University Presses

A university press is an academic publishing house that specializes in scholarly books and journals. Pace University Press (Pace UP), for example, publishes seven journals in the humanities and social sciences, like Woolf Studies AnnualThe Journal of Comics and Culture, and The Journal of Beat Studies. It has 60 journals and books in print and works closely with the M.S. in Publishing Program. Continue reading “University Presses”

Link of the Week | Pen + Brush

Pen + Brush Gallery | 29 East 22nd Street, New York, NY, 10010
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6pm

Gender-based inequality has long been an issue in the arts. As we learned from VIDA in last Wednesday’s Link of the Week, women make up 80 per cent of the publishing workforce, yet they are underrepresented as reviewers, byline-holders, and writers. Pen + Brush recognizes this disparity, and works to effect real change for emerging and mid-career female artists and writers. Continue reading “Link of the Week | Pen + Brush”

Alumni in the Spotlight | Mauricio Díaz

Mauricio Díaz (’12) is the Art Director of Open Road Integrated Media, a digital media company founded on “breathing life into classic works” by authors like Alice Walker, Jack Kerouac, Joan Didion, and Sherman Alexie – writers whose books were traditionally only available in print. In his position, Díaz designs covers, hires freelance artists and designers, and dreams-up creative concepts for content. Continue reading “Alumni in the Spotlight | Mauricio Díaz”

The Fifth Annual Dyson/WNBA Lecture series | Women in the Literary Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities

By: Allison Keene

To celebrate the release of its much-anticipated book Women in the Literary Landscape, the Women’s National Book Association and Pace University hosted a high-energy panel of female writers and publishers to discuss the challenges that women face in the book industry.The panel, titled “Women in the Literary Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities,” featured Columbia University professor Alice Kessler-Harris, John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center professor Blanche Wiesen Cook, Pace professor and co-founder of Avidly Sarah Blackwood, and executive director and publisher of Feminist Press Jamia WilsonRosalind Reisner, editor and contributing author of Women in the Literary Landscape, moderated the panel. Continue reading “The Fifth Annual Dyson/WNBA Lecture series | Women in the Literary Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities”

Quote of the Week | Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman, 19, was named the first-ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States on April 26, 2017. A community leader, activist, and author, the Harvard University sophomore is thoughtful, cadenced, and ambitious – and is looking forward to running for president in 2036.  Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Amanda Gorman”