For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, all Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook Language Files, will be open and free to use through The Ohio State University Libraries’ institutional repository, the Knowledge Bank.

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My Private Lennon

Explorations from a Fan Who Never Screamed
Sibbie O’Sullivan

“O’Sullivan makes connections between the adolescent world of Beatlemania, the poetry of T. S. Eliot, the sound of ‘No Reply,’ and the untidy nature of memory that no writer has made before. Finely written, insightful and unusually candid, her book will capture its readers.” —David Hepworth, author of Nothing Is Real: The Beatles Were Underrated and Other Sweeping Statements About Pop

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Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing

Julie Marie Wade

“Intelligent and lyrical, the narrative mingles often comic musings on female embodiment with insightful observations about the meaning of love and self-acceptance. A sharp, innovative text.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Wandering Dixie

Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South
Sue Eisenfeld

“In stunningly elegant prose, Eisenfeld uncovers the anonymous corners of Jewish and Confederate history. In this immersive gem of a book, she inspires hope for a nuanced and vital conversation about race by claiming her own role in ‘our troubled American story.’”—Michelle Brafman, author of Washing the Dead

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Praying Naked

Katie Condon

Praying Naked kicks ass and elbows the sky as Condon follows the desire that created her, a gift from her mother. Each prayer is a poem of sacred abandon. Condon is a poet who looks you in the eyes as she sings.” —Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate

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On Our Way Home from the Revolution

Reflections on Ukraine
Sonia Bilocerkowycz

“An emotionally urgent personal reckoning … The granddaughter of Ukrainian refugees, [Bilocerkowycz] grew up steeped in the myths, the language, and the fierce politics of her Ukrainian-American community.…An affecting meditation on how our identities are formed, and to whom we are responsible.” —John Dixon Mirisola, Los Angeles Review of Books

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Echo’s Fugue

Desirae Matherly

Echo’s Fugue transforms the personal essay into a listening essay, a fugue-flight, a ‘covert correspondence,’ and an interactive diagram of the heart. Marked by the signature attunement that is the hallmark of her art, Desirae Matherly’s wide-ranging experiments with form and vantage achieve a self-betraying clarity that is unsurpassed.” —Mary Cappello

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Latinx Rising

An Anthology of Latinx Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edited by Matthew David Goodwin with an Introduction by Frederick Luis Aldama

Latinx Rising challenges the stereotype of Latinxs only writing magical realism in the best possible way: with a gorgeous mix of stories, poems and art exploring a wise array of styles and experiences. Guaranteed to inspire wonder and thought.” —Julia Rios, editor of Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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Voices from the Ape House

Elizabeth Lynn Armstrong

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Praying Naked

Katie Condon

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The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie

Written by Frederick Luis Aldama
Illustrated by Chris Escobar

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The Columbus Anthology

Edited and with an Introduction by Amanda Page

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Latinx Rising: An Anthology of Latinx Science Fiction and Fantasy

Edited by Matthew David Goodwin
Introduction by Frederick Luis Aldama

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Talking #browntv: Latinas and Latinos on the Screen

Frederick Luis Aldama and William Anthony Nericcio

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Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics

Edited by Sean Guynes and Martin Lund

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Vaccine Rhetorics

Heidi Yoston Lawrence

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Debating Rhetorical Narratology

Matthew Clark and James Phelan

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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.


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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.
Read more here.

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.
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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.”