First books in Cornell Open program now freely available

Friday, August 19, 2016

The first 20 books in the new Cornell Open program are now freely available in electronic form. These include three titles by Signale series editor Peter Uwe Hohendahl, published with Cornell University Press: The Institution of Criticism (1982), Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830-1870 (1989), and Reappraisals: Shifting Alignments in Postwar Critical Theory (1991). The initial Cornell Open selection also includes an important contribution to Warburg studies, Signale advisory board member Michael P. Steinberg’s translation of Aby Warburg’s 1923 lecture, Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America, published in 1988 with an interpretive essay by Steinberg.

“Cornell Open is the new global open-access portal for classic out-of-print titles from the distinguished catalog of Cornell University Press. Funded by the newly created Humanities Open Book Program, a collaborative effort between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Cornell Open offers for the first time electronically full open access to key titles in literary criticism and theory, German studies, and Slavic studies.” [read more]