Category Archives: The Callout

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of University of Illinois Press’ Women and Film History International series. In collaboration with film historians, Kay Armatage, Jane M. Gaines, and Christine Gledhill, the series was originally devised as a home for new … Continue reading

Since 2013, the U of I Press has been home to Scandinavian Studies, the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study. This interdisciplinary journal features work in the humanities and social sciences on the languages, cultures, … 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

Where in the first half of our centennial we focused on events in Champaign-Urbana, this fall has brought opportunities for the Press to shine in Chicago and Springfield through partnerships with Jane Addams Hull-House and the Conference on Illinois History, … Continue reading

The work of Italian engineer and builder Pier Luigi Nervi fascinates and inspires half a century after the completion of his best-known works. The spiraling, web-like patterns of his 1957 Palazzo dello Sport is still breathtaking in its span, scale, … Continue reading

Ahhh . . . summer. Picnics, gardens, fireflies—and of course, summer reading! In this issue of The Callout, our summer harvest includes the first comprehensive history of the Ozarks region; a pair of magnificent volumes on the influential Italian architect … Continue reading

Even the discerning reader may not associate an academic press with sports. But what occurs in a sports venue—whether stadium or gym, track or sandlot—contests far more than results on a scoreboard. Race. Gender. Money. Politics. Power. Triumph. Tragedy. Each plays … Continue reading

“Our aim has been to publish conceptually ambitious, risk-taking work that challenges familiar models for understanding film authorship.”–Justus Nieland, CFD series editor Since the publication of an illuminating cross-cultural dialogue on the legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in 2003, the University … Continue reading