#TurnItUP Week Begins: Arts and Culture


The Association of University Presses is celebrating the 7th Annual University Press Week with a blog tour! This year’s theme is #TurnItUP. University presses provide a critical role in publishing voices outside the mainstream, and we are turning up the voices that would normally be overlooked by the publishing community.

Each day this week is going to touch on a different subject and the various ways university presses around the world amplify those voices, and we’ve linked to posts from university presses participating in the blog tour. Stay tuned for more as the week goes on:

Monday, November 12:  Arts and Culture

MIT Press: Q&A with editor Roger Conover and author Slavoj Žižek, a philosopher and cultural critic, about his career here at the Press.

Athabasca University Press: A more literal interpretation of #TurnItUP, with a discussion of Frankenstein’s influence on pop culture, featuring a mix of the songs mentioned.

Rutgers University Press: A spotlight on their recent work, Junctures in Women’s Leadership: The Arts by Judith K. Brodsy and Ferris Olin.

Yale University Press: Based on his book Essential Modernism, Dominic Bradbury leads a discussion about how immigrants enrich a country’s art and architecture.

Duke University Press: A feature of recent collaborations with museums to amplify both the authors and the collections.

University of Minnesota Press: An excerpt from The Adrienne Kennedy Reader, the first comprehensive collection of Adrienne Kenedy’s most important works.

University of Toronto Press: A discussion of how social media can be an effective vehicle for communicating research in the arts and humanities.

The schedule for the rest of the week is as follows:

Tuesday, November 13: Politics

Wednesday, November 14: The Neighborhood

Thursday, November 15: History

Friday, November 16: Science

#TurnItUP Gallery:

Check out all these amazing works from university presses that #TurnItUP.  To view it as a PDF, click here.


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