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Welcome to the September issue of Bluelines!

Our Fall/Winter 2020 catalog is now available! Browse forthcoming books and journals here.

Select books on the history of labor in Pennsylvania are on sale for up to 50% off through September 15th! Shop here.

Please note that, as of July 1, the PSU Press warehouse has implemented a phased approach to resuming normal operations following our March 23 suspension of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a statewide order closing all non-life-sustaining businesses. Due to the precautions we are taking to protect our staff, it may take longer than normal to process and ship orders placed via our website or by phone. Learn more here.

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Algériennes: The Forgotten Women of the Algerian Revolution Algériennes

The Forgotten Women of the Algerian Revolution

Swann Meralli and Deloupy; translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger

Coming September 15th!

“This complicated examination of colonialism is well worth unpacking.”—Publishers Weekly

“Meralli and Deloupy capture the complex legacy of the war through a tapestry of intersecting stories and convincingly argue that denying the trauma is to prolong its impact.”—Library Journal

Gothic Architecture and Sexuality in the Circle of Horace Walpole Gothic Architecture and Sexuality in the Circle of Horace Walpole

Matthew M. Reeve

“In this imaginative, erudite, and lavishly illustrated book, Reeve delineates the connections between style, subjectivity, and sexuality in Horace Walpole’s vision of the Gothic—and as a general matter for the study of visual and material culture—with force, clarity, and nuance. Deeply researched and elegantly written, the book will interest historians of the Middle Ages and of the eighteenth century, art and architectural historians, queer theorists, students of medievalism, and many other readers. It is a stunning achievement of historical imagination and moral eloquence.”—Whitney Davis, author of Queer Beauty: Sexuality and Aesthetics from Winckelmann to Freud and Beyond

Simon Hantaï and the Reserves of Painting Simon Hantaï and the Reserves of Painting

Molly Warnock

“A signature contribution to the study of Hantaï’s body of work and to the wider history of modernism.”—Michael Schreyach, author of Pollock’s Modernism

Field Language Field Language

The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer

Edited by Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Christopher Reed, and Joyce Henri Robinson

Field Language presents the work of an extraordinary couple who together left the rural lifeways of their Mennonite upbringing to go “into the world” to create forms of modern art that reflected on the places and culture they came from. Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition devoted to the working relationship between abstract painter Warren Rohrer and his wife, poet Jane Turner Rohrer, this sumptuously illustrated book explores the Rohrers’ painting and poetry in relation to their biographies and to the nature of modernism and modernity.

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MUSE in Focus: Confronting Structural Racism

PSU Press is opening up After Gun Violence as part of Project Muse’s focus on racism:

“MUSE in Focus: Confronting Structural Racism” is a selection of scholarly books and articles from a wide range of publishers and perspectives about the history of racism in America, its endurance throughout society, and how the country can respond now to enact meaningful and lasting reform. We hope that this selection of research can help inform the necessary conversations and actions around this topic.

Free to read through the end of September!

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