|Parent company||Bucknell University|
|Country of origin|
|Headquarters location||Lewisburg, Pennsylvania|
|Distribution|| Rowman & Littlefield (currently)|
Rutgers University Press (starting 2018)
|Publication types||Academic publishing|
Bucknell University Press (BUP) was founded in 1968 as part of a consortium operated by Associated University Presses and is currently partnered with Rowman & Littlefield.Since then it has published more than 1,000 titles in the humanities and social and biological sciences. The first title was published in 1969.
Associated University Presses (AUP) is a publishing company based in the United States, formed and operated as a consortium of several American university presses. AUP was established in 1966, with the first titles published through AUP appearing in 1968. There were five constituent members in the AUP consortium— Bucknell University Press, University of Delaware Press, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Lehigh University Press, and Susquehanna University Press. Each member university press maintained its own imprint and editorial control over their published titles, while book production and distribution was the responsibility of AUP.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is an independent publishing house founded in 1949. Under several imprints, the company offers scholarly books for the academic market, as well as trade books. Rowman & Littlefield is the world's largest publisher in museum studies.
Run by its director and editorial board, the Bucknell Press is an editorially independent organization. The editorial operations of the Press are supported and funded by the office of the Provost at Bucknell University.The current Press Director is Greg Clingham, John P. Crozer Professor of English at Bucknell University.
Bucknell University is a private liberal arts college in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The university consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, Freeman College of Management, and the College of Engineering. Bucknell was founded in 1846, and features programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, engineering, management, education, and music, as well as programs and pre-professional advising that prepare students for study in law and medicine. It offers nearly 50 majors and over 60 minors. South of central Lewisburg, the 445-acre (1.80 km2) campus is along the west bank of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, at an elevation of 530 feet (160 m) above sea level.
The Press receives hundreds of proposals and inquiries a year and considers for publication about 70 manuscripts from authors all over the world. It publishes an average of 35 books per year.
Traditionally the Press's strengths have been in English and American literature, French literature, German literature, Hispanic Studies, philosophy, and religion, though its work is highly interdisciplinary, including scholarship in cultural studies and other sub-disciplines in the humanities.
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. The term was probably coined by Pythagoras. Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument, and systematic presentation. Classic philosophical questions include: Is it possible to know anything and to prove it? What is most real? Philosophers also pose more practical and concrete questions such as: Is there a best way to live? Is it better to be just or unjust? Do humans have free will?
Religion is a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements. However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion.
Cultural studies is a field of theoretically, politically, and empirically engaged cultural analysis that concentrates upon the political dynamics of contemporary culture, its historical foundations, defining traits, conflicts, and contingencies. Cultural studies researchers generally investigate how cultural practices relate to wider systems of power associated with or operating through social phenomena, such as ideology, class structures, national formations, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and generation. Cultural studies views cultures not as fixed, bounded, stable, and discrete entities, but rather as constantly interacting and changing sets of practices and processes. The field of cultural studies encompasses a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives and practices. Although distinct from the discipline of cultural anthropology and the interdisciplinary field of ethnic studies, cultural studies draws upon and has contributed to each of these fields.
The Press maintains headquarters in Taylor Hall on the Bucknell University campus in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
In July 2010, the Press joined with Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, an independent and international publisher of academic, trade, and popular books.Rowman & Littlefield are largely responsible for the production and worldwide distribution of books, and for issuing contracts for accepted manuscripts.
Guidelines for manuscript submissions can be found on their website.
From 1954 until 2004, the Press published the Bucknell Review , a biannual scholarly journal of letters, arts and sciences, which ceased publication after 47 volumes.The Bucknell Review was published in hardback and paper cover and included work from some of the leading scholars in the humanities of the time. It was under the long editorship of Harry Garvin that the journal came to prominence. Bucknell Review evolved out of Bucknell University Studies (1949–1954). It was succeeded by Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures in 2004.
In the 1990s, the Press published a series of books of poetry in conjunction with the Stadler Center for Poetry, also located on the Bucknell University campus.
Including 51 titles between 1999 and 2010, this series produced solid and transformative work in interdisciplinary eighteenth-century studies. Titles addressed critical, historical, theoretical, and cultural considerations as they touched the lives and work of particular writers and societies in eighteenth-century Britain, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, and the Americas.
In the 1970s, the Press published the Irish Writers Series,under the editorship of J.F. Carens. The series consisted of studies of more than 40 Irish writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Each volume gives a full account of an Irish writer's career and major works, and considers the writer's background in relation to his or her writings as a whole.
Given the strong renewal of interest in Irish Studies over the past decade, the Bucknell University Press has commenced a Contemporary Irish Writers series under the editorship of John Rickard, professor of English at Bucknell University.
Bucknell Press maintains eight series of books in the humanities and social sciences:
These guest-edited volumes, featuring critical, historical, and theoretical essays by individual scholars, address important contemporary issues in the humanities. Revisionist in intention, the series explores the connections among historiography, culture, and textual representation, in a variety of disciplines, in order to open up new possibilities for interdisciplinary humanistic knowledge.
Dealing with far-reaching questions of history and modernity, language and selfhood, and power and ethics, Latin American literature sheds light on the many-faceted nature of Latin American life, as well as on the human condition as a whole. This series of books provides a forum for some of the best criticism on Latin American literature in a wide range of critical approaches, with an emphasis on works that productively combine scholarship with theory. Acknowledging the historical links and cultural affinities between Latin American and Iberian literatures, we welcome consideration of Spanish and Portuguese texts and topics while also providing a space of convergence for scholars working in Romance studies, comparative literature, cultural studies, and literary theory.
This is a newer, more theoretically-informed incarnation of the tried-and-true format established by the Bucknell Irish Writers series of the 1970s. This series offers monographs introducing a significant contemporary Irish author's life and work and a general discussion of interpretive issues and strategies for understanding this work.
The Griot Project Book Series consists of scholarly monographs and creative works devoted to the interdisciplinary exploration of the aesthetic, artistic and cultural products and intellectual currents of historical and contemporary African America and of the African diaspora. It uses narrative as a thematic and theoretical framework for the selection and execution of its projects.
Sponsored by the Goethe Society of North America, the New Studies in the "Age of Goethe" series seeks to publish innovative, interdisciplinary research on Goethe that contextualizes the "Age of Goethe" within the fields of literature, history, philosophy, art, music, or politics.The general editor is Jane Brown, Joff Hanauer Distinguished Professor of Western Civilization and Professor Emerita of Germanics and Comparative Literature, University of Washington.
Stories of the Susquehanna Valley is an emerging environmental humanities series that seeks to articulate the largely under-documented cultural narratives of the Susquehanna Valley in central Pennsylvania. General editors of the series are Katherine Faull and Alf Siewers. By using current theoretical models in cross-disciplinary environmental studies, specifically focusing on the key relationships between narrative and the environment, the series seeks to provide a holistic voice to the broader river valley and create a stronger sense of place and pride in the local and regional communities tied together by the Susquehanna River.
Under the general editorship of Richard B. Sher of NJIT and Rutgers, the series is dedicated to producing lively, interdisciplinary scholarship on a wide variety of topics related to eighteenth-century Scotland.
Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture 1650–1850 is a series in comparative, intercultural studies in early modern and eighteenth-century studies as they extend to the present time. Transits aims to provide transformative readings of the literary, cultural, and historical interconnections between Britain, Europe, the Far East, Oceania, and the Americas in the long eighteenth century. The series also considers "global" perspectives of time, space, nature, economics, politics, environment, and material culture. The series is edited by Professor Greg Clingham. This series replaces the "Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture" series, which ran at the Press from 1996–2010.
Kay Pritchett's 2011 book, In Pursuit of Poem Shadows: Pureza Canelo's Second Poetics, won the South Central Modern Language Association 2012 Book Prize. Pritchett is a Professor of Spanish at the University of Arkansas.
Comparative literature is an academic field dealing with the study of literature and cultural expression across linguistic, national, and disciplinary boundaries. Comparative literature "performs a role similar to that of the study of international relations, but works with languages and artistic traditions, so as to understand cultures 'from the inside'". While most frequently practiced with works of different languages, comparative literature may also be performed on works of the same language if the works originate from different nations or cultures among which that language is spoken.
World literature is sometimes used to refer to the sum total of the world's national literatures, but usually it refers to the circulation of works into the wider world beyond their country of origin. Often used in the past primarily for masterpieces of Western European literature, world literature today is increasingly seen in global context. Readers today have access to an unprecedented range of works from around the world in excellent translations, and since the mid-1990s a lively debate has grown up concerning both the aesthetic and the political values and limitations of an emphasis on global processes over national traditions.
Comparative cultural studies is a contextual approach to the study of culture in a global and intercultural context. Focus is placed on the theory, method, and application of the study process(es) rather than on the "what" of the object(s) of study.
Burt Joseph Kimmelman is an American poet and scholar.
Narasingha Prosad "Ram" Sil is an Indian-born American historian. He was professor of European and English history at Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon.
Simon David Goldhill, FBA is Professor in Greek Literature and Culture and fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at King's College, Cambridge. He was previously Director of Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge, succeeding Mary Jacobus in October 2011. He is best known for his work on Greek Tragedy.
The Goethe Society of North America (GSNA) was founded in December 1979 in San Francisco as a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of research on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) and his age.
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is a publisher of scholarly writing and is part of Wilfrid Laurier University. The fourth-largest university press in Canada, WLUP publishes work in a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences—literary criticism, aboriginal studies, sociology, environmental studies, and history among them—as well as culturally significant books of regional interest. Laurier Press also provides publishing services to scholarly associations and journals.
Hugh J. Silverman was an American philosopher and cultural theorist whose writing, lecturing, teaching, editing, and international conferencing participated in the development of a postmodern network. He was Executive Director of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature and Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University where he was also affiliated with the Department of Art and the Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. He was Program Director for the Stony Brook Advanced Graduate Certificate in Art and Philosophy. He was also co-founder and co-director of the annual International Philosophical Seminar since 1991 in South Tyrol, Italy. From 1980-86, he served as Executive Co-Director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. His work draws upon deconstruction, hermeneutics, semiotics, phenomenology, aesthetics, art theory, film theory, and the archeology of knowledge.
Katie Trumpener is the Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Yale University. She received a B.A. in English from the University of Alberta in 1982, an A.M. in English and American Literature from Harvard University in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University in 1990. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale in 2002, Trumpener taught at the University of Chicago from 1990. At Yale, Trumpener has served as Acting Director of the Whitney Humanities Center and the Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature. She also serves on the Editorial Committee of Public Culture and the Editorial Boards of New German Critique and Arcade.
Lehigh University Press is the publishing house of Lehigh University. Lehigh's university press was a member of the Associated University Presses consortium; other members included Bucknell University Press, University of Delaware Press, Susquehanna University Press and Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. When Associated University Presses ceased most new publishing in 2010, a new distribution agreement between Lehigh University Press, Bucknell University Press, University of Delaware Press, and Fairleigh Dickinson University Press was struck with Rowman & Littlefield.
Ethan Kleinberg is Professor of History and Letters at Wesleyan University, Editor-in-Chief of History and Theory and was Director of Wesleyan University's Center for the Humanities. Kleinberg’s wide-ranging scholarly work spans across the fields of history, philosophy, comparative literature and religion. Together with Joan Wallach Scott and Gary Wilder he is a member of the Wild On Collecitve who co-authored the "Theses on Theory and History" and started the #TheoryRevolt movement. He is the author of Haunting History: for a deconstructive approach to the past and Generation Existential: Martin Heidegger’s Philosophy in France, 1927-61, which was awarded the 2006 Morris D. Forkosch prize for the best book in intellectual history, by the Journal of the History of Ideas and co-editor of the volume Presence: Philosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century. He is completing a book length project titled The Myth of Emmanuel Levinas, on the Talmudic Lectures the French-Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas presented in Paris between 1960 and 1990.
Carlos Alberto Torres is a distinguished professor.
Manfred B. Steger is Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was also Professor of Global Studies and Director of the Globalism Research Centre at RMIT University in Australia until 2013.
The King's College London Faculty of Arts & Humanities is one of the nine academic Faculties of Study of King's College London. It is situated on the Strand in the heart of central London, in the vicinity of many renowned cultural institutions with which the Faculty has close links including the British Museum, Shakespeare's Globe, the National Portrait Gallery and the British Library. As of 2016, the Times Higher Education comparison of world-class universities ranked it amongst the top twenty arts and humanities faculties in the world.
Peter Edgerly Firchow (1937–2008) was an American literary scholar and educator. He wrote extensively on the relationship between British and German literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he was a leading scholar of the British writer Aldous Huxley. He served as a faculty member in the University of Minnesota English Department from 1967 to 2008 and as director of the university's Comparative Literature program from 1972 to 1978.
Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment is a monographic series which has been published since 1955. Originally edited by Theodore Besterman, the series now comprises more than 550 books - edited volumes and monographs, in either English or French - on diverse topics related to the Enlightenment or the eighteenth century. The current General Editor is Gregory S. Brown, who took up the post at the start of 2016.
Carol Houlihan Flynn is an American academic, literary critic, and writer of fiction. A professor emerita at Tufts University, Flynn was previously on the faculty of New York University and Princeton University. She is the author of Samuel Richardson, a Man of Letters; The Body in Swift and Defoe; a noir mystery, Washed in the Blood; and a memoir, The Animals, among other works. She was co-creator of the Somerville Conversations, a project designed to encourage dialogue between diverse members of the community.
Sharon M. Harris is a feminist literary scholar and cultural historian, and she was the founder and first president of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. From 1996 to 2004, she edited the society's journal, Legacy, widely considered the premier journal in the field. Harris was also one of the three original founders of the Society of Early Americanists. She is author and editor of numerous books, including Executing Race: Early American Women's Narratives of Race, Society, and the Law (2005) and Dr. Mary Walker, An American Radical (2009). As a key figure in the so-called "recovery" period of the 1980s and 1990s, Harris was initially known for her study of Rebecca Harding Davis, published in 1991. Harris is currently professor emerita at the University of Connecticut.