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Barbados Diary Joins the Digital Papers of George Washington

We’re pleased to announce the addition of the recently published edition of George Washington’s Barbados Diary, edited by Alicia K. Anderson and Lynn A. Price, to The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition, and to offer this wonderfully annotated text free of charge to interested readers through the middle of August.

So long, Aunt Jemima (1889-2020)

UVA Press author Maurice M. Manring, whose book Slave in a Box: The Strange Career of Aunt Jemima was published in 1998, writes about his experience researching and writing about the figure of Aunt Jemima. You can read more from Manring in this article published in The Associated Press on 6/19/20.

The Need for African American Studies to Make George Floyd a Visible Man

UVA Press author Michael Lackey, whose book The Haverford Discussions: A Black Integrationist Manifesto for Racial Justice was published in 2013, reflects on the murder of George Floyd, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, systemic racism, and massive protests:

Three New Series Editors Join UVA Press's Longstanding Series on Jeffersonian America

The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce that Charlene M. Boyer Lewis, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Robert G. Parkinson have joined existing Jeffersonian America series editors Peter S. Onuf and Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy to identify and publish the best new scholarship on the American republic’s formative decades.

On Entanglements and Viruses by Shane Graham

We are pleased to offer this blog post from UVA Press author Shane Graham, whose book Cultural Entanglements: Langston Hughes and the Rise of African and Caribbean Literature was published this May.

LISTEN: "UVA Press Presents" interview with Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Helen Horowitz and historian Dan Horowitz around TRACES OF J. B. JACKSON

We are delighted to offer the second installment in our new podcast series, "UVA Press Presents," via this interview with Pulitzer-Prize nominated author Helen Horowitz, author of the new book TRACES OF J. B. JACKSON: The Man Who Taught Us to See Everyday America, and Daniel Horowitz, Mary Huggins Gamble Foundation Chair and Professor of American Studies Emeritus, Smith College. 

LISTEN: "UVA Press Presents" Interview with Carl Rollyson, Author of THE LIFE OF WILLIAM FAULKNER, and Stephen Railton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia and Director of Digital Yoknapatawpha

We are delighted to introduce our new podcast series, "UVA Press Presents," via this interview with literary biographer Carl Rollyson, author of the new two-volume series THE LIFE OF WILLIAM FAULKNER, and Stephen Railton, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Director of the Digital Yoknapatawpha project. Listen above, and read more, including an excerpt from THE LIFE OF WILLIAM FAULKNER, VOLUME 1: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934, which Kirkus Reviews in a starred review called "A filling, satisfying feast for Faulkner aficionados," ....

Niccole Leilanionapae'aina Coggins Coauthors Article on Inclusive Scholarly Publishing in the University Press Community

Published today in UKSG Insights, "Towards inclusive scholarly publishing: developments in the university press community" coauthored by Niccole Leilanionapae‘aina Coggins, UVA Press Editorial, Design, and Production Coordinator and Assistant Project Editor, provides an overview of the ways in which the members of the Association of University Presses are working towards more inclusive practices in scholarly publishing. 

Q&A with Winner of the New Academy Prize in Literature, Maryse Condé, and translator Nicole Simek

As The New York Times Book Review writes of Maryse Condé in their review of her newly translated book The Belle Créole, "For the past half century, Condé has been chronicling the black diaspora in novels that are rollicking and scandalous, that examine gender and culture, class and religion, African and Caribbean society. She performs a kind of alchemic conversion from abstract theories of power to very human lusts and appetites, where costs are paid in the flesh.

Announcing New Reading Series: Virginia Pathways and People

The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce the new UVA Press Reading Club, which will feature themed books throughout the year at a discounted rate. The 2020 theme, already underway, is Virginia Pathways and People and is geared towards all those interested in the flora, fauna, and people of Virginia. Selected by Press staff, these books are journeys through beautiful landscapes, remarkable and conflicting histories, and engaging ideas and perspectives through fiction, biography, and design.