Notre Dame Press Highlights Dante Series on 700th Anniversary of the Poet's Death

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Dante Studies from Notre Dame Press

September 13, 2021, marks the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death. The great Italian poet is being celebrated around the globe and especially in Italy where gala concerts, exhibits, and dramatic readings are underway.…

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Notre Dame Press Books Take Top 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Author: Kathryn Pitts

2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

On June 17, 2021, Foreword Reviews announced the winners for the 2020 INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Over 2,100 entries were submitted in 55 categories, with Foreword’s editors choosing approximately 9 finalists per genre. Those finalist books were then mailed to individual librarians and booksellers tasked with picking the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention winners. Four University of Notre Dame Press

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Book Examines How Religion Has Been Co-Opted by Nationalist Populism

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Faith, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Democracy

"Faith, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Democracy . . . impart[s] a cogent, academic, and rich way of understanding how religion has been turned political weapon; it gives significant advice about what to do to address the problem . . . [and] explains how religious claims have been warped and understood to be more about belonging than believing." —Foreword Reviews

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Contending Modernities Book Symposium Examines “Defending Muḥammad in Modernity” by SherAli Tareen

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Defending Muḥammad in Modernity by SherAli Tareen

Contending Modernities (CM), based at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is a major interdisciplinary effort to generate new knowledge and greater understanding of the ways in which religious and secular forces interact in the modern world. On February 15, 2021, CM launched a book symposium on Defending Muḥammad in Modernity

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"William Still": The First Major Biography of the Abolitionist and Leader of the Underground Railroad

Author: Kathryn Pitts

"William Still" by William C. Kashatus

"An essential work that is a must-read for those interested in the Underground Railroad and Black history in the U.S." —Library Journal (Starred Review)

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Still on October 7, 2021, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia

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Pope Francis Discusses Angus Ritchie’s Book, “Inclusive Populism,” During International Conference

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Pope Francis discusses "Inclusive Populism"

During the international “A Politics Rooted in the People” online conference on April 15, 2021, sponsored by the Centre for Theology & Community in partnership with Catholic institutions in the United States, European Union, and United Kingdom, Pope Francis spoke to grassroots Catholics, community organizers, and academics to take forward His Holiness’s remarkable call for the Church to embrace “a politics rooted in the people,” with a focus on broad-based organizing and “popular movements.”…

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“The Washington Post” Features Nannie Helen Burroughs

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Nannie Helen Burroughs

On February 28, 2021, The Washington Post ran the feature, "Denied a teaching job for being 'too Black' she started her own school—and a movement" by Jess McHugh. The piece illuminates how Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879–1961) fought tirelessly for Black women of every shade to win the right to an education, fair wages, suffrage and a place of leadership in the country. Burroughs is just one of the many African American intellectuals whose work has been long excluded from the literary canon.…

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Notre Dame Press publishes companion book for PBS Documentary, “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America”

Author: Kathryn Pitts

 

 

Narrated by Liam Neeson, "In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America" shares how legendary Irish politician and Nobel Prize–winner John Hume—inspired by the American Civil Rights movement—harnessed the power of Irish America and built relationships with the White House and U.S. Congress to bring peace to Northern Ireland. The hour-long documentary tells the story of one man's achievement through the testimonies of those who helped him and understood his objectives for lasting peace. The film features original interviews with former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter; former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major; two Irish Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny; Senator George Mitchell; Bono; Mrs Pat Hume (wife of the late John Hume); diplomats, journalists, and historians. It is a timely reminder that peace and reconciliation must be constantly pursued. Watch the trailer here

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Notre Dame Press Partners with JSTOR and Schomburg Center Open Library

Author: Kathryn Pitts

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Material from four Notre Dame Press titles has been selected for inclusion in JSTOR’s companion to the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List. To meet the need for content related to racism, anti-racism, and Black voices, JSTOR created an extensive open library to support students, scholars, and general readers seeking to engage with BIPOC+Q-authored reading lists, starting with a unique set of resources related to the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List

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Book Provides the First Study of Colonial Textile Arts in the Spanish American Church

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Clothing the New World Church

When Catholic churches were built in the New World in the sixteenth century, they were furnished with rich textiles known in Spanish as “church clothing.” These textile ornaments covered churches’ altars, stairs, floors, and walls. Vestments clothed priests and church attendants, and garments clothed statues of saints. The value attached to these textiles, their constant use, and their stunning visual qualities suggest that they played a much greater role in the creation of the Latin American Church than has been previously recognized. This month, the University of Notre Dame Press is publishing Clothing the New World Church: Liturgical Textiles of Spanish America, 1520–1820

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Civil Rights Memoir Resonates with Today’s Call for Racial Justice

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Taking the Fight South

Distinguished historian and civil rights activist Howard Ball has written extensively about civil rights and civil liberties. In Taking the Fight South, Ball’s candid and beautifully written memoir, he focuses on six years, from 1976 to 1982, when he and his Jewish family moved from the Bronx to Starkville, Mississippi, where he taught in the political science department at Mississippi State University. With breathtaking historical authority, Ball narrates the experience of his family as Jewish outsiders in Mississippi, contending with the aftermath of the civil rights struggle. From refereeing football games and helping young black girls integrate the segregated Girl Scout troops in Starkville, to life-threatening calls from the KKK in the middle of the night, from his work for the ACLU to his arguments in the press and before a congressional committee for the extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Ball takes the reader to a precarious time and place in the history of the South.…

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Stephen Little Leaves Acquisitions Role at Notre Dame Press

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Stephen Little and Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna, author of "Abducted in Iraq."

On January 1, 2021, University of Notre Dame Press acquisitions editor Stephen Little left the Press after a decade of service. Stephen came to Notre Dame Press in August 2010 after completing his Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Notre Dame. During his early years at the Press, he served as the sole acquisitions editor from 2012 to 2015, acquiring approximately 50 books a year in medieval studies, theology, religious studies, philosophy, Latin American studies, and Irish studies. During his remaining years at the Press, Stephen has honed his acquisitions skills in the fields of medieval studies, theology, and philosophy, attracting some of the 

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James T. Connelly, C.S.C., Publishes History of the Congregation of Holy Cross

Author: Kathryn Pitts

The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross

When James T. Connelly, C.S.C., was asked to research and write this book in 1982 by the then superior general of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Fr. Thomas Barrosse, Connelly was told that it would only be a matter of synthesizing some books and articles already in print. Father Connelly took him at his word, but when he began his research in various archives, he realized that it would not be that simple. Now, nearly four decades later, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross

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"Progressivism" by Bradley C. S. Watson Named Finalist for Conservative Book of the Year Award

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Progressivism

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) announced the finalists for the prestigious Conservative Book of the Year award on December 2, 2020. They named Bradley C. S. Watson’s Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Ide

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Richard Sullivan Prize–Winner R.M. Kinder's Short Stories Available in February

Author: Kathryn Pitts

A Common Person and Other Stories

A Common Person and Other Stories, a collection of short stories by R. M. Kinder, was selected by the University of Notre Dame's Creative Writing Program as the thirteenth winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction

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2020 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles Go To Notre Dame Press Books

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Choice 2020 Outstanding Academic Books

The 2020 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles have been announced and two University of Notre Dame Press books were chosen by the Choice editorial staff from among the over 3,500 titles reviewed by Choice during the past year. Our outstanding works are John Hume in America: From Derry to DC

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David Bentley Hart's "Theological Territories" Named a Best Religion Book by Publishers Weekly

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Theological Territories

David Bentley Hart’s newest book, Theological Territories: A David Bentley Hart Digest has been named a Best Religion Book of the Year for 2020 by Publishers Weekly. Hart, one of America's most eminent contemporary writers on religion, is an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion, philosophy, and a cultural commentator. He is the author and translator of fifteen books.…

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Nobel Prize–Winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "Between Two Millstones, Book 2," Available in English

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Between Two Millstones, Book 2

“When you read Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn you know that you are reading and being read by one of the greatest men of the bloody 20th century.” —The American Conservative

Russian Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, was charged with treason in 1974 and exiled to the West upon publication of The Gulag Archipelago

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Notre Dame Press celebrates UP Week with Book Festival, Sale, and Blog Tour

Author: Kathryn Pitts

University Press Week

This year, University Press Week is November 9–15, 2020. The 2020 UP Week theme, #RaiseUP, highlights the role that the university press community plays in elevating authors, subjects, and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe—in partnership with booksellers, librarians, and others. University presses use peer review and rigorous editorial processes to ensure that the books being raised up are among the best in their fields. In a time when information moves at faster speeds than ever before, it is critical that books about the most important events and ideas of the day are nurtured, championed, and made widely available.…

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Greg Bourke Signs Contract With Notre Dame Press To Publish Memoir, “Gay, Catholic, and American”

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Greg Bourke

Greg Bourke (ND ‘82), one of the plaintiffs in the landmark United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015, has signed a contract with University of Notre Dame Press to publish his memoir. The book, “Gay, Catholic, and American: My Legal Battle for Marriage Equality and Inclusion,” will be published in October 2021.…

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New Anthology Explores Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Work

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Solzhenitsyn and American Culture

"Readers will be reminded of his courageous witness, but they will also discern more clearly Solzhenitsyn’s integral relation to Russian literary culture and to writers from the West with whom he bore deep affinities. Solzhenitsyn remains a prophetic intelligence for our time." —Paul J. Contino, co-editor of Bakhtin and Religion

“Solzhenitsyn and American Culture is a superb and coherent collection of essays.” —Lee Congdon, author of The Young Lukács

"In reading Solzhenitsyn and American Culture, the mind is enlightened and honed, the will steeled, and our capacity for admiration exercised and nourished. Thanks to the editors and contributors to this volume, they continue to be Solzhenitsyn’s gifts to his American readers." —Paul Seaton, St. Mary's Seminary and University

"Solzhenitsyn and American Culture will deepen Solzhenitsyn's writings in America, which is sorely needed in our country that has ceased to see the purpose and is increasingly willingly to live by lies. We need the wisdom of Solzhenitsyn's reflections on tyranny, so that we can ascend with him to the true heights of man's greatness, which is only found, as he knew, in our Lord." —Richard M. Reinsch II, founding editor of Law and Liberty

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Notre Dame Press Presents Its Spring 2021 Catalog

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Spring 2021 Catalog

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to present its Spring 2021 Catalog of publications. Each season, Notre Dame Press plays a vital role in elevating authors, subjects, and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe. Browse our newest offerings in African American studies, civil rights history, Middle East studies, fiction, theology, religion, philosophy, political science, political theory, medieval studies, and more.…

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What Can the Stoics and Other Ancient Philosophers Teach Us About Our Well-Being and Happiness?

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Ars Vitae

Despite the flood of self-help guides and our current therapeutic culture, feelings of alienation and spiritual longing continue to grip modern society. Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, whose earlier book Race Experts was reviewed by the New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post, offers a fresh solution: a return to classic philosophy and the cultivation of an inner life. In Ars Vitae

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Book Examines Challenges of Old Age and Dying Well

Author: Kathryn Pitts

The Evening of Life

Decline and death are some of the most unsettling aspects of human experience. Across time, philosophy, religion, and civic cultures have helped people prepare for aging and dying “well;” however, this no longer happens. One need only consider the many controversies that frame aging as a problem to be solved—from anti-aging interventions to assisted suicide—to see our contemporary ethical impoverishment. Or we can look at the US COVID-19 deaths, which have taken the largest toll on the the oldest and most vulnerable among us, many in assisted living facilities, to realize that our protection of the frail elderly has not been a high priority.

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Shabtai Shavit’s Memoir, "Head of the Mossad," is Available in English

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Head of the Mossad

Head of the Mossad: In Pursuit of a Safe and Secure Israel is a brilliant and much-needed book on intelligence, Israeli history, and global security by Shabtai Shavit, the former director of Israel’s principal secret intelligence service (1989-1996). The book was originally published in Hebrew in 2018. The University of Notre Dame Press is releasing the first English translation of the book on September 30, 2020.…

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"Quill and Cross in the Borderlands" receives International Latino Book Awards

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Quill and Cross in the Borderlands

Anna M. Nogar’s book, Quill and Cross in the Borderlands: Sor María de Ágreda and the Lady in Blue, 1628 to the Present, received two awards from the 2020 International Latino Book Awards: first place in the Best History Book category and first place in the Best Religious Book category. The International Latino Book Awards are the largest Latino cultural awards in the U.S. This year there were 297 winners in 96 categories. During the past two decades, the International Latino Book Awards have honored the extraordinary work of 3,194 authors and publishers. The size of the Awards is proof that books by and about Latinos are in high demand. In 2020 Latinos will purchase over $750 million in books in English and Spanish. This year the Awards Ceremony was held virtually

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Pierre Manent’s “Montaigne” Available in First English Translation

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Montaigne: Life without Law

Pierre Manent is one of France’s leading political philosophers. In Montaigne: Life without Law, originally published in French in 2014 and now translated for the first time into English by Paul Seaton, Manent provides a careful reading of Montaigne’s three-volume work Essays

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Notre Dame Press Expands Ebook Access to Assist 1,842 Institutions

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Notre Dame Press Ebook Access with JSTOR

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Notre Dame Press made content from digital resources freely accessible to scholars, students, and educators of higher education, helping to ensure instructors who needed to teach remotely had the necessary tools to support their students.…

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Political Philosopher David Walsh Publishes New Book With Notre Dame Press

Author: Kathryn Pitts

The Priority of the Person

David Walsh is one of the most prominent political philosophers in North America. In his new book, The Priority of the Person: Political, Philosophical, and Historical Discoveries, available this month from the University of Notre Dame Press, he probes our constant conviction that persons matter more than anything else in the universe. Each is an astonishing flash of transcendence in our everyday world. The Priority of the Person

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Tomáš Halík’s “I Want You to Be” Named U.S. Catholic Book Club Feature

Author: Kathryn Pitts

I Want You to Be

This month, the U.S. Catholic Book Club selected international best-selling author and theologian Tomáš Halík’s book, I Want You to Be: On the God of Love, as their featured August title. Originally published in 2016, the University of Notre Dame Press released a paperback edition of the critically acclaimed book in 2019. I Want You to Be

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