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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 book in print.

Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture

Brittingham Prize in Poetry

Critical Human Rights

Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

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

The History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora

Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest

Living Out: Gay & Lesbian Autobiography

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

Writing in Latinidad: Autobiographical Voices of U.S. Latinos/as

 

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

Historical, cultural, and political studies of both Africa and the Diaspora, focusing on pre-colonial, 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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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 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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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 either 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

Designed to promote the sort of vibrant international intellectual community that 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 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.

Named for Harvey Goldberg, a professor renowned for his history teaching at Oberlin College, Ohio State University, and the University of Wisconsin from the 1960s to the 1980s, the series reflects Goldberg’s commitment to helping students think critically about the past with the goal of creating a better future.

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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 at the Department of History, 3211 Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706.

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Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest

Joseph Salmons and James P. Leary, Series Editors

A collaboration of the University of Wisconsin Press and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the CSUMC Series on Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest invites submission of projects that focus on the lives, languages, and cultural traditions/folklore of the Upper Midwest’s diverse peoples, both historical and contemporary. The editors welcome projects from multiple disciplines, a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, and a variety of formats, including books, documentary recordings, and new media. Projects may include research monographs, texts intended for general readers or for classroom use, edited collections, translations, and new editions of out-of-print classics.

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

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Living Out: Gay & Lesbian Autobiography

David Bergman, Joan Larkin and Raphael Kadushin, Series Editors

The Living Out series of autobiographies and memoirs aims to represent the full range of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lives, past and present.

Please send all inquiries to 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 which 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 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. Various critical methodologies and approaches are encouraged, the primary criterion for acceptance and publication being the quality of the research, including its importance for the field of Pushkin studies, and the compelling nature of the guiding idea or argument.

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, volumes in the series answer a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Each volume in the series is accessible to specialist and layperson alike, providing a valuable resource for scholars and a pleasurable education for the general reader.

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

Books whose fresh scholarship or perspective will make an enduring contribution to film literature. The range is broad, and manuscripts on all periods and national film cultures are invited.

Please send all inquiries to 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 Gwen Walker.

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Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography

William L. Andrews, Series Editor

Autobiography studies for a multidisciplinary, multicultural, and international audience. Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography (WSA) publishes original autobiographical writing as well as historical and critical investigations of autobiography, biography, diary, letters, and related forms of lifewriting.

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. We accept submissions in all areas of ancient studies, and are particularly eager to receive books with a focus on the following: the integration of material and literary culture; the integration of contemporary theory with ancient texts; classical art and iconography; and the art and archaeology of the Greek and Roman East.

  • the integration of material and literary culture

  • the integration of contemporary theory with ancient texts

  • classical art and iconography

  • the art and archaeology of the Greek and Roman East

Please send all inquiries to Patricia A. Rosenmeyer.

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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. In addition, the series editors welcome manuscripts on historical and contemporary transnational linkages as they relate to gender and invite studies that explore commonalities and differences between African American women and African women in the diaspora more generally.

Please send all inquiries to Gwen Walker.

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Writing in Latinidad: Autobiographical Voices of U.S. Latinos/as

Susana Chávez-Silverman, Paul Allatson, Silvia D. Spitta, Rafael Campo, Series Editors

Autobiographical works—including memoirs, journals, collections of letters, and performance pieces—by Latino and Latina writers who live in the United States.

Please send all inquiries to Raphael Kadushin.

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