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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. 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
    £43.50

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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
    £21.95

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  3. 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
    £21.95

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  4. These Boys and Their Fathers

    In 2010, Don Waters set out to write a magazine story about a surfing icon who had known his absentee father. It was an attempt to find a way of connecting to a man he never knew. He didn't imagine that the story would become a quest to understand a man who left behind almost nothing for his abandoned son. Learn More
    £13.50

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  5. Traveler, There Is No Road

    Offers a unique perspective on 1930s theatre and performance, encompassing the theatrical work of the Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Spanish diasporas in the United States, as well as the better-known Anglophone communities. Lisa Jackson-Schebetta situates well-known figures, such as Langston Hughes and Clifford Odets, alongside lesser-known ones, such as Erasmo Vando, Franca de Armiño, and Manuel Aparicio. Learn More
    £51.50

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  6. Patchwork

    Frugal, thrifty, enduring, colourful, comforting, warm. These words capture both the spirit of Iowa quilters through the centuries and the fabrics they stitched together. In "Patchwork", Jacqueline Schmeal celebrates the lives of Iowa quilters and the enduring beauty of historic Iowa quilts. Learn More
    £24.50

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  7. 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
    £21.95

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  8. 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
    £13.50

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  9. 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
    £31.50

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  10. In Dylan Town

    For fifty years, the music, words, story, and fans of Bob Dylan have fascinated David Gaines. Talking with students, exchanging Dylan trivia with fellow fans, or cheering on fan musicians doing Dylan covers during the Dylan Days festival, Gaines shows that, for many people, being a fan of popular culture couples serious critical and creative engagement with heartfelt commitment. Learn More
    £13.50

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  11. The Men in My Country

    In the early 1990s, at the watershed age of thirty, Marilyn Abildskov decided she needed to start over. She accepted an offer to move from Utah to Matsumoto, Japan, to teach English. The Men in My Country is the story of an American woman living and loving in Japan. Learn More
    £23.95

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  12. Teaching Tainted Lit

    Popular American fiction has now secured a routine position in the higher education classroom despite its historic status as culturally suspect. This newfound respect and inclusion have almost certainly changed the pedagogical landscape, and Teaching Tainted Lit explores that altered terrain. Learn More
    £21.95

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  13. Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands

    Originally published in 1999, Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands was the first book to focus on the beauty and diversity of the wetland plants that once covered 1.5 million acres of Iowa. Now this classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and all-new photographs. Learn More
    £27.50

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  14. Othello and Interpretive Traditions

    During the past twenty years or so, Othello has become the Shakespearean tragedy that speaks most powerfully to our contemporary concerns. In this stimulating study, Edward Pechter describes the play's design and effects in a way that accounts for its extraordinary power to engage the interests of audiences and readers not just in our time but throughout history. Learn More
    £19.95

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