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Art . 4, 5Biography & Autobiography . 12, 13Comics & Graphic Novels . 1Education . 10Film & Video . 4HistoryArchitecture . 3Midwest . 2Theater . 3Twentieth-Century . 18Juvenile Fiction . 11Literary Criticism . 11, 19Nature . 20Photography . 9Poetry . 8, 14, 15Political Science . 5, 7, 20Religion . 6Rhetoric . 16, 17, 18Social Science . 6, 7, 9, 10Sports & Recreation . 12, 13Transportation . 2Women’s Studies . 17MSU BROAD PUBLICATIONS . 21–24UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA PRESS . 25–27JOURNALS . 28–30RECENT AWARD-WINNING TITLES . 31INDEX . 32This symbol indicates that a title is also available as an eBook.COVER IMAGE: USED COURTESY OF THE ARTIST, WESHOYOT ALVITRE. FROM SOVEREIGN TRACES, PAGE 1.NEW MSU PRESS TITLESINSIDE COVER IMAGE: CARTOON BY DEMAR, FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE PHILADELPHIA RECORD AND REPRINTED IN THE MANISTEE DAILY NEWS, JANUARY 31,1908. FROM ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE OPERA HOUSE, PAGE 3.MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS
NEW TITLESCOMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS MAKWA ENEWED IMPRINT SOVEREIGN TRACES SERIES1Sovereign Traces, Volume 1Not ( Just) (An)OtherEdited by Gordon Henry Jr. and Elizabeth LaPenséeMAY 2018By merging works of contemporary North American Indian literature with imaginativeillustrations by U.S. and Canadian artists, Sovereign Traces, Volume 1: Not (Just) (An)Otherprovides a unique, extended possibility for audiences to engage with works by prominentauthors such as Stephen Graham Jones, Gordon Henry Jr., Gerald Vizenor, Warren Cariou,Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Louise Erdrich, Joy Harjo, Richard Van Camp, and GwenWesterman. Through this exciting medium, Sovereign Traces beckons to audiences thatare both new to and familiar with Native writing, allowing for possibilities for reimaginedreadings along the way. Readers will find works of graphic literature, uniquely includingboth poetry and fiction, newly adapted from writing by American Indians and First Peoples.978-1-938065-06-4paper, 6 ⁵/₈ x 10112 pages 29.95GORDON HENRY JR., an Anishinaabe poet and novelist, is an enrolled member of the White Earth ChippewaTribe of Minnesota. His poetry has been published in several anthologies, and his novel The Light People won theAmerican Book Award in 1995.ELIZABETH LAPENSÉE is an award-winning designer, writer, artist, and researcher. She is Anishinaabe fromBaawaating with relations at Bay Mills Indian Community and Métis. She is an Assistant Professor of Media &Information and Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University.ALSO OF INTERESTIndian CountryTelling a Story in a Digital AgeVictoria L. LaPoe and Benjamin Rex LaPoe978-1-61186-226-3, paper, 29.95T 800 621-2736F 800 621-8476www.msupress.org
NEW TITLES2TRANSPORTATION MIDWEST HISTORYThe Fishing LineA History of the Grand Rapids & Indiana RailroadGraydon M. MeintsSEPTEMBER 2018978-1-61186-300-0paper, 7 x 10242 pagesb&w images, maps,notes, references,indexWORLD RIGHTS 39.95 (S)With roots in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad—nicknamed “TheFishing Line” for its connections to attractive Michigan tourist areas—was organized in themid–nineteenth century to take advantage of the lucrative logging business of the vastforests of the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan and other potential freight traffic. Oncebuilt into northern Michigan, it had an important role in developing the region’s touristindustry. Financed and built by officials of the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad system, theGR&I eventually was merged into that company. Using a plethora of newspapers, publicdocuments, and other primary source materials, Meints has crafted an engaging narrativethat is easily accessible to the lay reader as well as specialists in railroad and local history.Tracing a thorough corporate history of a fascinating but little-known regional line from itsbeginning through the early twentieth century, The Fishing Line: A History of the Grand Rapids& Indiana Railroad is a must-read.GRAYDON M. MEINTS has published a number of acclaimed railroad histories, including Michigan Railroads &Railroad Companies, Michigan Railroad Lines, and Railroads for Michigan. He is a winner of a Historical Society ofMichigan State History Award.ALSO OF INTERESTRailroads for MichiganGraydon M. Meints978-1-61186-085-6, cloth, 49.95
NEW TITLESTHEATER HISTORY ARCHITECTURE HISTORY MICHIGAN HISTORY3Once upon a Time at the Opera HouseDrama at Three Historic Michigan Theaters, 1882–1928James Berton HarrisThe importance of opera houses to the cultural and community life in nonmetropolitanareas of the country from the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the advent of motionpictures in the 1920s has seldom been documented. As both the civic and arts center forthe community, the local opera house was a venue for community meetings, politicalrallies, concerts, lectures, and theatrical entertainment. The stories the reader will encounterhere—related with a healthy dose of humor—are based on historical facts, anecdotes,urban legends, and tall tales associated with three of the more than one hundred operahouses that existed in Michigan during this period. As there are similar stories about suchstructures throughout Michigan as well as in other Midwestern and Western states, thiscould be considered a storybook about the golden age of opera houses in many of America’srural regions. Unfortunately, many of Michigan’s wonderful old jewel boxes have been razedor burned down. Whereas almost every town in the state once had a facility referred to as anopera house, few remain and, of those that do, few are open for business. The opera housesin Coldwater, Calumet, and Manistee are still in operation, however, and are still serving theircommunities as they have for over a hundred years.DECEMBER 2018978-1-61186-301-7cloth, 11 x 8 ¹/₂250 pagesb&w images, colorimages, notes,references, indexWORLD RIGHTS 54.95“By vividly recounting the lives of three theatres,Harris creates a fascinating account of one of themost important eras of the American theatre. Writtenwith wit and wonderful detail, this volume deservesto be in the library of every theatre lover.”—BRUCE R. HALVERSON, Theatre Historian andPresident Emeritus, South Carolina Governor’s Schoolfor the Arts and HumanitiesJAMES BERTON HARRIS is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Theatre at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He has been active in both academic and professional theatre for more than forty-five years.ALSO OF INTERESTMid-Michigan ModernFrom Frank Lloyd Wright to GoogieSusan J. Bandes978-1-61186-216-4, cloth, 49.95T 800 621-2736F 800 621-8476www.msupress.org
NEW TITLES4ART FILM & VIDEO AFRICAN HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS SERIESCine-EthiopiaThe History and Politics of Film in the Horn of AfricaEdited by Michael W. Thomas, Alessandro Jedlowski, and Aboneh AshagrieAUGUST 2018978-1-61186-292-8paper, 6 x 9316 pagesnotes, references,indexWORLD RIGHTS 39.95 (S)“A magnificent collaborative contribution to Africancinema and global cinema studies, involving scholarsfrom both Ethiopia and beyond. At last we have a bookexploring the richness of the cinemas and screen mediaof Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia—cinemas that fullyreveal the diversity and complexity of Africa itself.”—LINDIWE DOVEY, reader in Screen Arts andIndustries, SOAS University of London, author of AfricanFilm and Literature: Adapting Violence to the Screen andCurating Africa in the Age of Film FestivalsALSO IN THIS SERIESContemporary African CinemaOlivier Barlet978-1-61186-211-9, paper, 39.95Over the past decade, Ethiopian films have come to dominate the screening schedules ofthe many cinemas in Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Ababa, as well as other urban centers.Despite undergoing an unprecedented surge in production and popularity in Ethiopiaand in the diaspora, this phenomenon has been broadly overlooked by African film andmedia scholars and Ethiopianists alike. This collection of essays and interviews on cinema inEthiopia represents the first work of its kind and establishes a broad foundation for furtheringresearch on this topic. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the topic and bringing togethercontributions from both Ethiopian and international scholars, the collection offers new andalternative narratives for the development of screen media in Africa. The book’s relevancereaches far beyond its specific locale of Ethiopia as contributions focus on a broad range oftopics—such as commercial and genre films, diaspora filmmaking, and the role of womenin the film industry—while simultaneously discussing multiple forms of screen media, fromsatellite TV to “video films.” Bringing both historical and contemporary moments of cinemain Ethiopia into the critical frame offers alternative considerations for the already radicallychanging critical paradigm surrounding the understandings of African cinema.MICHAEL W. THOMAS is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Film Studies at the School of Oriental and AfricanStudies, University of London.ALESSANDRO JEDLOWSKI is a Belgian Scientific Research Fund (F.R.S.-FNRS) postdoctoral fellow inAnthropology at the University of Liège, Belgium, and a former Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions research fellow.ABONEH ASHAGRIE is Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Addis Ababa University.
NEW TITLESART POLITICAL SCIENCE AFRICAN HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS SERIES5Taking African Cartoons SeriouslyPolitics, Satire, and CultureEdited by Peter Limb and Tejumola OlaniyanCartoonists make us laugh—and think—by caricaturing daily events and politics. Theessays, interviews, and cartoons presented in this innovative book vividly demonstrate therich diversity of cartooning across Africa and highlight issues facing its cartoonists today,such as sociopolitical trends, censorship, and use of new technologies. Celebrated Africancartoonists including Zapiro of South Africa, Gado of Kenya, and Asukwo of Nigeria jointop scholars and a new generation of scholar-cartoonists from the fields of literature, comicstudies and fine arts, animation studies, social sciences, and history to take the analysisof African cartooning forward. Taking African Cartoons Seriously presents critical thematicstudies to chart new approaches to how African cartoonists trade in fun, irony, and satire.The book brings together the traditional press editorial cartoon with rapidly divergingsubgenres of the art in the graphic novel and animation, and applications on social media.Interviews with bold and successful cartoonists provide insights into their work, their humor,and the dilemmas they face. This book will delight and inform readers from all backgrounds,providing a highly readable and visual introduction to key cartoonists and styles, as wellas critical engagement with current themes to show where African political cartooning isgoing and why.PETER LIMB is emeritus Africana Bibliographer and Associate Professor in History and a Distinguished FacultyMember at Michigan State University.OCTOBER 2018978-1-61186-296-6cloth, 6 x 9308 pagesb&w images, notes,indexWORLD RIGHTS 49.95 (S)“With this collection of insightful essays, comic artscholarship of Africa has taken a long stride in itsdevelopment. The editors have assembled top-notch,indigenous researchers from different sectors ofthe continent to discuss, through in-depth casestudies and evocative interviews, serious issues andconsequences faced by cartoonists and animatorswhile doing their jobs. The result is a book of lucidand thoughtful writings that goes a long way inencouraging the taking of African cartoons seriously.”—JOHN A. LENT, founding publisher/editor-inchief of International Journal of Comic Art, and authorof Cartooning in AfricaTEJUMOLA OLANIYAN is Louise Durham Mead Professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison.ALSO IN THIS SERIESAfrican FilmmakingFive FormationsEdited by Kenneth W. Harrow978-1-61186-245-4, paper, 32.95T 800 621-2736F 800 621-8476www.msupress.org
NEW TITLES6SOCIAL SCIENCE RELIGION RUTH SIMMS HAMILTON AFRICAN DIASPORA SERIESThe Making of Brazil’s Black MeccaBahia ReconsideredEdited by Scott Ickes and Bernd ReiterOCTOBER 2018978-1-61186-294-2paper, 6 x 9332 pagesb&w images, notes,referencesWORLD RIGHTS 49.95 (S)“Combining the work of established and up-andcoming researchers, this interdisciplinary volumecontributes to a greater understanding of the localand global significance of Bahia, a quasi-magicalplace that has long attracted the attention ofBrazilian and foreign scholars, tourists, artists, andactivists. Critically addressing the mystificationof Bahia as the ‘Black Mecca,’ ‘Black Rome,’ anda version of ‘Africa in the Americas,’ the bookunderscores that the celebration of black culturedoes not necessarily reflect a regard for black lives.”—PATRICIA DE SANTANA PINHO, AssociateProfessor, Latin American and Latino Studies,University of California Santa CruzALSO IN THIS SERIESBrazilian-African Diaspora in GhanaThe Tabom, Slavery, Dissonance of Memory, Identity, andLocating HomeKwame Essien978-1-61186-219-5, paper, 49.95One of the few interdisciplinary volumes on Bahia available, The Making of Brazil’s BlackMecca: Bahia Reconsidered contains contributions covering a wide chronological andtopical range by scholars whose work has made important contributions to the fieldof Bahian studies over the last two decades. The authors interrogate and problematizethe idea of Bahia as a Black Mecca, or a haven where Brazilians of African descent canembrace their cultural and spiritual African heritage without fear of discrimination. In thefirst section, leading historians create a century-long historical narrative of the emergenceof these discourses, their limitations, and their inability to effect meaningful structuralchange. The chapters by social scientists in the second section present critical reflectionsand insights, some provocative, on deficiencies and problematic biases built into currentresearch paradigms on blackness in Bahia. As a whole the text provides a series of insightsinto the ways that inequality has been structured in Bahia since the final days of slavery.SCOTT ICKES is Visiting Assistant Professor in the History Department at Gustavus Adolphus College and authorof African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil.BERND REITER is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of South Florida’s School of InterdisciplinaryGlobal Studies. He is author of The Dialectics of Citizenship and The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Path Aheadand coeditor of Bridging Scholarship and Activism and Afrodescendants, Identity, and the Struggle for Development inthe Americas.
NEW TITLESSOCIAL SCIENCE POLITICAL SCIENCE RUTH SIMMS HAMILTON AFRICAN DIASPORA SERIES7New Frontiers in the Study of the Global African DiasporaBetween Uncharted Themes and Alternative RepresentationsEdited by Rita Kiki Edozie, Glenn A. Chambers, and Tama Hamilton-WrayThis anthology presents a new study of the worldwide African diaspora by bringingtogether diverse, multidisciplinary scholarship to address the connectedness of Blacksubject identities, experiences, issues, themes, and topics, applying them dynamically todiverse locations of the Blackworld—Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the UnitedStates. The book underscores three dimensions of African diaspora study. First is a globalapproach to the African diaspora, showing how globalism underscores the distinctive rolethat Africa plays in contributing to world history. Second is the extension of African diasporastudy in a geographical scope to more robust inclusions of not only the African continentbut also to uncharted paths and discoveries of lesser-known diaspora experiences andidentities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Third is the illustration of universal unwrittencultural representations of humanities in the African diasporas that show the distinctivehumanities’ disciplinary representations of Black diaspora imaginaries and subjectivities.The contributing authors inductively apply these themes to focus the reader’s attention oncontemporary localized issues and historical arenas of the African diaspora. They engagetheir findings to critically analyze the broader norms and dimensions that characterize agiven set of interrelated criteria that have come to establish parameters that increasinglystandardize African diaspora studies.RITA KIKI EDOZIE is Professor of African Affairs in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, andGlobal Governance and Associate Dean at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at theUniversity of Massachusetts Boston.OCTOBER 2018978-1-61186-302-4cloth, 7 x 10500 pagesb&w images, map,notesWORLD RIGHTS 49.95 (S)“New Frontiers in the Study of the Global AfricanDiaspora pairs a candid enigma—what is the Africandiaspora?—with a set of essays that tackles thequestion from a variety of perspectives. The resultis a rich set of debates that raise highly stimulatingresearch questions. This is a very welcome volume forboth lay readers and specialists.”—ATO QUAYSON, Professor of English, NewYork University, and author of Oxford Street, Accra:City Life and the Itineraries of TransnationalismGLENN A. CHAMBERS is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the African American and AfricanStudies program at Michigan State University.TAMA HAMILTON-WRAY is an Associate Professor at the Michigan State University Residential College in theArts and Humanities and an independent filmmaker.ALSO IN THIS SERIESDecolonizing the RepublicAfrican and Caribbean Migrants inPostwar Paris, 1946–1974Félix F. Germain978-1-61186-204-1, paper, 39.95T 800 621-2736F 800 621-8476www.msupress.org
NEW TITLES8POETRY MAKWA ENEWED IMPRINTRedoubtedR. Vincent Moniz, Jr.JULY 2018978-1-938065-07-1paper, 6 x 9197 pagesWORLD RIGHTS 24.95“ ‘A poem is wanting what no one will give you.’Moniz is a poet who knows that those of us whoare imperfect and forgotten and leaking are theones who need poems the most. Here is a wizardof shifting alignment, an astronaut moonwalkingon Fra