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AUP University Press Week

AUP University Press Week

Ten Books for Ten Years: University Press Week 10th Anniversary Celebration

By UPM Staff Date: November 11, 2021

To celebrate the 10th annual University Press Week, we asked UPM staff which books over the past decade best represent the press. Their answers range from silly to serious and everything in between!

UPM seeks to create books of scholarly and social importance that impact our state, region, nation, and world. Here’s to another ten years!


1. Listen to This: Miles Davis and Bitches Brew by Victor Svorinich

–Craig W. Gill, Director


2. Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues, Fourth Edition by Steve Cheseborough

Steven B. Yates, Associate Director/Marketing Director


3. Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement by Devery S. Anderson

“Soon to be an ABC miniseries!” –Tonia Lonie, Chief Financial Officer


 4. Twenty-First-Century Feminisms in Children's and Adolescent Literature by Roberta Seelinger Trites

–Katie E. Keene, Senior Acquisitions Editor


5. Photographs by Eudora Welty

“We like to refer to Eudora Welty as the patron saint of UPM. Her photographs are beautiful, and I’ve been a fan of her writing since high school!” Courtney McCreary, Senior Publicity and Promotions Manager


6. The Mississippi Encyclopedia, edited by Ted Ownby, Charles Reagan Wilson, Ann J. Abadie, Odie Lindsey, and James G. Thomas, Jr.

“Ten years in the making, and weighing in at 8.8 pounds, it’s everything Mississippi.” Kristin Kirkpatrick, Electronic and Direct-to-Consumer Sales Manager


7. Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon by Terence McSweeney

“A smart book about a fun movie, making the scholarly but engaging case that popular culture is not only worthy of study but crucial to understanding the world we live in—basically representing our pop culture list, a field in which we continue to be a leader, as a whole.” Emily Bandy, Associate Editor


8. The Comics World: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Their Publics, edited by Benjamin Woo & Jeremy Stoll

"Representative of our continued commitment to the field of comics studies" Jordan Nettles, Publicity and Promotions Manager/Digital Publishing Manager


9. Conversations with Lorraine Hansberry, edited by Mollie Godfrey

“We’ve looked at it as a work of recovery, emphasizing Hansberry’s importance in her own time but also the relevance of her work in the present, and one thing we value as a Press is bringing attention to understudied and overlooked voices.” Mary Heath, Editorial Associate


10. Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Joey Brown, Marketing Assistant and Exhibits Coordinator