MLA Exhibit Hall – Penn Press Spotlight

Check out the newest publications from one of the oldest university presses in the United States, University of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press), in booth 121 in the exhibit hall (Rhinelander Gallery, second floor) at the 2018 MLA convention. What makes them so special? Read on.

Support for Humanities Academics

Penn Press is an integral part of the ecosystem of humanities scholarship. Our books and journals make valuable contributions to the study of history, literature, and more. We count humanities scholars not only among our authors but among our customers and readers, and we are thrilled to play a vital role in their careers and lives.

Convention Discounts and Raffles

The Penn Press display will feature our latest literature titles, available for purchase at a 40% conference discount and free international and domestic shipping. Customers can also enter our book raffle by signing up for the Penn Press mailing list; raffle winners will be notified after the conference.

What You May Not Know

MLA members may be pleased to discover the remarkable strength and breadth of our titles in literary studies, which span medieval and early modern literature, American literature, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, history of the book, and Jewish studies. We also publish numerous interdisciplinary works that touch on areas of study of interest to literary scholars, including books on intellectual and cultural history, the history of science, women’s studies, gender and sexuality studies, and area studies (e.g., African studies, Asian studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and Middle East studies).

Connecting with the Press

If you wish to schedule an appointment with Senior Humanities Editor Jerry Singerman at the convention, please write to him before the convention ( and include a brief description of your project.

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