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Salus receives TAA Publication Grant

Carol SalusCarol Salus, an Associate Professor at Kent State University, received a TAA Publication Grant to cover a portion of the out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the publication of her book, Picasso and Celestina: The Artist’s Vision of the Procuress. The book will be published by Juan de la Cuesta Press, LinguaText in March 2015.

“I am thrilled to have received this grant,” said Salus. “It will be extremely useful, as the copyright costs alone on my book incurred an enormous expense.”

“I have spent decades fascinated by Picasso and taught many Picasso seminars,” she said. “I learned about the late fifteenth-century novel La Celestina from a colleague in the Romance Languages Department of my university. I was intrigued by Picasso’s blue period portrait of Celestina with her one blind eye. In the novel this conniving old go-between and former whore has no visual problems. I looked further at Picasso’s oeuvre and found how often he created his own images of the literary madam throughout the course of his life. She was for him a reminder of his homeland and in late life a symbol of the psychological and physical pains of aging which she so vividly describes in the novel.”

TAA members can apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to offset expenses incurred in publishing already accepted print scholarly journal articles and academic books, including academic journal page costs or university press subventions; the cost of preparing artwork, charts, diagrams, or images to be included in accepted journal articles or academic books; and journal reprint costs. (Non-members can apply for grants of up to $250.) Learn more about TAA’s Publication Grant program or apply.