Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! There is much to share from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week we found conversations on Superman, television sports theme music, Michelangelo’s imitators, and Franz Kafka. What did you read this week?
NYU Press authors review “Man of Steel” and asks should Superman kill? (Warning contains spoilers.)
Harvard University Press celebrates the Fourth of July with song of the republic.
Indiana University Press announces new releases for July including books on the materiality of language, the art of George Ames Aldrich, and dinosaurs.
Andrew Burstein discusses LSU Press’s Southern Biography series.
Temple University Press questions the mysteries of living to work and the frantic pace of our lives and asks, live to work or work to live?
Oxford University Press asks if are we alone in the universe, offers ten interesting facts about the Battle of Gettysburg, and discusses television sports theme music.
University of Pennsylvania Press contemplates the irony of Vance vs. Ball State University.
Penn State Press offers a glimpse Michelangelo’s sixteenth century imitators, is holding a free book giveaway for their title Here and There, and reminds us that this Friday marks the fourth annual International Conference on Comics and Medicine.
The University of Nebraska Press celebrates the beginning of the one hundredth Tour de France.
University of Kentucky Press offers two articles on the Battle of Gettysburg, including The Battle of Gettysburg: 150 Years Later and 150 Years Ago: The Second and Third Days at Gettysburg.