Temple University Press
Temple University Press is celebrating 50 years of publishing socially engaged scholarship. The Press was a pioneer in advancing the scholarly value and social importance of disciplines such as women’s studies, ethnic studies, and the study of race. The list includes award-winning titles in urban studies, political science, and gender and sexuality studies. And Temple boasts the premiere list of titles on Philadelphia and the region, from arts and culture to history and sports and more.
The Press is excited to use the Manifold platform to support our commitment to sustainable open access book publishing. Our inaugural group of Manifold titles comes from literary studies, an often-underfunded discipline. We're pleased to make them available freely to students and scholars worldwide.
American Literatures Initiative
The American Literatures Initiative was a five-press publishing collaboration—New York University Press, Fordham University Press, Rutgers University Press, Temple University Press, and the University of Virginia Press—confronting the publishing crisis in literature and literary studies, where the annual number of university press books has declined steeply in recent years, placing younger scholars at a disadvantage when writing their first books. Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it was an innovative, entrepreneurial, cooperative effort to expand the number of books published in literary studies and increase audience reach by using common resources.