Rutgers University Press and Raritan: A Quarterly Review Announce New Raritan Imprint


January 31, 2020

 Rutgers University Press and Raritan: A Quarterly Review Announce New Raritan Imprint

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – January 2020 Rutgers University Press and Raritan: A Quarterly Review have announced a partnership to establish a new Raritan book imprint. Kicking off in fall 2021, the imprint will produce one book a year under two separate series: a short 40,000-word original book and thematic anthologies featuring work from the Raritan archive. Some of the original stand-alone books will be expanded from essays that first appeared in Raritan.

The books will be acquired and edited by the Raritan editorial team and published and distributed by Rutgers University Press.

“We’re excited about this new collaboration with Rutgers University Press and the opportunities it offers to expand Raritan’s largest aims—to show that intellectual rigor is perfectly compatible with aesthetic play, and to serve as a bridge between the kind of thinking and writing done in the academy and a broader public discourse,” said Jackson Lears, Editor-in-Chief of Raritan.

“Rutgers University has intellectual treasures that influence thought and conversations everywhere across the state of New Jersey and beyond,” said Micah Kleit, Director of Rutgers University Press, “and the Press is delighted and honored to help play an important role in advancing the work of the University and its mission by publishing with campus partners.  I can think of few of these treasures as important as Raritan and we are excited about working on this partnership together.”

Founded in 1936, Rutgers University Press is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to scholars, students, and the general reading public. The Press reflects and extends the University’s core mission of research, instruction, and service. We enhance the work of our authors through exceptional publications that shape critical issues, spark debate, and enrich teaching throughout the world for a wide range of readers.

Founded in 1981 by the distinguished literary critic Richard Poirier, and supported by Rutgers University, Raritan aims to reach the common reader in everyone and to provide a particular experience of reading, one that nurtures an engaged and questioning approach to cultural texts of all sorts: literary, artistic, political, historical, sociological, even scientific.

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