2010 University Press Books


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Buhs, Joshua Blu

Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend

304 pp., 6” x 9”, 35 halftones, $29.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2009

The University of Chicago Press

With Bigfoot, Buhs traces the wild and wooly story of America’s favorite homegrown monster. He begins with nineteenth-century accounts of wildmen roaming the forests of America, treks to the Himalayas to reckon with the Abominable Snowman, then takes us to northern California in 1958, when reports of a hairy hominid loping through remote woodlands marked Bigfoot’s emergence as a modern marvel. Buhs delves deeply into the trove of lore and misinformation that has sprung up around Bigfoot in the ensuing half century. Buhs invests the story of Bigfoot with the detail and power of a novel, offering the definitive take on this elusive beast.

LC 2008035609, ISBN 9780226079790 (c.)




Williams, William Proctor and Craig S. Abbott

An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies, 4th ed.

188 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $37.50 cloth, $19.75 paper, CIP included

May 2009

Modern Language Association

This updated, fourth edition outlines the study of texts’ composition, revision, physical embodiments, process of transmission, and manner of reception; describes how new technologies such as digital imaging and electronic tagging have changed the way we produce, read, preserve, and research texts; discusses why these matters are central to a historical understanding of literature; and shows how the insights, methods, and products of bibliographical and textual studies can be applied to other branches of scholarship.

LC 2009002119, ISBN 9781603290395 (c.), ISBN 9781603290401 (p.)


Coleman, Daniel

In Bed With the Word: Reading, Spirituality, and Cultural Politics

160 pp., 9” x 5 1/4”, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

February 2009

The University of Alberta Press

While reading is a deeply personal activity, paradoxically, it is also fundamentally social and outward-looking. Daniel Coleman, a lifelong reader and professor of literature, combines story with meditation to reveal this paradox and illustrate why, more than ever, we need this special brand of “quiet time” in our lives. In Bed with the Word sparks with every conceivable enticement for those who worry about living in a culture of distraction and who long to reconnect with something deeper.

LC 2009455576, ISBN 978088645074 (p.)




Conn, Steven C.

Do Museums Still Need Objects?

272 pp., 6” x 9”, 34 illustrations, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2009

University of Pennsylvania Press

In this broadly conceived study Steven Conn examines the development of American museums across the twentieth century with a historian’s attention and a critic’s eye. He focuses on an array of museum types and asks illuminating questions about the relationship between museums and American cultural life.

LC 2009012615, ISBN 9780812241907 (c.)



Meehan, William F. (Editor)

Conversations with William F. Buckley, Jr.

208 pp., 6” x 9”, introduction, chronology, index, $50.00 cloth, $22.00 paper, CIP included

June 2009

University Press of Mississippi

Although recognized for founding National Review, hosting television’s Firing Line, and being one of the principal architects of the American conservative movement, William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008) was also a prominent literary figure. At his peak he produced about 350,000 words for publication a year. Conversations with William F. Buckley Jr. features interviews from 1970 to 2005, in which Buckley holds court on a variety of subjects: the Cold War, civil rights, literature, sailing, and the many strands of American culture and politics. Throughout his life, he was a prime subject for interviews, as his observations combined raw intelligence, vigorous wit, and a healthy sense of humor.

LC 2008044438, ISBN 9781604732245 (c.), ISBN 9781604732252 (p.)



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