Wayne Chapman and John Morgenstern

Wayne Chapman and John Morgenstern
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CLEMSON — Clemson University has partnered with Liverpool University Press to facilitate the expansion of its university press. Originally established in 2000 as Clemson University Digital Press (CUDP), the press has been rebranded as Clemson University Press (CUP). The partnership with Liverpool University Press will allow Clemson to increase the number of titles it publishes each year as well as expand the reach of those publications.

The name change was approved by Clemson’s board of trustees at its October meeting.

Clemson University Press will commission titles in fields already established by CUDP (such as Modernist literature; 20th/21st-century British, Irish and American literature; Virginia Woolf; African American Studies) with Liverpool University Press providing production, sales and marketing, and print and digital distribution.

Wayne K. Chapman, professor of English and executive editor of the Clemson University press, said, “Quantitatively and qualitatively, this partnership puts Clemson University Press on an exponential curve, with new capabilities suddenly available to us. We welcome this new association with one of the world’s most distinguished brands in academic publishing, assuring in some fields of literature and the arts that our work will become more visible internationally.”

Anthony Cond, managing director of Liverpool University Press, added, “Clemson is an ambitious university with bold plans for the future of its press. A partnership with Liverpool, one of the most vibrant and fast-growing university presses, will help embed Clemson as a key publisher in its scholarly niches.”

Managing editor appointed

Clemson University officials announced the appointment of professor John Morgenstern as managing editor of the Clemson University Press. Morgenstern is a visiting assistant professor of English.

“Through this strategic global partnership Clemson University Press aims to build on its existing strengths to become a foremost publisher of scholarly research in the fields of 20th-century literature, the arts, and race and ethnicity studies,” Morgenstern said.

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Clemson University Press
Clemson University Press was established in 2000 (as Clemson University Digital Press) to exist within the college of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson. The press has since, in accordance with its mission statement, become a “vehicle for the best scholarly, technological, and pedagogical research on issues that are of concern to AAH, the community, and the state, defining ‘research,’ … broadly, as ‘what has been built, created, performed, [or] written.'”

Liverpool University Press
Founded in 1899, Liverpool University Press is the UK’s third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research, including the work of Nobel prize winners. Shortlisted for the IPG Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year 2012, 2013 and 2014, and for Independent Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year in The Bookseller Industry Awards, 2014, LUP has rapidly expanded in recent years, specializing in literature, history, modern languages and visual culture.