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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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Night Manual

Poems by David Hornibrook

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

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Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346624
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346631

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.

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Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346082
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Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343579
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343586

Unblinking

Stories by Lisa Lenzo

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

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Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346716
eBOOK
Published: 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.

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Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346761
Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346778
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346785

A True Blue Idea

Marina Colasanti
Translated by Adria Frizzi

A modern classic comprising spare and surprising tales by one of Latin America's premier storytellers.

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Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346396

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
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814345757
Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814345764
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814345771

Saint Peter and the Goldfinch

Poems by Jack Ridl

A collection of meditations and reflections on being.

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Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346457
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346464

Teaching Fairy Tales

Edited by Nancy L. Canepa

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

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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345696
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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814339350
eBOOK
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814339367

Ragged Anthem

Poems by Chris Dombrowski

Searing new poems from a vital American voice.

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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346532
eBOOK
Published: 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.

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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345573
eBOOK
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345580

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.

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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345979
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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345269
eBOOK
Published: 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.

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Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345498
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Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345481
eBOOK
Published: 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.

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Published: December 2018
ISBN: 9780814345917
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Published: December 2018
ISBN: 9780814345900
eBOOK
Published: December 2018
ISBN: 9780814345924

Cinematic Cryptonymies

The Absent Body in Postwar Film

Ofer Eliaz

How postwar film represents absent bodies via the cinematic practices of audiovisual erasure by key filmmakers.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345610
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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345627
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345634
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I Got to Keep Moving

Stories by Bill Harris

African American characters navigate a physical and spiritual journey beginning in the antebellum South.

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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345931
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345948

No Place in Time

The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Sharon B. Oster

An exploration of the temporal function that "the Jew" plays in literature.

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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345825
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345832

Robin Wood on the Horror Film

Collected Essays and Reviews

Edited by Barry Keith Grant
With a preface by Richard Lippe

Robin Wood’s writing on the horror film, published over five decades, collected in one volume.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345252
Paperback
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345238
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345245

Stiff

Stories by Steve Hughes

Surreal stories highlighting the struggle of carving out a home for one’s self.

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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345887
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345894
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Elemental

A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction

Edited by Anne-Marie Oomen

New creative nonfiction by some of Michigan’s most well-known and highly acclaimed authors.

Paperback
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345672
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345689

1968 and Global Cinema

Edited by Christina Gerhardt and Sara Saljoughi

Examines the political cinema of 1968 in relation to global events.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814345429
Paperback
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814342930
eBOOK
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814342947

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