By Jeff Kallet
Outlook features a monthly column showcasing recent Ohio University Press titles. The largest university press in Ohio, the press publishes 50 books annually on a variety of topics. These books carry the Ohio University name into the world, receiving national and international attention from leading scholarly journals, prominent review media and prestigious award competitions.
The hazy days of summer weren't lazy for Ohio University Press. Several of the publisher's books have been making a big splash in major media outlets in recent months.
Two books in particular, "Separate from the World: An Ohio Amish Mystery" and "Praising It New: The Best of the New Criticism," (both previously featured in Outlook) received plaudits in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, The New York Sun, Kirkus Reviews and Virginia Quarterly Review. Regionally, a number of other titles were reviewed in The Akron Beacon Journal, The Columbus Dispatch and The Mansfield News-Journal. Additional titles were featured in a variety of esteemed academic and literary journals.
In August, Ohio University Press published "The AIA Guide to Columbus," a handsomely produced illustrated guidebook highlighting the most significant buildings, neighborhoods and landmarks in the Columbus metropolitan area. Featuring a blend of architectural interest and historic significance, "The AIA Guide to Columbus" offers an inside look at the construction and history of 160 buildings and building groups, organized geographically, throughout the city.
Published in association with the Columbus Architecture Foundation and AIA Columbus, the book is a treat not just for architecture buffs, but for anyone who wants to know more about establishing Ohio's capital city. A book launch party is planned at the Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus later this month.
For more information, visit: www.ohioswallow.com/book/The+AIA+Guide+to+Columbus
Other recent Ohio University Press titles
- "Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism: From the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson," edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon. This collection of essays is the first book in a series that will examine the issues and events that led to the secession crisis and the Civil War. Click here for more information.
- "Human Rights in African Prisons," edited by Jeremy Sarkin. Eminent researchers analyze the situation in African prisons and consider the effectiveness of regional and international strategies for dealing with issues such as overcrowding, health care, pretrial detention and the treatment of women and children. View more information.
- "Come Buy, Come Buy: Shopping and the Culture of Consumption in Victorian Women's Writing" by Krista Lysack. This is an interdisciplinary look at the female consumer of the Victorian era with a focus on literature written exclusively by women writers. Click here for more information.