Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week was a flurry of excitement over the announcement of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Patrick Modiano. Also this week we broke prejudices, celebrated World Architecture Day with giveaways and explored how bilingual the world is!
Indiana University Press posted an essay written by Nobert Krapf for Urban Times, where he talks about how Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley’s poems are still seen influencing the work of many contemporary poets.
University of Pennsylvania Press interviewed Len Krisak, translator of Ovid’s Erotic Poems, where he talked about his experience working as a translator and more,
John Hopkins University Press shared a guest post by author Janine Barchas where she talked about reading Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park through novelist Vladimir Nabokov’s eyes.
Georgetown University Press shared an awesome chart of what second languages were spoken in countries all around the world.
Columbia University Press interviewed John Roberts, author of the book Photography and Its Violations, where he explains how photography violates not in a direct objectifying manner, but through its “infinite capacity for truth telling.”
University of Georgia Press is giving away three books on Goodreads. Enter to win copies of Penn Center, TyrranicideorZero to Three!
Oxford University Press shared a post by author Abbie Reese where she tells us about her film-in-progress, a parallel production to her book: Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns.
Temple University Press posted a piece by Author Sandra Hanson, writer of Swimming Against the Tide. In the piece she explains that despite what prevalent prejudice might say, African American women are interested in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
University of Nebraska Press congratulated French novelist Patrick Modiano, author of Suspended Sentences and Out of the Dark now the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
University of California Press celebrated World Architecture day with a book giveaway. There will be four winners and they are giving away: Into the Void Pacific, Schindler, Kings Road, and Southern California Modernism, The Prehistory of Home and White Cube and Green Maze: New Art Landscapes.