Welcome to the October issue of Bluelines!
We’re proud to announce that Graphic Mundi, a new graphic novel imprint, will launch in Spring 2021! Visit graphicmundi.org to sign up for more information, and follow the imprint on Twitter and Instagram.
Our Fall/Winter 2020 catalog is now available! Browse forthcoming books and journals here.
Select titles on Pennsylvania history are on sale for 50% off through October 15th! Shop here.
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Coming October 15th!
“The Third Population is a great missing component to the rich area of comics about mental health, a form of stepping back from the intensely personal aspects and mapping out the universal ones that include many levels of involvement and require planning, organization, patience, and empathy.”—John Seven, The Beat
“Simpson’s book is a welcome addition to discussions of the importance of the domestic sphere, and its artifacts and practices, for questions of cultural nationalism and transnational interplays. It shows the impact of toys and play on narratives of migration, the articulation of middle-class subjectivity, and the role of model childhoods in the self-identity of modern European family structures—and how they influenced European American family structures in their acquisition of racial, ethnic, and national regimes.”—Karin A. Wurst, author of Fabricating Pleasure: Fashion, Entertainment, and Cultural Consumption in Germany, 1780–1830
“In Metaphysical Africa, Michael Muhammad Knight demonstrates a substantial grasp of the origins and "inner workings" of the AAC-NIH in a refreshingly fulsome fashion. With a wonderful fusion of journalistic zeal and scholarly rigor, each chapter of this book lends itself to an intriguing, insightful representation of a profoundly dynamic Black religious worldview coming into its own.”—Juan M. Floyd-Thomas, coauthor of The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture
“A Weaver-Poet and the Plague interacts expertly with primary sources and secondary literature about the plague, the labor of poor men and women in early modern London, grief and gender. This original book offers a fascinating reading of the weaver William Muggins’s poem London’s Mourning Garment (1603) and a compelling microhistory of this poet in relation to his social network. Oldenburg offers a fresh perspective on a ‘nonaristocratic aesthetics’ of low and middling sorts of poets and prose writers.”—Jennifer C. Vaught, author of Architectural Rhetoric in Shakespeare and Spenser
Beyond Civility coeditors William Keith and Robert Danisch discuss the concept of “radical civility” and the importance of public discourse over on our Tumblr.
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 Johnstown Horror!!!.
Sensationalized history can be credited with inspiring generations of truth-seeking experts and enthusiasts. The tragedy of the Johnstown Flood was an oft-exploited event as writers and publishers hawked hastily written articles in original form or pirated collections. Where many of the articles lacked fact, they were rife with exaggeration and imagination. James Herbert Walker published one of the very first. . . (more)
Unlike previous grammars that focus on just two of the Coptic dialects, this volume, written by senior Egyptologist James P. Allen, describes the grammar of the language in each of the six major dialects. It also includes exercises with an answer key, a chrestomathy, and an. . . (more)
This is the first of a three-volume final report on the Tel Aviv–Heidelberg Renewed Excavations at Ramat Raḥel, 2005–2010. It presents the stratigraphy and architecture of the excavation areas, including portions of . . . (more)
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