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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.

Announcing Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS) Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Iona College

Thanks to the generous support of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS) and the University of Virginia (UVA) Press are collaborating to launch a two-year post-doctoral residential fellowship, in any area of American studies from 1700 to 1900, at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.

In Honor of Earth Day, A Post From Our Senior Acquiring Editor, Architecture and Environment, Boyd Zenner

As the noted possum-philosopher Pogo bleakly commented from a trash-strewn Okefenokee Swamp on a 1970 poster announcing the first Earth Day, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

The Busiest Week That Never Was

By Nadine Zimmerli, editor for history and social sciences

Last week was supposed to be my busiest yet since assuming the mantle of editor of history and social sciences here at UVa Press. I had been looking forward to attending my first Virginia Forum, on “Crafting History,” which—I’m given to understand—would have involved an evening presentation on the equally important topic of “Crafting Beer” at one of my favorite Richmond breweries on March 26. Then, the Thursday thereafter, precisely a week later, I was bound for Washington D.C. to set up our booth at the OAH and immerse myself in its rich offerings on this year’s theme of “(In)equalities.” Two conferences in the span of seven days, with a visit to George Mason University thrown in for good measure the Monday in-between—I was set to seize spring in the most intellectually rewarding way possible!