What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, October 5, 2012

Taking a good idea from our colleagues at Columbia University Press, we thought you’d enjoy a roundup of what we’re reading from other social university presses and what goes on in our corner of the publishing world.  Dare we ask the question:  SUP friends?  And be sure to check out the new What SUP? column on the Yale Press Log to catch up  on all the news you’ve missed!

This week The Chicago Blog has a piece on political artist John Heartfield and his use of montage to fight fascism and build war resistance.

Featured on the UNC Press Blog is a conversation about the role of Main Street in American tradition and its fight against strip malls and overly-commercialized shopping emporiums.

The University of Nebraska Press Blog discussed Colorado politics, highlighting the swing state’s role as host of Wednesday’s Presidential Debate.

The NYU Press Blog took on the opinion that Romney won said debate, writing “if the American voters believe this more moderate Romney is the real Romney, Obama will have a much more difficult road to victory than he thought two days ago.”

The MIT Press Log took the opportunity to discuss both candidates’ jobs plans, remarking, “While most voters do not believe that Obama and the Democrats offer anything close to a coherent plan for overcoming mass unemployment, they also understand that the Republicans—with their full throttle embrace of an austerity agenda—have even less to offer.”

On a lighter election note, The Princeton University Press posted a short interview with Lawrence Weinstein on how to “guesstimate” How many telephone robo-calls will be made during the campaign season?

Our friends at the University Press of Kentucky discussed the Sesquincentennial of the Civil War, highlighting October 5-7 as the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Perryville in Kentucky.

Today marks another important and less bloody anniversary: The 50th anniversary of The Beatles first disc “Love Me Do.” The OUP Blog has a detailed historical account.

And last but not least, for the nerd in all of us, the University of Pennsylvania Press Log is highlighting a series of riddles to accompany to the latest Tolkien film adaptation The Hobbit.


Have a great weekend!

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