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May 17th, 2017

Mya Guarnieri Jaradat is a journalist and writer who spent nearly a decade covering Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories. Her work has been published in a number of literary and media outlets, including The Nation, Al Jazeera...

Reading Is Critical
May 14th, 2017

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago and the author of over 40 books, including On Hinduism and Redeeming the Kamasutra. Doniger reads from ...

Bibliographies
May 7th, 2017

Alan Fishbone has an M.Phil. in Classics from Columbia University. He has worked as a teacher of English and aikido; as a translator of Latin, ancient Greek, and Spanish; and as a bouncer, bartender, construction worker, and professor of Classics. He lives and works in New York City. Fishbone reads from ...

Bibliographies
May 2nd, 2017

May 1st, 2017

Stanford University Press—or at least, the idea of it—was born in Bloomington, Indiana. It was there in 1891 that Leland and Jane Stanford offered the presidency of their new university to David Starr Jordan, who, before accepting the post, drew up a memo of understanding for the Stanfords’ approval. “Before the selection of the faculty,” Jordan wrote, “I should like...

April 30th, 2017

Starting in 1975, the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets quickly distinguished itself as one of the most important publishing projects of its kind, winning praise from critics and poets alike and...

April 30th, 2017

Columbia University Press was founded in 1893 and is the fourth-oldest university press in the United States. The purpose of the press as expressed in its Certificate of Incorporation is to “promote the study of economic, historical, literary, scientific and other subjects and to promote and encourage the publication of literary works embodying original...

April 30th, 2017

James Forman Jr. discusses Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, Mon. 5/1 6pm at 57th Street Books. RSVP and details here.

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Reading Is Critical
April 29th, 2017

Christine Dunbar is Asian Humanities Editor at Columbia University Press


Translation is by necessity a form of interpretation. In the translation of poetry, which allows for so many different gestures...

April 28th, 2017

Southern Illinois University Press was founded by President Delyte Morris in the mid-1950s, and its first book--Charles E. Colby's A Pilot Study of Southern Illinois--was published on October 20, 1956. The Press has mounted a global mission, reaching out through all avenues of the worldwide network of scholarship to attract manuscripts from an international corps of...