Penn State University Press


Penn State University Press

The Penn State University Press, also called Penn State Press was established in 1956, and is a non-profit publisher of scholarly books and journals. It is the independent publishing branch of the Pennsylvania State University and is a division of the Penn State University Library system. The Penn State Press primarily publishes scholarship but, as a part of a land-grant university with a mandate to serve the citizens of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it also specializes in producing books about Pennsylvania and the Penn State University. The areas of scholarship the Press is most known for are philosophy, art history, medieval studies, Latin American studies, political science, religious studies, and early American history. Currently the Penn State Press employs approximately 20 people, and produces 40 to 60 books a year and 11 journals. The Press also has several internship programs for Penn State students interested in a publishing career.

Some of the Press's most notable titles include:

* [http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-02239-6.html From Vietnam to 9/11: On the Front Lines of National Security] by US Congressman John Murtha
* [http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-02213-2.html Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth] Edited by Randall Miller and William Pencek
* [http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-00601-3.html The English translation of The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti] by Robert Thurman
* [http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-02191-8.html The English translation of A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century] by Luis Alberto Romero, Translated by James P. Brennan
* [http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-02172-1.html Who is Black?: One Nation's Definition] by F. James Davis
* [http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-00424-X.html Fast and Feast: Food in Medieval Society] by Bridget Ann Henisch

The first book published by Penn State Press was "Penn State Yankee: The Autobiography of Fred Lewis Pattee", the autobiography of a noted Penn State faculty member who was the first professor of American Literature in United States.

External links

* [http://www.psupress.org The Penn State Press Web Site]


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