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Welcome to the November issue of Bluelines!

There is still time to shop our magic studies sale! Now until 11/6, use discount code MAG22 at checkout to save 40–60% select titles. 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.

Don’t miss the last two PSU Press Presents events of the year! You can find links to register for this month’s event, “Religion Around,” and December’s event, “History of the Book,” below.


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new & noteworthy

Cover for Fitzgerald and the War Between the Sexes Fitzgerald and the War Between the Sexes


Scott Donaldson

“Animated by both scholarship and passion, these essays are well worth a look for Fitzgerald fans and literature students more generally.”—Publishers Weekly

Cover for Everyday Magicians Everyday Magicians

Legal Records and Magic Manuscripts from Tudor England

Sharon Hubbs Wright and Frank Klaassen

“The provision of these original sources is a gift to historians and their students but also to modern magicians seeking working materials, and the authors’ analyses provide genuinely new insights into the nature of late medieval and early modern English magical practice.”—Ronald Hutton, author of The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present

Cover for Responsible Pedagogy Responsible Pedagogy

Moving Beyond Authority and Mastery in Higher Education

Eric Detweiler

Responsible Pedagogy contributes to interdisciplinary conversations in rhetorical studies and the wider humanities through its methodological interventions as well as its advocacy for necessary changes in teaching practice in writing studies, communication studies, and other fields across the humanities and allied social sciences.”
—Rosa A. Eberly, author of Citizen Critics: Literary Public Spheres

Cover for An Imperial Homeland An Imperial Homeland

Forging German Identity in Southwest Africa

Adam A. Blackler

An Imperial Homeland traces Germany’s uses of Southwest Africa within a white imperial imaginary that harbored genocidal potential. [Blackler’s] work shows that colonial officials, missionaries, soldiers, and settlers adapted racist and civilizationist thought and practice over decades, creating the conditions for devastating and multifaceted violence against thousands of Namibians.”
—Michelle R. Moyd, author of Violent Intermediaries: African Soldiers, Conquest, and Everyday Colonialism in German East Africa

subject/series highlight

awards & reviews

upcoming exhibits & events

psu press presents

Panelists participating in an author event via Zoom

Join us at 1pm on Friday, 11/4 for “Religion Around” featuring authors of five of our books in the Religion Around Series. Register for the event here.

Watch a recording of October’s event, “Dimyonot: Jews and the Cultural Imagination,” on our YouTube Channel.

Click here to learn more about PSU Press Presents, and to register for our final event of 2022, “History of the Book.”

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: Cultural Revolutions.

journals news

new from eisenbrauns

See more from Eisenbrauns over at Ancient News.

new from graphic mundi

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