January news and new books

News and Notes

Johns Hopkins University hosts Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America: On January 14-15, the Johns Hopkins University convened more than 20 global leaders in gun policy and violence for the Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America. On January 28th, the Johns Hopkins University Press will publish the proceedings of this summit as well as the resulting policy recommendations in Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis. To order a copy of this book at a discounted, tax-inclusive price of $8.00 with free domestic shipping (regular price $9.95), call 800-537-5487 and provide our fulfillment representatives with discount code HGUN.

Praise, Reviews, and Awards

Selected Letters of Anthony HechtThe Wall Street Journal says of The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht,Aside from the literary light it sheds, Hecht’s correspondence is just plain fun to read—witty and learned, warm and humane.”

Of Virgins and MartyrsIn a Q&A with author David Jacobson, Salon.com praises his new book, Of Virgins and Martyrs: Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict: “What Jacobson does beautifully in his accessibly academic book is differentiate between politicized Islamist patriarchy and ‘the broader Muslim community,’ to the former being ‘a core expression of a deeper global fissure’.”

In its January issue, Choice magazine bestowed its Outstanding Academic Title honors on eleven JHU press books and Project MUSE. The books braddockselected for this award range in subject from the life and physical sciences to history, literature, and political science and public policy and includeHenshaw Collecting as Modernist Practice (just released in paperback), by Jeremy Braddock; A Tour of the Senses, by John Henshaw; Hart Crane’s Poetry, by John Irwin; The Birth of the Past, by Zachary Sayre Schiffman; and the seventh edition of The Wildlife Techniques Manual, edited by Nova J. Silvy.

teodoroThe American Society for Public Administration’s Section on Public Administration Research recently gave its 2013 book award to Bureaucratic Ambition: Careers, Motives, and the Innovative Administrator, by Manual P. Teodoro. The honor will be officially awarded at the society’s annual meeting.

Closer to home, the Maryland Historic Trust will next week give a Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Media and Communications to In Full Glory eshelman2012Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, by Ralph E. Eshelman and Burton K. Kummerow.

Hot off the Press

Reducing Gun Violence in AmericaReducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and AnalysisCollected for the first time in one volume, this reliable, empirical research and legal analysis will inform the policy debate by helping lawmakers and opinion leaders identify the policy changes that are most likely to reduce gun violence in the United States.

normanDead Women Talking: Figures of Injustice in American LiteratureDead women speak as agents of social justice in work by some of the best-known writers of American literature.

The Farmers' GameThe Farmers’ Game: Baseball in Rural AmericaVaught’s deeply researched exploration of baseball’s rural roots helps explain its enduring popularity.

Jones The American Red CrossThe American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New DealThe American Red Cross is an iconic institution whose long history includes both controversy and achievement.

Of Virgins and MartyrsOf Virgins and Martyrs: Women and Sexuality in Global ConflictExplores the role of women’s status, bodies, and sexuality in global conflicts.

Selected Letters of Anthony HechtThe Selected Letters of Anthony HechtSpanning seven decades, these often intimate, brilliantly astute letters by the eminent poet Anthony Hecht reflect a body of work that influenced the history of twentieth-century American poetry.

Journals News

The Journals Division has added a new title to its collection. African American Review will begin publishing with the JHU Press this spring. The journal, which will publish its 45th volume in 2013, is edited by St. Louis University professor Nathan Grant. Aileen M. Keenan serves as managing editor. AAR  is the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association. The journal publishes literary and cultural criticism, poetry, interviews, short fiction and book reviews.

German Studies Review coverAt the annual Modern Language Association meeting, Journals Publisher Bill Breichner accepted an award for the redesign of the German Studies Review, the official publication of the German Studies Association. The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) gave GSR the award for Best Journal Design based on the re-design of the journal upon its arrival at the Press in early 2012. “The stylish new contemporary design was chosen to reflect better the forward-looking disciplinary orientation of the association and its commitment to cultural studies,” GSR editor Sabine Hake wrote in the award nomination. Also at the CELJ award ceremony, Robert L. Patten, long-time editor of SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 received the Distinguished Editor Award. Patten now serves as Editor Emeritus. 

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