The 10th annual Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books runs Friday and Saturday on the UWM at Waukesha campus and showcases more than 70 authors, including several from UWM.
The festival, now in its ninth year, brings the area’s literary and arts community to UWM at Waukesha. This year’s festival, which runs Nov. 2-3, celebrates American stories.
Drawing on his 40-plus years at UWM, former chancellor and historian John Schroeder has written a new history of the institution.
Liam Callanan is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories, but he’s also a highly regarded teacher who won a teaching award last fall. His latest novel, “Paris by the Book,” will be released April 3.
Video games emerged in the early 1970s and soon made a huge impact on American life. A new book by Michael Z. Newman, associate professor of JAMS at UWM, chronicles that time.
Chicago may be known for its tall buildings and brawny reputation, but its block clubs helped weave the fabric of the city. In a recent book, UWM history professor Amanda Seligman tells the tale.
René Steinke, who earned her doctorate in creative writing from UWM in 1993, is gaining increasing recognition for her literary work. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction, and her second novel, “Holy Skirts,” was a finalist for a National Book Award.
Those who see only the Great Depression miss the full view of Herbert Hoover, UWM history professor Glen Jeansonne argues in his new book, “Herbert Hoover: A Life.” Hoover’s activist Republican progressivism puts him between today’s liberal and conservative philosophies, Jeansonne says.
Though it seems jarring at first, archaeology has adopted the tools of the digital age. Derek B. Counts, UWM professor of art history, helped edit this volume that looks at this development from all sides.
While the 2016 presidential campaign has confronted the GOP with some unusual challenges, UWM political scientist Thomas Holbrook offers an analysis of the political landscape that suggests a longer-term problem for the party.