Welcome to the January issue of Bluelines!
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“Yael Halevi-Wise’s book on A. B. Yehoshua is a useful, intelligent introduction to the fiction of arguably the most talented Israeli novelist.”—Dan Miron, author of From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking
“A long-overdue, definitive statement about the importance of dogs in modernist literary fictions by a rising star of a new generation in literary animal studies. . . . it fills a tremendous gap in understandings of how and why literary representations both reflect and influence the conceptual crisis of humanism that comes to a head in the twentieth century.”—Susan McHugh, author of Love in a Time of Slaughters: Human-Animal Stories Against Genocide and Extinction
“Becoming Audible provides a compelling array of contemporary artworks that explore animality alongside or at the limits of culture.”—Ron Broglio, author of Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art
“Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is one of the world’s leading experts in the fields of trans- and post-humanism. His new book is both thoughtful and forward-looking and will be a welcome addition to the literature on the subject.”—Wolfgang Welsch, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena
Hagia Sophia author Bissera V. Pentcheva discusses the sensory and spiritual experience of the Hagia Sophia w/ Medievalists.net. Click here to listen.
The Washington Post included A Pre-Columbian Bestiary on its list of books for lovers of sci-fi and fantasy.
Jennifer Nelson’s Disharmony of the Spheres has won the Historians of British Art Book Prize for a monograph on a subject up to 1600.
If you missed our November virtual author panel, “New Books in Biblical and Akkadian Literature from Eisenbrauns,” you can watch it on the Eisenbrauns Facebook page!
Click here to learn more about PSU Press Presents.
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: Allegheny Episodes.
Allegheny Episodes is the eleventh of twelve volumes in Henry Shoemaker’s Pennsylvania Folklore Series. Published in 1922—years before Shoemaker’s time as Pennsylvania’s first state folklorist—Allegheny Episodes includes twenty-five stories written in his typical literary style. Some tales recall famous hunters and loggers who made their way through Pennsylvania’s rough country; others . . (more)
Calíope: Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry and Journal of Austrian-American History have been accepted for inclusion in Scopus.
The article “Jewish Ethics in COVID-19” from the Journal of Jewish Ethics has been made open access until March 2021.
New for 2021!
Victorians Institute Journal
This annual publication is an award-winning, refereed scholarly journal that publishes articles, reviews, and newly edited texts of interest to scholars in Victorian and Edwardian literary and cultural studies. Subscribe today!
New for 2021!
This is an annual journal published in cooperation with both the Elizabeth Bishop Society and the Robert Lowell Society. It welcomes scholarly writing pertaining entirely, or in part, to either or both authors. Subscribe today!
New for 2021!
Hungarian Studies Review
Hungarian Studies Review is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to publishing humanities and social scientific scholarship on contemporary and historical issues related to Hungary and the surrounding region, and to the Hungarian diaspora. Subscribe today!
New for 2021!
Theatre and Performance Notes and Counternotes
Theatre and Performance Notes and Counternotes is the first and only journal in the broadly-conceived field of theatre studies to publish short-to-medium length research articles on any subject, as well as publish discussion and response articles. Subscribe today!
The Neo-Assyrian king Sargon II was one of the most important and famous rulers of ancient Mesopotamia. In this volume of critically important ancient documents, Grant Frame presents reliable, updated editions of Sargon’s approximately 130 historical inscriptions, as well as several from his wife, his brother, and other high officials. . . (more)
“Exploring the Composition of the Pentateuch aims to recast the discussion of pentateuchal sources in light of the Bible’s own claims regarding its origins and authorship.”—Kyle Greenwood, author of Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science