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ACTIVE BOOK SERIES

This page lists only those series for which we are currently seeking manuscripts. For a full listing of all UW Press series, see the listing of all UW Press books in print.

Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture

Brittingham Prize in Poetry

Critical Human Rights

Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World

The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry

George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History

The Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History

History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora

Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest

Living Out: Gay & Lesbian Autobiographies

New Perspectives in Southeast Asian Studies

Print Culture History in Modern America

Publications of the Wisconsin Center for Pushkin Studies

Sources in Modern Jewish History

Studies in Dance History Series

Wisconsin Film Studies

Wisconsin Land and Life

Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography

Wisconsin Studies in Classics

Women in Africa and the Diaspora

 

The following section contains brief summaries of many of our series, with links, when available, to a list of books in print for the series, and expanded information and contact information.


 

Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture

Thomas Spear, Neil Kodesh, Tejumola Olaniyan, Michael G. Schatzberg, and James H. Sweet, Series Editors

Africa and the Diaspora presents historical, cultural, and political studies of both Africa and the Diaspora, focusing on precolonial, colonial, and contemporary history; political history and politics; oral traditions and literature; anthropological approaches to contemporary problems and issues; and historical and cultural studies of Africans in the Diaspora.

Please send all inquiries to Tom Spear.

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The Brittingham Prize in Poetry

Series Editor: Ronald Wallace, Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Department of English

The Brittingham Prize in Poetry is awarded annually to the best book-length manuscript of original poetry submitted in an open competition. The award is administered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison English Department, and the winner is chosen by a nationally recognized poet.

Click here for poetry guidelines and editor contact information.

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Critical Human Rights

Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus, Series Editors

Interdisciplinary in nature, Critical Human Rights publishes empirically grounded and theoretically innovative work. The series emphasizes research that opens new ways to conceptualize and examine human rights. Books in the Critical Human Rights series transcend simplified accounts of perpetrators and victims, resist triumphalist narratives, emphasize the importance of local perception, incorporate socio-economic rights, and anticipate human rights problems of the future. 

Please direct queries simultaneously to Steve J. Stern, Scott Straus, and UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker .

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Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

Series Editor: Ronald Wallace, Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Department of English

The Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry is awarded annually to the best book-length manuscript of original poetry submitted in an open competition. The award is administered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison English department, and the winner is chosen by a nationally recognized poet.

Click here for poetry guidelines and editor contact information.

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Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World

Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World publishes the first books of scholars working in folklore studies. The series emphasizes the interdisciplinary and international nature of current folklore scholarship. Funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the series is a collaborative venture of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society.

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The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry

Series Editor: Ronald Wallace, Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Department of English

The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry is given annually to one new book of poetry submitted by a past winner of the Brittingham and Pollak competitions, and is selected by an editorial board comprised of poets in the University of Wisconsin’s creative writing program.

Submissions to the Brittingham and Pollak competitions by previous winners are automatically considered for The Four Lakes Prize.

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George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History

Steven E. Aschheim, Stanley G. Payne, Mary Louise Roberts,and David J. Sorkin, Series Editors

The Mosse Series promotes the sort of vibrant international intellectual community that historian George L. Mosse created during his lifetime, which is so integral to the kind of history he wrote, and which he admired in the work of his students and colleagues.

Please send all inquires to UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin.

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The Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History

John Day Tully, Matthew Masur, and Brad Austin, Series Editors

The Harvey Goldberg Series gives college and secondary history instructors a deeper understanding of the past as well as the tools to help them teach it creatively and effectively. Each volume focuses on a specific historical topic and offers a wealth of content and resources, providing concrete examples of how teachers can approach the subject in the classroom.

If you have ideas for a volume, or would like to be considered as an editor for a volume in the series, please contact the series editors at HarveyGoldbergSeries@gmail.com.

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History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora

James S. Donnelly, Jr., and Thomas Archdeacon, Series Editors

By linking Ireland and the Irish diaspora, this series recognizes the many forms of historical interaction between the Irish at home and abroad and the extent to which Irish diasporan history has come to rival Irish history in the maturity and sophistication of its scholarship.

Please send all inquiries to James Donnelly or Thomas Archdeacon.

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Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest

Joseph Salmons and James P. Leary, Series Editors

Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest includes monographs and documentary compact discs that focus on the lives, languages, and cultural traditions/folklore of the Upper Midwest’s diverse peoples, both historical and contemporary. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of the series, the editors seek and welcome manuscripts by scholars from various disciplines with innovative perspectives and topics, as well as a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches.

Please send one email inquiry simultaneously to Joe Salmons, Jim Leary, and UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin.

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Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiographies

David Bergman, Joan Larkin, and Raphael Kadushin, Series Editors

This award-winning series aims to represent the full range of LGBT autobiography. It encompasses a diversity of autobiographies that cross all ethnic and national boundaries—from new autobiographies by fresh voices to memoirs by established contemporary writers, from posthumous and historically important autobiographies to reprints of classic autobiographies.

Please send all inquiries to David Bergman, Joan Larkin, or UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin.

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New Perspectives in Southeast Asian Studies

Series Editors: Alfred W. McCoy, Thongchai Winichakul, I. G. Baird, Katherine Bowie, and Anne Ruth Hansen
Associate Editors: Warwick H. Anderson, Ian Coxhead, Michael Cullinane, Paul D. Hutchcroft, and Kris Olds


New Perspectives in Southeast Asian Studies publishes academic books that focus on historical and contemporary problems in this dynamic region, from local issues through global interconnections. While the series as a whole covers cultural, economic, environmental, political, and social issues, individual titles aspire to the fine-grained research and theoretical innovation long associated with scholarship on Southeast Asia. Editorial work is a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin Press and the University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, a National Resource Center that has promoted the study of this region for forty years.

Please refer to the UW Press guidelines for submitting proposals. Direct queries to acquisitions editor UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker .

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Print Culture History in Modern America

James P. Danky, Christine Pawley, and Adam R. Nelson, Series Editors

Established in 2002 and fostering research and writing on the mediating role that print has played in American culture since 1876, this series considers the impact of newspapers, books, periodicals, advertising, and ephemera, with special attention to populations on the margins of mainstream media.

Please send all inquiries simultaneously to James P. Danky, Christine Pawley, and Adam R. Nelson.

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Publications of the Wisconsin Center for Pushkin Studies

David M. Bethea and Alexander Dolinin, Series Editors

Alexander Pushkin was Russia’s national poet, the founder of its modern literary language, an innovator across a broad range of genres, and a figure whose biography has generated intense interest and controversy in fields and forms as different as literature, visual art, theater, film, and music. This series publishes works of individual and joint scholarship that feature aspects of Pushkin’s creative world and times.

Please send all inquiries to David M. Bethea.

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Sources in Modern Jewish History

David Sorkin, History, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Series Editor

Shapes the ways that modern Jewish history is studied and taught. Each volume will be an edited collection of documentary sources on an important theme in the modern experience of Jews, accompanied by annotations, critical notes, and scholarly introductions.

Please send all inquiries to David Sorkin.

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Studies in Dance History

Studies in Dance History volumes are published and distributed by the UW Press on behalf of the Society of Dance History Scholars.

Founded in 1988, Studies in Dance History aims to further the goals of the Society of Dance History Scholars by making widely available the extraordinarily rich and diverse scholarship that takes dance as its subject, ranging from new methods of historical inquiry to multiple theoretical perspectives.

Please send all inquiries to Sarah Davies Cordova, Chair, Editorial Board, Society of Dance History Scholars.

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Wisconsin Film Studies

Patrick McGilligan, Series Editor

Wisconsin Film Studies offers works by emerging and eminent scholars focusing on deserving areas of film study, providing fresh scholarship or perspective that will make an enduring contribution to film literature.

Please send all inquiries to UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin.

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Wisconsin Land and Life

Arnold Alanen, Series Editor

Books in this series reveal the many layers of human history and activity expressed in the state’s landscapes.

Please send all inquiries to Arnold Alanen and UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker .

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Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography

William L. Andrews, Series Editor

Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography publishes original autobiographical writing as well as historical and critical investigations of autobiography, biography, diary, letters, and related forms of life writing.

Please send all inquiries to William L. Andrews.

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Wisconsin Studies in Classics

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer, Laura McClure, and Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Series Editors

Established in 1982 with a generous bequest from Warren Moon, this series publishes books on classical art, archaeology, literature, and culture.

Please send all inquiries to UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin.

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Women in Africa and the Diaspora

Stanlie James and Aili Mari Tripp, Series Editors

Original research concerning African women as political, economic, cultural, and religious actors, exploring topics such as women and religion, sexuality, law, human rights, health, the family, the environment, conflict resolution, race and ethnicity, women’s movements and authority, women as political and spiritual healers, women’s knowledge and ways of knowing, and women healers.

Please send all inquiries to UW Press Editorial Director Gwen Walker .

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