Welcome to the February issue of PSU Press News!
In case you missed it, our Spring/Summer 2023 and Art and Architecture 2023 catalogs are live! Use the links to preview what’s coming up from us in art history, religious studies, rhetoric and communication, medieval and early modern studies, literature, current events, and more.
We have several exciting books publishing this month! Scroll down to learn more, and sign up here to be notified about all our new releases.
“As a work of Iberian ecclesiastical history, A Constellation of Authority participates in the vigorous scholarly conversation of the last few decades. As a study of the twelfth-century Castilian episcopate, it is wholly original—its painstaking archival research has uncovered previously unknown documentary evidence.”—Janna Bianchini, author of The Queen’s Hand: Power and Authority in the Reign of Berenguela of Castile
“Effectively applying psychoanalysis and other theoretical approaches, Adriasola Muñoz explores the melancholy and estrangement experienced by a diverse selection of artists and critics active in Japan in the 1960s. This book dovetails nicely with a rich and growing English-language literature on the art of Japan in the late 1950s and 1960s by authors such as Marotti, Tiempo, Tomii, Kunimoto, and Prichard.”—Jonathan Reynolds, author of Allegories of Time and Space: Japanese Identity in Photography and Architecture
“It is a rare thing to discover a book that is both engaging and profound. Violence and the Genesis of the Anatomical Image will change the way scholars approach early modern anatomical images, for, although the issue of violence has never been out of sight, no scholar has attempted anything like this sustained meditation on the problem. This book should be consulted by anyone interested in the early modern body, not to mention anatomy, medicine, art, and religion.”
—Christian K. Kleinbub, author of Michelangelo’s Inner Anatomies
This comprehensive study of Rome’s contribution to the early history of photography traces the medium’s rise from a fledgling science to a dynamic form of artistic expression that forever changed the way we perceive the Eternal City.
Congratulations to our art director, Regina Starace, whose work on the cover of Scented Visions was shortlisted for the Bridgeman Images 2022 Book Cover Awards!
Congratulations to Shirin Fozi, whose book Romanesque Tomb Effigies was awarded the 2022 Annual Book Prize from the International Center of Medieval Art!
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 Tale of a Plain Man.
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research is available online for free until further notice. Check out this amazing scholarship of policy-oriented articles.
We are excited to announce our newest open access title, Palestine/Israel Review, publishing in 2024! Please consider submitting your paper.
“The Standard of Living in Jacksonian-Era Rural Pennsylvania: On the Struggles of the Working Poor” in Pennsylvania History is free to access for a short time!
This book presents the final report of the excavations at Yotvata, the largest oasis in the Arabah Valley, conducted by the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University in 1974–1980 under the direction of Dr. Ze’ev Meshel. The report covers two central sites: a fortified Iron I site and an Early Islamic settlement.
Theban Tomb 188 is the sole archaeological site in the ancient Theban necropolis securely dated to the reign of the “heretic pharaoh” Akhenaten (1353–1336 BCE). The result of several years of clearance and recording by Dr. Susan Redford, director of the Akhenaten Temple Project’s Theban Tomb Survey, this richly illustrated book provides a detailed description of the remaining wall scenes and texts of this historically important ancient monument.
“A stunning example of what graphic medicine can do.”—starred review, Publishers Weekly
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