Call for Submissions: 2023 Tobin Siebers Prize

by Danielle Coty-Fattal May 31, 2023
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About the 2023 Tobin Siebers Prize Submissions are now open for the 2023 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities. The prize is awarded in memory of disability studies pioneer Tobin Siebers, Professor of English at the University of Michigan and author of many influential books and articles in the field of Disability Studies. The prize is awarded yearly for the best proposed book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency in the field (with the exception of 2020, due to the challenges presented by COVID-19). Reflecting on the work of the scholar the prize commemorates, the competition […]

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Gender and Ancient Greek Poetry

by Danielle Coty-Fattal May 18, 2023

This guest author post is written by Arum Park, author of Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus, from the University of Michigan Press, soon to be available in hardcover and open access. One of the conventions of ancient Greek poetry is that the poet often opens his work with an invocation to a deity. For example, the earliest Greek poems, the Iliad and Odyssey, start this way: μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος (Iliad 1.1) Sing, goddess, the wrath of Achilles, son of Peleus. ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον (Odyssey 1.1) Tell me, Muse, about the man of many […]

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with UMP!

by Danielle Coty-Fattal May 11, 2023
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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is a celebration and acknowledgement of the cultural and historical impacts of these important groups and their members. AAPI month was first recognized in the US in 1978, and since then has become a time to honor Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. You can learn more about it here, and for those lucky enough to be in Ann Arbor, you can attend some AAPI month events. From Japanese video games to the ecology of the Pacific, the University of Michigan Press is highlighting some of our most relevant titles. During […]

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Q&A with Ben Whaley

by Danielle Coty-Fattal May 3, 2023

This guest author post is a Q&A with Ben Whaley, author of Toward a Gameic World: New Rules of Engagement from Japanese Video Games, from the University of Michigan Press. The book is Volume 100 in the Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies and is available in hardcover, paper, and accessible ebook. What originally interested you in Japanese video games? I have played video games ever since I was young and owned most of the major home console systems. However, growing up, I am not sure that I associated many of the Nintendo, Sega, and Sony games I played with Japan […]

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A Tribute to Larry Goldstein

by Charles Watkinson April 26, 2023
Laurence Goldstein, distinguished University of Michigan Press author, who died in April 2023.

Michigan Publishing mourns the loss of longtime friend and author Laurence Goldstein, who passed away April 16 in Ann Arbor. Larry’s many contributions to the University of Michigan Press included nine books, as well as serving on the Press’s faculty editorial board. Professor of English Emeritus at University of Michigan and distinguished editor of the Michigan Quarterly Review, his keen editorial vision led to special MQR issues that later became top-selling titles for the Press, including The Automobile and American Culture and The Male Body. He was also an accomplished poet and author of literary criticism, with books including The American Poet at the Movies: A Critical History and Poetry Los Angeles: Reading the […]

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