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Philip Levine passed away over the weekend, on Saturday the 14th. His poetry was recognized with two National Book Awards, a Pulitzer, and with an appointment as a U.S. poet laureate. Levine was one of the first and most prominent poets to really put his hometown of Detroit into verse, and found a plainspoken language to join rafters of small yet hallowed places, to give pause, to tell the stories of the people getting off the graveyard shift, to mourn with,…

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Renowned scholar and disability studies theorist Tobin Siebers passed away January 29 in Ann Arbor. His long and distinguished publishing record included the field-defining books Disability Theory (2008) and Disability Aesthetics (2010), six other monographs, four edited collections, and a memoir, Among Men. MLive reports that Siebers, Professor of English and Art and Design at the University of Michigan, will be honored at a memorial service on February 6 at 2 p.m. in the ballroom…

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It was a busy start to 2015, and we published several new publications throughout January: Gender, Sexuality, & Feminism Volume 1.2: Special Issue on Economic Crisis and Recovery: Gendered Impacts and Discourses Translating the Americas Volume 2 (Fall 2014) International Computer Music Conference Proceedings: 2013 & 2014 Política Común Volume 6 (2014) Michigan Quarterly Review 53.2 (Spring 2014) Philosophers’ Imprint: 4 new papers


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We are excited to announce the release of three new digitalculturebooks titles. Tactics of the Human: Experimental Technics in American Fiction – Laura Shackelford Tactics of the Human: Experimental Technics in American Fiction examines the comparative perspective on digital cultures contemporary American fiction develops through the creative transposition of digital rhetorics and technological practices -such as the hyperlink, network, or recursive processing – into print or in translating a classic print narrative into a digital hypertext fiction….

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We are happy to announce a new title from digitalculturebooks, American Homes by Ryan Ridge. This is the fourth book in our 21st Century Prose series. American Homes incorporates poetry, prose, and various schematic devices, including dozens of illustrations by the artist Jacob Heustis, to create a cracked narrative of the domestic spaces we inhabit. American Homes is freely available to read online. Print copies of the book may be purchased from the University of Michigan Press. Ryan Ridge…

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Over the past two months, Michigan Publishing released 136 new journal articles. Here’s a brief overview of the latest publications: Arkivoc: Archive for Organic Chemistry released 21 new articles. Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists Volume 49 Ergo, an open access journal of philosophy, added 3 new articles to Volume 1. Feminist Studies 40.3 Journal of Anthropological Review 70.4 Journal of Muslim Mental Health 8.2 The Michigan Botanist 51.2 & 51.3 Michigan Family Review Volume 18,…

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Michigan Publishing is pleased to announce the first digital issue of Saksaha: A Journal of Manchu Studies. Volume 12 represents a relaunch of the journal, previously published only in print, as an open-access, online publication. Saksaha is co-edited by Professor Benjamin Levey (University of Michigan, Dearborn) and Professor Matthew Mosca (College of William and Mary). As former editor, Stephen Wadley, explains in the volume’s introduction: I am excited by the prospect of Saksaha appearing in electronic form under…

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We are delighted to announce the release of a brand new digitalculturebooks series: 21st Century Prose. This series celebrates prose that breaks the rules, bends conventions, and reconfigures genre. The following 21st Century Prose titles are now available: Full Metal Jhacket by Matthew Derby Following his celebrated debut collection, Super Flat Times, Matthew Derby delivers a disturbing new set of stories that plunges us into a lonely heartland of misfits, outcasts, and would-be assassins who lurk in…

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The publishing community celebrates University Press Week November 9-16, 2014. University presses provide access to ideas, playing a unique role in fostering scholarship. Each university press has a diverse list of titles, shaped by their history, directors, acquisitions editors, location, and parent institutions. With titles ranging from maritime studies to folklore and field guides, the unique history and culture of the Mitten State and its Great Lakes are traced in print via the publishing activity of our three…

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As the leaves changed colors and fell, we had another very busy month, publishing several new issues and volumes: Trans-Asia Photography Review published a special issue entitled “Photography and Diaspora,” guest edited by Anthony W. Lee. This issue features two curatorial projects: “Yearning for Home: Representation of North Koreans in the Work of Kim Insook” by Young Min Moon and “Traversing Expanses: The Cambodian-American Diaspora Experience in the Work of Pete Pin, Amy Lee Sanford,…

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