Year: 2021

An Interview with Angela McKay Knobel, author of “Aquinas and the Infused Moral Virtues”

Angela McKay Knobel is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Dallas. This October, the University of Notre Dame Press published her newest book, Aquinas and the Infused Moral Virtues, which William C. Mattison III has called, “what is now likely the best book available on virtue in Aquinas’s thought.” Professor Knobel recently answered […]

An Excerpt from “March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 3,” by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

One of the masterpieces of world literature, The Red Wheel is Nobel prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s multivolume epic work about the Russian Revolution told in the form of a historical novel. March 1917—the third node—tells the story, day by day, of the Russian Revolution itself. Until recently, the final two nodes have been unavailable in English. The publication of […]

Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Dirty Book Sale Coming in November

The University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to announce our annual Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Dirty Book Sale will take place on November 9–10, 2021, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, in the Hesburgh Library Concourse. For decades, graduate and undergraduate students have flocked to our Book Festival and Book Sale. The Book Festival will feature […]

Celebrating Founders’ Day

First commemorated by the University of Notre Dame community in the early 1840s, Founders’ Day was an annual celebration tied to the Feast of Edward the Confessor, Patron Saint of Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C. While the tradition fell by the wayside over the years, this October 12-13, 2021, the University is reviving the celebration of […]

Amber R. Reed Receives Margaret Mead Award for “Nostalgia after Apartheid”

The University of Notre Dame Press is delighted to announce that Amber R. Reed is the recipient of this year’s Margaret Mead Award for the remarkable applied scholarship that is reflected in her recent book, Nostalgia after Apartheid: Disillusionment, Youth, and Democracy in South Africa. In this engaging book, Reed, an assistant professor of international studies at Spelman College, […]

Notre Dame Press Presents its Spring 2022 Catalog

The University of Notre Dame Press is delighted to present its Spring 2022 Catalog of forthcoming titles. With works ranging from philosophy and theology to national security and Latin American history, this collection will inspire and engage readers in a variety of subjects. Some highlights include: Future Peace: Technology, Aggression, and the Rush to War, by Major General (Ret.) Robert […]

An Excerpt from “The Way of Medicine” by Farr Curlin and Christopher Tollefsen

What is medicine and what is it for? What does it mean to be a good doctor? Answers to these questions are essential both to the practice of medicine and to understanding the moral norms that shape that practice. The Way of Medicine: Ethics and the Healing Profession articulates and defends an account of medicine and medical […]

New Book in Catholic Ideas for a Secular World Series Examines the Authority of Law

This month, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publishFictions, Lies, and the Authority of Law bySteven D. Smith, the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego. In this volume, Smith discusses legal, political, and cultural difficulties that arise from the crisis of authority in the modern world. Fictions, Lies, and […]

Marian Schwartz on the Translator’s Vocation and Bringing the Work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to an English-Speaking Audience

Since June 20, 2016, when Steve Wrinn, director of the University of Notre Dame Press, received an email from his friend the agent Jeremy Beer about publishing Nobel prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s English translations, a partnership has grown that stretches from Notre Dame, IN, to Moscow, New York City, Washington, DC, and Austin, TX, where the […]