Author: Nathanael Freed

  • Bucknell University Press 2020 Year in Review

    This year has been one we won’t soon forget. Every day seemed to bring another breaking news story, and the pandemic has kept us away from our friends, our families, and our coworkers. Still, there has been much accomplished in 2020, and we at the Bucknell University Press have been busy continuing to publish scholarly […]

  • Interview with the Editors of Johnson in Japan

    Johnson in Japan, a new collection of essays exploring the influence of Samuel Johnson and his work on Japanese academic and literary culture, was edited by Kimiyo Ogawa and Mika Suzuki, and published in October by Bucknell University Press. Here the editors speak with Presidential Fellow Nate Freed to discuss the collection and the state […]

  • Celebrating Marsha P. Johnson

    On what would have been her 75th birthday, LGBTQ+ activist and icon Marsha P. Johnson made history yet again, almost thirty years after her passing. New York governor Chris Cuomo announced on August 24, 2020 that what was previously known as the East River State Park will now be Marsha P. Johnson State Park, the first […]

  • UP Week Author Spotlight: A.W. Barnes on Suicide and Absence

    In honor of University Press Week 2019—the theme of which is “Read. Think. Act.”—we are speaking with Bucknell University Press authors whose work prompts us to think in ways that expand our perspectives, causes us to reflect, or prompts action. Today we’re featuring A. W. Barnes, author of the The Dark Eclipse, a collection of personal […]

  • Black History Month 2019

    Since 1976, February has been designated as Black History Month in the United States (as well as other countries, like Canada and the UK). The month was chosen due to the fact that it coincides with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two important abolitionists. Far from just celebrating the end of […]

  • Interview with South African poet Antjie Krog

    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Antjie Krog, visiting poet and lecturer on social justice, to talk about her recently published Lady Anne: A Chronicle in Verse. Below is a transcribed version of the interview, with my questions in boldface and Antjie’s responses in regular face. These poems were originally written in […]

  • Additional Reading: South Africa

    South African poet Antjie Krog, author of Lady Anne: A Chronicle in Verse (Bucknell, 2017), will be coming to Bucknell September 19–20, during which time she will give a poetry reading and a lecture on social justice. In anticipation of her arrival, we would like to bring to our readers’ attention two other books we […]