Welcome to the February issue of Bluelines!
For Black History Month, we’re offering up to 50% off select titles that explore African American art history, religion, and much more! Visit our sales page for current sales and specials, as well as information on Virtual Exhibits. Be sure to subscribe to all our emails so you don’t miss out on any special offers.
The first book from Graphic Mundi, Covid Chronicles, publishes on the 15th. An anthology of comic works created during the pandemic, Covid Chronicles shares highly relatable stories about our upended lives, from remote work and homeschooling to the massive failures of governments and health systems worldwide. In a starred review, Kirkus calls it a “diverse, impassioned book.”
Our 2021 Art & Architecture catalog is available, just in time for the virtual CAA conference! Browse a digital version here.
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“This innovative and accessible anthology highlights the significance of a frequently neglected facet of Jewish life. I know of no other scholarly work that explores the varieties of human friendship in such a wide range of Jewish sources. The attention to gender is particularly noteworthy and adds immensely to the value and interest of this important volume”—Judith R. Baskin, author of Midrashic Women: Formations of the Feminine in Rabbinic Literature
“This impressive book is a valuable contribution to the scholarship on Monet and later nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art and culture more broadly. By the end of it, readers will have a far richer understanding of the manifold ways that Monet’s late work intersects with major artistic, political, and philosophical currents of the period.”—Michelle Foa, author of Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision
“Yoder sensitively weaves Francke’s sacramental theology into his larger doctrinal structure, set within the biographical contours that surrounded Francke’s application of his inheritance from Luther and others in the crucible of pastoral care. A stimulating and provocative advance in understanding Pietism.”—Ron Broglio, author of Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith
“These translations by Michael Bailey, with his rich and up-to-date introductions and notes, will finally give readers of English access to these sources, which are essential for any historical work worthy of the name.”—Martine Ostorero, author of Le diable au sabbat. Littérature démonologique et sorcellerie (1440–1460)
The authors of Beyond Civility weigh in on whether Canada could see similar violence to the US, via The Conversation. Read it here.
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: Rewriting Womanhood: Feminism, Subjectivity, and the Angel of the House in the Latin American Novel, 1887–1903.
In this book, Nancy LaGreca explores the subversive refigurings of womanhood in three novels by women writers: La hija del bandido (1887) by Refugio Barragán de Toscano (Mexico; 1846–1916), Blanca Sol (1888) by Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera (Peru; 1845–1909), and Luz y sombra (1903) by Ana Roqué (Puerto Rico; 1853–1933).
Project MUSE has compiled a new entry of MUSE in Focus: “Roots of the Attack on Democracy” with open access to the following article from Studies in American Humor: “‘Deplorable’ Satire: Alt-Right Memes, White Genocide Tweets, and Redpilling Normies.”
New Journals manager named!
Julie Lambert, Production Coordinator at the Pennsylvania State University Press has been appointed to the position of Journals Manager after a nationwide search. “I am thrilled to be able to continue my commitment to the journals program and am looking forward to the opportunity to manage the department and work with editors and societies in a renewed capacity.”
This book provides new and thought provoking answers to long standing questions. Twelve renowned scholars provide contributions dealing with material ranging from ancient Ugaritic texts to early Christian and Jewish writers, including the books of the Hebrew Bible, the literature of the late Second Temple period, and the New Testament. . . (more)
Reflecting on the theme “Ur in the Twenty-First Century CE,” the chapters deal with archaeological, artistic, cultural, economic, historical, and textual matters connected to the ancient city of Ur. Tightly focused in theme, yet broad in scope, this collection will be of interest to Assyriologists and archaeologists working on Iraq. . . (more)
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