Celebrating the many ways university press publishing has evolved and excelled over the last decade, the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) has chosen “Keep UP” as the theme. During the tenth annual University Press Week, November 8 to 12, we welcome you to #KeepUP with a decade of excellence and innovation.
We were challenged to select a mere ten titles to showcase the work of our many impactful authors. The discussions were lengthy, and we had to arm wrestle over some of the final selections!
In reverse chronological order (drum roll…):
- Appealing Because He Is Appalling: Black Masculinities, Colonialism, and Erotic Racism, edited by Tamari Kitossa (2021)
- Indigenous Women and Street Gangs: Survivance Narratives, by Amber, Bev, Chantel, Jazmyne, Faith, Jorgina and Robert Henry (2021)
- Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories from the People of the Land, by Leslie McCartney and Gwich’in Tribal Council (2020)
- Tiny Lights for Travellers by Naomi K. Lewis (2019)
- Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters, edited by Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell and Christi Belcourt (2018)
- Annie Muktuk and Other Stories, by Norma Dunning (2017)
- Disinherited Generations: Our Struggle to Reclaim Treaty Rights for First Nations Women and their Descendants, by Nellie Carlson and Kathleen Steinhauer with Linda Goyette (2013)
- Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science, by Alice Major (2011)
- The Grads Are Playing Tonight! The Story of the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club, by M. Ann Hall (2011)
- Narratives of Citizenship: Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples Unsettle the Nation-State, edited by Aloys N.M. Fleischmann, Nancy Van Styvendale and Cody McCarroll (2011)
“Keep UP” is significant in a time when great change has come to all quarters of book publishing and the media. For university presses, the past decade has presented opportunities that have allowed these nonprofit publishers to explore new ways to reach readers, amplify ideas, and sustain scholarly communities while remaining steadfast in their commitment to advancing knowledge.
To mark a momentous and eventful decade of university press publishing and UP Weeks, this year AUPresses members have suggested a “Keep UP Gallery” and Reading List that showcase books, journals, open access reading platforms, podcasts, and other efforts that put member UPs at the forefront of today’s issues and ideas.