University Press Roundup: Teatime, Arab Americans in Film and the Power of Pauses

As universities come to a close for the summer, learning does not! Check out this collection of the 5 most interesting university press blog posts for this week. We aim to keep you informed, engaged, and part of the ongoing scholarly conversations.

1. Remembering our Veterans during a Pandemic

America celebrates Memorial Day on May 25 and while in-person celebrations and gatherings may have ceased this year, Sarah Wagner points to resources and virtual events to make it possible to honor war veterans with a spirit of resilience (Harvard UP).


2. Teatime for the Pandemic

May 21 was International Tea Day and Sarah Besky spills the tea on how a beloved calming drink is at the heart of European colonialism, postcolonial economic debates, and the development of modern industrial food science (UC Press).

3. Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Art, Literature, and Community

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, UC Press highlights titles that explore Asian Pacific American identities, from post-war Japan to American suburbs, including Film Quarterly‘s special film dossier available for free for a limited time.

4. Waled Mahdi on Arab Americans in film

Waled Mahdi provides a thoughtful interview on Arab Americans in film, comparing American and Egyptian cinemas and the type-casting of Arab American talent in a post 9/11 world (Syracuse UP).

5. The Power of a Pause

Within the past couple of months, the world has endured much tribulations and anxieties about what comes next in this pathogenic era. Through this, Gerda Roelvink teaches us to embrace slow-downs to make way for new openings. (University of Minnesota Press)