LGBTQIA+ Stories

Constellating Home

Trans and Queer Asian American Rhetorics

V. Jo Hsu

“A rich and particular narrative of resistance and refusal.” —Gust Yep

Open access for the month of June: read now

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Engine Running

Cade Mason

“One of the most potent incantations of a particular time and place I can remember reading in a long time.” —Ryan Van Meter

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Eating Lightbulbs and Other Essays

Steve Fellner

“[Fellner] showcases a profound love for the essay as he displays a Sedaris-like humor while also tracing the history of his darkest moments.” —Jill Talbot

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Asexual Erotics

Intimate Readings of Compulsory Sexuality

Ela Przybylo

“Delivers an innovative analysis of the erotic energies that are neglected by Western societies’ blind commitment to compulsory sexuality.” —Journal of the History of Sexuality

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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.” —Kirkus

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Heteroflexibility, Neoliberalism, and Latin/o American Sexual Practice

Ramón E. Soto-Crespo

“This book breaks open the cramped container of our current sexual categories, revealing the expanse of possibilities that circulate outside the limits of identity.” —Jane Ward

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

Front cover of City Scripts: Narratives of Postindustrial Urban Futures, featuring a tall concrete wall, set with two large industrial fans, one red and one blue.

City Scripts: Narratives of Post-Industrial Futures

Barbara Buchenau, Jens Martin Gurr, and Maria Sulimma, Eds.

Front cover of Selected Writings of Selma Fraiberg, Edited by Louis Fraiberg, featuring a black and white photograph of the author sitting next to potted plants.

Selected Writings of Selma Fraiberg

Louis Fraiberg, Ed., with a Foreword by Robert N. Emde, M.D.

Front cover of The Fertile Earth and the Ordered Cosmos: Reflections on the Newark Earthworks and World Heritage, Edited by M. Elizabeth Weiser, Timothy R. W. Jordan, and Richard D. Shiels, featuring a photo of grass-covered earth mounds, trees in the background, and the full moon in the early twilight sky.

The Fertile Earth and the Ordered Cosmos: Reflections on the Newark Earthworks and World Heritage

M. Elizabeth Weiser, Timothy R. W. Jordan, and Richard D. Shiels, Editors

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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 we 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 2023 Eisner nominees: Katherine Kelp-Stebbins’s How Comics Travel: Publication, Translation, Radical Literacies is nominated for Best Academic/Scholarly Work, and José Alaniz’s Resurrection: Comics in Post-Soviet Russia is nominated for Best Comics-Related Book.

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American Magnitude by Christa Olson has won the 2023 RSA Book Award!

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Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize coeditor Kathy Fagan is a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow!