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D. Harlan Wilson is a professor of English at Wright State University–Lake Campus. He is the author of Cultographies: They Live, Technologized Desire: Selfhood and the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction, and over twenty novels and fiction collections. He recently answered some … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press will be closed for the holidays 12/23/2017-1/1/2018. We will resume normal business hours on 1/2/2018. You can still visit our website at https://www.press.uillinois.edu/. Happy Holidays!

Here are 15 essential UIP books which highlight the history of Black women in America.   1. Beyond Respectability By Brittney C. Cooper “A work of crucial cultural study. . . . [Beyond Respectability] lays out the complicated history of black woman as intellectual … Continue reading

Everyone knows that books make the best gifts. Especially for yourself! Stock up on these books for all your gift giving needs this holiday season. Now through December 1, 2017, use code WINTER17 on our site to get 30% off!  For … Continue reading

The holidays are once again upon us, and it’s time to stock up on gifts for the book lover in your life. Especially if that’s you! November 22, 2017-December 1, 2017 use code WINTER17 on our website to get 30% … Continue reading

The Chicago Black Renaissance was a time of growth and innovation for Chicago’s Black artistic community. During the early to mid 20th century, Chicago was the place where poets and musicians like Gwendolyn Brooks and Nat King Cole flourished. Here are … Continue reading

We are proud to announce the launch of Transformations, a new series at UIP dedicated to innovative visions of scholarship in womanism, feminism, and indigeneity. Series editor AnaLouise Keating, a professor of women’s studies at Texas Woman’s University, envisioned a … Continue reading

November 9-12, UIP will be attending the annual American Studies Association conference in Chicago. Make sure to stop by our booth in the exhibit hall and check out these great books and journals! 1. I Fight for a Living: Boxing and … Continue reading

Here are 5 essential books that explore the sociopolitical and historical contexts of jazz music.   1. Jazz Internationalism By John Lowney “Indispensable to African American literary and cultural studies, jazz studies, and internationalist leftist studies. Its discussion of how jazz … Continue reading

This fall, University of Illinois Press celebrates new books published in the Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World Series. Since 2009, University of Illinois has been a partner in the multi-press initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, along with the University Press … Continue reading