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The Digital Publishing in the Humanities program supports the broad dissemination of new scholarship by Emory authors through subventions for open access made directly to publishers. All of the books on this page were supported by our subvention program and can be read online for free.

We also partner with other metro-Atlanta institutions to support open access publication by their faculty members under our TOME Atlanta program. This program has proven popular and we are currently closed to new applications. If you are an administrator at an Atlanta institution of higher education and interested in partnering with Emory for future open access initiatives, please write to Mae Velloso-Lyons (

The Power of Practice: How Music and Yoga Transformed the Life and Work of Yehudi Menuhin

In this highly readable work, KRISTIN WENDLAND situates yoga practice within a musical context in the life and work of famed violinist Yehudi Menuhin.

The Problem of Literary Value

Literary value has been a topic of debate since Plato, yet no consensus has emerged. In this innovative work, ROBERT MEYER-LEE offers a preliminary theory of literary valuing and explores the problem in respect to editing, canonicity and interpretation.

Since Time Immemorial: Native Custom and Law in Colonial Mexico

In Since Time ImmemorialYANNA YANNAKAKIS argues that Indigenous claims to custom, which on the surface aimed to conserve the past, provided a means to contend with historical change and produce new rights for the future.

Deudas coloniales: el case de Puerto Rico
En Deudas coloniales, ROCÍO ZAMBRANA ofrece una robusta conversación con pensadorxs, creadorxs y activistas de Puerto Rico y el Sur Global en torno a la deuda como forma y práctica de captura, sujeción, control y desposesión que profundiza y expande el alcance de la modernidad capitalista colonial.
Seeing the Unseen: Arts of Power Associations on the Senufo-Mande Cultural "Frontier"

Art historian SUSAN ELIZABETH GAGLIARDI examines tensions between the seen and unseen that makers, patrons, and audiences of arts in western West Africa negotiate through objects, assemblages, and performances.

Karel van Mander and his Foundation of the Noble, Free Art of Painting

Karel van Mander's Grondt der edel, vry schilderconst (1604) was the first systematic treatise on painting published in Dutch. WALTER S. MELION's English-language edition provides unprecedented access to Van Mander’s crucially important art treatise. 

Genres of Listening: An Ethnography of Psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires

In Genres of Listening XOCHITL MARSILLI-VARGAS explores a unique culture of listening and communicating in Buenos Aires, the city that has the highest number of practicing psychologists and psychoanalysts in the world.

Obeah, Orisa, and Religious Identity in Trindad, Vol. II, Orisa: African Nations and the Power of Black Sacred Imagination

In Volume II of this expansive examination of Obeah and Yoruba-Orisa social imaginaries, DIANNE STEWART explores the meaning-making traditions of Yoruba-Orisa devotees.

The White Indians of Mexican Cinema: Racial Masquerade throughout the Golden Age

In The White Indians of Mexican Cinema MÓNICA GARCÍA BLIZZARD theorizes the development of a unique form of racial masquerade—the representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity—during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema (1930s to 1950s).

Spatial Revolution: Architecture and Planning in the Early Soviet Union

In Spatial Revolution CHRISTINA CRAWFORD offers the first comparative parallel study of Soviet architecture and planning, weaving a narrative arc across a vast geography and revealing how outside experts participated in the construction of the Soviet industrial complex.

Hajj to the Heart: Sufi Journeys across the Indian Ocean
Against the sweeping backdrop of South Asian history, SCOTT KUGLE tells the story of journeys taken by sixteenth-century reformist Muslim scholars and Sufi mystics from India to Arabia. At the center is the influential Sufi scholar Shaykh ʿAli Muttaqi.
Colonial Debts: The Case of Puerto Rico
With the largest municipal debt in US history, Puerto Rico has emerged as a key site for the exploration of neoliberalism. In Colonial Debts ROCÍO ZAMBRANA develops the concept of neoliberal coloniality in light of Puerto Rico's debt crisis.
The Power of the Brush: Epistolary Practices in Chosŏn Korea

The invention of an easily learned Korean alphabet in the mid-fifteenth century sparked an “epistolary revolution” in the following century. HWISANG CHO's The Power of the Brush examines the social effects of these changes.

A Silvan Tomkins Handbook: Foundations for Affect Theory
The theories of psychologist Silvan Tomkins (1911–1991) have inspired the turn to affect in the humanities, social sciences, and elsewhere. ADAM J. FRANK and ELIZABETH A. WILSON provide a user-friendly guide for readers interested in the foundations of affect studies.
War, Memory, and National Identity in the Hebrew Bible
Drawing on interdisciplinary research on war commemoration, JACOB WRIGHT shows how biblical authors, like the architects of national identities from more recent times, constructed a new and influential notion of peoplehood in direct relation to memories of war, both real and imagined.
An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States
An Archive of Taste, LAUREN A. KLEIN examines the gustatory origins of aesthetic taste in early American literature, showing how thinking about eating can help to tell new stories about the range of people who worked to establish a cultural foundation for the U.S. 
Uproarious: How Feminists and Other Subversive Comics Speak Truth

Placing theorists in conversation with comedians, Uproarious, by CYNTHIA WILLETT and JULIE WILLETT, offers a full-frontal approach to the very foundation of comedy and its profound political impact.

Molecular Feminisms: Biology, Becomings, and Life in the Lab

In Molecular Feminisms, DEBOLEENA ROY investigates science as feminism at the lab bench, engaging in an interdisciplinary conversation between molecular biology, Deleuzian philosophies, posthumanism, and postcolonial and decolonial studies.

Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, and Emancipation

In this offering from Duke University Press, CALVIN L. WARREN intervenes in Afro-pessimism, Heideggerian metaphysics, and black humanist philosophy by positing that the "Negro question" is intimately imbricated with questions of Being.


Sin miedo a las ruinas: anarquismo, vanguardias artísticas y la crisis de representación en España (1930-1937)

by Luis Gonzáles Barrios

North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures, 2024

Enslaved Archives: Slavery, Law, and the Production of the Past

by Maria Montalvo

Johns Hopkins University Press, July 16 2024

Finding God in All the Black Places: Sacred Imaginings in Black Popular Culture

by Beretta Smith-Shomade

Rutgers University Press, October 11 2024

Living and Dying in São Paulo: Immigrants, the Health State, and the Built Environment

by Jeffrey Lesser

Duke University Press, 2024

From Popular Cultures to Literary Classics: Latin Americans and Latinx on Film from Silent Movies and Hollywood to the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

by Rafael Ocasio

University Press of Florida, 2024

Yearning for Immortality: The European Invention of the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife

by Rune Nyord

Chicago University Press, 2025

The Worlds of Dried Gardens in Sixteenth-Century Europe. Education, Science, Empire

by María Carrión and Violeta Ruiz Espigares

Amsterdam University Press, 2025

Jim Crow in the Asylum: Psychiatry and Civil Rights in the American South

by Kylie M. Smith

University of North Carolina Press, 2025