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MLA Virtual Exhibit

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

MLA 2020 virtual exhibit


Since we can’t be together at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you. From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with our editor Lucas Church, and more.

Lucas Church, Acquisitions Editor

Lucas Church, Acquisitions Editor

 

 

 

Connect with 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.

 

 

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.


The events of the past few months have brought new attention to subjects like police brutality, institutionalized racism, protests and activism, and more. These subjects are among the pillars of the UNC Press publishing program, and have cast new light on some of our newest books, and some of our classic bestselling titles.

Some of these books are highlighted in our Justice, Power, and Politics series.

You can also check out our full listing of new and classic books in African American Studies.

Free Justice

From Here to Equality

Policing Los Angeles

City of Inmates

We Are Not Slaves

Race for Profit

Chocolate City

Caging Borders and Carceral States

Black Food Geographies

Black Faces, White Spaces


 

 

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.


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.


The First Reconstruction

The First Reconstruction

Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Van Gosse

Movie-Made Appalachia

Movie-Made Appalachia

History, Hollywood, and the Highland South

John C. Inscoe

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

Race Characters

Race Characters

Ethnic Literature and the Figure of the American Dream

Swati Rana

The Perfecting of Nature

The Perfecting of Nature

Reforming Bodies in Antebellum Literature

Josh Doty

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

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

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