Press Releases

Kate ParkerBucknell Alum Kate Parker to co-edit Transits series

Kate Parker, Assistant Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (and Bucknell University alumnus, BA '03, MA '04) has joined Greg Clingham as the series co-editor of Transits: Literature, Culture & Thought 1650-1850. Parker, formerly Editorial Associate of the Bucknell Press, has co-edited (with Courtney Weiss Smith, Wesleyan University) Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered (2014) in the Transits series, she is the co-editor of the forthcoming Sade's Sensibilities (with Norbert Sclippa, College of Charleston) in Bucknell's Aperçus series, and she has also published articles in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and forthcoming from Studies in the Literary Imagination.

Bucknell University Press Offers Internship, Book Collection Prize

The Bucknell University Press is offering a competitive, year-long, non-paid internship for qualified sophomores, juniors or seniors interested in scholarly publishing for the 2012-13 academic year. In addition, the Bucknell University Press and the Office of Library and Information Technology are offering a $500 prize for the best book collection.


Bucknell University Press Joins the Rowman & Littlefield

Beginning in July 2010, Bucknell University Press books will be published by Rowman & Littlefield, a very large, independent publisher of scholarly, trade, and popular books.


Bucknell University Press Book Wins Serra d'Or Critics' Prize

Dr. Sharon G. Feldman, Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies at the University of Richmond, recently traveled to Barcelona to accept the Serra d'OrCritics' Prize for Research in Catalan Studies from Serra d'Or magazine.



Bucknell University Press Launches Contemporary Irish Writers Series

Irish Studies has flourished during the past fifty years. Its interests extend from prominent figures such as James Joyce and W.B. Yeats to newer voices such as Eavan Boland and Ciaran Carson, and the discipline continues conversations about women's issues, nationalism, and the Irish language, which have long drawn the attention of Irish writers. In the Contemporary Irish Writers Series, Bucknell University Press aims to contribute to these important ongoing cultural conversations and also to revive Bucknell's historic series in Irish Studies.


Recent Reviews

Yves Bonnefoy's Beginning and End of the Snow / Début et Fin de la Neige (translated by Emily Grosholz) was reviewed in The Sewanee Review:

"Snow — the recurring theme around which this beautifully haunting book of poems is principally organized — might be thought of, even more broadly, as a unifying emblem for Yves Bonnefoy's floating, fleeting, and sometimes vaporizing poetic words--the latter dissolution occurring especially when a word, like a fragile snowflake, dreams of attaining the limitless, the absolute...There have been a few other English translations since Bonnefoy published Début et Fin de la Neige in 1991...But no earlier attempts offer as much economical richness as the book now under review." - George Poe, The Sewanee Review, 122.1 (2014):157-160.

Jody Allen Randolph's Eavan Boland, part of the Contemporary Irish Writers Series, was reviewed on April 13, 2014 in the Irish Examiner:

"These chapters are singed with controversy and a great ferment in the public domain; the smell of a public burning comes off the pages. As scholar and theorist, Allen Randolph would eschew the poet Joseph Brodsky's warning that a writer has but a life and a work. The new scholarship has ensured that we now read poems through the highly glazed window of theory. In Allen Randolph's and Boland's cases, this is a happy match: this book is a monument to a long and scholarly relationship." — Thomas McCarthy, Irish Examiner

Michael Griffin's Enlightenment in Ruins: the Geographies of Oliver Goldsmith was reviewed in the February 2014 issue of Choice:

"This volume, part of Bucknell's "Transits" series, devoted to 18th-century studies, offers a vital contribution toward understanding the work of an often underappreciated author. The extensive notes and bibliography support further study of Oliver Goldsmith by specialists in Irish and 18th-century literature." — Choice

Michael Griffin's Enlightenment in Ruins: the Geographies of Oliver Goldsmith was reviewed in the February 5, 2014 issue of the Times Literary Supplement:

"This book is a model of historically informed literary analysis, beautifully written and assiduously researched." — Norma Clarke

Cintia Santana's Forth and back: translation, dirty realism, and the Spanish novel (1975-1995) was reviewed in the January 2014 issue of Choice:

"Focusing on postdictatorship Spain, transition to democracy, and the meaning of "nation-ness," Santana (Stanford Univ.) takes a welcome look at the effervescent translations of US literature in Spain, in particular of "dirty realism... Expertly documented and soundly written, this book challenges how one reads across languages and how "nation-ness" is constructed vis-à-vis those readings." — Choice 

Carmen Gillespie's Toni Morrison: Forty Years in The Clearing was reviewed in the August 2013 issue of Choice:

"Gillespie has collected an impressively varied array of genres for this volume in the "Griot Project Book Series," which looks at the aesthetics, art, history, and culture of African America and the African diaspora." — Choice

Allison Stedman's Rococo Fiction in France 1600-1715: Seditious Frivolity was reviewed in the June 2013 issue of Choice:

"By focusing on innovative publishing strategies and texts celebrating individual creativity rather than absolutist values, the author reinvigorates the field of early modern studies." — Choice                           

Deborah Kennedy's Poetic Sisters: Early Eighteenth-Century Women Poets was reviewed in The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer:

"Poetic Sisters is a major contribution to our understanding of early eighteenth-century English poetry, so it therefore should have a place in every university's library to serve both scholar and student long and well." - H. George Hahn, Towson University, The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer 27:2 (2013): 10-12. 

Deborah Kennedy's Poetic Sisters: Early Eighteenth-Century Women Poets was reviewed in the July 2013 issue of Choice:

"Engagingly written, beautifully illustrated (visually and poetically), this study should attract a new generation of critics and scholars who will find the author's contextualization of the material and interpretations of individual poems fresh, provocative, and nuanced." — Choice 50.11 (July 2013).

 Kathleen Lubey's Excitable Imaginations: Eroticism and Reading in Britain, 1660-1760  was reviewed in Eighteenth-Century Fiction:

"Reading is far too important to be taken for granted. Lubey forces her own readers to think about the reading experience itself." - George E. Haggerty, University of California, Riverside, Eighteenth-Century Fiction 26.2 (2013-2014): 303-305.

Nineteenth-Century Studies, vol. 23 (2009).

Several Bucknell University Press titles in Scottish studies were recently reviewed in Nineteenth-Century Studies, vol. 23 (2009), including David Duff and Catherine Jones' edited volume Scotland, Ireland, and the Romantic Aesthetic (2007); Evan Gottlieb's book Feeling British: Sympathy and National Identity in Scottish and English Writing, 1707-1832 (2007); and Caroline McCracken-Flesher's edited volume, Culture, Nation and the New Scottish Parliament (2007). || Read an excerpt.

Iberoamericana, vol. 38 (2010).

Two Bucknell University Press titles were reviewed in the journal Iberoamericana, vol. 38 (2010): Daniel Frost's Cultivating Madrid: Public Space and Middle-Class Culture in the Spanish Capital, 1833-1890 (2008), and Sharon G. Feldman's In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona (2009). || Read an excerpt from both reviews.

Recent Prizes

2010 Serra d'Or Prize for Research in Catalan Studies. In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona — Awarded the 2010 Serra d'Or Prize for Research in Catalan Studies

2004 Honorable Mention for the MLA's Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize.Giants of Delft: Johannes Vermeer and the Natural Philosophers: The Parallel Search for Knowledge during the Age of DiscoveryA 2002-2003 Mitchell Prize Finalist

Feature Articles and Letters

"18th Century Titles Garner Recognition"

Bucknell University Press was recognized for its outstanding eighteenth century publications in the current issue of Studies in English Literature. || Read more

"Bucknell University Press's Annus Translatio"

Nina Forsberg, former Publishing Manager, in The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer (September 2010). || Reprinted with permission.

"Bucknell University Press Marks 40th Anniversary"

The Bucknell University Press celebrated the 40th anniversary of the publication of its first book in 1969 with a series of literary projects that included publications highlighting Charles Darwin's contributions to science and discovery. || Read more of this Bucknell University website article.

"In Memoriam: Tom Yoseloff"

Jack Wheatcroft. December 27, 2007. Despite the richness and fullness of his life, and the peacefulness with which he gave up life, I know that you, family members and friends, gathered here to memorialize him, are grieving deeply, as I am, that Thomas Yoseloff is no more. || Read more of this commemoration eulogy by Jack Wheatcroft.

"Eighteenth-Century Studies from Bucknell"

James May, The East Central Intelligencer, VOL. 13, May 1999. Editor's note :Late last year we asked our member Greg Clingham to consider writing an article for the Intelligencer on the involvement of Bucknell University Press in eighteenth-century studies. || Read Greg Clingham's review of 18th Century Studies from Bucknell.

"University Press Flourishing"

E.J. Crawford, The Bucknellian, 2006. Toiling in virtual anonymity in the basement of Taylor Hall lies one of the most, productive and growing academic departments within the blanket of the University. And it has nothing to do with Management. It is the Bucknell University Press. || Read more from The Bucknellian.


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