NeMLA Virtual Exhibit

Temple University Press is proud to support the mission of the Northeast Modern Language Association. A leading publisher of innovative, interdisciplinary works across the Humanities and Social Sciences, Temple is committed to scholarship that speaks to the heart of contemporary and historic social issues. With lists that engage literatures across Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Human Rights, Indigenous Studies, Latinx Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and more, Temple seeks projects that highlight and give agency to marginalized voices and works.

For more information on publishing your book, please join Temple University Press along with representatives from other university presses at the the NeMLA Publishing Today Workshop on March 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET.

If you are interested in learning more about Temple’s program, please feel free to contact Acquisitions Editor Shaun Vigil (

Here'a selection of our titles from our Literature and Drama, Disability Studies and Sexuality Studies/Sexual Identity lists.  Take 30% off by using promo code TNEMLA21 at checkout.  Offer expires  September 1, 2021


America's Vietnam

Understanding the literary history of Vietnamese-American encounters and how it shapes our perceptions of war, race, and empire

Campaigns of Knowledge

Making visible the afterlives of U.S. colonial and occupation tutelage in the Philippines and Japan

Disabled Futures

Offering a new avenue for understanding race, gender, and disability as mutually constitutive through an analysis of literature and films Read a blog entry by the author

From Slave Ship to Supermax

The first interdisciplinary study of mass incarceration to intersect the fields of literary studies, critical prison studies, and human rights

God Is Change

Exploring Octavia Butler’s religious imagination and its potential for healing and liberation

Graphic Migrations

Examines “what remains” in migration stories surrounding the 1947 Partition of India

Illegal Immigrants/Model Minorities

Examines how Chinese American writers sought to address Cold War–driven official narratives in literature, mass media, and law

Insubordinate Spaces

How contemporary activists, artists, and academics oppose oppressive structures of power and unjust social relations to create a more decent and democratic future

Invisible People

Unforgettable profiles of immigrants, natives, loners, villains, eccentrics, and oracles

Latinx Environmentalisms

Putting the environmental humanities into dialogue with Latinx literary and cultural studies Read a blog entry by the editors

Ocean Passages

Comparing and contrasting the diverse experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander subjectivities across a shared sea

Painting Publics

Argues that public art generates spaces for encounter as well as places and moments that can reenergize the felt sense of possibility in urban spaces

Reading India Now

What literary criticism looks like when it becomes attuned to the unspectacular present

The Refugee Aesthetic

Explores how refugees are represented and represent themselves

Shakespeare and Trump

Revealing the modernity of Shakespeare’s politics, and the theatricality of Trump’s Read a blog entry by the author

Sticky Rice

Creating a queer genealogy of Asian American literary criticism

The Subject(s) of Human Rights

Considers the ways Asian American studies has engaged with humanitarian crises and large-scale violations

Undermining Intersectionality

Now in Paperback—a sustained critique of the ways in which scholars have engaged with and deployed intersectionality

The United States of India

Examines a network of intellectuals who attempted to reimagine and reshape the relationship between the U.S. and India Read a blog entry by the author

Unsettled Solidarities

Illuminates the intersecting logics of settler colonialism and racialization through analysis of contemporary Asian and Indigenous crossings in the Américas

Vulnerable Constitutions

Presents an alternative queer-crip genealogy of American masculinity in the twentieth century

Who Will Speak for America?

Forty American writers mark a vital new age of protest and possibility