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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Conversations with John Berryman

Edited by Eric Hoffman
University Press of Mississippi

All of Berryman’s major interviews, personality pieces, profiles, and local interest items

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Intergenerational Solidarity in Children’s Literature and Film

University Press of Mississippi

An examination of the diverse ways in which children’s literature and film contribute to intergenerational bonding and solidarity

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R. Crumb

Literature, Autobiography, and the Quest for Self

University Press of Mississippi

A thorough engagement with the literary, spiritual, and intellectual underpinnings of a great comic creator

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Improvising Sabor

Cuban Dance Music in New York

University Press of Mississippi

The first thorough exploration of the innovative, flute-driven Cuban dance music of New York, charanga

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Mysterious Travelers

Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal Identity

University Press of Mississippi

How a creator transformed the hero and forever forged a brooding bond between philosophy and comics

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The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev, Volume III

University Press of Mississippi

The long-awaited final volume of the series dedicated to collecting tales from the Russian Grimm

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I AM A MAN

Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1970

University Press of Mississippi

Unforgettable photographs from flash points of the civil rights struggle

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The Nightcrawler King

Memoirs of an Art Museum Curator

University Press of Mississippi

A moving and fun account of the man who influenced fifty years of growth at the New Orleans Museum of Art

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Queer Anxieties of Young Adult Literature and Culture

University Press of Mississippi

A new perspective on an explosively popular subgenre of young adult media

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New York and the International Sound of Latin Music, 1940-1990

University Press of Mississippi

An assessment, celebration, and careful notation of the extraordinary melting pot of Latin music

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Kasi Lemmons

Interviews

University Press of Mississippi

Fifteen interviews that illuminate Lemmons’s distinctive ability to challenge social expectations through film and actualize stories that broaden expectations of cinematic black femaleness and maleness

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Racial Terrorism

A Rhetorical Investigation of Lynching

University Press of Mississippi

How the Equal Justice Initiative, the Legacy Museum, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice confront racial violence in America

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Conversations with Dana Gioia

Edited by John Zheng
University Press of Mississippi

The first collection of interviews with the internationally known poet and public intellectual

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Breaking the Blockade

The Bahamas during the Civil War

University Press of Mississippi

A book-length study of the often unexplored great carnival of the Civil War

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Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus!

Photographs from the Sacred Steel Community

University Press of Mississippi

A powerful witness of the electric steel guitar tuned to worship the Lord

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Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor

Edited by Alison Arant and Jordan Cofer; Afterword by Marshall Bruce Gentry
University Press of Mississippi

Fresh approaches to the study of the works of the influential southern writer

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French on Shifting Ground

Cultural and Coastal Erosion in South Louisiana

University Press of Mississippi

An intensive study of the disappearance of land and language in Louisiana

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Conversations with Lorraine Hansberry

Edited by Mollie Godfrey
University Press of Mississippi

The first volume to collect all of Hansberry's substantive interviews in one place, including many radio and television interviews that have never before appeared in print

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Damaged

Musicality and Race in Early American Punk

University Press of Mississippi

The first book-length account of American punk as a musical style

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Cold War II

Hollywood's Renewed Obsession with Russia

University Press of Mississippi

Essays that critique America's superiority complex and movies and TV shows that reignite the Cold War

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Rediasporization

African Guyanese Kwe-Kwe

University Press of Mississippi

The astonishing transformation of an African tradition that distinguishes a second American Guyanese diasporization

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Alabama Quilts

Wilderness through World War II, 1682-1950

University Press of Mississippi

The first book to examine the cultural and historical impact of Alabama's quilting legacy

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Groove Theory

The Blues Foundation of Funk

University Press of Mississippi

The first in-depth intellectual history of funk music and its growth out of the blues tradition

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Pussy Hats, Politics, and Public Protest

University Press of Mississippi

A timely exploration of grassroots political protest in the age of Trump

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No Future in This Country

The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

University Press of Mississippi

A critical study of the career of the nineteenth-century bishop

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Harmony and Normalization

US-Cuban Musical Diplomacy

University Press of Mississippi

How policy can transform music and how musicians and performances create lasting bonds

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She Damn Near Ran the Studio

The Extraordinary Lives of Ida R. Koverman

University Press of Mississippi

The first biography of Hollywood’s political matchmaker, kingmaker, and MGM’s movie star maker

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Chaos and Compromise

The Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process

By Brian A. Pugh; Foreword by Ronny Frith
University Press of Mississippi

A thorough assay of the painstaking process that delivers a state budget

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New Orleans in Golden Age Postcards

University Press of Mississippi

A fascinating tour of historic New Orleans as seen in rare postcards from the early twentieth century

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Nichols and May

Interviews

University Press of Mississippi

Twenty-seven interviews and profiles ranging over more than five decades that tell Mike Nichols's and Elaine May's stories in their own words

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Outside and Inside

Race and Identity in White Jazz Autobiography

University Press of Mississippi

A unique, insider perspective on race relations in a great American music

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A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy

The Construction of Authorship in Transmedia Franchises

University Press of Mississippi

A book-length study of the unique relationship between the audience and creators who are considered to be trusted fans

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SEE! HEAR! CUT! KILL!

Experiencing Friday the 13th

University Press of Mississippi

The first-ever book devoted to close analysis of the modern, multimillion-dollar cult classic franchise

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The Green Depression

American Ecoliterature in the 1930s and 1940s

University Press of Mississippi

A critical analysis of the often-understudied environmentalist literature of the mid-twentieth century

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Emanuel Celler

Immigration and Civil Rights Champion

University Press of Mississippi

The first full-length biography of one of the longest-serving and most productive American politicians

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The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson

University Press of Mississippi

Now back in print, a revelation of the art and mind of a unique artist alone in the world of nature

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Toxic Masculinity

Mapping the Monstrous in Our Heroes

University Press of Mississippi

An exciting exploration of the impact of hypermasculinity on the creation of the modern superhero

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In Faulkner's Shadow

A Memoir

University Press of Mississippi

An amusing, honest, and sympathetic account of literary rivalries and family feuds in Faulkner’s hometown

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Haunted Property

Slavery and the Gothic

University Press of Mississippi

A critical examination of the role of property in gothic literature depicting slavery

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Soul in Seoul

African American Popular Music and K-pop

University Press of Mississippi

How the global sensation of K-pop and Korean hip hop draw on and expand R&B traditions

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Hollywood Hates Hitler!

Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures

University Press of Mississippi

The first book-length study of the investigation into Hollywood’s anti-Nazi films

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José Ferrer

Success and Survival

University Press of Mississippi

The first major biography of the Puerto Rican director and Tony- and Oscar-winning actor

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Critical Directions in Comics Studies

Edited by Thomas Giddens
University Press of Mississippi

An examination of the cutting-edge critical engagement in the field of modern comics studies

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Can't Be Faded

Twenty Years in the New Orleans Brass Band Game

By Kyle DeCoste and Stooges Brass Band
University Press of Mississippi

A collaborative blast of history and inspiration from top-of-the-line musicians

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Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Edited by Daria Tunca
University Press of Mississippi

Collected interviews with the widely acclaimed African writer and outspoken intellectual who is known for her insightful fiction, viral TED talks, and essays on feminism

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Jonas Mekas

Interviews

University Press of Mississippi

Collected interviews with the director of avant-garde films such as Walden (Diaries, Notes, and Sketches); Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania; and As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

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The Power of One

Sister Anne Brooks and the Tutwiler Clinic

University Press of Mississippi

The inspiring story of a doctor who empowered a community by providing health care in the Mississippi Delta

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John Jennings

Conversations

University Press of Mississippi

Collected interviews with the graphic designer and comic book scholar who is best known for his collaboration with Damian Duffy on the New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award–winning graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred

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Mississippi Poets

A Literary Guide

University Press of Mississippi

A thorough examination of the powerful poets from a mighty literary state

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The Sacred Language of the Abakuá

University Press of Mississippi

The first English-language translation and extensive notation of a seminal work from the African diaspora

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