Author Archives: Heather Gernenz

Jonathan Fenderson is an assistant professor of African and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He recently answered some questions about his new book Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s.  … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for the Fall University of Illinois Press 9Publishing Symposium! September 19, 2019 Institute for the Humanities 701 South Morgan, Lower Level / Stevenson Hall, Chicago, IL Sessions will include: The Life of a Book: From Proposal to … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that our Fall 2019 catalog is now available. We have an excellent selection of books coming out this fall and we can’t wait to get them in your hands. Landmark anniversaries of our series abound this … Continue reading

Beneath the deepest snows The secret of a rose Is merely that it knows You must believe in spring   Lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman might not have had Illinois in mind when they wrote these soulful words, but there … Continue reading

On March 29, 2019 Michael Metz, author of the new book Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois gave a lecture at the YMCA Friday Forum for their series RESIST: Building a Culture of … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao has won the Irving Lowens Book Award from the Society for American Music (SAM). The award was announced at the annual SAM conference, March … Continue reading

As the scholarly press of a public, land grant university, our mission is to disseminate knowledge that will equip citizens—regionally, nationally, and globally—to understand and engage with the societies they inhabit. As we embark on our second century, we reaffirm … Continue reading

Coming in July 2019, Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America by Jake Johnson merges the study of belonging in America with scholarship on voice and popular music to explore the surprising yet profound link between two quintessentially American institutions. Watch … Continue reading

On February 15, we hosted our first University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium. It was fantastic day of sessions about publishing and engaged conversation. We thank everyone who came to the sessions and participated. And we give special thanks to … Continue reading

This year we’re celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the New Black Studies series. Check out the anniversary catalog here and read a letter from the acquisitions editor and comments from the series editors below! Dear Reader, In 2018 the University … Continue reading

About Heather Gernenz

University of Illinois Press Publicity Manager