Category Archives: new books

Beginning Monday, August 6, 2018, visit Senior Acquisitions Editor Daniel Nasset in the exhibit hall at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2018 Conference. Get University of Illinois Press books at the conference discount of up to 40% … 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

June 9-10, the streets of Dearborn and Polk will be flooded with booksellers, publishers, and book lovers for the annual Printer’s Row Lit Festival in Chicago! The University of Illinois Press will have a booth at the southern end of … Continue reading

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. It’s an important time to pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history. At the University of Illinois Press we’ve published a wealth of important work … Continue reading

The fall 2018 catalog is finally here! This catalog is packed with illuminating, entertaining, and thought-provoking titles  and we’re so excited to finally share them with you! The gorgeous catalog cover this season comes from Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve … Continue reading

Joseph Vogel is an assistant professor of English at Merrimack College. He is the author of Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson. He recently answered some questions about his new book, James Baldwin and the 1980s: … Continue reading

Derek W. Vaillant is an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Sounds of Reform: Progressivism and Music in Chicago, 1873-1935. He recently answered some questions about his book Across the Waves: How the … Continue reading

Denise Von Glahn is the Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology at Florida State University, where she is also the coordinator of the Musicology Area and director of the Center for Music of the Americas. She recently answered some questions about Libby … Continue reading

In early May 1953, my girlfriend Jean Armstrong suggested I apply in the coffee shop where she worked as a waitress at the Tulane Hotel in Nashville. The hotel was situated on the corner of Eighth Avenue North and Church … Continue reading

It was my first day on the Falkland Islands, and our group of five headed to Volunteer Point. I felt as though I was not supposed to know the point’s location—and I didn’t—as we piled in the Range Rover at … Continue reading