Modern Language Association 2021: January 7–10

New and Notable in Literary and Cultural Studies

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Examination, Desk, and Review Copy Policies:

Examination copies are for instructors considering a book for a class. We provide digital examination copies.

Desk copies are for instructors who have assigned a book to a class of 10 students or more. We provide digital or physical desk copies according to the instructor’s preference.

Review copies are for journal review editors, members of the media, or those who have been assigned to review the book by an editor, and are provided on a case-by-case basis.

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Recent Award Winners:

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Migrating Fictions book cover

Migrating Fictions: Gender, Race, and Citizenship in U.S. Internal Displacements

Abigail G. H. Manzella
Honorable Mention, MLA Prize for Independent Scholars

Unstable Masks book cover

Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics

Sean Guynes and Martin Lund, Eds.
A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2020

Like Love book cover

Like Love

Michele Morano
Longlisted, 2021 PEN America Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

How to Make a Slave book cover

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

Jerald Walker
Finalist, 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction

Culturally Speaking book cover

Culturally Speaking: The Rhetoric of Voice and Identity in a Mediated Culture

Amanda Nell Edgar
Winner, 2020 Outstanding Book Award, Critical/Cultural Studies Division, NCA

Death and the Pearl Maiden book cover

Death and the Pearl Maiden: Plague, Poetry, England

David K. Coley
Winner, 2020 Margaret Wade Labarge Prize, Canadian Society of Medievalists

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Producing Mass Entertainment: The Serial Life of the Yellow Kid

Christina Meyer
Nominee, 2020 Eisner Awards, Best Scholarly Work

Hotel London book cover

Hotel London: How Victorian Commercial Hospitality Shaped a Nation and Its Stories

Barbara Black
Winner, 2020 Victorian Society in America Award

Narrative Studies:

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19th Century Literature:

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20th Century & Contemporary Literature:

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Race & Ethnic Studies:

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Comics, Film, and Media Studies:

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Classics & Medieval Studies:

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Albertus Magnus on Animals Volume 1 book cover

Albertus Magnus, On Animals (Vol. 1)

Translated & Annotated by Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. & Irven Michael Resnick
New in Paperback

Albertus Magnus on Animals Volume 2 book cover

Albertus Magnus, On Animals (Vol. 2)

Translated & Annotated by Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. & Irven Michael Resnick
New in Paperback

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Talk and Textual Production in Medieval England

Marisa Libbon
Forthcoming Apr. 2021

Rhetoric & Composition:

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New in Paperback:

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Albertus Magnus on Animals Volume 1 book cover

Albertus Magnus, On Animals (Vol. 1)

Translated & Annotated by Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. & Irven Michael Resnick

Albertus Magnus on Animals Volume 2 book cover

Albertus Magnus, On Animals (Vol. 2)

Translated & Annotated by Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. & Irven Michael Resnick

Creative Works:

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How to Make a Slave book cover

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

Jerald Walker
Finalist, 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction

Don't Look Now cover

Don’t Look Now: Things We Wish We Hadn’t Seen

Kristen Iversen and David Lazar, Eds.

Like Love book cover

Like Love

Michele Morano
Longlisted, 2021 PEN America Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Sign Here If You Exist book cover

Sign Here If You Exist and Other Essays

Jill Sisson Quinn
Winner of the Journal Non/Fiction Prize

The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie book cover

The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie

Frederick Luis Aldama and Chris Escobar

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Praying Naked

Katie Condon
Winner of the Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize

a more perfect Union cover

a more perfect Union

Teri Ellen Cross Davis
Winner of the Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize
Forthcoming Feb. 2021

The Terrible Unlikelihood of Our Being Here cover

The Terrible Unlikelihood of Our Being Here

Susanne Paola Antonetta
Forthcoming Feb. 2021

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The United States of Banana: A Graphic Novel

Giannina Braschi and Joakim Lindengren
Forthcoming Mar. 2021

Our 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. Subscription information, submission guidelines, editorial contacts, and other resources are available on each journal’s webpage. Current content for the journals can be found on Project MUSE. For further information, contact Emily Taylor, Journals Manager, at taylor.2070@osu.edu.

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Adoption and Culture cover

Adoption and Culture

Emily Hipchen, Ed.

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American Periodicals

Sarah Salter and Jean Roggenkamp, Eds.

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Narrative

James Phelan, Ed.

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Victorians

Deborah Logan, Ed.