University Press Week: The Neighborhood

Happy University Press Week! The university press community amplifies voices, disciplines, and communities.

University presses publish authors from around the world and right at home, writing on subjects that are broad, niche, and every level of inquiry in between. Without university presses, many of these authors or subjects would not be heard so clearly in the marketplace of ideas.

Join us all week for the UP Week Blog Tour!

Today read about The Neighborhood from the following presses. Be sure to share and tweet your own university press experiences using the hashtag #UPWeek.

Ron Howell, author of Boss of Black Brooklyn, discusses the changing neighborhood of Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant for Fordham University Press.

Northwestern University Press interviews Harvey Young, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University about NU Press’s “Second to None” Chicago regional series, of which he is the founding series editor.

University Press of Mississippi features a Q&A with Catherine Egley Waggoner and Laura Egley Taylor, the authors of Realizing Our Place: Real Southern Women in a Mythologized Land.

Following Temple University Founder Russell Conwell’s ideas of Acres of Diamonds, Temple University Press mines riches in its backyard with a selection of books about Temple University and by Temple University Professors and graduates.

University of Alberta Press asks what it’s like to move into a neighborhood that was given a zero quality of life rating.

University of Texas Press features an interview with Lance Scott Walker about his oral history of Houston rap.

Ohio State University Press offers a behind-the-scenes look at its forthcoming book celebrating the University’s 150th year.

University of Illinois Press is launching a new regional trade imprint next season that will highlight Midwestern stories. In this post, regional trade acquisitions editor James Englehardt reflects on why they’re starting the imprint and why they think it’s important. He’ll also preview the first book.

Rutgers University Press focuses on Walking Harlem by Karen Taborn, which was recently featured in a New York Times roundup of walking tour books.

Oregon State University Press spotlights A Deadly Wind by journalist John Dodge, about the Columbus Day Storm of 1962, which remains the Pacific Northwest benchmark for severe windstorms.

University of Georgia Press features a Q&A with Sandra Beasley, editor of Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance, who discusses uniquely southern connections to food.

Jane Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing at University of Toronto Press, writes about connections to UTP’s neighborhoods.

Visit us tomorrow for day four of the UP Week Blog Tour featuring History that highlights a new selection of university presses.  

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