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University of Iowa Press

University of Iowa Press publishes reference and course books for scholars and students in the areas of archaeology, American studies, American history, literary studies, theatre studies, and the craft of writing. For general readers its publishing list includes works of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry anthologies, books on the archaeology and natural history of the Midwest, cookbooks, letters and diaries, biographies, memoirs, regional history, and collections of historic and contemporary photographs.


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  1. Superhero Thought Experiments

    Examining the deep philosophical topics addressed in superhero comics, authors Gavaler and Goldberg read plot lines for the complex thought experiments they contain and analyse their implications as if the comic authors were philosophers. Learn More
    £20.50

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  2. Johnny Cash International

    Examines digital and real-world fan communities and the individuals who comprise them, profiling their relationships to Cash and each other. Studying Johnny Cash's international fans and their love for the man reveals new insights about music, fandom, and the United States. Learn More
    £23.95

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  3. Meme

    Acclaimed poet Susan Wheeler, whose last individual collection predicted the spiritual losses of the economic collapse, turns her attention to the most intimate of subjects: the absence or loss of love.  Learn More
    £14.95

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  4. The Ladies' Etiquette Handbook

    This work can be read as a testament to the growing division between social classes and, at the same time, a reflection of the middle classes overwhelming desire to cross social lines through the graces of fine etiquette. Learn More
    £23.50

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  5. Austentatious

    Explores online fan spaces in search of "Janeites" all over the world to discover what fans are making, how fans are sharing their work, and why it matters that so many women and non-binary individuals find a haven not only in Jane Austen, but also in Jane Austen fandom. Learn More
    £22.95

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  6. Star Attractions

    Looking at the fan magazines of Hollywood's "classic era" with fresh regarding eyes and treating them as primary sources, the contributors of this collection provide unique insights into contemporary assumptions about the relationship between fan and star, performer and viewer. Learn More
    £50.50

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  7. Wrong

    A lively retrospective appraisal of Dennis Cooper's fifty-year career, Wrong tracks the emergence of Cooper's singular style alongside his participation in a number of American subcultural movements like New York School poetry, punk rock, and radical queercore music and zines. Learn More
    £36.50

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  8. See You in the Streets

    In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City took the lives of 146 workers. Their deaths galvanized a movement for social and economic justice. How can we bring the lessons of the Triangle fire back into practice today? For Ruth Sergel, the answer was to fuse art, activism, and collective memory to create a large-scale public commemoration. This title showcases her work. Learn More
    £17.50

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  9. American Theater in the Culture of the Cold War

    In this study, Bruce McConachie uses the primary metaphor of containment - what happens when we categorize a play, a television show, or anything we view as having an inside, an outside and a boundary between the two - as the dominant metaphor of Cold War theatre-going. Learn More
    £42.95

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  10. Happy Like This

    The characters in Happy Like This are smart girls and professional women who search for happiness in roles and relationships that are often unscripted or unconventional. The ten shimmering stories in this collection offer deeply felt, often humorous meditations on the complexity of choice and the ambiguity of happiness. Learn More
    £15.50

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  11. Poetics of Emergence

    Experimental poetry responded to historical change in the decades after World War II, with an attitude of such casual and reckless originality that its insights have often been overlooked. However, as Benjamin Lee argues, to ignore them is to overlook a rich resource for our own complicated transition into the twenty-first century. Learn More
    £72.95

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  12. And the Monkey Learned Nothing

    Tom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth. And the Monkey Learned Nothing contains reports from fifty of them, most describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path. Learn More
    £13.50

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  13. Against the Grain

    A collection of interviews with nine small press publishers, each one characterized by strength of resolve and a dedication to good books. It explores with the publishers themselves the historical, aesthetic, practical, and personal impulses behind literary publishing. Learn More
    £19.50

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  14. With Wings Extended

    Shows how almost anyone can get involved in conservation and do something for wildlife beyond giving money to conservation organisations. In this fascinating and practical read, Greg Hoch blends historical literature with modern science, and shows how our views of conservation have changed over the last century. Learn More
    £31.95

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