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BOOK SERIES IN PRINT

This page lists all University of Wisconsin Press series with books in print. Follow the links below for a list of titles and expanded series information.

To view the series for which we are currently seeking manuscripts, please see UW Press Active Series.

Our distribution center can be helpful in tracking down backlist books in these series. Call (800) 621-2736 or (773) 568-1550 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday. (This is a number in Chicago, in the United States.)

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture.

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The Americas

Presents the Americas as a fertile landscape for open intellectual debate and inspired imagination, presenting literature as the reflection of a heterogeneous society.

This series is completed, and some titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see The Americas.

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Bird Conservation

This series is completed, and some titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Bird Conservation.

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The Brecht Yearbooks

Editors chosen on an annual basis.

The Brecht Yearbook, are published and distributed by the International Brecht Society, is the central scholarly forum for discussion about Bertolt Brecht's life and work and aspects of theater and literature that were of particular interest to Brecht, especially the politics of literature and of theater in a global context.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see The Brecht Yearbooks.

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Brittingham Prize in Poetry

Ronald Wallace, Series Editor. 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.

For poetry guidelines and editor contact information, see the Poetry Guide.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books that have been awarded the Brittingham Prize, see the Brittingham Winners.

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Chazen Museum of Art Catalogs

A series distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, formerly known as the Elvehjem Museum of Art.

These exhibition catalogs from the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin–Madison capture a lively record of exhibits of art from around the world, including Japanese prints and Wisconsin printmakers, avant garde furniture and traditional decorative arts, Greek vases and twenty-first-century sculpture, innovative installations and folk arts from traditional cultures.

This series is completed, and some titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Chazen Museum of Art distributed titles.

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Contemporary North American Poetry

Critical studies of recent poetry, collections of essays on poetics, biographies of individual poets or groups of poets, and correspondence and memoirs document, analyze, and seek to sustain the many exciting and diverse developments in North American poetry since the 1950s.

This series is completed, and some titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Contemporary North American Poetry.

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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 socioeconomic rights, and anticipate human rights problems of the future.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Critical Human Rights.

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The Curti Lectures

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Foundation and the Department of History of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The books in the series are by some of the most prominent historians in the world and are based upon a series of lectures in social and intellectual history that was inaugurated in 1976 in honor of the distinguished historian Merle Curti.

This series is completed, and some titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see The Curti Lectures.

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Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

Ronald Wallace, Series Editor. 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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books that have been awarded the Felix Pollak Prize, see the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry.

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The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry

Ronald Wallace, Series Editor. 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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books that have been awarded the Four Lakes Prize, see Four Lakes Prize in Poetry.

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see George L. Mosse Series.

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Graven Images: Culture, Law and the Sacred

Andrew D. Weiner and Leonard V. Kaplan, Series Editors

Illuminates culture, the law, and the human urge for transcendence. Graven Images seeks to redefine a space for the sacred in the face of post-modernist materialism.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Graven Images.

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see The Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History.

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The History of American Thought and Culture

Paul S. Boyer, Series Editor

Works by distinguished historians and emerging scholars that illuminate and interpret America's intellectual and cultural history. The focus is on the twentieth and twenty-first century, but work from all periods of American history is represented.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see The History of American Thought and Culture.

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History of Anthropology

Richard Handler, Series Editor

Established in 1983, and edited for many years by George W. Stocking, Jr., this series covers the history and present practice of anthropological inquiry.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see History of Anthropology.

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora.

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Mark H. Ingraham Prize

This series is completed, and one title is in print. See The Pathless Way John Muir and American Wilderness.

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Interpretive Studies in Healthcare and the Human Sciences

Nancy L. Diekelmann, Series Editor, and Pamela Ironside, Series Assistant Editor

These interpretative studies are a beginning—a questioning that gathers practioners, students, teachers, scholars and citizens into persistent thinking and conversation around complex contemporary issues. Aimed at both scholars in the human sciences and health care practitioners, this series examines current issues in the practice of healthcare, both in the United States and internationally. The series encourages interpretive, theoretical approaches to these issues.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Interpretive Studies in Healthcare and the Human Sciences.

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Irish Studies in Literature and Culture

Michael Patrick Gillespie, Series Editor

Examines contemporary Irish writing and society, including works of scholarship and works for the general reader.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Irish Studies in Literature and Culture.

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La Follette Public Policy Series

Identifies and explores public policy issues, especially at levels of government below the federal level, reflecting the changes in federalism in recent years which have placed an increasing emphasis on the role of state and local governments.

This series is completed, and titles are in print.

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Languages and Folklore of the Upper Midwest.

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Library of American Fiction

This series is edited by in-house editors

Presents the Americas as a fertile landscape for open intellectual debate and inspired imagination, presenting literature as the reflection of a heterogeneous society.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Library of American Fiction.

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Library of World Fiction

Established in 2002, this series presents reprints of classic works of fiction by international writers.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Library of World Fiction.

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Life Course Studies

David I. Kertzer and David L. Featherman, Series Editors

A broad interdisciplinary spectrum of inquiry into the nature of human timetables and biographies. The series integrates a sophisticated appreciation for the biological life-cycle with an equally well-articulated conception of socially structured life timetables. It is this biocultural life course that provides the context for studies of childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age as historically discrete life periods. Thus, the series aspires to encompass the works on life periods as well as on the life course as a whole, on life-span human development, and on aging.

This series is completed, and titles are in print.

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Living in Latin America

These books examined the living conditions of the Latin American population.

This series is completed, and some titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Living in Latin America.

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Living Out: Gay & Lesbian Autobiography

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

This award-winning series aims to represent the full range of gay, lesbian, and bisexual autobiography. Winner of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s 2002 Publisher’s Service Award.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Living Out.

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Max Kade

Max Kade is not a series, but a group of titles distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.

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Modern Jewish Philosophy and Religion: Translations and Critical Studies

Barbara E. Galli and Elliot R. Wolfson, Series Editors

Jewish thought from Moses Mendelssohn to the present, concerning specific themes or thinkers, as well as edited translations and updated editions of classics in the field.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Modern Jewish Philosophy and Religion.

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Monatshefte Occasional Volumes

Reinhold Grimm and Jost Hermand, Series Editors

Established in 1982, this book series examines German thought and culture. Please send all inquiries to uwiscpress@uwpress.wisc.edu.

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New Directions in Anthropological Writing

George F. Marcus and James Clifford, Series Editors

This series presents the interdisciplinary aspects of anthropology. It probes the dynamics of culture and the limits of representation.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see New Directions in Anthropological Writing.


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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 is a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Press and the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, which was founded in 1973 and is one of the leading centers of its kind. The purpose of the series is to publish single-authored and edited books that focus on historical and contemporary issues within and among Southeast Asian countries, as well as on the region’s relations with the rest of the world. These include books on cultural, economic, environmental, political, and social issues, emphasizing new perspectives and creative approaches. This series is also designed to convey the richness and depth of work being conducted on one of the world’s fastest changing regions and an increasingly important center in global politics and economics.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see New Perspectives in Southeast Asian Studies.

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Nordic Translation

This series is completed, and some titles are in print.

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North Coast Books

This popular series of books ranges widely across Wisconsin and the Midwest, with interesting books about climbing in Devil’s Lake, walking trails, plants, birds, trout streams, Wisconsin history, Native American communities, and more.

This series is completed, and some titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see North Coast Books.

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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 of all kinds, periodicals, advertising, and ephemera, with special attention to populations on the margins of mainstream media.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Print Culture History in Modern America.

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Popular Press

Popular Press is not a series, but an imprint. For more information, and a list of books under this imprint, see Popular Press.

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Publications of the Conference on Latin American History

This series is completed, and some titles are in print.

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Publications of the Wisconsin Center for Pushkin Studies

David M. Bethea, Series Editor

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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Pushkin Studies.

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Rhetoric of the Human Sciences

Deirdre N. McCloskey and John S. Nelson, Series Editors

Established in 1985, this book series is devoted to the critical analysis and understanding of the intellectual, linguistic, and cultural methods of a variety of disciplines.

This series is completed, and titles are in print.

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Science and Literature

This series is completed, and titles are in print.

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Science and Technology in Society

Daniel Lee Kleinman and Jo Handelsman, Series Editors

Science and technology are central features of the lives of people worldwide. From in vitro fertilization to the Internet to bioterrrorism, our lives are regularly touched by science and technology. This series, still in print, published innovative and provocative work that confronts important concerns raised by the science—and technology—infused environment in which we live.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Science and Technology in Society.

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Shoah Studies

Alan L. Berger, Series Editor

Examines the Holocaust and its aftermath through works that reflect artistic, literary, psychological, religious, sociological, and theological perspectives. Continually in Jewish and, increasingly, non-Jewish thought, traditional, pre-Shoah modes of religious explanation and theological self-understanding are called radically into question.

This series is completed, and titles are in print.

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Social Demography

This series is completed, and two titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Social Demography.

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Sources in Modern Jewish History

David Sorkin, 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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Sources in Modern Jewish History.

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Southeast Asian Studies: Titles Distributed for CSEAS

Books on historical and contemporary development issues in Southeast Asian nations, ASEAN and other regional groupings, and on the region’s relations with the rest of the world in a globalizing context. The series includes popular and course texts, translations of seminal works, thematic anthologies of both original and classic essays, and important biographies.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Southeast Asian Studies.

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Studies in American Thought and Culture

Paul S. Boyer, Series Editor

This series offers works by both established and emerging scholars in the humanities that illuminate and interpret America’s intellectual and cultural history. Wide-ranging in scope, and with an advisory board of prominent scholars, the series presents books of intellectual quality that make a significant scholarly contribution while also speaking to the broader community of thoughtful readers. The University of Wisconsin Press is particularly proud to publish this series since Merle Curti, author of the seminal study The Growth of American Thought (1943) and a founder of the field of American intellectual history, taught at the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1942 until his retirement in 1968. This series continues the tradition of Wisconsin leadership in the field of American thought and culture.

Advisory Board: Charles H. Capper, Mary Kupiec Cayton, Lizabeth Cohen, Nan Enstad, James B. Gilbert, Karen Halttunen, Michael Kammen, James T. Kloppenberg, Colleen McDannell, Joan S. Rubin, P. Sterling Stuckey, and Robert B. Westbrook.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Studies in American Thought and Culture.

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Studies in Dance History.

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Studies in German Jewish Cultural History and Literature

Paul Mendes-Flohr, Series Editor

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see German Jewish Cultural History and Literature.

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Study Smart Series

Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson, Series Editors

Designed for students from junior high school through lifelong learning programs, this distributed series teaches skills for studying, spelling, and vocabulary building.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Study Smart Series.

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Technical Japanese Series

Helps students and professionals develop the vocabulary and the knowledge of grammar necessary to read and translate Japanese technical documents.

This series is completed, and some titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Technical Japanese.

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Terrace Books

Terrace Books is not a series, but an imprint. For more information, and a list of books under this imprint, see Terrace Books.

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The University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series

Ronald Wallace, Series Editor

This series features new books of poetry by past winners of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and past winners of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, two premier of such prizes in the country.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see The University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series.

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Wisconsin Film Studies.

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Wisconsin Land and Life.

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography.

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Wisconsin Studies in Classics.

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Wisconsin Studies in Film

(Note this is a different series than Wisconsin Film Studies, above)

Established in 1991, this book series explores film history, genres, film studies, and noteworthy practitioners of the art of cinema.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Wisconsin Studies in Film.

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Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplays

Tino Balio, Series Editor

Presents the Americas as a fertile landscape for open intellectual debate and inspired imagination, presenting literature as the reflection of a heterogeneous society.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplays.

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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Women in Africa and the Diaspora.

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

Susana Chávez-Silverman, Paul Allatson, Silvia D. Spitta, and 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.

This series is active, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Writing in Latinidad.

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