Category Archives: literary studies

From the new UIP release Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century, by Nazera Sadiq Wright.  African American educator and activist Fannie Barrier Williams highlighted what could happen when black girls in literature served merely to illustrate the problems associated with race … Continue reading

In the new UIP release Splattered Ink, Sarah Whitney explores postfeminist gothic, that blockbuster-laden, Oprah-sanctified genre literary that jars readers, rejects happy endings (and beginnings), and finds powerful new ways to talk about violence against women. The genre in particular challenges postfeminist … Continue reading

One of this month’s new UIP releases, Splattered Ink is a bold analysis of postfeminist gothic, a literary genre that continues to jar readers, reject happy endings, and find powerful new ways to talk about violence against women. Sarah E. Whitney … Continue reading

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Locus Awards on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in Seattle WA. Some fantastic books were honored including Letters to Tiptree, edited by Alisa Krasnostein & Alexandra Pierce (Twelfth Planet), which took … Continue reading

We live in an age when Iggy Pop adorns groovy travel bags and makes the scene at Cannes to support a Jim Jarmusch documentary about his iconic band the Stooges. Punk conquered the world long ago, thankfully, and if it failed to transform … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press took science fiction seriously before taking science fiction seriously held its current scholarly cool. Today we continue the tradition with our popular Modern Masters of Science Fiction series, with new books on legends Octavia E. … Continue reading

“There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always—do not forget this, Winston—always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler.” Today marks the … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press offers its congratulations to author Deepti Misri. Her recent UIP release Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India received the 2016 Eugene M. Kayden Book Award in Literary Studies from the University of … Continue reading

“I come from a stupid family. During the Civil War, my great uncle fought for the west.” —Rodney Dangerfield Stupidity. We damn it, suffer under it, laugh at it, ruefully wonder at it, and flee to its confines in the face … Continue reading

Available just in time to erase all the romantic mistakes you’ve made since Valentine’s Day, Casanova the Irresistible offers a tour of its subject’s 3,700-page memoir by French reconteur/gadfly/writer/critic Philippe Sollers. Thanks to the vivid translation of Armine Kotin Mortimer, we … Continue reading