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New Year, new look for the University of Michigan Press website!

by Shaun Manning January 9, 2013

If you’ve been shopping our site through the holiday season and into the new year, you may have noticed a few changes. We recently completed a relaunch of the University of Michigan Press website, with a new design, improved features, and additional search and browsing options that will help you find just the book you’re looking for. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be rolling out even more features and improvements to the site. Let us know what you think and if there’s anything you’d like to see on the Press web site! Leave us a comment or find […]

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Howard Rambsy II talks digital humanities on Left of Black

by Phillip Witteveen September 26, 2012

Howard Rambsy II, author of Black Arts Enterprise and the Production of  African American Poetry joined host Mark Anthony Neal on the season premier of Left of Black to discuss the place of black studies as the concept of “digital humanities” becomes more prevalent. Rambsy spoke about the disconnect between the progress of networked digital publishing and black studies. On the subject of improving this relationship, Rambsy commented that “one big asset has just been doing more collaboration.” He went on to say that, “we know we have this blog, we know we have this thing we do on Twitter, so what […]

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New Digital Rhetoric Collaborative book series, book prize, and website

by Emily May 21, 2012

The University of Michigan Press, MPublishing, and the University of Michigan’s Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing have formed a partnership to launch the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative (DRC), which will publish a series of born-digital or digitally enhanced books on digital rhetoric; award an annual prize of $5,000 for the best book published in the series; and host a website by and for teachers and scholars working in digital rhetoric that will feature a curated blog, offer a resources section and wiki, and serve as a forum for conversations on digital rhetoric and related topics. The Sweetland DRC Book Series […]

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‘Death of a Salesman’ more relevant than ever, says New York Times

by Shaun Manning March 9, 2012

In conjunction with the upcoming Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, the New York Times published an essay on the play’s historical and modern contexts, an article that will launch an online conversation of Salesman on the Arts Beat blog. “There is never a wrong time to take a fresh look at a great work of art,” writer Charles Isherwood says. “But some moments are riper than others for re-encountering plays in particular, which are most fully alive when they are onstage, and then retreat to the bookshelves — or digital form, today — when they are […]

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Q&A with Ruth A. Miller, author of ‘Seven Stories of Threatening Speech’

by Shaun Manning December 15, 2011

In her new book Seven Stories of Threatening Speech: Women’s Suffrage Meets Machine Code, Professor Ruth A. Miller examines the functions and implications of speech divorced from any human speaker, as well as from any ideological content it might contain. University of Michigan Press: First, Ruth, what does it mean for speech to be “threatening,” aside from a specific verbal threat against another person? There are three ways to approach this question.  The first is to think about what sort of speech, historically, has been criminalized or denied protection.  Even in the United States, where free speech is often characterized […]

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