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Randolph Petilos

Assistant Editor

A native of the fiftieth state, I joined the Press in June of 1989 after receiving a BA (1984) from Harvard University and an MA (1985) from the University of Chicago. In addition to assisting the editorial director of the Press’s books division in acquiring books in literature and literary studies, I also acquire books in medieval and early modern studies, and the occasional book of poetry in translation. I am a roving humanist by nature and profession, and my recent acquisitions for the Press reflect these varied interests: Topsy-Turvy, by Charles Bernstein; Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature, by Katharine Breen; One Summer Evening at the Falls, by Peter Campion; The Missing Mountain: New and Selected Poems, by Michael Collier; Blue in Green, by Chiyuma Elliott; Four Shakespearean Period Pieces, by Margreta de Grazia; No Chronology, by Karen Fish; Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean, by Karla Mallette; Decay and Afterlife: Form, Time, and the Textuality of Ruins, 1100 to 1900, by Aleksandra Prica; Posterity: Inventing Tradition from Petrarch to Gramsci, by Rocco Rubini; Who’s on First? New and Selected Poems, by Lloyd Schwartz; Portulans, by Jason Sommer; and Common Understandings, Poetic Confusion: Playhouses and Playgoers in Elizabethan England, by William N. West.

Prospective authors are encouraged to consult our submission guidelines. We also provide an overview about publishing with Chicago here.

Randolph Petilos


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