Category Archives: media studies

Beginning Monday, August 6, 2018, visit Senior Acquisitions Editor Daniel Nasset in the exhibit hall at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2018 Conference. Get University of Illinois Press books at the conference discount of up to 40% … Continue reading

This summer, the University of Illinois Press is publishing an extraordinary volume chronicling the work of women in the digital arts in the Midwest. Through profiles and oral histories of nearly two dozen artists, New Media Futures: The Rise of Women … Continue reading

In honor of Women’s History Month, UIP will be releasing weekly reading lists with some of our favorite women’s history books. We are joining the call to #PressforProgress for gender equality, and we will be updating our Little Free Library, … Continue reading

Headed to SCMS in Toronto this week? So are we! Here’s what you need to know: 1.  We’re giving away 50 copies of Pink-Slipped: What Happened To Women In The Silent Film Industries. Stop by our booth in the exhibit hall and grab … Continue reading

Derek W. Vaillant is an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Sounds of Reform: Progressivism and Music in Chicago, 1873-1935. He recently answered some questions about his book Across the Waves: How the … Continue reading

In Jane M. Gaines newest book, Pink-Slipped: What Happened to Women in the Silent Film Industries?, she rediscovers the previously overlooked women of the silent era that were instrumental in the earliest days of film. Today, the film industry is known for … Continue reading

Bilge Yesil, author of Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State appeared on Democracy Now! last week to weigh in on the Turkish referendum, whether Turkey will become a dictatorship, and Erdogan’s policies in the context of his book. … Continue reading

Author Amy Adele Hasinoff has been honored by the  National Communication Association (NCA). Hasinoff has been named the winner of the NCA Diamond Anniversary Book Award for her book, Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent. The Diamond Anniversary Book … Continue reading

Young people, especially teenagers, are quick to adopt new technology and incorporate that new technology into their every day behavior. These “early adopters” are prized consumers for the tech industry, who are always looking for the next trend on which … Continue reading

Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures by L. H. Stallings is a finalist in the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards in the LGBT Studies category. The Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender writing. … Continue reading