“Animal Acts” Now on Fulcrum

by Kathryn Beaton on January 11, 2017

d_syir16The University of Michigan Press/Michigan Publishing is proud to announce the launch of new video content on its publishing platform, Fulcrum.

Animal Acts: Performing Species Today, a multidisciplinary anthology, is the first book from University of Michigan Press to have material on Fulcrum. The book examines how personal anecdotes about animals influence our understanding of what it means to be human. Eleven leading theater artists share their stories in this collection, and the writing—which explores race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and environment—is accompanied by scholarly commentary.

Because the text references visual aspects of the work, the ability to now see clips of some of these performances on Fulcrum is a great resource for readers and adds to a richer understanding of the works.

Fulcrum is a place for authors to present digital supplements to their work, as well as for readers to seek out these materials in order to enhance their understanding of the original printed books. The platform supports a variety of multimedia files, including audio and video playback. The metadata attached to each file, as well as Fulcrum’s search engine, allow them to be shared outside the platform via URLs.

This work is made possible by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as the other publishers and libraries that have collaborated with the open source software framework Hydra/Fedora. For more information on Fulcrum, visit https://fulcrum.org.

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