Press News

Welcome to the Columbia University Press website.

Our Spring 2019 catalog is now available. Check out our catalog page to see our forthcoming titles and to explore our subject catalogs!

If you have any comments or questions, please let us know.

Columbia University Press

On CUP Blog

“By de-coupling their translational practices from the national literary traditions and imperial teleologies they were supposed to express and reflect, the writers analyzed in Incomparable Empires carved out creative spaces that radically reconfigured U.S. and Spanish literatures. Rogers’s brilliantly contextualized recovery of their alternative stratagems of translation promises to foster a grand scale re-thinking of
We’re continuing our celebration of Black History Month with this guest post by Gayle Rogers, author of Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature. In this post, he discusses complicated American author Langston Hughes’ dilemma in translating anti-Black poetry while traveling to Spain in 1937. Rogers also traces the 20th century
Our list of new books is now available! Nonbinary Memoirs of Gender and Identity Edited by Micah Rajunov and Scott Duane University of Tokyo Press History of Art in Japan Tsuji Nobuo. Translated by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere Barbara Budrich Publishers Doing Democracy Differently Political Practices and Transnational Civil Society Henrike Knappe WallFlower Press Suburban Fantastic
“Gayle Rogers develops a complex and nuanced literary history of political, institutional, and aesthetic transformations through translation across two empires. Incomparable Empires is an immense achievement for global and comparative modernist studies.” ~ Joshua L. Miller, author of Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism This week we are featuring Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish
“A great read, even for readers who do not know about the Harlem Renaissance and Eric Walrond. The book tells a fascinating and moving story of a literary talent’s demise, or what it takes to nurture and support the literary talents of minority and impoverished writers struggling with their issues of self-esteem and self-confidence while