UP Week 2022

University Press Week November 14-18, 2022

As University Press Week enters its second decade of celebrating excellence in university press publishing, Next UP has been chosen as the theme for this year’s event.

The theme highlights the dedicated work performed by those in the university press community to seek out, engage, advance, and promote the latest scholarship, ideas, best practices, and technology. University presses are incredibly creative and resourceful, working in concert with their authors, readers, and institutional and business partners, and Next UP reflects that spirit of constant learning, adaptation, and evolution.

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Next UP Gallery

The 60 books, series, journals, open-access works, and other projects in this Gallery and reading list, chosen by participating member presses, evoke the forward-looking spirit of this year’s celebration.

Next UP Blog Tour

Each year, we take a tour of the blogs in our global community, daily addressing different aspects of the week’s theme.

Next UP Videos

Produced by Ingram Content Group, our Next UP videos feature clips from Akron, Chicago, Fordham, Kentucky, North Carolina, Princeton, and Wilfrid Laurier.

#NextUP Authors

#NextUP Booksellers

Next UP Events

The UP Week Task Force is delighted to sponsor in-person and virtual events during this year’s celebration.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Virtual Zoom panels

Fall 2022 Publishing Symposium
Sessions: “Moving Up: Publishing Strategies for Academic Career Advancement” and “Crossing Over: Strategies for Pursuing Careers in Publishing”
Tuesday, November 15 – 4-6pm CT
Organized by the University of Illinois Press
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In-person events

Writers on Basketball: A Discussion with Thomas Beller and Alexander Wolff
Tuesday, November 15 – 7pm ET
W83 Ministry Center, 150 West 83rd Street 4th Floor, New York, NY
Sponsored by Harper’s Magazine and Duke University Press
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Author John D’Emilio discussing Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood (Duke University Press)
Tuesday, November 15 – 7pm CT
Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL
Organized by Seminary Co-op Bookstores
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Hybrid events

Journey without End Book Launch with coauthors Andrew Nelson and Rob Curran
Tuesday, November 15 – 1 pm CT
In person at Vanderbilt University and livestreamed
Organized by Vanderbilt University Press
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Book talk with Frank Dobbin, coauthor of Getting to Diversity: What Works and What Doesn’t (Harvard University Press)
Tuesday, November 15 – 5pm ET
In person at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and livestreamed
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Phyllis Frye in conversation with Michael G. Long, coauthor of Phyllis Frye and the Fight for Transgender Rights (Texas A&M University Press)
Tuesday, November 15 – 7-8:30pm CT
In person at Texas A&M University and livestreamed
Organized by Texas A&M University Press
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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Virtual Zoom panel

“Fellowships for the Future: University Presses & Bookstores” 
Wednesday, November 16 – 6-7pm CT
Organized by Seminary Co-op Bookstores 

In 2022, readers no longer need bookstores to buy books. What, then, is the role of the bookstore and how can we build a deliberate, collaborative model that supports discovery, culture, and community? Visionary booksellers from independent bookstores will be in conversation with university press directors to explore the ways in which bookstores are reimagining their work for the 21st century, and how UPs might continue to leverage this critically important cultural institution to reach readers.

Panelists: Noor Shawf (host, Seminary Co-op Bookstores), Rachel Cass (Harvard Bookstore), Scott Abel (Solid State Books), Katie Hope (Princeton University Press), and Kimberly Guinta (Rutgers University Press) 

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In-person events

Author Jonathan Lear discussing Imagining the End: Mourning and Ethical Life (Harvard University Press)
Wednesday, November 16 – 6-7pm CT
Seminary Co-Op Bookstores, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL
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University Press Week Panel
Featuring authors Nicole Perry, Kristine Langley Mahler, and Jody Keisner (University Press of Kansas, West Virginia University Press, and University of Nebraska Press)
Wednesday, November 16 – 7pm CT
The Raven Book Store, 809 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS
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Thursday, November 17, 2022

In-person events

Jeremy A. Greene, author of The Doctor Who Wasn’t There (University of Chicago Press), and Hannah Zeavin, author of The Distance Cure (MIT Press), in conversation
Thursday, November 17, 2022 – 5-6pm CT
Seminary Co-Op Bookstores, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL
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*Cancelled* University Press Week Poetry Reading
Featuring Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Ellen Hagan, Brionne Janae, and Simone White (Duke University Press, Northwestern University Press, and Triquarterly)
Thursday, November 17 – 7pm ET
Book Culture, 536 W. 112th St., New York, NY
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