Penn State University Press announces fall 2021 virtual author event lineup

August 25, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State University Press has announced the Fall 2021 lineup for PSU Press Presents, a monthly series of free virtual events that feature authors of new and recent books in conversation with each other. Topics reflect the wide range of subjects published by the Press, including sensory studies, rhetoric, world religions, medieval studies and many more.

The series was launched in 2020 as a way for authors, editors and readers to connect after the cancellation of in-person author events due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now an ongoing fixture of the Press due to its success.

The first event for Fall 2021 is “Perspectives on Sensory History,” which will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. The October event will feature the authors of four new books that explore objects and meaning in the medieval and early modern periods, and November’s event will be a discussion between the authors of new books in archaeology published by Eisenbrauns, an imprint of Penn State University Press since 2017.

Other events in the lineup include a discussion of the “rhetorics of privilege” in education, sexuality and race, and a panel featuring new books in the Press’ "World Christianity" series.

Attendance for all PSU Press Presents events is free, but advance registration is required. Events will take place on Zoom and are concurrently broadcast live to the Press’s Facebook page. To learn more about all upcoming PSU Press Presents events and to register, visit

Last Updated August 26, 2021