About the Press


  1. Scholarly books, monographs, and proceedings on literature and the arts with a local, Upstate, Southern, cultural, or ethnic flavor. Such projects might range from book art, or limited edition "artist's books" (produced in studio on a handset press), to books placed on WWW or published on demand in association with professional societies, institutes, and other presses under a common trademark.
  2. An essay series based on the President's Colloquium. This series would take as its focus the topic chosen annually for the President's Colloquium, the first to take place in Fall 2000 with the theme of "The Idea of a University," a remarkable instance in which the scholarship of Discovery, Teaching, and Integration are joined together (if not also the scholarship of Application and Administration).
  3. Local/regional topics, including history, historical preservation and biography/autobiography. The proposal to make available (in a cooperative arrangement with libraries and the South Carolina court system) pre-1861 South Carolina legal documents illustrates one possibility. Titles would complement those regularly published by university presses in the Southeast.
  4. Architectural topics, especially interdisciplinary ones that might stem from recurring conferences on architecture and Southern villages/towns/cities as depicted in literature. Besides interdisciplinary approaches, the field would invite opportunities for collaboration--for example, in the area of historical preservation and land-use planning. Few American university presses consistently publish works in the subject field.
  5. State-of-the-art health education materials, as well as bulletins/newsletters in business and behavioral sciences, engineering, applied and life sciences, including agricultural extension, developed primarily by students through service learning projects. (Programs and faculty in AAH are already interfaced with some of these fields.) On a selective basis, such materials will serve our broadest mission "on issues...of concern to AAH, the community, and the state" through "scholarly, technological, and pedagogical research." These materials might encompass both print and electronic versions of materials constructed for specific niche markets.
  6. Online journals in writing pedagogy, service learning, and the undertaking of hypertextual projects, where the range of possibilities is virtually unlimited. Indeed, given the fact that Clemson University Digital Press is to be a press for the future based on new and developing technologies, a self-reflexive focus on the practice, issues, and problems of publishing scholarship on the WWW is both smart and appropriate as it would draw attention to the distinctiveness and creativity of our publication program.
  7. Maintenance of the "angels" in the CUDP house--The South Carolina Review, The Upstart Crow and Mirare--by which the university is already widely known in literature, performing arts, architecture and collaborative activities in AAH. As these "angels" continue under one roof, improvements to them will be gained, such as by consolidating their staff and business procedures. Moreover, whether free or offered with access by subscription only, back issues of these publications will be made available online (as Mirare is doing already) to drive up subscriptions and the sale of copies otherwise out of print until issued again by means of publication on demand