Books to read with the news

On Our Way Home from the Revolution

Reflections on Ukraine

Sonya Bilocerkowycz

“An emotionally urgent personal reckoning.“ —Los Angeles Review of Books

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Books to read with the news

A History of Hate in Ohio

Then and Now

Michael E. Brooks and Robert Fitrakis

“An exceptionally thorough history of white supremacy focused on Ohio but relevant nationwide.“ —Deborah Levine, editor of American Diversity Report

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Supremely Tiny Acts

A Memoir of a Day

Sonya Huber

“It’s hard not to be impressed with the ambition of Sonya Huber’s Supremely Tiny Acts.…It’s a thrill when Huber pulls it off.” —Ander Monson

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Vaccine Rhetorics

Heidi Yoston Lawrence

Honorable Mention, 2021 CCCC Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication

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Books to read with the news

American Catastrophe

Fundamentalism, Climate Change, Gun Rights, and the Rhetoric of Donald J. Trump

Luke Winslow

“[Winslow] reveals how the rhetoric of catastrophe shapes right-wing fundamentalism today, fueling perceived marginalization, authoritativeness mixed with rejection of expertise, emphasis on ‘objective’ method, [and] militant individualism.” —Denise M. Bostdorff, author of Proclaiming the Truman Doctrine

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Boomtown Columbus

Ohio’s Sunbelt City and How Developers Got Their Way

Kevin Cox

"“[Kevin Cox] brings a lifetime of study to bear on the workings of profit, power, and politics in Columbus, Ohio, and the shadowy world that builds the places Americans have to live with.” —Richard Walker, author of Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area "

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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Ripe: Essays

Negesti Kaudo

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Finding Querencia: Essays from In-Between

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

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Con Papá / With Papá

Written by Frederick Luis Aldama and Illustrated by Nicky Rodriguez

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Decolonial Conversations in Posthuman and New Material Rhetorics

Edited by Jennifer Clary-Lemon and David M. Grant

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Women’s Friendship in Medieval Literature

Edited by Karma Lochrie and Usha Vishnuvajjala

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Enlistment: Lists in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Edited by Eva von Contzen and James Simpson

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Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology

Edited by
Alex Hernandez
Matthew David Goodwin
and Sarah Rafael García

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Las aventuras de Chupacabra Charlie

Written by Frederick Luis Aldama
Illustrated by Chris Escobar

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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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