University Press Round-Up

With much of the publishing world’s attention, excitement, and anxiety focused on this week’s “Tools of Change” conference, we also wanted to once again showcase all the interesting posts and books coming from our fellow university presses:

Jacqueline Olds argues “Loneliness Doesn’t Have to Get You Down on Valentine’s Day.” (Beacon Press)

Anny Bakalian and Mehdi Bozorgmehr discuss their book Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond. (University of California Press)

What does a publicist at a university press do? (University of Chicago Press)

Negar Mottahedeh, author of Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema, discusses the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeni, and the International Fajr Film festival. (Duke University Press)

Author, folklorist, and artist Art Rosenbaum wins a Grammy. (University of Georgia Press)

An “Origin-a-thon”? Volunteers read out loud from Darwin’s signature work, two pages at a time, for seven hours. (Harvard University Press)

University of Illinois Press will publish books on Lincoln even after his 200th birthday. (University of Illinois Press)

An interview with Elsa Marston, author of Santa Claus in Baghdad, on Muslim Voices. (Indiana University Press)

Ted Kooser reads a Valentine from Valentines. (University of Nebraska Press)

Editors Philip Nel and Julia Mickenberg talk about their collection Tales for Little Rebels at Bluestockings Bookstore in NYC – and luckily C-SPAN was there to tape it. (NYU Press)

Karey Harwood, author of The Infertility Treadmill: Feminist Ethics, Personal Choice, and the Use of Reproductive Technologies, discusses Nadya Suleman, mother of the octuplets. (University of North Carolina Press)

OUP Blog asks Daniel Sperling, author of Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward some questions before and after his big television appearance on The Daily Show. (Oxford University Press)

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, author of Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century, responds to the New York Times City Room blog. (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Henry Louis Gates talks with the Today Show about his new book, Lincoln on Race and Slavery, and his new PBS Documentary. (Princeton University Press)

Robert Proctor talks with Wired about his study of ignorance and his new book Agnotology. (Stanford University Press)

What did early Americans have to put up with? Kathleen Brown discusses her new book Foul Bodies. (Yale University Press)

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