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Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press is a leading publisher of Great Lakes books, Judaica, and African American studies, as well as a wide range of other scholarly and general interest titles. The Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.

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The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

English translations of over fifty stories from the Israel Folktale Archives.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814342084
eBOOK
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814342091

Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World

Edited by Shirli Gilbert and Avril Alba

Traces the history of connections between Holocaust memory and the discourse of anti-racism.

Printed Paper Cased
Available July 2019
ISBN: 9780814345962
Paperback
Available July 2019
ISBN: 9780814342695
eBOOK
Available July 2019
ISBN: 9780814342701

The Broken Spell

Indian Storytelling and the Romance Genre in Persian and Urdu

Pasha M. Khan

Reconstructs Indian storytellers’ lives and performance methods while recovering the marginalized worldview that popularized their art form.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2019
ISBN: 9780814345986
Paperback
Available June 2019
ISBN: 9780814345993
eBOOK
Available June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346006

Craving Supernatural Creatures

German Fairy-Tale Figures in American Pop Culture

Claudia Schwabe

Analyzes the portrayal of German fairy-tale figures in contemporary North American media adaptations.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346013
Paperback
Available June 2019
ISBN: 9780814341964
eBOOK
Available June 2019
ISBN: 9780814341971

The Desk on the Sea

A Memoir by Jonathan Johnson

Meditations on life and death from the shores of Lake Superior to the North Sea.

Paperback
Available June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346655
eBOOK
Available June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346662

The JDC at 100

A Century of Humanitarianism

Edited by Avinoam Patt, Atina Grossmann, Linda G. Levi, and Maud S. Mandel

The history of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee from its origins in 1914 through its first century.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814342343
eBOOK
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814342350

The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson

Edited with an Introduction by Lori Harrison-Kahan

Collection of articles and fiction by pioneering journalist and turn-of-the-twentieth-century feminist, Miriam Michelson.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346082
Paperback
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343579
eBOOK
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343586

Unblinking

Stories by Lisa Lenzo

An unflinching look at race, class, life after death, disability, and family.

Paperback
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346716
eBOOK
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346723

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Edited by Rachel S. Harris

Pedagogical resource to help faculty prepare courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict in any discipline.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346761
Paperback
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346778
eBOOK
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346785

Night Manual

Poems by David Hornibrook

Reflections on grief, family, and faith set against the seasonal changes and landscapes of Michigan.

Paperback
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346624
eBOOK
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346631

The Legend of Safed

Life and Fantasy in the City of Kabbalah

Eli Yassif
Translated by Haim Watzman

Jewish life through the legends created and narrated in Safed in the sixteenth century.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814341100
Paperback
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346846
eBOOK
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814341117

A True Blue Idea

Marina Colasanti
Translated by Adria Frizzi

A modern classic that reveals fantasies and desires through the timeless language of the soul.

Printed Paper Cased
Available April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346396

Saint Peter and the Goldfinch

Poems by Jack Ridl

A collection of meditations and reflections on being.

Paperback
Available April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346457
eBOOK
Available April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346464

Ragged Anthem

Poems by Chris Dombrowski

Searing new poems from a vital American voice.

Paperback
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346532
eBOOK
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346549

Welcome to Replica Dodge

A Memoir by Natalie Ruth Joynton

A story about place, interfaith, and what it means to come home.

Paperback
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345573
eBOOK
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345580

Kugel and Frijoles

Latino Jews in the United States

Laura Limonic

Exploration of ethnic identity and community building through stories of contemporary Latino Jews.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345757
Paperback
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345764
eBOOK
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345771

Teaching Fairy Tales

Edited by Nancy L. Canepa

Pedagogical models and methodologies for engaging with fairy tales in the classroom.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345696
Paperback
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814339350
eBOOK
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814339367

Birth of the Binge

Serial TV and the End of Leisure

Dennis Broe

A deep-dive into the practice and execution of contemporary television viewing.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345979
Paperback
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345269
eBOOK
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345276

African American Cinema through Black Lives Consciousness

Edited by Mark A. Reid

Employs an interdisciplinary critical approach to discuss a selected group of black-oriented films.

Printed Paper Cased
Available January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345498
Paperback
Available January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345481
eBOOK
Available January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345504

Staging Fairyland

Folklore, Children's Entertainment, and Nineteenth-Century Pantomime

Jennifer Schacker

Examines pantomime and theatricality in nineteenth-century histories of folklore and the fairy tale.

Printed Paper Cased
Available December 2018
ISBN: 9780814345917
Paperback
Available December 2018
ISBN: 9780814345900
eBOOK
Available December 2018
ISBN: 9780814345924

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