MLA Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Modern Language Association.

Scroll to see our newest releases!

We’re looking forward to meeting with you at the conference, but if you are not traveling this year, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you. From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with Executive Editor Lucas Church, or Assistant Editor Thomas Bedenbaugh, and more.


Lucas Church, Acquisitions Editor

Connect with Executive Editor Lucas Church, whose acquisition interests include humanities and social sciences, especially sociology, anthropology, literary studies, history of medicine, and social science approaches to health, medicine, and culture.

Have questions about whether UNC Press is the right publisher for you, or how to submit a proposal? Visit our For Prospective Authors page.


Congratulations!

Honorable Mention,
2023 William Sanders Scarborough Prize,
Modern Language Association


UNC Press is proud to partner with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Languages to publish the North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures series.

New from the NC Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures series


Back in print — the University of North Carolina Studies in Germanic Languages and Literature series.

The Press and its partners, UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and the UNC Library, are pleased to make available 124 monographs, translations, and critical editions. All titles are available as paperbacks and open access ebooks. For a full catalog and more information click here.


UNC Press is proud to publish the following journals. Check out their web pages to see subscription and additional info:


All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent MLA conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.

Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.

Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.


Sound-Blind

Sound-Blind

American Literature and the Politics of Transcription

Alex Benson

Encyclopédie noire

Encyclopédie noire

The Making of Moreau de Saint-Méry's Intellectual World

Sara E. Johnson

Southern Lights

Southern Lights

75 Years of the Carolina Quarterly

Sophia Houghton, Kylan Rice, Daniel Wallace

Awakening the Ashes

Awakening the Ashes

An Intellectual History of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

The Race for America

The Race for America

Black Internationalism in the Age of Manifest Destiny

R. J. Boutelle

We Pursue Our Magic

We Pursue Our Magic

A Spiritual History of Black Feminism

Marina Magloire

The Afro-Latino Memoir

The Afro-Latino Memoir

Race, Ethnicity, and Literary Interculturalism

Trent Masiki

Rendered Obsolete

Rendered Obsolete

Energy Culture and the Afterlife of US Whaling

Jamie L. Jones

Reading Territory

Reading Territory

Indigenous and Black Freedom, Removal, and the Nineteenth-Century State

Kathryn Walkiewicz

The Southern Way of Life

The Southern Way of Life

Meanings of Culture and Civilization in the American South

Charles Reagan Wilson

Unmoored

Unmoored

The Search for Sincerity in Colonial America

Ana Schwartz

Before Equiano

Before Equiano

A Prehistory of the North American Slave Narrative

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

Indigenuity

Indigenuity

Native Craftwork and the Art of American Literatures

Caroline Wigginton

Agrotopias

Agrotopias

An American Literary History of Sustainability

Abby L. Goode

Oriental, Black, and White

Oriental, Black, and White

The Formation of Racial Habits in American Theater

Josephine Lee

Transpacific Convergences

Transpacific Convergences

Race, Migration, and Japanese American Film Culture before World War II

Denise Khor

The Slave Sublime

The Slave Sublime

The Language of Violence in Caribbean Literature and Music

Stacy J. Lettman

Border Bodies

Border Bodies

Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital, and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands

Bernadine Marie Hernández

Dreaming the Present

Dreaming the Present

Time, Aesthetics, and the Black Cooperative Movement

Irvin J. Hunt

Citizens and Rulers of the World

Citizens and Rulers of the World

The American Child and the Cartographic Pedagogies of Empire

Mahshid Mayar

Class Interruptions

Class Interruptions

Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women's Fiction

Robin Brooks

Fatal Revolutions

Fatal Revolutions

Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Christopher P. Iannini

Talking Guitar

Talking Guitar

Conversations with Musicians Who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music

Jas Obrecht

Hajj to the Heart

Hajj to the Heart

Sufi Journeys across the Indian Ocean

Scott Kugle

The Earliest African American Literatures

The Earliest African American Literatures

A Critical Reader

Zachary McLeod Hutchins, Cassander L. Smith

Settler Memory

Settler Memory

The Disavowal of Indigeneity and the Politics of Race in the United States

Kevin Bruyneel

Winter in America

Winter in America

A Cultural History of Neoliberalism, from the Sixties to the Reagan Revolution

Daniel Robert McClure

May We Forever Stand

May We Forever Stand

A History of the Black National Anthem

Imani Perry

The Generals' Civil War

The Generals' Civil War

What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today

Stephen Cushman

Grotesque Touch

Grotesque Touch

Women, Violence, and Contemporary Circum-Caribbean Narratives

Amy King

Insiders, Outsiders

Insiders, Outsiders

Toward a New History of Southern Thought

Sarah E. Gardner, Steven M. Stowe

Behold the Land

Behold the Land

The Black Arts Movement in the South

James Smethurst

Blind Joe Death's America

Blind Joe Death's America

John Fahey, the Blues, and Writing White Discontent

George Henderson

Porn Work

Porn Work

Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism

Heather Berg

Half in Shadow

Half in Shadow

The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay

Shanna Greene Benjamin

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer

Mario Filho, Jack A. Draper III

The Colored Conventions Movement

The Colored Conventions Movement

Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century

P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, Sarah Lynn Patterson

Chronicling Stankonia

Chronicling Stankonia

The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

Regina Bradley

Movie-Made Appalachia

Movie-Made Appalachia

History, Hollywood, and the Highland South

John C. Inscoe

How the Streets Were Made

How the Streets Were Made

Housing Segregation and Black Life in America

Yelena Bailey

Christian Citizens

Christian Citizens

Reading the Bible in Black and White in the Postemancipation South

Elizabeth L. Jemison

Lyrical Strains

Lyrical Strains

Liberalism and Women's Poetry in Nineteenth-Century America

Elissa Zellinger

The Perfecting of Nature

The Perfecting of Nature

Reforming Bodies in Antebellum Literature

Josh Doty

Race Characters

Race Characters

Ethnic Literature and the Figure of the American Dream

Swati Rana

Whose Blues?

Whose Blues?

Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music

Adam Gussow

That Middle World

That Middle World

Race, Performance, and the Politics of Passing

Julia S. Charles

Muhammad's Body

Muhammad's Body

Baraka Networks and the Prophetic Assemblage

Michael Muhammad Knight

Black Market

Black Market

The Slave's Value in National Culture after 1865

Aaron Carico

Tabernacles of Clay

Tabernacles of Clay

Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism

Taylor G. Petrey

The Essential Clarence Major

The Essential Clarence Major

Prose and Poetry

Clarence Major, Kia Corthron

Visions in a Seer Stone

Visions in a Seer Stone

Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

William L. Davis

Mining Language

Mining Language

Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World

Allison Margaret Bigelow

Veil and Vow

Veil and Vow

Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

Religious Intolerance in America, Second Edition

Religious Intolerance in America, Second Edition

A Documentary History

John Corrigan, Lynn S. Neal

The Portrait's Subject

The Portrait's Subject

Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Sarah Blackwood

Modernism on the Nile

Modernism on the Nile

Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Alex Dika Seggerman

Left of Poetry

Left of Poetry

Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics

Sarah Ehlers

Not Straight, Not White

Not Straight, Not White

Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Kevin Mumford