Author Archives: denise

Yesterday Lee Bessette posted about the benefits and pitfalls of doing and defining digital humanities (DH) in Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U: College Ready Writing, “Why I Support an Open Definition of DH“: “This is why I think the big … Continue reading

Visit us at the exhibit tables of the Amercan Folklore Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, LA beginning today. We will feature discounts of 30% on paperbacks and 40% on hardcover titles, with FREE domestic shipping on orders placed at … Continue reading

This is the second half of the “Interpretive Overview” by William McKee Evans, the author of Open Wound: The Long View of Race in America. It appears before the Preface in the book. The first half of the essay was … Continue reading

Right after the last election we published Open Wound: The Long View of Race in America. The work is a capstone achievement by William McKee Evans,  professor emeritus of history at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. It received excellent reviews, and … Continue reading

Koritha Mitchell’s Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, is the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2012 Book Award Winner. Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890–1930 demonstrates that … Continue reading

Here is the second part of the “Introduction from the editor,” by Fred Bartenstein. Read Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir by Josh Graves, available now. “It was clear to me that the material would offer interesting insights into the life of … Continue reading

Last week we released Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir, by Josh Graves, and edited by Fred Bartenstein, a new book in our series Music in American Life. The book was a long time to press–the interviews took place in 1994, and … Continue reading

Stephen K. Ashby, co-author of Staley: The Fight for a New American Labor Movement, has spoken out strongly over the past several weeks about the Chicago Public Schools teachers’ strike. Last week, as the strike was suspended, he participated in … Continue reading

It will be a be a busy week for University of Illinois Press staff and authors. We will be at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) meeting from September 26-30, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press seeks a Publicity Coordinator to develop publicity campaigns and implement publicity efforts for the Press’s entire book list (trade, scholarly, regional), focusing primarily on newly published books, currently about 100 new books per year. Visit … Continue reading