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University of Illinois Press Fall Publishing Symposium

September 19, 2019
8:30am – 4:00pm

Institute for the Humanities
701 South Morgan, Lower Level / Stevenson Hall
University of Illinois at Chicago

Register now at: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/4920856

Lunch will be provided to those who pre-register by September 9, 2019.

This event will be held in the lower level of Stevenson Hall. Accessible parking is available in Lot 1B (1139 West Harrison Street). The building's north and west entrances both provide ADA accessible routes. A UIC parking map is available here. A UIC East Side Accessibility Map is available here.

Questions about access? To request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event, such as ASL interpreting, Live Captioning, wheelchair access, etc., please contact: Julie Laut (217-300-4126 or jlaut2@illinois.edu) by September 6, 2019.
8:30 to 9:00 Coffee/tea, pastries, and conversation
9:00 to 9:10 Welcome
9:15 to 10:20 "Quick Conversation" Sessions

This session is currently full. To be added to the waitlist, please indicate your interest on the registration form.

Participating editors:

Dawn Durante, University of Illinois Press

Elizabeth Branch Dyson, University of Chicago Press

James Engelhardt, University of Illinois Press

Danny Nasset, University of Illinois Press

Trevor Perri, Northwestern University Press


New Directions in Journals Publications

Moderator: Robert Johnston, Department of History

Alexa Colella, Journals Marketing Manager, University of Illinois Press

Lydia J. Hou, University of Illinois at Chicago, Past Assistant Editor of Social Problems

Marina Mogilner, Department of History and editor of Ab Imperio Quarterly
10:30 to 11:45 The Life of a Book: From Proposal to Publication and Beyond

Sandra M. Bolzenius, author of Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took On the Army during World War II

Jennifer Comeau, EDP Manager, U of I Press

Dawn Durante, Senior Acquisitions Editor, U of I Press

Heather Gernenz, Publicity Manager, U of I Press

Michael Roux, Marketing and Sales Manager, U of I Press
11:45 to 1:00 Break – lunch provided to those who register by September 9
1:00 to 2:15 Alternatives to Traditional Publishing

: Jennifer Brier, Program in Gender and Women's Studies & Department of History

Geraldine Gorman, RN, PhD

Anna Kornbluh, Department of English

Gayatri Reddy, Gender and Women's Studies & Department of Anthropology
Anna Guevarra, Global Asian Studies
2:30 to 3:45 Professional Development Roundtable

: Jane Rhodes, Department of African American Studies

Jennifer Jones, Department of Sociology

Adrienne Massanari, Department of Communication

Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Department of History

Co-sponsored by: The Institute for the Humanities, the U of I Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the UIC University Library, and the UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Questions? Contact Julie Laut, University of Illinois Press, (jlaut2@illinois.edu)

Download the Symposium Agenda as a PDF document