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	The Age of Discovery and Other Stories	book cover

The Age of Discovery and Other Stories

Becky Hagenston

August 11th

978-0-8142-5794-4

$21.95 T paperback

“Funny and sparkling and slyly inventive .” —Eric Puchner

The real and the fantastic collide in wildly imaginative stories of characters discovering what—for better or worse—they are capable of.

Series: The Journal Non/Fiction Prize

Fiction

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Dark Tourist

Essays

Hasanthika Sirisena

December 3rd

978-0-8142-5812-5

$19.95 T paperback

“[These essays] ring with depth and unexpected associations.” —Elena Passarello

Weaves reportage, cultural criticism, and memoir to excavate sites of personal, cultural, and political trauma and find wider truths about sexuality, art, language, and identity.

Series: 21st Century Essays

Creative Nonfiction

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	Supremely Tiny Acts	book cover

Supremely Tiny Acts

A Memoir of a Day

Sonya Huber

October 16th

978-0-8142-5804-0

$19.95 T paperback

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

Recounts the quotidian details of an arrest and subsequent court appearance to reflect on privilege, protest, and everyday life as seedbed for political change.

Series: 21st Century Essays

Creative Nonfiction

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	Eating Lightbulbs and Other Essays	book cover

Eating Lightbulbs and Other Essays

Steve Fellner

November 4th

978-0-8142-5807-1

$23.95 T paperback

“Astonishing high-wire acts of truth-telling.” —Tiffany Midge

Darkly funny essays about self-preservation, betrayal, family, gay sex, mental illness, and the inherently flawed way we live and love.

Series: Machete

Creative Nonfiction

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	Speculative Fiction for Dreamers	book cover

Speculative Fiction for Dreamers

A Latinx Anthology

Edited by Alex Hernandez, Matthew David Goodwin, and Sarah Rafael García

September 8th

978-0-8142-5798-2

$24.95 T paperback

“This is a knockout.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

An array of tantalizing new works from some of the most exciting Latinx creators working in the speculative vein today, for teenagers and up.

Fiction, Latinx & Latin American Studies

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	Las aventuras de Chupacabra Charlie	book cover

Las aventuras de Chupacabra Charlie

Frederick Luis Aldama
Ilustrado por Chris Escobar

August 19th

978-0-8142-5801-9

$9.95 T paperback

The Spanish-language edition of The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie

Series: Latinographix

Juvenile Fiction, Spanish Language

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	A History of Hate in Ohio	book cover

A History of Hate in Ohio

Then and Now

By Michael E. Brooks and Bob Fitrakis with an Introduction by Marilyn K. Howard

July 28th

978-0-8142-5800-2

$24.95 T paperback

“Extensively researched and meticulously documented.”—Barry Balleck, author of Allegiance to Liberty: The Changing Face of Patriots, Militias, and Political Violence in America

The first comprehensive study of white supremacy and hate groups in the Buckeye State, from the colonial era to the present day.

Ohio, History, Current Events

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	Diverse Futures	book cover

Diverse Futures

Science Fiction and Authors of Color

Joy Sanchez-Taylor

August 3rd

978-0-8142-1473-2
$129.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5797-5
$29.95 S paperback

Examines how authors of color juxtapose science fiction tropes with specific cultural references to comment on issues of inclusiveness in Eurowestern cultures.

Series: New Suns: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Speculative

Rhetoric & Communication, Race & Ethnic Studies, Literary Studies

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	The Dreamer and the Dream	book cover

The Dreamer and the Dream

Afrofuturism and Black Religious Thought

Roger A. Sneed

September 28th

978-0-8142-1479-4
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5806-4
$29.95 S paperback

Analyzes the interplay of Black religious thought with science fiction to illuminate Afrofuturism as an important channel for Black religion and spirituality.

Series: New Suns: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Speculative

Black Studies, Literary Studies, American Studies

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	Black Dragon	book cover

Black Dragon

Afro Asian Performance and the Martial Arts Imagination

Zachary F. Price

November 16th

978-0-8142-1460-2
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5813-2
$29.95 S paperback

Deploys martial arts as a lens to analyze performance, power, and identity within the evolving fusion of Black and Asian American cultures in history and media.

Series: Black Performance and Cultural Criticism

Black Studies, Film & Media, Race & Ethnic Studies

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	Dark Mirror	book cover

Dark Mirror

African Americans and the Federal Writers’ Project

J. J. Butts

September 6th

978-0-8142-1477-0

$64.95 S hardcover

Demonstrates how Black writers negotiated and revised New Deal ideas through their contributions to the Federal Writers’ Project, ultimately introducing a more inclusive, pluralist understanding of American culture and history.

Black Studies, Literary Studies, American Studies, History

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	Authorizing Superhero Comics	book cover

Authorizing Superhero Comics

On the Evolution of a Popular Serial Genre

Daniel Stein

August 31st

978-0-8142-1476-3
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5802-6
$34.95 S paperback

Analyzes the evolution of the superhero genre by looking not only at the genre but also its reception.

Series: Studies in Comics & Cartoons

Comics & Comics Studies, Film & Media

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	Building <em>Confianza</em>	book cover

Building Confianza

Empowering Latinos/as Through Transcultural Health Care Communication

Dalia Magaña

October 15th

978-0-8142-1481-7
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5809-5
$29.95 S paperback

Using linguistic analysis, identifies strategies that medical providers can use to improve transcultural competence and effectiveness when communicating with Spanish-speaking patients.

Series: Global Latino/a Americas

Latinx & Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Spanish Language, Health

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	The Political Economy of Stigma	book cover

The Political Economy of Stigma

HIV, Memoir, Medicine, and Crip Positionalities

Ally Day

September 22nd

978-0-8142-1478-7
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5805-7
$29.95 S paperback

Looks at HIV memoirs to analyze how we interpret and circulate narratives about disability, unveiling strikingly different reading practices between medical providers and those they treat.

Disability Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Health, Cultural Studies

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	American Magnitude	book cover

American Magnitude

Hemispheric Vision and Public Feeling in the United States

Christa J. Olson

December 9th

978-0-8142-1483-1
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5811-8
$29.95 S paperback

Analyzes how imagery and rhetoric of pan-American grandeur from 1845 to 1950 used Latin America as a foil for creating US national identity and a particular American way of feeling.

Rhetoric & Communication, American Studies, Latinx & Latin American Studies

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	Out of Mind	book cover

Out of Mind

Mode, Mediation, and Cognition in Twenty-First-Century Narrative

Torsa Ghosal

October 25th

978-0-8142-1482-4

$89.95 S hardcover

Integrates narrative theory, multimodality studies, cognitive sciences, and disability studies to situate contemporary literature’s depiction of thought within current debates about cognition.

Series: Cognitive Approaches to Culture

Narrative Studies, Literary Studies

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	With Bodies	book cover

With Bodies

Narrative Theory and Embodied Cognition

Marco Caracciolo and Karin Kukkonen

October 11th

978-0-8142-1480-0
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5808-8
$34.95 S paperback

Draws on recent cognitive and neuroscientific research and wide-ranging works from antiquity to the present to explore the embodied dimension of reading literary narrative.

Series: Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Narrative Studies, Literary Studies

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	Audionarratology	book cover

Audionarratology

Lessons from Radio Drama

Edited by Lars Bernaerts and Jarmila Mildorf

July 22nd

978-0-8142-1472-5

$99.95 S hardcover

Explores how radio dramas construct narrative through sound, music, language, and voice.

Series: Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Narrative Studies, Literary Studies

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	Translation Effects	book cover

Translation Effects

Language, Time, and Community in Medieval England

Mary Kate Hurley

July 16th

978-0-8142-1471-8

$99.95 S hardcover

Explores how translation in texts from Ælfric’s Lives of the Saints to Chaucer imagines political, cultural, and linguistic communities.

Series: Interventions: New Studies in Medieval Culture

Medieval Studies, Literary Studies

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	Material Remains	book cover

Material Remains

Reading the Past in Medieval and Early Modern British Literature

Edited by Jan-Peer Hartmann and Andrew James Johnston

August 13th

978-0-8142-1474-9

$99.95 S hardcover

Examines how medieval and early modern British texts use descriptions of archaeological objects to produce aesthetic and literary responses to questions of historicity and epistemology.

Series: Interventions: New Studies in Medieval Culture

Medieval Studies, Literary Studies

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	The Gee Years	book cover

The Gee Years

2007–2013

Herbert B. Asher

978-0-8142-1475-6

$29.95 S hardcover

Chronicles E. Gordon Gee’s second tenure as president of The Ohio State University, from 2007–2013.

Higher Education, Ohio

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	Hotel London	book cover

Hotel London

How Victorian Commercial Hospitality Shaped a Nation and Its Stories

Barbara Black

978-0-8142-5561-2
$34.95 S paperback

Available September 4th

Explores how London’s grand hotels helped construct a consumer economy that underscored the city’s internationalism in Victorian literature and culture.

Victorian Studies, Literary Studies, History

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	Chemical Crimes	book cover

Chemical Crimes

Science and Poison in Victorian Crime Fiction

Cheryl Blake Price

978-0-8142-5523-0
$29.95 S paperback

Available September 8th

An exploration of poison’s transformation into chemical crime during the nineteenth century and the impact on crime fiction and Victorian perceptions of science.

Literary Studies, Victorian Studies

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	Post-Personal Romanticism	book cover

Post-Personal Romanticism

Democratic Terror, Prosthetic Poetics, and the Comedy of Modern Ethical Life

Bo Earle

978-0-8142-5444-8
$34.95 S paperback

Available September 5th

Takes up Hegel’s historical ethics to argue that signature Romantic lyrics offer a way forward that avoids postmodernism’s wholesale rejection of autonomous selfhood.

Romantic Studies, Literary Studies

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	Enlightened Individualism	book cover

Enlightened Individualism

Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present

Kyle Garton-Gundling

978-0-8142-5524-7
$34.95 S paperback

Available September 28th

Reconciles seemingly conflicting views of Asian transcendence and American freedom to argue that post-WWII American writers envision a more enlightened individualism.

Series: Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies

Literary Studies, Religion

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	Capturing Mariposas	book cover

Capturing Mariposas

Reading Cultural Schema in Gay Chicano Literature

Doug P. Bush

978-0-8142-5517-9
$29.95 S paperback

Available September 4th

Examines the role of cultural schema in readers’ understanding of and identification with gay Chicano texts.

Series: Cognitive Approaches to Culture

Literary Studies

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	Necessary Nonsense	book cover

Necessary Nonsense

Aesthetics, History, Neurology, Psychology

Irving Massey

978-0-8142-5496-7
$29.95 S paperback

Available September 3rd

Explores the cognitive possibilities of nonsense, literary and philosophical, from Kant to Carroll, from examinations of Asperger’s to the waking state.

Series: Cognitive Approaches to Culture

Literary Studies, Narrative Studies, Latinx & Latin American Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies

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Journals:

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Our journals program welcomes submissions to our award-winning journals, which are closely related to many of our books program’s major subject areas. Current content for each journal can be found on its Project MUSE landing page.

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Adoption and Culture

Emily Hipchen, Ed.

Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. It is the journal of The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture .

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American Periodicals

Sarah Salter and Jean Roggenkamp, Eds.

American Periodicals, the journal of the Research Society for American Periodicals, is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods. It includes essays, notes, reviews, bibliographies, and histories on all aspects of American periodicals.

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Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society

Qiana Whitted, Ed.

Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, features scholarly research on sequential art, graphic narrative, and cartooning. It brings together scholarly essays, archival materials, and insights from leading comics professionals. It invites essays on all periods of comic history, as well as considering both a US or an international comics focus.

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Narrative

James Phelan, Ed.

Narrative is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. Its mission is to publish essays that contribute to both narrative theory and the interpretation of individual narratives. The journal is interested in narrative across disciplines and across media.

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North American Journal of Celtic Studies

Joseph Eska, Ed.

The North American Journal of Celtic Studies is the official journal of the Celtic Studies Association of North America. CSANA fosters research in all aspects of Celtic studies—including literature, language, history, law, folklore, art, and archeology. NAJCS provides a forum for publication across all disciplines and all time periods that bear upon Celtic studies.

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Victorians

Deborah Logan, Ed.

Victorians welcomes interdisciplinary approaches to Victorian literature and culture and continues to respond to developmental shifts in the discipline of Victorian studies.


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