKOWYCZ, WINNER OF THE 2018 GOURNAY PRIZE

As recipient of the prize, Bilocerkowycz receives $1,000 and her collection of linked essays, On Our Way Home from the Revolution, will be published as part of the 21st Century Essays series in Fall 2019.  

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James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and the Rhetorics of Black Male Subjectivity by Dr. Aaron Ngozi Oforlea has been awarded the College Language Association's 2018 Award for Creative Scholarship. This award recognizes outstanding literary and linguistic scholarship. Oforlea's work explores the rhetorical strategies that Baldwin’s and Morrison’s black male characters employ as they negotiate discourses of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Cover for the Book, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and the Rhetorics of Black Male Subjectivity by Dr. Aaron Ngozi Oforlea
Library Journal has named Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society one of the best new magazines of 2017, calling it "a journal that takes comics seriously." Congratulations to editor Jared Gardner and the entire Inks team! Cover of the journal Inks, volume 2, issue one.
Check out the full list here!
Cover of Kate Polak's Book, Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics
Kate Polak's Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics has been nominated for the 2018 Eisner Awards in the category of Best Academic/Scholarly Work.  Ethics in the Gutter examines how comics—particularly those that fictionalize historical atrocity—teach readers about the possibilities and limitations of empathy and ethics.

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Patricia Vigderman's The Real Life of the Parthenon reviewed in The Wall Street Journal:
“Ms. Vigderman’s polished prose is never vague; it never gropes, nor does it disappoint. The work is a sequence of beautifully interwoven meditations.”

Reviewed in The New York Times:
“Part memoir, part travelogue and part musing on cultural patrimony, her new book is a voyage around the ancient world in which she examines the issues raised by the migration of art in the modern era.”