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Welcome to the August issue of Bluelines!

Have a second look at our recently released books! All PSU Press books from Spring 2022 are 40% off for the month of August. Use discount code SP22 at checkout through 8/28. Keep an eye on our sales page for current sales and specials. Or, better yet, subscribe to our emails so you don’t miss out on special offers.

Our virtual events series, PSU Press Presents, has kicked off its Fall 2022 season on 8/3 with “Germans Beyond Europe,” a discussion with the authors of four exciting new books from our Max Kade series in German studies. Keep an eye on our social media for the recording, and register for upcoming events on our website.


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Cover for Clinical Ethics Clinical Ethics

A Graphic Medicine Casebook

Kimberly R. Myers, Molly L. Osborne, Charlotte A. Wu, and Illustrations by Zoe Schein

Clinical Ethics offers an engaging introduction to an array of ethical questions prominently featured in medical ethics classrooms. Graphic scenarios provide individual cases or situations—many based on clinical experience—that highlight the four principles of medical ethics. The scenarios speak to one another, enhancing students’ inquiry and understanding of the challenges of ethics, which raises questions rather than providing answers.”—Ellen Feder, author of Family Bonds: Genealogies of Race and Gender

Cover for Iconography Beyond the Crossroads Iconography Beyond the Crossroads

Image, Meaning, and Method in Medieval Art

Edited by Pamela A. Patton and Catherine A. Fernandez

Iconography Beyond the Crossroads is a very useful contribution to current scholarship and a distinguished follower in the line of excellent volumes produced by Index conferences of the past. This volume, with its coherent methodological emphasis, is an especially worthy successor to its important predecessor, Iconography at the Crossroads.”—William Diebold, author of Word and Image: An Introduction to Early Medieval Art

Cover for Destroyed—Disappeared—Lost—Never Were Destroyed—Disappeared—Lost—Never Were

Edited by Beate Fricke and Aden Kumler

Destroyed—Disappeared—Lost—Never Were makes a fresh contribution to the field, one that dexterously balances historical perspectives and theoretical awareness. Its short essays cover a variety of topics with a global reach but with a common concern: how the ‘existential uncertainty’ resulting from works that are no longer extant or may never have existed outside verbal evocations has shaped and continues to shape the practice of art history.”—Brigitte Buettner, author of Boccaccio’s “Des cleres et nobles femmes”: Systems of Signification in an Illuminated Manuscript

Cover for A Vivifying Spirit A Vivifying Spirit

Quaker Practice and Reform in Antebellum America

Janet Moore Lindman

American Quakerism changed dramatically in the antebellum era owing to both internal and external forces, including schism, industrialization, western migration, and reform activism. With the “Great Separation” of the 1820s and subsequent divisions during the 1840s and 1850s, new Quaker sects emerged. Some maintained the quietism of the previous era; others became more austere; still others were heavily influenced by American evangelicalism and integration into modern culture.

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upcoming exhibits & events

psu press presents

Panelists participating in an author event via Zoom

Watch a recording of June’s event, “Comics, Clinics, and Public Health,” on our YouTube Channel.

Click here to learn more about PSU Press Presents.

unlocked book of the month

Each month we’re highlighting a book available through PSU Press Unlocked, an open-access initiative featuring scholarly digital books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. This month’s pick: A Guide Book of Art, Architecture, and Historic Interests in Pennsylvania.

journals news

PSUP journals 2022 catalog cover

The 2023 Journals price guide will go live soon, so keep an eye on your inboxes later this month!

new from eisenbrauns

See more from Eisenbrauns over at Ancient News.

new from graphic mundi

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