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Lever Press: call for works and series

Friday, August 5, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marysol Quevedo
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Lever Press, a peer-reviewed, open access press sponsored by leading liberal arts colleges, issues call for works and series

 

The Lever Press, a peer-reviewed, open access publisher of scholarly monographs in the humanities, the arts, and the humanistic social sciences, has officially launched.

 Conceived by an initiative of the Oberlin Group, a consortium of eighty liberal arts colleges across the nation, the Lever Press is made possible by funding commitments from more than forty college and university libraries within and beyond Oberlin’s membership, and run by a partnership of two established scholarly publishers—the Amherst College Press and Michigan Publishing at the University of Michigan. Lever Press is guided by a cross-institutional, multidisciplinary editorial board of distinguished scholars: 

Darin Hayton, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Haverford College

Nicolle Hirschfeld, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Trinity University

Matthew Johnson, Assistant Professor and Chair of East Asian Studies, Grinnell College

Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Interim Director of the Denison Museum, Denison University

Frederick Knight, Professor and Chairman of History, Morehouse College

Karil Kucera, Associate Professor of Art History and Asian Studies and Chair, Asian Studies St. Olaf College

Jason Mittell, Professor of Film and Media Culture and American Studies and Faculty Director, Digital Liberal Arts Initiative, Middlebury College

Mary Crone Odekon, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, Skidmore College

J. Aaron Simmons, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Furman University

Lisa Trivedi, Professor of History, Hamilton College

Josephine Wright, Professor of Music, The Josephine Lincoln Morris Professor of Black Studies, and Chair, Department of Africana Studies, The College of Wooster

In giving shape to its emerging editorial program, Lever Press has developed a “Guidance to Authors” signaling an interest in works characterized by three qualities:

Exhibit the deep commitment to interdisciplinarity that is native to smaller academic communities where faculty members daily collaborate across field boundaries. We are particularly interested in projects that connect perspectives from the sciences, arts, and humanities.

Engage with major social issues facing our communities. Founded on strong ethical and religious principles, liberal arts colleges are the location of important debates about the grand challenges that face our society which we hope to manifest in our publications.

Blur the traditional lines between “research” and “teaching,” creating resources ideally suited for experiential learning environments. Liberal arts colleges have reinvented the pedagogy of engagement and our publications will reflect that commitment. Among other things, we are interested in projects curated by faculty members that involve undergraduates in the process of creation and highlight their contributions.

Proposals for new works and new series are now being welcomed at the Lever Press website. Information and instructions for submissions may be found at http://www.leverpress.org/authors/  

Contact: Mark Edington Publisher

medington@leverpress.org

Marguerite Avery Senior Acquisition Editor

mavery@leverpress.org

Rebecca Welzenbach Program Manager

rebecca@leverpress.org


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