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Welcome to the December issue of Bluelines!

Our Spring/Summer 2023 catalog is live, with books in art history, religious studies, rhetoric and communication, medieval and early modern studies, literature, current events, and more. Browse the full catalog here

Please note that the Press offices are closed for winter break through January 3rd. See you in 2023!

Happy holidays!

The PSU Press staff

new & noteworthy

Cover for The Kabbalistic Tree The Kabbalistic Tree

J. H. Chajes

“A monumental achievement that will be valuable to scholars and general readers interested in Judaism, religion, and art history.”—starred review, Library Journal

Cover for Creole Creole

Portraits of France’s Foreign Relations During the Long Nineteenth Century

Darcy Grimalso Grigsby

Creole is revelatory. This book will be important for the field of art history, and it will set a new standard for research and analysis in nineteenth-century French art, where it will be canonical.”—Nancy Locke, author of Manet and the Family Romance

Cover for Notes on Footnotes Notes on Footnotes

Annotating Eighteenth-Century Literature

Edited by Melvyn New and Anthony W. Lee

“This collection synthesizes key issues of scholarly annotation for the first time, not by providing a single definitive set of rules and procedures but by setting out the broad spectrum of considerations that should be in the minds of editors (and publishers). It is by far the most comprehensive treatment of these issues to date and thus fills a long-felt want.”
—Pat Rogers, author of Pope and the Destiny of the Stuarts: History, Politics, and Mythology in the Age of Queen Anne

Cover for Publishing Plates Publishing Plates

Stereotyping and Electrotyping in Nineteenth-Century US Print Culture

Jeffrey M. Makala

“An important, interesting, and thorough contribution to our knowledge of stereotyping and electrotyping and the history of their industrial implementation and economic impact in America. Publishing Plates contains extensive references to original sources, comprehensive narrative histories of the Carey company and the American Bible Society, and fascinating anecdotes that flesh out the importance of stereotyping and electrotyping.”
—Peter Shillingsburg, author of Textuality and Knowledge: Essays

subject/series highlight

awards & reviews

Cover for Rabies in the Streets

Medical Anthropology Quarterly calls Deborah Nadal’s Rabies in the Streets “a truly original book and a fascinating read.”

upcoming exhibits & events

psu press presents

Panelists participating in an author event via Zoom

PSU Presents is on hiatus beginning in January 2023. You can watch a recording of December’s event, “History of the Book,” and find all the past PSU Press Presents recordings on our YouTube channel.

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: The Living from the Dead: Disaffirming Biopolitics.

journals news

new from eisenbrauns

See more from Eisenbrauns over at Ancient News.

new from graphic mundi

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