[Milton-L] Fwd: [SHARP-L] Duquesne University Press closing

Judith Herz judith.herz at concordia.ca
Sat Feb 4 10:40:20 EST 2017


But I do think it is important that each of us protest directly to the press. I have just done so even with only a shred of confidence that it will do any good.  Still the more voices the better.


Judith Herz

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From: milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu <milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu> on behalf of Nancy Charlton <charltonwordorder1 at gmail.com>
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Carol, you are right. I did have the antic disposition on when I wrote that. But the question remains, how to most effectively protest the closing of this and other university presses?


On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 1:57 AM Carol Barton, PhD, CPCM <cbartonphd1 at verizon.net<mailto:cbartonphd1 at verizon.net>> wrote:
No need to overdramatize, Nancy. Books and tuition have gotten so expensive, and jobs for the educated so scarce, since the 2008 bailout of the "too-big-to-fails" at the expense of the too little to matters that a college education at somewhere like Duquesne is a luxury few can afford again. The last eight years have crippled what used to be the middle class.



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From: Nancy Charlton
Date:02/04/2017 2:43 AM (GMT-05:00)
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What would be the best way to go about it? Petition? Individual letters, calls, emails?
It's hardly an issue for Pantsuit Nation, but the whole country is in a Resist mode.

It seems that when the barbarians are at the gate the arts and the humanities are almost the first things to go.

This situation may well be a falling domino in a concatenation aimed at sending us all into Chaos and Old Night.

Nancy Charlton

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 7:07 PM Sara van den Berg <vandens at slu.edu<mailto:vandens at slu.edu>> wrote:
I have written to the DU President's office, and sent a copy to Greg Benhisel, the English Dept. Chair, who replied saying that he and his colleagues are protesting the decision.  A few years ago, the University of Missouri Press was also scheduled for elimination but the decision was reversed after many people wrote in protest.  I hope that can happen again in this case.

Sara van den Berg

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 5:49 PM, Watt, James <jwatt at butler.edu<mailto:jwatt at butler.edu>> wrote:

Friends:


Without knowing anything about the source of the decision to 'shut down' the university press as a 'cost-cutting' measure, and in the absence of any information about faculty involvement in the decision, I have to register a strong suspicion that the origin of the idea and the way those having  it have chosen to 'inform' the faculty of its decision, is aimed at more than cost cutting.


One can imagine asking faculty to assist the press in reducing its budget and considering alt. methods of publication including on-line digital texts that are still peer reviewed and carefully edited for example. And of outreach fund-raising to alumni, to specialty oranizations served by the press, and to authors on their list to rally in support of this long distinguished press. In a word, I smell a (very large) rat.  Can anyone give us more information about this?


James Watt

Allegra Stewart Professor of English (emeritus)

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

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I can’t help but remember how many young Miltonists AL gave their first big break (me included). e-Books and apathy . . . I hope people will petition as requested.

Best to all,

Carol Barton

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This is very very bad news!



Does anyone know when it actually goes into effect?

?

Louis



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I'm forwarding this email from Greg Barnhisel on the SHARP list, since it will be of obvious concern to Miltonists.

Hannibal



On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Greg Barnhisel <gbarnhisel at verizon.net<mailto:gbarnhisel at verizon.net>> wrote:
SHARPists:

The faculty of Duquesne University received an email today stating that the Duquesne University Press is being shut down in a cost-cutting measure.

Duquesne University Press, founded in 1927, has long been one of the most important publishers of scholarly work on John Milton, John Donne, Emmanuel Levinas, and the phenomenological philosophical tradition. Its areas of emphasis reflected the scholarly strengths of the university’s faculty and the Spiritan Catholic mission of the university. It is deeply disappointing to me to learn that the press will be closed, and I know that many of you share this feeling.

I would encourage those of you who have used DU Press books, published with the press, or work in the scholarly fields above, to contact the Press to offer your support and contact the university to protest this decision.

A good contact would be:

Peggy Eiseman, Assistant to Duquesne University President Ken Gormley
eiseman at duq.edu<mailto:eiseman at duq.edu>

Greg Barnhisel
Co-Editor, Book History
Dept. of English
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
USA
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