Announcements

A New Season of Reading

Attention all readers! We are excited to share our new Fall 2014 catalog. We have a great lineup of books including biographies, short stories,  literary translations, and many others.

9780815610434Michael Long (author of Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson on Life After Baseball) returns with another inspiring biography. In Gay is Good, Long collects the letters of gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny. These letters are lively and colorful because they in Kameny’s inimitable voice—a voice that was consistently loud, echoing through such places as the Oval Office, the Pentagon, and the British Parliament.9780815633662

Our Director’s Choice book for this season is a fascinating exploration of sacred wampum belts. These belts depict significant moments in the lives of the people in Eastern Woodlands tribes, portraying everything from weddings to treaties. Reading the Wampum conveys the vitality and continuance of wampum traditions in Iroquois art, literature, and community.

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We are thrilled to be publishing Monarch of the Square, the first anthology of Muhammad Zafzāf’s work to be translated into English. Regarded as “Morocco’s Tolstoy,” Zafzāf creates stories that bring to life the flavors and sites of Casablanca, and the daily struggle to survive in remote rural villages. Filled with irony, sarcasm, and sympathy, these tales offer profound reflections on the human condition.

 

View the full fall catalog to read about all of our upcoming books.

 


The Fall 2013 Catalog is Now Available!

Fall 2013 catalogAttention readers!  The Fall 2013 Catalog has arrived and just in time for Graduation and Mother’s Day.  This season we offer a number of wonderful trade and scholarly titles.  Be sure to take some time to browse the online catalog on the Syracuse University Press website.  Remember, online orders on ALL books are 30% off during the month of May for our Spring Sale so take advantage of the limited-time discounts (05spring13).  Books make the perfect gift for a new graduate, special mom or simply even a little treat for yourself!

Top Picks:

Unknown Museums of Upstate New York: A Guide to 50 Treasures
By Chuck D’Imperio

Unknown Museums of Upstate NYUnknown Museums of Upstate New York is an informative and entertaining guide to the rich resources available at fifty small, often overlooked, regional museums. Even those familiar with the upstate area will likely have never visited and perhaps never heard of some of the treasures this guide unearths, such as the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, the Kazoo Museum, and the Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum. D’Imperio tells each museum’s story, in light of its cultural and historical relevance, and he provides a wealth of information about the museums as places of interest to visit, not just to read about. In addition to information on ticket prices, hours of operation, and travel directions, Unknown Museums of Upstate New York highlights key information about the collections and offers suggestions for how visitors can make the most of their visit, listing nearby and related venues of interest to the regional explorer. Each of these museums deserves a visit, but you won’t find any of them in New York City. They’re some of the gems of Upstate New York, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find them without this guide.

Poets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review Anthology
Edited by Paula Deitz, with an Introduction by Mark Jarman

Poets Translate PoetsPoets Translate Poets originates from the perception that while the poetry translated in the Hudson Review over the years—from ancient Greek to contemporary Russian—constitutes a history of world literature, the translators themselves are among the most distinguished American and British poets. These poems belong as much to them as to the original authors.

The collection features eighty-three poems in twenty-four languages, translated by sixty writers; it represents the best of more than five hundred translated works originally published in the Hudson Review over the last seven decades. The value of this anthology lies in the artistry of its translators, including William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore, combined with the range of its originals, from classical epics to Old French, Middle English, and medieval Japanese, to lesser-known twentieth-century works by Bulgarian and Swedish poets. Among its translations are Ezra Pound’s remarkable re-creation of Sophocles’s Women of Trachis and Richard Wilbur’s transformation of Pierre Corneille’s alexandrines into English heroic couplets in Le Cid.  Beyond the pleasures it provides as a collection of world poetry translated for an English reader, Poets Translate Poets offers a privileged exploration of the craft of translating poetry.

The Photographed Cat: Picturing Close Human-Feline Ties, 1900–1940
By Arnold Arluke and Lauren Rolfe

The Photographed CatWith more than 130 illustrations, The Photographed Cat: Picturing Close Human-Feline Ties, 1900–1940 is both an archive and an analytical exploration of the close relationships between Americans and their cats during a period that is significant for photography and for modern understandings of animals as pets. This volume examines the cultural implications of feline companions while also celebrating the intimacy and joys of pets and family photographs. In seven thematic sections, Arluke and Rolfe engage with the collection of antique images as representations of real relationships and of ideal relationships, noting the cultural trends and tropes that occur throughout this increasingly popular practice. Whether as surrogate children, mascots, or companions to women, cats are part of modern American life and visual culture. Entertaining, smart, and filled with a collector’s trove of wonderful images, The Photographed Cat pays homage to the surprising range of relationships we have with cats and offers thoughtful consideration of the ways in which we represent them.


SU Press Spring Sale

Save 30% on ALL SU Press online orders during the month of May.  For the discount, enter the code 05spring13 at checkout.  The sale ends May 31 so don’t miss out on the savings.  You can never have enough books – start shopping now!Spring Sale


SU Press and AcademicPub Team to Provide Lower Cost Content

At Syracuse University, and most other universities, textbooks are not cheap and students often resort to other options before making the costly purchase.  Syracuse University Press and Academic Pub are attacking the issue by teaming up to offer college textbooks at a more reasonable, student-friendly rate.

AcademicPub is a platform that offers customized print and digital academic material at a 60 percent discount.  Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of SharBook Inc., the parent company of AcademicPub, states that the platform “allows faculty to just select the chapters, journal articles, web documents, links and lectures that they want to use in their course, and basically compile one textbook out of it, instead of assigning multiple text books for purchase.”  The customization of course material into one book provides professors and students with a basic and affordable approach to academic learning.  Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Michigan, Cambridge and Oxford University Press are among the other 50 universities and academic publishers that have joined forces with the higher-education technology platform.  The program is available now for use on AcademicPub and will be accessible through SU Press within the next few weeks.

Syracuse University Press is excited to be part of AcademicPub and assist in extending the reach of academic content to large audiences at an affordable rate.  The press is committed to serving scholars and scholarship and hopes this partnership will help preserve the history, literature and culture of scholarly work.


Loss of Talented Author and Editor, George J. Lockwood

peanutsSyracuse University Press was saddened by the loss of accomplished author and editor George J. Lockwood on Thursday, January 31.  Lockwood’s passion for writing began at a young age in rural upstate New York, where he was raised, as a columnist for the neighborhood newsletter and editor of his high school newspaper.  He went on to further his education at Syracuse University, where he was managing editor of the Daily Orange, and later earned his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

Lockwood became a distinguished professor of journalism at Marshall University and Louisiana State University and spent thirty years working for the Milwaukee Journal.  Starting his career as a night reporter, he was committed to the journal and eventually moved up the ranks to become managing editor, overseeing the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series on water pollution.

He is the author of The Cartoons of R. A. Lewis, Milwaukee Journal and recently completed a cartoon strip book, Peanuts, Pogo, and Hobbes: A Newspaper Editor’s Journey Through the World of Comics, scheduled to be published by the Syracuse University Press in spring 2013.  For this title, Lockwood used his seasoned experience in the newspaper industry to provide an inside look at the world through cartoon strips.  Political cartoonist of the Syracuse New Times, Joe Glisson, describes Lockwood’s newest book as “.. a great collection of stuff you probably never knew about the golden age of comics. Lockwood captures the history and the stories behind the strips with wit, warmth, and wisdom. This book is a musthave for any true comics lover!”

George Lockwood shared his life with many during his career at the Milwaukee Journal and years of serving on the executive board of the Milwaukee County Boy Scout Council.   He’s survived by his wife and four children and services were held yesterday at the Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Contributions in George’s name may be made to the Heart of Milwaukee District of Boy Scouts of America, 330 S. 84th St., Milwaukee, WI 53214.

See Death Notice and JS Online Obituary for more information.


Celebrating 70 Years of Scholarly Publishing

TwitterWe are proud to celebrate 70 years of scholarly publishing.  Since its inception, Syracuse University Press has been committed to serving scholars and scholarship, promoting a diverse culture and intellectual expression, and preserving the history, literature, and culture of our region.  Through the publication of significant and groundbreaking books, we have been able to extend the reach and influence of Syracuse University, making evident the university’s commitment to knowledge and ideas.  For the past 70 years and the years ahead, our goal has been and will remain steadfast: to produce rigorously edited, beautifully designed, intelligent, interesting books.  In honor of our anniversary, Syracuse University Press will host six authors over the course of the spring semester.  We invite you to attend these readings, engage with our authors, and be part of our celebration.

Along with our author gatherings, Syracuse University Press will also bring the celebration online with monthly guest blog posts, SUP Superlative Trivia and a Fluff Photo Campaign.  Follow our blog, Facebook, and Twitter to join in on the excitement.

We thank all those who’ve supported us over the past 70 years and hope you’ll stand by us for the next 70 years as we continue to spread knowledge through reading.  For more information on how you can support Syracuse University Press, please contact Ronald Thiele at 315-443-2537 or visit campaign.syr.edu.

In Praise of Books Events


Remembering Tracy Sugarman (1921-2013)

Beloved SU Press Author and Syracuse native Tracy Sugarman died Sunday, January 20 at the age of 91.  Sugarman was known for his nationally recognized illustrations which appeared in hundreds of magazines and books, and was featured on PBS, ABC TV, NBC TV, and CBS TV.  Along with his career as an illustrator, he also was a talented artist, scriptwriter, civil rights activist, producer, and author. He won numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators in New York and the Art Directors Club in Washington, D.C. and his entire collection of art from World War II was acquired by the U.S. Library of Congress.

With strong ties to the Syracuse region as a graduate of Nottingham High School and Syracuse University, Sugarman published two books with the we had sneakersSyracuse University Press.  Drawing Conclusions: An Artist Discovers His America (2007) and We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi (2009) are both powerful records of the nation’s past expressed through the artist’s own words and drawings.  He is also the author of Stranger at the Gates: A Summer in Mississippi and My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings.

Tracy Sugarman will be remembered for his successful career and strong community presence.  He was a resident of his neighborhood in Westport, Connecticut for 62 years and touched the hearts of many whom he surrounded.  SU Press is saddened by the news and sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the distinguished artist.

Memorial service information will be announced in the spring.