By Cate Fricke
Penn State University Press has announced its spring/summer 2018 catalog, featuring more than 40 new releases in the fields of animal studies, art history, Graphic Medicine, biography, rhetoric and communication studies, medieval and early modern studies, and more. The press’s long tradition of publishing high quality and insightful scholarship expanded this year to include the acquisition of academic publisher Eisenbrauns in November 2017.
The spring/summer 2018 catalog contains new books in ancient Near East and biblical studies from Eisenbrauns, which will continue to publish as an imprint of the Press.
The season’s trade titles include The Hidden Life of Life: A Walk through the Reaches of Time by The New York Times bestselling author and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas; The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture by Samantha Baskind, a wide-ranging examination of the Warsaw ghetto and its uprising’s legacy in film, literature, and visual art to be released just before the 75th anniversary of the uprising; and Reading Shaver’s Creek: Ecological Reflections from an Appalachian Forest, a collection of essays and poems inspired by the nature site, edited by Penn State Altoona professor Ian Marshall.
Scholarly highlights include Religion Around Billie Holiday, a biography focusing on the religious influences and movements that contributed to the singer’s persona; Graphic Reproduction: A Comics Anthology, a collection containing comics and graphic novel excerpts illustrating various different experiences of pregnancy, infertility, and childbirth; and Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College by former Penn State Alumni Association Executive Director Roger L. Williams.
To see all of Penn State University Press’s forthcoming spring/summer 2018 titles, visit http://www.psupress.org/catalogs/PDFs/Spring2018Catalog_WEB.pdf.