University of Chicago Press

Since its origins in 1890 as one of the three main divisions of the University of Chicago, the Press has embraced as its mission the obligation to disseminate scholarship of the highest standard and to publish serious works that promote education, foster public understanding, and enrich cultural life. Through our books and journals, we seek not only to advance scholarly conversation within and across traditional disciplines but, in keeping with the University of Chicago's experimental tradition, to help define new areas of knowledge and intellectual endeavor.

In addition to publishing the results of research for communities of scholars, the Press presents innovative scholarship in ways that inform and engage general readers. We develop reference works and educational texts that draw upon and support the emphases of our scholarly programs and that extend the intellectual reach of the Press. We publish significant non-scholarly work by writers, artists, and intellectuals from within and beyond the academy; translations of important foreign-language texts, both historical and contemporary; and books that contribute to the public's understanding of Chicago and its region. In all of this, the Press is guided by the judgment of individual editors who work to build a broad but coherent publishing program engaged with authors and readers around the world.

The Press also recognizes the obligation to match the form of our publications to our readers' needs by pursuing innovations in print and electronic technologies. In our books and journals programs as well as in our distribution business, the Press pioneers new ways of extending the availability and accessibility of knowledge, and the intellectual exchange that thrives on them.

Selection of books

 
Janet Burroway, with Elizabeth Stuckey-French, and Ned Stuckey-French: Writing Fiction
Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition
Janet Burroway, with Elizabeth Stuckey-French, and Ned Stuckey-French
 
Stephen J. Campbell: The Endless Periphery
The Endless Periphery
Stephen J. Cmapbell
 
Edited by Peter Ginna: What Editors Do
What Editors Do
Edited by Peter Ginna
 
Kathryn Gillespie: The Cow with Ear Tag #1389
The Cow with Ear Tag #1389
Kathryn Gillespie
 
Robin Wallace: Hearing Beethoven
Hearing Beethoven
Robin Wallace
 
Marty Crump: A Year with Nature
A Year with Nature
Marty Crump
 
Norman C. Ellstrand: Sex on the Kitchen Table
Sex on the Kitchen Table
Norman C. Ellstrand

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