This special issue, Bookishness: The New Fate of Reading in the Digital Age, features articles on the future of reading, books, and the publishing industry in the 21st century. Among these is “UP 2.0: Some Theses on the Future of Academic Publishing,” an essay by Phil Pochoda, Directory of the University of Michigan Press.
In addition, the issue contains more than 15 other new works, including poetry, fiction, and more.
Charles Johnson on literary culture and writing workshops; Charlene Fix on Death of a Salesman; Lisa Lieberman on Hans Christian Anderson; conversations with Sandra Cisneros and Arthur Miller Fiction by Jane Gillette, John Allman Poetry by Gary Soto, Bob Hicok, Diana Fox, Arthur Vogelsang, Peter
This issue contains writings about the territory of China: its people, its ways of thinking, its arts and media, its politics and social conditions. It also examines the presence of China in the imagination and behaviors of the Chinese diaspora, especially in the United States.
This issue of MQR brings together academic essays, high-level journalism, personal narratives, fiction, poetry, and visual art responding to the transformations of Jewish experience in the United States during the last fifty years, and, speculatively, extending into the twenty-first century. It offers writings that respond to the multiplicity of representations, cultural forms, fashionings and refashionings, that have defined the experience of Jews in America and continue to compel debate. These include works by Jews and non-Jews that engage contemporary controversies in the fields of politics, sociocultural dynamics, the arts, and the relation of Jewish life in America to other historical periods, other geographical places.