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We Take Our Cities with Us

A Memoir

Sorayya Khan

10/10/2022

978-0-8142-5848-4

$19.95 T paperback

“A memoir of uncommon delicacy and emotional force.” —Claire Messud

A Pakistani-Dutch writer’s multicultural memoir of grief and immigrant experience that illuminates the complexities of identity and inheritance in a global world.

Series:  Machete

Creative Nonfiction

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Chi Boy

Native Sons and Chicago Reckonings

Keenan Norris

11/02/2022

978-0-8142-5853-8

$21.95 T paperback

“By revealing in painstaking detail what America has been, Norris leaves us with the important question of what it will become.” —Justin Gifford

Blends memoir, family history, and literary biography to portray Chicago as both a cradle of Black intellect, art, and politics and a distillation of America’s deepest tragedies.

Series: Machete

Creative Nonfiction, Literary Studies, Black Studies

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We Got By

A Black Family’s Journey in the Heartland

Ric S. Sheffield

08/22/2022

978-0-8142-5842-2

$26.95 T paperback

“A powerfully written portrayal of Black Midwestern rural life in the early part of the twentieth century.” —Allen B. Ballard

A heartfelt, clear-eyed, and rare chronicle of Black life in the rural Midwest, spanning four generations.

Ohio, Race & Ethnic Studies, Black Studies, History

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Engine Running

Essays

Chesley Cade Mason

11/14/2022

978-0-8142-5850-7

$22.95 T paperback

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

A queer coming-of-age memoir-in-essays that investigates a family’s fracturing in the aftermath of divorce in rural West Texas.

Series: 21st Century Essays

Creative Nonfiction

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Our Sister Who Will Not Die

Stories

Rebecca Bernard

08/26/2022

978-0-8142-5840-8

$23.95 T paperback

“These edgy, unflinching, yet compassionate stories plunge us deep into the complexity of messy lives, deep into the minds of people we might prefer to dismiss.” —Leslie Pietrzyk

Stories that bring the reader face to face with the frailties of human character and demonstrate how the yearning for connection allows beauty and hope to emerge from darkness.

Series: The Journal Non/Fiction Prize

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A History of Physical Education and Athletics at Oberlin College

Lee C. Drickamer

09/05/2022

978-0-8142-1523-4

$39.95 T paperback

Examines the development and history of the first program for physical educators and athletics at Oberlin College, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

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Deflective Whiteness

Coopting Black and Latinx Identity Politics

Hannah Haynes (Noel)

11/14/2022

978-0-8142-1518-0
$129.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5854-5
$32.95 S paperback

Details the appropriation of social justice rhetoric to claim Whiteness as an aggrieved social status, enabling White supremacy and deepening racial inequities.

Series: Race and Mediated Cultures

Cultural Studies, Race & Ethnic Studies, Rhetoric & Communication, American Studies

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Against Marginalization

Convergences in Black and Latinx Literatures

Jose Octavio Fernandez

10/11/2022

978-0-8142-1526-5
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5849-1
$34.95 S paperback

Through comparative analysis, illuminates key convergences in the development of Black and Latinx literary traditions through some of their most representative authors.

Latinx & Latin American Studies, Black Studies, American Studies, Literary Studies

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Adoption across Race and Nation

US Histories and Legacies

Silke Hackenesch

11/29/2022

978-0-8142-1517-3
$129.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5857-6
$34.95 S paperback

Analyzes transnational and transracial adoption, highlighting the past and continuing discourses around adoption as it relates to race, nation, immigration, belonging, and citizenship.

Series:Formations: Adoption, Kinship, and Culture

American Studies, Race & Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies

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Gendered Defenders

Marvel’s Heroines in Transmedia Spaces

Bryan J. Carr and Meta G. Carstarphen, Eds.

10/21/2022

978-0-8142-1527-2
$119.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5852-1
$36.95 S paperback

Analyzes Marvel superheroines such as Carol Danvers, Ms. Marvel, Shuri, Black Widow, and Squirrel Girl across media formats to understand and critique real-world gender dynamics.

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

Gender & Sexuality Studies, Film & Media, Comics & Comics Studies

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The Healing Stage

Black Women, Incarceration, and the Art of Transformation

Lisa Lynn Biggs

12/09/2022

978-0-8142-1493-0
$139.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5856-9
$37.95 S paperback

Focuses on prison-based arts programs to illustrate how Black feminist cultural traditions enable women to investigate root causes of crime, refute dominant narratives, and heal.

Series: Black Performance and Cultural Criticism

Black Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies

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Decolonial Conversations in Posthuman and New Material Rhetorics

Jennifer Clary-Lemon and David M. Grant, Eds.

08/18/2022

978-0-8142-1492-3
$129.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5844-6
$34.95 S paperback

Brings together new materialist and decolonial rhetorics to respond to frustrations of erasure, otherness, and marginalization in the fields of rhetoric, writing, and communication.

Series: New Directions in Rhetoric and Materiality

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Constellating Home

Trans and Queer Asian American Rhetorics

Vox Jo Hsu

08/24/2022

978-0-8142-1488-6
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5845-3
$29.95 S paperback

Examines counterstories where queer, trans, and disabled Asian Americans recover and reimagine shared histories, connecting individual experiences into grounds for solidarity and disruptions of dominant narratives.

Series: Intersectional Rhetorics

Rhetoric & Communication, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Race & Ethnic Studies, Disability Studies

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At Home in the Anthropocene

Amy D. Propen

09/27/2022

978-0-8142-1525-8
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5847-7
$29.95 S paperback

Applies the tenets of posthumanism, compassionate conservation, and entangled empathy to wildlife stories to construct a multi-species conceptualization of home in an age of climate crisis.

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Beyond the Icon

Asian American Graphic Narratives

Eleanor Rose Ty

10/26/2022

978-0-8142-1494-7
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5851-4
$32.95 S paperback

Demonstrates how contemporary Asian American creators employ graphic narrative to counter harmful misrepresentations and show Asian Americans as complex, nuanced individuals.

Series: Studies in Comics and Cartoons

Race & Ethnic Studies, Comics & Comics Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, American Studies

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Comics and Nation

Power, Pop Culture, and Political Transformation in Poland

Ewa Marzena Stanczyk

07/21/2022

978-0-8142-1496-1
$149.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5838-5
$34.95 S paperback

Traces the production and reception of comics in Poland from 1918 through the post-Communist era to identify comics as a lynchpin of nation building and citizenship formation.

Series: Studies in Comics and Cartoons

Comics & Comics Studies, Literary Studies

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Queer Economic Dissonance and Victorian Literature

Margaret Dobbins

11/22/2022

978-0-8142-1486-2

$69.95 S hardcover

Examines how precarious economic figures in texts by Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Mary Seacole, and more queered Victorian socioeconomic norms.

Victorian Studies, Literary Studies

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A New Anatomy of Storyworlds

What Is, What If, As If

Marie-Laure Werz Ryan

08/02/2022

978-0-8142-1508-1

$89.95 S hardcover

Grounds narratology in the concept of world to propose an alternative to the rhetorical, feminist, unnatural, and cognitive approaches that currently dominate the field.

Series: Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Narrative Studies, Literary Theory

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Fictionality and Literature

Core Concepts Revisited

Lasse R. Gammelgaard

12/05/2022

978-0-8142-1501-2

$79.95 S hardcover

Employs a rhetorical definition of fictionality to reconceive of basic literary concepts such as author, narrator, plot, character, consciousness, tropes, intertextuality, and paratext.

Series: Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Literary Theory, Narrative Studies

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Art, Theory, Revolution

The Turn to Generality in Contemporary Literature

Mitchum Huehls

09/15/2022

978-0-8142-1524-1

$69.95 S hardcover

Rethinks the politics of form in twenty-first-century US fiction, culminating in the first major study of generality in literature.

American Studies, LIterary Theory

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Women’s Friendship in Medieval Literature

Karma Davey Lochrie

07/11/2022

978-0-8142-1515-9

$99.95 S hardcover

Charts the understudied topic of women’s friendship in medieval literature across a range of texts and historical contexts, with attention to gender, religion, politics, sexuality, and civic structures.

Series: Interventions: New Studies in Medieval Culture

Literary Studies, Medieval Studies

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Enlistment

Lists in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Eva von Contzen

07/15/2022

978-0-8142-1522-7

$99.95 S hardcover

Unearths the cultural significance of medieval and early modern lists from Chaucer’s and Spenser’s epic catalogues of trees, to household vocabulary, to genealogies and bestiaries.

Series: Interventions: New Studies in Medieval Culture

Medieval Studies

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Reconstruction Fiction

Housing and Realist Literature in Postwar Britain

Paula Derdiger

978-0-8142-5770-8
$34.95 S paperback

Available 08/08/2022

Assesses the impact of World War II and the welfare state on literary fiction by focusing on housing.

Literary Studies

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The Tenniel Illustrations to the “Alice” Books, Second Edition

Charles Michael Hancher, Jr.

978-0-8142-5553-7
$39.95 S paperback

Available 08/08/2022

A comprehensive study of the illustrations that John Tenniel drew for Lewis Carroll’s two “Alice” books; revised with six new chapters.

Literary Studies, Victorian Studies

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The Gee Years, 2007–2013

Herb Asher

978-0-8142-5859-0
$27.95 S paperback

Available 05/06/2022

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

Ohio, History

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American Exceptionalism as Religion

Postmodern Discontent

Jordan Carson

978-0-8142-5594-0
$34.95 S paperback

Available 11/08/2022

Identifies American exceptionalism as an emerging form of religion while exploring alternatives through works by Don DeLillo, Ana Castillo, Thomas Pynchon, George Saunders, and Marilynne Robinson.

Series: Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies

Literary Studies, American Studies

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Environment and Narrative

New Directions in Econarratology

Erin James

978-0-8142-5565-0
$34.95 S paperback

Available 07/08/2022

Collection of essays connecting ecocriticism and narrative theory to encourage constructive discourse about narrative’s influence on real-world environmental perspectives.

Series:Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Narrative Studies, Literary Studies, American Studies

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Good Words

Evangelicalism and the Victorian Novel

Mark Knight

978-0-8142-5525-4
$34.95 S paperback

Available 10/08/2022

Shows how evangelicalism was crucial to the development of the Victorian novel and how it shaped major fictional works.

Series: Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies

Literary Studies, American Studies, Victorian Studies

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A Poetics of Plot for the Twenty-First Century

Theorizing Unruly Narratives

Brian Richardson

978-0-8142-5554-4
$34.95 S paperback

Available 9/08/2022

Provides a more comprehensive model for considering story and plot that encompasses both traditional narratives and postmodern experiments.

Series:Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Literary Studies, Narrative Studies

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Playing at Narratology

Digital Media as Narrative Theory

Daniel Punday

978-0-8142-5550-6
$34.95 S paperback

Available 12/08/2022

Argues that digital media allows us to see unresolved tensions, ambiguities, and gaps in core narrative concepts, revealing complexity and unexplored potential.

Series:Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Film & Media, Narrative Studies

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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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