Category: UNC Press News

Trending this Month: January

See what’s trending at UNC Press with this reading list of the most viewed books on our website this month. Ybor City: Crucible of the Latina South by Sarah McNamara (April 2023 “Sarah McNamara brings a dedication to historical craft—a fealty to the archives as well as command of oral history as practice and praxis. Writing with passion and precision, she always… Continue Reading Trending this Month: January

The Return of Lula to the Brazilian Presidency: Reflections by Lula’s Biographer

Guest blog post by John D. French, author of Lula and His Politics of Cunning: From Metalworker to President of Brazil I progress as I digress, the author of Tristram Shandy wrote, and so Brazil, a country whose November election touched hearts, leading many to contact me after the second round of the election. The anxieties associated with uncertainties of the transition—including… Continue Reading The Return of Lula to the Brazilian Presidency: Reflections by Lula’s Biographer

JSTOR and university press partners announce Path to Open Books pilot

JSTOR, part of the non-profit ITHAKA, and a cohort of leading university presses announced today Path to Open, a program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that will bring diverse perspectives and research to millions of people. Launching as a pilot, Path to Open libraries will contribute funds to enable participating presses to publish new books… Continue Reading JSTOR and university press partners announce Path to Open Books pilot

2023 Modern Language Association Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the Modern Language Association annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by booth 308 to say hello to editor Lucas Church and to browse our titles on display. And if you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth! Congratulations Shanna Greene Benjamin! Half in Shadow received an Honorable… Continue Reading 2023 Modern Language Association Annual Meeting

2023 American Historical Association Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to be exhibiting in-person at the American Historical Association annual meeting! We hope you’ll stop by booth 406 to say hello to editors Mark Simpson-Vos, Debbie Gershenowitz, and Andrew Winters and to browse our titles on display. And be sure to stop by booth 410 to say hello to our publishing partners, the Omohundro Institute. And… Continue Reading 2023 American Historical Association Annual Meeting

Books to Look Forward to in 2023

As we wrap up our centennial celebration we’re heading into the start of our second century with an exciting list of new titles. Continue reading to see the remainder of our Fall 2022 books publishing in January and be sure to also browse our Spring 2023 catalog which includes books on the Covid-19 pandemic, history of the American south, America’s… Continue Reading Books to Look Forward to in 2023

2022 Blog In Review

2022 was an exciting year at UNC Press. Among the many things that have happened—award and prize winners, new releases, in-person conferences, staff promotions, new hires, our 100th year anniversary, and more—there have been some exciting things happening here on the blog, specifically. Earlier this year we rolled out a new interface which has made our blog content easier to… Continue Reading 2022 Blog In Review

$100 for the Close of Our 100th

Looking forward to our 101th year of publishing, we thank the friends and supporters of UNC Press in whatever way you provide our nonprofit publishing with support—be it through the purchase (or accessing via the library of your choice) our ebooks, books, and journals, or through your generous financial gifts. Having reached the culmination of our centennial anniversary, we invite… Continue Reading $100 for the Close of Our 100th

Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years: Part 5

Over the past 100 years UNC Press is proud to have published an extensive catalog of award winning and highly praised books. This month marks the end of our centennial year celebration and the final installment of our Iconic Books blog post series. This series looks back at the titles we’ve published and highlights our most influential and iconic books.… Continue Reading Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years: Part 5

Early American Literature Announces 2022 Book Prize Recipient

The following is the 2022 Book Prize announcement from Early American Literature, the official journal of both the Society of Early Americanists and the MLA’s Forum on Early American Literature.  Wendy Raphael Roberts, Associate Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY, has been selected to receive the 2022 Early American Literature Book Prize. Roberts’s Awakening Verse: The Poetics of Early American Evangelicalism was published… Continue Reading Early American Literature Announces 2022 Book Prize Recipient

Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years: Part 4

Over the past 100 years UNC Press is proud to have published an extensive catalog of award winning and highly praised books. As we celebrate our centennial, we’ve looked back at these prestigious titles to highlight some of our most influential and iconic books. Find the first three installations in our Iconic Books blog series here. Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in… Continue Reading Iconic Books From the Past 100 Years: Part 4

$100 for the 100th: Celebrating UNC Press’s History of Excellence

Having reached our centennial anniversary, we invite you to join with us in including the Press in your end-of-year giving with a gift of $100 for the UNC Press 100th—or, any amount meaningful to you!   We’ve compiled a concise listing of facts concerning our early history that many are unaware of in order to convey the important contributions of UNC… Continue Reading $100 for the 100th: Celebrating UNC Press’s History of Excellence

Trending this Month: November

See what’s trending at UNC Press with this reading list of the most viewed books on our website this month. White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America by Anthea Butler A 2021 Choice Outstanding Academic Title “Show[s] how evangelicals’ contemporary embrace of right-wing politics is rooted in its centuries-long problem with race. This scathing takedown of evangelicalism’s ‘racism problem’ will challenge evangelicals… Continue Reading Trending this Month: November

Anthea Butler Wins 2022 Martin E. Marty Award

UNC Press offers our sincere congratulations to Anthea Butler on being awarded the 2022 Martin E. Marty award for the Public Understanding of Religion! Each year, the American Academy of Religion(AAR) presents this award to an individual whose work helped advance the public understanding of religion. This year, the AAR named Anthea Butler this years Marty Award Winner, making her the… Continue Reading Anthea Butler Wins 2022 Martin E. Marty Award

Accidental Kindness: A Doctor’s Notes on Empathy Now Available as an Audiobook

Accidental Kindness: A Doctor’s Notes on Empathy by Michael Stein is now available as an audiobook from Audible, Libro.fm, and Kobo. Praise for Accidental Kindness: [Stein’s] incisive articulation of the emotional challenges faced by doctors is rendered in prose that’s vivid, candid, and shot through with compassion—it makes for an investigation that’s tough to forget. This is a standout.”—STARRED review, Publishers Weekly “One of the… Continue Reading Accidental Kindness: A Doctor’s Notes on Empathy Now Available as an Audiobook

#NextUP: Black Women’s History Series

Happy University Press Week 2022! We are thrilled to be announcing a new series from UNC Press, Black Women’s History, during the Association of University Presses annual celebration. #UPWeek garners awareness and recognition for the vital publishing university presses offer, and this year’s theme, “Next UP,” highlights the dedicated work performed by those in the university press community to seek… Continue Reading #NextUP: Black Women’s History Series

In Memoriam: Philip Gerard

UNC Press is saddened to learn that Philip Gerard, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the author of numerous books that include Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina and The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina, has died. We offer our condolences to… Continue Reading In Memoriam: Philip Gerard

Early American Literature Statement from UNC Press

The University of North Carolina Press is proud to have published the recent special issue of the journal Early American Literature, Volume 57, Number 3. The issue offers an ambitious and wide-ranging study of Phillis Wheatley, featuring over 25 articles and other reflections on Wheatley’s work. It was prepared to high standards of scholarly integrity by its guest editors, Tara… Continue Reading Early American Literature Statement from UNC Press

2022 American Studies Association Annual Meeting

UNC Press is excited to once again be exhibiting in-person at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting! We hope you’ll stop by booth 311/313 to say hello to editor Andreina Fernandez and to browse our titles on display! If you can’t join us in-person, you can always visit our virtual booth! Congratulations to Juliana Hu Pegues! Space-Time Colonialism won the… Continue Reading 2022 American Studies Association Annual Meeting

New This Month: November

Happy November! Browse our new books publishing this month. We’re also kicking off our holiday sale! Use code 01HOLIDAY at checkout to save 40% on any UNC Press print books and if your order totals $75 or more, the shipping is FREE! Together: The Amazing Story of Carolina Basketball’s 2021-2022 season by Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers “This team was… Continue Reading New This Month: November