Welcome to the July issue of Bluelines!
We’re starting off the month with a sale on our bestselling memoirs and biographies. Browse the sale here and save up to 60% when you use code BIO22 through 7/17. 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 Fall/Winter 2022 Catalog is now available! Browse all our forthcoming titles, including books from our Graphic Mundi and Eisenbrauns imprints, on our website.
“A fascinating glimpse into Joyce’s posthumous transformation from novelist into cultural icon, just right for fans and scholars.”—Publishers Weekly
“Effective and colorful. . . . Lay readers can enjoy the dynamic artwork and compassionate perspectives on healthcare, and maybe learn a little in the process.”—Publishers Weekly
“Rape Culture and Female Resistance in Late Medieval Literature brings a new focus on the sexual violence of the pastourelle genre, which, as the authors note, has often been erased or sidelined in mainstream scholarship. The essays offer a unique contribution by showing how the responses of women to sexual violence in the literature is mirrored by the responses of real women to similar events in our time.”—Alison Gulley, editor of Teaching Rape in the Medieval Literature Classroom: Approaches to Difficult Texts
“To Burke scholarship, Kenneth Burke’s Weed Garden contributes an original, persuasive answer to questions about the coherence of A Rhetoric of Motives and of Burke’s whole philosophy of symbolic action. To rhetorical studies generally, it rigorously demonstrates the usefulness of genetic rhetorical criticism in understanding a specific text of rhetorical theory and masterfully illustrates the value of mythic images in interpreting rhetorical texts and contexts. For historically oriented cultural studies, it provides an extremely strong case for the major contribution rhetorical theory and analysis can make, especially when it combines scrupulous, detailed archival work with sophisticated, interdisciplinary theoretical speculation.”—Steven Mailloux, author of Rhetoric’s Pragmatism: Essays in Rhetorical Hermeneutics
Billie Murray, author of Combating Hate, discusses the concept of “more speech” and ways to address and combat hate speech in this guest post on our Tumblr:
“More Speech” Will Not Save Us from Fascism
Each day we see news stories about banning books, critical race theory, or access to reproductive and gender-affirming healthcare; stories about attacks on academic freedom, voting rights, free speech, and even the Capitol; stories about nationwide increases in hate speech and violence against minoritized people. Any cursory review of our current political moment, especially in the United States, reveals that we are facing very real and immediate threats to basic human rights and freedoms—what some would characterize as an alarming slide toward fascism.
Click here to read the full guest post on PSU Press’s Tumblr.
Richard Mammana says that Paul Peucker’s Herrnhut is: “a magnum opus at just over 200 pages, and it will be the essential book in its field.”
Watch a recording of June’s event, “Comics, Clinics, and Public Health,” on our YouTube Channel.
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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: Forty Years Among the Old Booksellers of Philadelphia: With Biographical Remarks..
This article is temporarily free to access in Pennsylvania History: “Pittsburgh’s Urban Renewal: Industrial Park Development, Freeway Construction, and the Rise of the Civil Rights Movement.”
The article “Some New Evidence Documenting the Involvement of Da’esh in Syria with the Illicit Trade in Antiquities’ in Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies is free to access for a short time.
Journal for the History of Rhetoric published its first issue with Penn State University Press! The article “Excessively Harsh Critique and Democratic Rhetoric: The Enigma of Bhimrao Ambedkar’s Riddles in Hinduism” is open access until August 9. Read the article here.
The Judean community at Elephantine has long fascinated historians of the Persian period. This book, with its stellar assemblage of important scholarly voices, provides substantive new insights and approaches that will advance the study of this well-known but not entirely understood community from fifth-century BCE Egypt.
New in paper!
In ancient traditions, Assyria was the first world empire in a series that continued with Persia, Macedonia, and Rome. After Rome, we imagine the series bifurcating into a Western trajectory and an Oriental trajectory. Assyria, often overlooked or slighted by modern studies of empire, still maintains our interest because it provides an example of the “simple form” of empire and imperialism, before subsequent developments resulted in structures of greater complexity.
“An excellent graphic novel that utilizes the unique possibilities of the medium to portray deep emotions in dramatic style.”—Peter Dabbene, Foreword Reviews
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