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Book series: Their rhyme and reason- A Panel of the University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium
Book series come in all shapes and sizes. Some are short term, bounded series; others continue for decades. What is the purpose and function of a book series? How and why do series get started? How do they change over time? What is the role of the series editor and how does that role vary across series? What books get published in series, and how? What are the benefits of publishing one’s book in a series? This panel brings together editors of several diverse series for a deep dive into this important aspect of academic publishing.

Chair: Daniel Nasset
Panelists: Dan Schiller, Jamie Schultz, Justus Nieland

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Apr 6, 2023 05:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Daniel Nasset
Editor in Chief @University of Illinois Press
Dan Schiller
Professor Emeritus of Information Science and Communication @University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
A co-editor of the Geopolitics of Information Series for the University of Illinois Press, he is the author of numerous books, including the just-published Crossed Wires: The Conflicted History of US Telecommunications, From the Post Office to the Internet.
Jaime Schultz
Professor of Kinesiology, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies @Pennsylvania State University
An award-winning teacher and scholar, she studies issues of sex, gender, sexuality, “race,” and sport. Schultz currently serves as co-editor of the “Sport and Society” series at the University of Illinois Press.
Justus Nieland
Professor and Chairperson of the Department of English @Michigan State University
He specializes in modernism and film history, and his research interests include affect theory; media theory; industrial, avant-garde, and experimental film; the film noir; global modernist cinemas; modern and contemporary literature; and modern design and architectural history. He is a series editor of the “Contemporary Film Directors Series” at the University of Illinois Press.