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PUBLISHED BOOK SERIES

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

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.

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

Established in 1983, this series provides a yearly overview of current research and key ecological topics in the field of bird conservation in the United States.

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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Borderland Books

Borderland Books is not a series, but a group of titles distributed by UW Press.

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The Brecht Yearbook

The Brecht Yearbook is not a series, but a group of titles distributed by UW Press.

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The 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

Publishing critical studies of recent poetry, collections of essays on poetics, biographies of individual poets or groups of poets, and correspondence and memoirs, this series will 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

This series is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Foundation and the Department of History of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The books in this 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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Eat Smart travel guides

The Eat Smart culinary travel guides are not a series, but a group of titles distributed by UW Press for Ginkgo Press.

Titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Eat Smart.

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Economics of Technological Change

This series is completed, and all titles are out of print.

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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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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.

This series is active, and titles are in print.

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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 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

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.

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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Ginkgo Press

Ginkgo Press publishes the Eat Smart travel guides, a group of titles distributed by UW Press.

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Graven Images: Culture, Law and the Sacred

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

Illuminating 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 completed, 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.

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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History of American Thought and Culture

Paul S. Boyer, Series Editor

This series offers 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 History of American Thought and Culture. For books in a related series, see Studies in 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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Interpretive Studies in Healthcare and the Human Sciences

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

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 completed, 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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Itchy Cat Press

Itchy Cat Press publishes a group of titles distributed by UW Press.

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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. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see La Follette Public Policy Series.

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Land Economics Monographs

Sponsored by the Land Tenure Center of the University of Wisconsin and by the Agency for International Development, this series was published for the journal Land Economics.

This series is completed, and all titles are out of print.

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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.

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 new works and reprints of novels and short stories by critically acclaimed American writers.

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

This series is edited by in-house editors

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 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. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Life Course Studies.

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Living in Latin America

Fresh insight into the conditions under which the population of Latin America lives.

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 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.

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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Mark H. Ingraham Prize

Prize awarded annually for the best book-length manuscript in the humanities or social sciences by an author who has not previously published a scholarly book.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Mark H. Ingraham Prize.

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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, in monographs, collected essays, and anthologies 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

An occasional series published by the journal Monatshefte, which offers scholarly articles dealing with the literatures and cultures of German-speaking countries from both most advanced and traditional theoretical and historical perspectives.

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

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New Directions in Anthropological Writing

George F. Marcus and James Clifford, Series Editors

Focusing on interdiciplinary aspects of anthropology, this series 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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New Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

Provides a forum for a full and fresh thinking and rethinking of the way of phenomenology and interpretive phenomenology, i.e. hermeneutics.

This series is completed, and all titles are out of print.

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Nordic Translation Series

Works by nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors that were translated into English from their original languages, which include Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Finnish.

This series is completed, and all titles are out of print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Nordic Translation Series.

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A North Coast Book

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 A North Coast Book.

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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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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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Publications of the Conference on Latin American History

This series is completed, and some titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Publications of the Conference on Latin American History.

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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.

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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A Ray and Pat Browne Book

Informative studies of any and all aspects of everyday culture written in easy and communicative style.

This series is completed, and titles are in print. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see A Ray and Pat Browne Book.

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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. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Rhetoric of the Human Sciences.

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Science and Literature

Established in 1987, this book series examines the effects of scientific knowledge on culture, both historically and currently.

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

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Science and Technology in Society

Daniel Lee Kleinman and Jo Handelsman, Series Editors

This series publishes 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. For more information, and a list of books in this series, see Shoah Studies.

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Social Demography

This series is completed, and 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

This series aims to shape 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

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. For books in a related series, see History of 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.

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 Eighteenth-Century Culture

This series is completed, and all titles are out of print.

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Studies in German Jewish Cultural History and Literature

Paul Mendes-Flohr, Series Editor

Examines the culture of modernity through the prism of German Jewish cultural and literary history.

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 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 of the premier such prizes in the country.

This series is completed, 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

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.

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 Project on American Writers

Established in 1984, this book series focuses on the reexamining and reevaluating of American literature from contemporary critical perspectives.

This series is completed, and titles are in print.

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Wisconsin Publications in the History of Science and Medicine

This series is completed, and titles are in print.

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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.

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

Published for the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, the Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplays series, a product of the Warner Bros. Film Library, will enable film scholars, students, researchers, and aficionados to gain insights into individual American films of the Golden Age of Hollywood in ways never before possible.

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.

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

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