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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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Bridging Worlds

Poetry and Philosophy in the Works of Immanuel of Rome

Dana W. Fishkin

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2023
ISBN: 9780814350362
$94.99
Paperback
Available May 2023
ISBN: 9780814350355
$44.99
eBOOK
Available May 2023
ISBN: 9780814350379

Memory Spaces

Visualizing Identity in Jewish Women's Graphic Narratives

Victoria Aarons

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2023
ISBN: 9780814349151
$94.99
Paperback
Available May 2023
ISBN: 9780814349144
$38.99

Paper Valley

The Fight for the Fox River Cleanup

P. David Allen II and Susan Campbell

The true story of the tumultuous fight for the $1 billion Superfund site cleanup – and how the corporate polluters were ultimately held accountable.

Paperback
Available April 2023
ISBN: 9780814349588
$26.99
eBOOK
Available April 2023
ISBN: 9780814349595

Recollecting Collecting

A Film and Media Perspective

Edited by Lucy Fischer

Printed Paper Cased
Available April 2023
ISBN: 9780814348567
$94.99
Paperback
Available April 2023
ISBN: 9780814348550
$36.99
eBOOK
Available April 2023
ISBN: 9780814348574

Mad Men

Gary R. Edgerton

A captivating and analytical compendium to the hit show - and its creation, story, and impact on contemporary media and popular culture.

Paperback
Available April 2023
ISBN: 9780814345467
$19.99
eBOOK
Available April 2023
ISBN: 9780814345474

Parks and Recreation

Holly Willson Holladay

"Treat yo’ self" to this captivating analysis of critically acclaimed, fan-favorite television series Parks and Recreation.

Paperback
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814347881
$19.99
eBOOK
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814347898

Queer Imaginings

On Writing and Cinematic Friendship

David A. Gerstner

Discovering the queer auteur and their seductive cinematic delights and possibilities.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814350201
$94.99
Paperback
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814350218
$42.99
eBOOK
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814350225

The Lyric Essay as Resistance

Truth from the Margins

Edited by Zoë Bossiere and Erica Trabold

Resistance and representation manifests in the subversive genre of the lyric essay.

Paperback
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814349601
$24.99
eBOOK
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814349618

The Orchestra of Wind Chimes

Poems by Geoffrey Jacques

Thought-provoking poems that challenge preconceptions of form and style while focusing on themes of everyday experience, class, politics, literature, and more.

Paperback
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814350386
$17.99
eBOOK
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814350393

Funny, You Don't Look Funny

Judaism and Humor from the Silent Generation to Millennials

Jennifer Caplan

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814347300
$94.99
Paperback
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814347317
$36.99
eBOOK
Available March 2023
ISBN: 9780814347324

Divining, A Memoir in Trees

Maureen Dunphy

Essays exploring the intimate yet universal intersection of one human life with trees.

Paperback
Available February 2023
ISBN: 9780814348420
$19.99
eBOOK
Available February 2023
ISBN: 9780814348437

Jewish Revival Inside Out

Remaking Jewishness in a Transnational Age

Edited by Daniel Monterescu and Rachel Werczberger

Unravels the cultural tension inherent in projects of Jewish revival, renewal, and survival in the face of an uncertain future.

Printed Paper Cased
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814349182
$94.99
Paperback
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814349175
$39.99
eBOOK
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814349496

stilettos in a rifle range

Poems by Tyrone Williams

Poems about the joys and struggles of complex, contemporary life—and heartbreak.

Paperback
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814350188
$17.99
eBOOK
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814350195

Streisand

The Mirror of Difference

Garrett Stewart

A blend of film reading with vocal analysis in appreciation of Barbra Streisand’s unmatched contribution to lyric drama on screen.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349090
$85.99
Paperback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349083
$35.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349106

The Enchanted Boot

Italian Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

Edited, Translated, and Introduced by Nancy L. Canepa

A representative selection of tales from the Italian fairy-tale tradition, translated into English.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349205
$84.99
Paperback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814334751
$39.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349212

Fearless Vulgarity

Jacqueline Susann's Queer Comedy and Camp Authorship

Ken Feil

The enduring queer feminist engagement with Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann’s camp comedy legacy.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814346037
$84.99
Paperback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814346044
$34.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814346051

Sepher Yosippon

A Tenth-Century History of Ancient Israel

Translated and Introduced by Steven B. Bowman

The seminal medieval history of the Second Commonwealth period of ancient Jewish history.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349441
$99.99
Paperback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349434
$49.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349458

The Forgotten Iron King of the Great Lakes

Eber Brock Ward, 1811–1875

Michael W. Nagle

A Gilded Age industrialist - surrounded by scandal - becomes Michigan’s wealthiest resident and helps shape the nation.

Hardback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349939
$26.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349946

Queering Anti-Zionism

Academic Freedom, LGBTQ Intellectuals, and Israel/Palestine Campus Activism

A queer critique of anti-Zionism, exploring how the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement has undermined scholarly inquiry.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349991
$89.99
Paperback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349984
$36.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814350003

Nothing Special

Written by Desiree Cooper
Illustrated by Bec Sloane

Lively illustrations depict the close bond between grandfather and grandson during a child’s summer visit to the South.

Hardback
Published: October 2022
ISBN: 9780814349731
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2022
ISBN: 9780814349755

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