Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press A distinctive urban publisher since 1941. Wayne State University Press (WSUP) is a leading publisher of a wide range of scholarly books, including African American, film, fairy-tale, and Jewish studies.
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We also publish a variety of general interest titles, such as our Made in Michigan Writers Series and many regional trade books. WSUP is one of three university presses in the state of Michigan.

Mission: Wayne State University Press is a distinctive urban publisher committed to supporting its parent institution’s core research, teaching, and service mission by generating high-quality scholarly and general-interest books of global importance. Through its publishing program, the Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.

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Kate Browne Speaks's #THEGOLDENGIRLS makes Rob Owen and TribLive's "Holiday gift ideas for TV fans"!https://wsupress.way...
12/11/2020
TribLive

Kate Browne Speaks's #THEGOLDENGIRLS makes Rob Owen and TribLive's "Holiday gift ideas for TV fans"!

https://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/golden-girls

cc: The Golden Girls The Original Golden Girls Live On Stage - A Loving Parody Golden Girls Trivia -Online (Live) Fundraiser-Live Host The Golden Girls LIVE!: The Christmas Episodes
#BettyWhite

From FRIENDS (TV Show) to The Golden Girls to The Goldbergs, there are plenty of options this holiday season.

Emita Brady Hill's NORTHERN HARVEST made Great Lakes Echo's list of great gifts for Great Lakes enthusiasts!https://www....
12/08/2020
Great gifts for Great Lakes enthusiasts

Emita Brady Hill's NORTHERN HARVEST made Great Lakes Echo's list of great gifts for Great Lakes enthusiasts!

https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/northern-harvest

By Eric Freedman Looking for a holiday gift with the spirit of the Great Lakes region? If so, here are books (in alphabetical order by title) that Great Lakes Echo has written about this year, including interviews with their authors. Eating with the Seasons, Great Lakes Region by Dereck Nicholas Thi...

The Politics of History: Lucy S. Dawidowicz's Journey from Left to Right this Wednesday, Dec 9 at 2pm EST!https://www.ws...
12/07/2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020: The Politics of History: Lucy S. Dawidowicz's Journey from Left to Right. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and reminders about joining the webinar.

The Politics of History: Lucy S. Dawidowicz's Journey from Left to Right this Wednesday, Dec 9 at 2pm EST!

https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/left-right

From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of History, Nancy Sinkoff’s award-winning book published earlier this year, is the first comprehensive biography of Dawidowicz. Like many other New York intellectuals in the 1930s, Dawidowicz was a communist in he...

LAUNCH EVENT for Richard Bak's "When Lions Were Kings" has been postponed. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled event dat...
12/07/2020

LAUNCH EVENT for Richard Bak's "When Lions Were Kings" has been postponed. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled event date.

HOWEVER, the book is available for *45% off* (!!!!!) until January 10! So get it while the gettin' is good!
https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/.../when-lions-were-kings

We have published more than a dozen new books in #JewishStudies this year! You can view them all here: https://www.wsupr...
12/07/2020

We have published more than a dozen new books in #JewishStudies this year!

You can view them all here: https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/subjects/jewish-studies

We’re so excited to announce that the Association for Jewish Studies is honoring the following members' new books at this year’s conference:

Dana Hercbergs - OVERLOOKING THE BORDER: Narratives of divided Jerusalem
https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/overlooking-border

Ephraim Kanarfogel - BROTHERS FROM AFAR: Rabbinic Approaches to Apostasy and Reversion in Medieval Europe https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/brothers-afar

Sheila Jelen - SALVAGE POETICS: Post-Holocaust American Jewish Ethnographies
https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/salvage-poetics

Avi Patt, David Slucki, Gaby Finder - LAUGHTER AFTER: Humor and the Holocaust
https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/laughter-after

Nancy Sinkoff - FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/left-right

Zev Eleff - AUTHENTICALLY ORTHODOX: A Tradition-Bound Faith in American Life
https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/authentically-orthodox

Lori Harrison-Kahan - HEIRS OF YESTERDAY by Emma Wolf https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/heirs-yesterday

TONIGHT AT 7 PM: Mordecai Kaplan Book Discussion"Another great gift from the world’s foremost expert on Kaplan and his w...
12/06/2020

TONIGHT AT 7 PM: Mordecai Kaplan Book Discussion

"Another great gift from the world’s foremost expert on Kaplan and his work. This volume of the Kaplan diaries covers critical decades in his life and reveals his response to the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, and to his own excommunication. An invaluable source on one of America’s greatest Jewish thinkers and on American Judaism during a pivotal period of the twentieth century."

Join Kaplan scholar, Mel Scult, as he discusses his latest book, COMMUNINGS OF THE SPIRIT, Volume III: The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1942-1951.

Additional program details at https://betamshalom.org/book-talk-kaplan-in-the-forties-a-view-from-his-diary.

Visithttps://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/Final%20Complete%20Flyer_scult.pdf to order the book and save 30%. Enter Mel1 at checkout to receive discount.

This Sunday! Mordecai Kaplan Book Discussion "Another great gift from the world’s foremost expert on Kaplan and his work...
12/04/2020
Book talk: Kaplan in the Forties- A View from his Diary | Bet Am Shalom - A Reconstructionist Synagogue, White Plains, NY

This Sunday! Mordecai Kaplan Book Discussion

"Another great gift from the world’s foremost expert on Kaplan and his work. This volume of the Kaplan diaries covers critical decades in his life and reveals his response to the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, and to his own excommunication. An invaluable source on one of America’s greatest Jewish thinkers and on American Judaism during a pivotal period of the twentieth century."

Join Kaplan scholar, Mel Scult, as he discusses his latest book, COMMUNINGS OF THE SPRIT, Volume III: The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1942-1951.

Additional program details at https://betamshalom.org/book-talk-kaplan-in-the-forties-a-view-from-his-diary.

Visithttps://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/Final%20Complete%20Flyer_scult.pdf to order the book and save 30%. Enter Mel1 at checkout to receive discount.

Join Kaplan scholar, Mel Scult, as he discusses his latest book, Communings of the Spirit, Volume III: The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1942-1951.

12/03/2020
Pasty Recipe | To the Copper Country | 2 Books, 2 Communities

Earlier this year, Northern Michigan University and Peter White Public Library did some tremendous programming with Barbara Carney-Coston's book TO THE COPPER COUNTRY (now available for 45% off)!
https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/copper-country

Check out the full list of activities for the book here: https://www.nmu.edu/onebook/events

Follow along with us at 2 Books, 2 Communities as we show you how to make pasties from the book 📚 “To the Copper Country - Mihaela’s Journey” by author Barba...

12/03/2020
The MacGuffin

Congratulations on the Pushcart Prize nomination, Diane DeCillis!

Diane's new poetry collection, WHEN THE HEART NEEDS A STUNT DOUBLE, is now available for pre-order!
https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/when-heart-needs-stunt-double

'Tis the season! There's snow in the air and slush on the streets which could only mean that it's finally time to announce our nominations for this year's Pushcart Prize!

Our poetry nominations are:
•"The Home Shopping Network Waxes Poetic" by Diane Decillis (vol. 36.1)
•"Danny" by Helen Britton (vol. 36.2)
•"We Want Our Voices to be Heard" by Hedy Habra (vol. 36.3)

Our short story nominations are:
•"Playing Krampus" by Teresa Milbrodt (vol. 36.1)
•"When I Infiltrated IKEA, They Greeted Me at the Door" by Lucy Mihajlich (vol. 36.1)
•"Leftovers" by Bethany Snyder (vol. 36.3)

Congrats to these authors!

12/02/2020
All Write in Sin City

Catch an interview with Joe Harris, author of YOU'RE IN THE WRONG PLACE, on All Write in Sin City this Sunday!

https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/youre-wrong-place

Ever wonder if you're in the wrong place? So do many young Detroit suburbanites in this debut collection of linked short stories by Joseph Harris from Wayne State University Press Find out more on Sunday! #podcast #Windsor #Detroit #writing #writers #storytelling #books #authors #amwriting #amreading #arts #culture #creativity #fiction #poetry #drama https://youtu.be/dZyf2ygsFvo

Looking for books about racism for your holiday gift list? Experts suggest these must-read titles for adults and kids, i...
12/02/2020
Looking for books about racism? Experts suggest these must-read titles for adults and kids

Looking for books about racism for your holiday gift list?

Experts suggest these must-read titles for adults and kids, including Rochelle Riley's THE BURDEN (available in paperback for 45% off!)

https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/books/2020/06/02/books-to-learn-more-anti-racism-adults-kids/5306873002/?fbclid=IwAR34ANXiMdP9jbyQp67OO0rzFlFuO1wMFSyse-Mcg-oN0iVY6-p2_UPmK_w

THE BURDEN: https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/burden

After a summer of protests around the country centered around racism and police brutality, books have arisen as an important resource.

12/01/2020

Pardon our dust!

Please place your orders today by calling 1-(800) WSU-READ. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our shopping cart.

Please note, there may be a slight delay in shipping.

Thank you so much for your patience as we correct these issues. Please check back for updates.

IN THE MEANTIME, please register for LAUNCH EVENT for Richard Bak's "When Lions Were Kings" for your chance to win a 1950s Detroit Lions pennant -- just in time for the holidays!

https://wayne-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlde2hrDoqHdymBnzq5s4aOMXXr_xZTAF6?fbclid=IwAR0vHTrGMd_viXpG8x5jydHG7uEZ2tX21POwteEnH6KG5HUC5MA048vZtOw

Did you know that the Association for Jewish Studies annual conference is the largest annual international gathering of ...
12/01/2020

Did you know that the Association for Jewish Studies annual conference is the largest annual international gathering of Jewish Studies scholars in the world?

Registered attendees can visit WSUP's virtual exhibit booth online. If you’re not registered, you can still take part in our celebration of Jewish studies titles this month by following along with us on social media! (and 45% off all titles!!)

For more information about how WSUP is participating in this year’s AJS conference, visit https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/news-events/events/detail/association-jewish-studies-annual-meeting-3

12/01/2020
Detroit Public Television

Grab your popcorn! The Detroit Public Television special on Aretha Franklin (featuring Linda Solomon's THE QUEEN NEXT DOOR) starts in just 30 minutes!

Celebrate the Queen of Soul in Aretha Franklin Remembered, where her legacy as a performer is showcased over more than 40 years of performances TONIGHT at 9p ET. Special guests Cristal Franklin (Aretha's niece) and photojournalist Linda Solomon (The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait) join us in the DPTV studios to share their personal experiences of Aretha Franklin.

If you enjoy this special, bonus content is available at dptv.org/thankyougifts.

Thank you for the ❤️!Everyone! Make Pages Bookshop one of your preferred shops this holiday season!
11/19/2020

Thank you for the ❤️!

Everyone! Make Pages Bookshop one of your preferred shops this holiday season!

Last week (Nov. 9-15) was the official University Press Week, but around here, we like to celebrate the amazing university presses like Wayne State University Press all year long.

It's such a treasure to have WSU Press in Detroit helping get important books out into the world and on our shelves. Thank you WSU Press for everything you all do!

You can shop WSU Press titles on our website by entering its name into the Advanced Search option.

#UPWeek #ReadUP #RaiseUP

Wayne State University Press's cover photo
11/18/2020

Wayne State University Press's cover photo

The window of Pages Bookshop reads "Books are uniquely portable magic" and that's exactly what this Detroit indie shop h...
11/13/2020

The window of Pages Bookshop reads "Books are uniquely portable magic" and that's exactly what this Detroit indie shop hopes to provide. Stacks and shelves of books to transport book lovers, letting them get comfortably lost in their expertly curated selection -- just not in-person quite yet. The pandemic closed the doors to Pages back in March and while its dedicated staff of booksellers (and one lovely #BookstoreCat Pip) are planning a limited re-opening in time for holiday shopping, its website is the best place to find your next great read, including a wide selection of titles from university presses like us.

Need a recommendation? They've got you covered with their online personal recommendation tool. Just tell them what you like and their booksellers will suggest a handful of titles picked just for you. Visit them at pagesbkshop.com.

#UPWeek #ReadUP #RaiseUP

Book Suey is not just a bookstore, but a worker-owner cooperative. They are a cooperatively owned and democratically run...
11/12/2020
How to Become a Member-Owner

Book Suey is not just a bookstore, but a worker-owner cooperative. They are a cooperatively owned and democratically run bookstore that provides access to books, connection to local writers and publishers, and meaningful conversation in a safe and welcoming environment.

Learn more about becoming a member-owner here: https://www.booksuey.com/info/becoming-a-member-owner

#UPWeek #ReadUP #RaiseUP

Book Suey is Community Bookstore Cooperative serving the communities of Hamtramck, Highland Park, Detroit, and their surroundings.

"[Margaret Noodin's WHAT THE CHICKADEE KNOWS is] an exquisite bilingual journey of languages and observations 'situated ...
11/09/2020
Poem: Landing Here

"[Margaret Noodin's WHAT THE CHICKADEE KNOWS is] an exquisite bilingual journey of languages and observations 'situated between the traditions of the past … and the innovation needed for survival into the future.'”
-Naomi Shihab Nye via The New York Times Magazine

#RaiseUP #ReadUP

Who knows what will happen? Where will we land? How will we spend the winter?

Wayne State University Press's cover photo
11/09/2020

Wayne State University Press's cover photo

Source Booksellers, a women-owned/Black-owned bookstore in Detroit's Midtown district, is a unique niche of non-fiction ...
11/09/2020
Why Indie Bookstores Are So Valuable—Especially Now

Source Booksellers, a women-owned/Black-owned bookstore in Detroit's Midtown district, is a unique niche of non-fiction books.

They were recently featured in a Midwest Living article highlighting why indie booksellers are so valuable!

Check out the article here: https://www.midwestliving.com/travel/around-region/independent-bookstores/

#UPWeek #ReadUP #RaiseUP

Pivot, connect and serve. Some of the Midwest’s best indie bookstores regenerate and thrive—even during a pandemic.

Welcome to Association of University Presses #UPWeek 2020! In the summer of 1978, US President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a...
11/09/2020

Welcome to Association of University Presses #UPWeek 2020!

In the summer of 1978, US President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week “in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship.”

In 2012, the AUP revived the idea of this celebration to recognize the impact that a global community of university presses has on every one of us. We mark University Press Week each November with a new theme, events, featured UP work, blog tours, and more.

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Join WSUP as we celebrate the local independent bookstores who work tirelessly to educate, comfort, support, and grow their communities. All this week we'll be championing the Metro Detroit bookstores who we are proud to work with!

#ReadUP #RaiseUP

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