The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the South and its culture to the nation and the world. From its offices in Jackson, the University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than eighty new books every year. Over the years, the Press has published more than 1000 titles and distributed more than 2,600,000 copies worldwide, each with the Mississippi imprint.

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Howard Cruse

University Press of Mississippi

A career-spanning biography of a central and significant figure in queer comics

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Conversations with Terrence McNally

University Press of Mississippi

Interviews with the Tony Award-winning librettist of Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime and collaborator on the opera Dead Man Walking

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Sofia Coppola

Interviews

Edited by Amy N. Monaghan
University Press of Mississippi

A collection of interviews with the American filmmaker and actress known for The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, and On the Rocks

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Carnival in Alabama

Marked Bodies and Invented Traditions in Mobile

University Press of Mississippi

A lively and exciting analysis of one of the United States' oldest Mardi Gras celebrations

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Emma's Postcard Album

Black Lives in the Early Twentieth Century

University Press of Mississippi

A microhistory of the African American experience in early twentieth-century America through the correspondence of one young woman

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Into the Jungle!

A Boy's Comic Strip History of World War II

University Press of Mississippi

An exploration of the experiences of war through the comics of an American youth

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Asian Political Cartoons

University Press of Mississippi

A comprehensive and heavily illustrated exploration of many aspects of Asian political cartooning

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Boy and Girl Tramps of America

By Thomas Minehan; Introduction by Susan Honeyman
University Press of Mississippi

A thorough and honest picture of Depression-era young people forced to ride the rails

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Children, Deafness, and Deaf Cultures in Popular Media

University Press of Mississippi

An essential study on portrayals of D/deaf experiences in children’s literature and popular culture

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At Risk

Black Youth and the Creative Imperative in the Post–Civil Rights Era

University Press of Mississippi

A literary exploration into Black adolescent resistance to the looming “at risk” label

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Rethinking Racial Uplift

Rhetorics of Black Unity and Disunity in the Obama Era

University Press of Mississippi

A reconsideration of Black unity, racial uplift, and the role of the Talented Tenth

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They Also Write for Kids

Cross-Writing, Activism, and Children's Literature

University Press of Mississippi

A compelling study of activist cross-writing by authors better known for their work “for adults”

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Asghar Farhadi

Interviews

University Press of Mississippi

Collected interviews with the celebrated international filmmaker of A Hero, A Separation, and Dancing in the Dust, who became Iran’s most prominent director and one of the great dramatist filmmakers of his generation

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Do You Remember?

Celebrating Fifty Years of Earth, Wind & Fire

University Press of Mississippi

The first serious study of one of America’s favorite bands

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Eudora Welty and Mystery

Hidden in Plain Sight

University Press of Mississippi

Intriguing essays on Welty's literary play with a beloved popular genre

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Conversations with Nalo Hopkinson

University Press of Mississippi

Interviews with the queer Jamaican-born Canadian speculative fiction writer and editor known for her novels Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, The Salt Roads, The New Moon's Arms, The Chaos, and Sister Mine

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Rags and Bones

An Exploration of The Band

University Press of Mississippi

The first scholarly study of one of the most renowned groups in the history of rock 'n' roll

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Conversations with Joe R. Lansdale

University Press of Mississippi

Hard-to-find interviews with the ten-time Bram Stoker Award-winning writer of the Hap and Leonard short stories, Bubba Ho-Tep, and episodes of Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series

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Containing Childhood

Space and Identity in Children’s Literature

University Press of Mississippi

A critical exploration of space in children’s literature and how those spaces affect child characters and readers

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Literacy in a Long Blues Note

Black Women’s Literature and Music in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

University Press of Mississippi

An analysis of the literary strategies wielded by Black women during the oppressive Jim Crow years

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