Author Archives: denise

With hopes for peaceful holiday celebrations everywhere, here is “What I Want for Christmas,” by Robert Green Ingersoll, from Christmas in Illinois, along with the introduction by editor James Ballowe: “Adults have also used the holiday to make known to … Continue reading

The deadline for the NWSA-University of Illinois Press First Book Prize is June 1! The National Women’s Studies Association and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce a competition for the best dissertation or first book manuscript by a … Continue reading

If you’re looking for something to do in Chicago this month, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has an exhibit called SynergiCity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City which roughly coincides with our publication of the book by the same name, edited by Paul Hardin Kapp … Continue reading

Charles Ives in the Mirror just arrived from the printer, and it is bright! I think it conveys the mood of the book well. Here’s an excerpt so you can decide for yourself: “Early in 1921, several hundred Americans were … Continue reading

Mary Sue Welsh, author of One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra, has commissioned a lovely website for her new book. It features three excerpts she chose to share with her audience. One of the excerpts describes events … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press was honored with five books chosen as Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012. They are: “The Useless Mouths” and Other Literary Writings, by Simone de Beauvoir and edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann Making … Continue reading

There are just two weeks left in our Music in American Life Anniversary Sale! Use promo code MAL40 to get 40% off all in-print titles, including: Stephen Wade’s well-reviewed The Beautiful Music All Around Us is available for only $14.97 … Continue reading

The University of Illinois News Bureau reports that UI Press author and U of I Professor Emeritus of Music and Anthropology, Bruno Nettl, has been awarded the 2014 Charles Homer Haskins Prize, presented annually to a distinguished humanist by the … Continue reading

As a founding member, we are proud to celebrate 75 years of the American Association of University Presses and the contributions University Presses make to culture, academia, and an informed society with the first annual University Press Week (November 11-17, 2012). … Continue reading

As a farewell to the farmers’ market season here in the Midwest, we are having a sale on Farmers’ Markets of the Heartland by Janine MacLachlan. Get the book for only $14.97 (regularly $24.95) using promo code FARMER40. This price … Continue reading