About Winchester University Press

Winchester University Press

Winchester University Press (WUP) has been established with a mission to enhance research and spread knowledge through the publication of titles of high academic quality in the fields of the arts, education and the social sciences.
WUP also has a special interest in titles that relate to the literature, history and culture of the city of Winchester, the county of Hampshire and the region of Wessex.

The Press is managed by a Management Board and three general Editors:

  • Professor. Inga Bryden, Chair of the Editorial Board

  • Emeritus Professor Christopher Mulvey, Managing Editor

  • Professor. Neil McCaw, Commissioning Editor


Winchester University Press offers a growing number of titles in a wide variety of subjects:


A history of uncertainty. Bovine tuberculosis in Britain, 1850 to the present

By Peter J. Atkins
A History of uncertainty tells us that bovine tuberculosis caused 600,000 British deaths between 1848 and 1960, mainly due to infected milk and meat. While media interest focusses on badgers and culling, the situation is far more complex than the headlines suggest. It is likely to be decades before a resolution can be found.

A race to the top: achieving three million more apprenticeships by 2020

By David Way

Apprenticeships are the most favoured way of winning the global skills race and giving more young people a great start to their working lives. It is a race that employers and Government want to win. More parents should want it too. How are we doing and how can we ensure this is a race that the UK wins? The book analyses apprenticeships within five main themes: apprenticeship design and quality; promoting apprenticeships; apprenticeships and business; navigating the apprenticeship system and delivering apprenticeships.

Alumni Voices

By Stephanie Spencer, Andrea Jacobs and Camilla Leach

Alumni Voices uses data from an oral history project focusing on the day-to-day experiences of those who studied and worked in one institution to explore a way of writing the history of higher education of the recent past. It includes testimony from many perspectives across the power spectrum. While data from, the University of Winchester, as exemplar, are used, the book reflects many of the changes in higher education within the United Kingdom as a whole over the last sixty years

Punching above their weight. The British Veterinary Association 1882 - 2010

By Edward Boden

Punching Above Their Weight traces the development of the British Veterinary Association from its origins in late Victorian times into the twenty-first century. It documents the struggle of veterinarians to raise their practice from disorganised pragmatic beginnings to a science-based, politically influential body.

Theodore Dreiser, The Titan

Edited by Roark Mulligan

Winchester University Press is pleased to continue the Dreiser Edition, the venture begun by the University Presses of Illinois and Pennsylvania to publish scholarly editions of the complete works of Theodore Dreiser. Roark Mulligan’s informative notes and commentaries reveal a depth of learning and a sharp critical sensibility. An experienced archivist, he has a strong grip of Dreiser’s compositional methods and the ability to navigate among the various manuscripts and correspondence that preceded the first edition of the book.

Radio Strainer

By Alys Longley

This book is part of the kinaesthetic archive project which experiments with how the mobile, textured, abstract and kinaesthetic thinking that occurs in performance research might be articulated through different kinds of writing practices. Each book is composed individually, in different experiments with sequence. Some books are organised around narrative, some around chronology, some in relation to colour, some with the sense of palimpsest of transparent and standard paper. Others are organised around qualities of dramaturgy, text or character. This edition was printed in a limited edition of 40 copies.

The foreign language of motion

By Alys Longley

The foreign language of motion experiments with how the mobile, textured, abstract and kinaesthetic thinking that occurs in performance research might be articulated through different kinds of writing practices. The artist book, the kinaesthetic archive performs a series of page works that emerged through one year’s worth of choreographic practice. The accompanying essay discusses practice led and critical issues that contextualise the creative process of choreographic writing.

Creatures of the same God: Explorations in Animal Theology

By Andrew Linzey

In Creatures of the Same God, Andrew Linzey further develops, updates and builds upon the influential work he has produced in the area of animal theology over the past two decades.

Tradition and Higher Education

By Harold Silver

Tradition and Higher Education explores centuries-old university traditions and alternatives in higher education institutions that have emerged from other traditions. It explores how higher education has responded to the challenges of change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and sometimes over longer timescales.

An historical account of Winchester, With Descriptive Walks

By Charles Ball

This is a timely reprint of the book John Keats is believed to have used as his guide to the city as he composed 'Ode to Autumn.' Ball's 'Winchester' is packed full of historical detail and cultural reflection allowing the modern reader to trace the development of one of England's most ancient cities.


By Tom Masters

Mercurial, pluralistic and singular, the publication of the first two books of Silence in a single volume represents the genesis of a radical new form of epic poetry. Embracing the seemingly diverse spheres of apophatic theology and Big Bang cosmology, and drawing inspiration from the works of Ovid, Joseph Beuys and Ezra Pound, the epic seeks to countersignify the divine darkness of a singularity through the juxtaposition of intuitive and rational voices.

Winchester press series

Please contact one of the Winchester University Press Series Editors if you have ideas for publications in any of the following areas:

The Winchester series

This Series features scholarly reprints of historical works that have a particular connection to Winchester and the surrounding locality. Each is accompanied by a new introductory essay that contextualises each work and attempts to explain its wider significance and connections.

Series Editor: Professor Christopher Mulvey

The preface series

This Series will publish titles standing at the intersection of creative practice and critical interrogation. Each 'Preface' title will consist of an extended piece of creative work in a chosen form alongside a self-reflective commentary on the nature and construction of the piece, written by the author. Following in the tradition of a writer such as Henry James, who produced insightful commentaries on his own works, 'Preface Series' titles are to be both innovative, creative works and sophisticated reflections on the nature of the creative process.

Series Editor: Dr Neil Mccaw

Winchester local histories

This Series will publish works with an explicit connection to Winchester and its environs and will as such contribute to the evolving historical and socio-cultural understanding of the locality. However, the Series is interested in works that have relevance beyond just those interested in Winchester, focusing on (for examples) the effects of the railways; finance and business; the historical development of the town; the evolution of householding and property exchange; the Workhouse; electoral politics and reform; and cultural and literary practice.

Series Editor: Dr Mark Allen

Education in context

This Series features publications from the broad spectrum of Education studies in which the focus is not the abstract theorising of education per se, but more on the interaction between ideas of pedagogy and learning and specific contexts, whether historical or contemporary. This concentration on 'applied' knowledge and research is intended to produce works that shed light on individual case studies whilst at the same time offering insight on the broader contexts of education.

Series Editor: Dr Stephanie Spencer

Literature and politics

Contemporary writers engage in politics in various ways, from the occasional spirited intervention to a more sustained garnering of critical respect as pioneers of new cultural positions and identities. But in all cases politics is key to understanding writers and their works, providing rejuvenating critical approaches. This Series focuses directly on writers who have engaged with political controversies, adopting a historical, contextual approach to literature and politics rather than being preoccupied with theorising the politics of literature.

Series Editor: Prof. Jude Davies

New perspectives on veterinary history

This Series will feature interdisciplinary studies of veterinary history drawing on (for example) agricultural, economic, social and political history, anthropology, archaeology, medicine, zoology and cultural studies. These works might be historically focussed or contemporary, but what is most important is that they shed new light on a particular aspect of veterinary history and make a contribution to the growing scholarship in this area.

Series Editor: Prof. Louise Hill Curth

The Theodore Dreiser Edition

‘The extent of all reality is the realm of the author's pen, and a true picture of life, honestly and reverentially set down, is both moral and artistic whether it offends the conventions or not.’

Theodore Dreiser, ‘True Art Speaks Plainly’ (1903)
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) is universally recognized as one of the principal figures of twentieth-century American literature. His centrality stems both from the permanence of his best fiction and from his preeminent role in American cultural life during the first half of the twentieth century. His stature as the leading American literary figure of the early twentieth century, as well as his activist stance toward the major literary, social, and political issues of his day, has made him a focal point in efforts to understand the vital and turbulent period in which he flourished.

The Dreiser Edition is a publishing venture which was begun by the University of Pennsylvania Press and continued by the University of Illinois Press to publish scholarly editions of the complete works of Theodore Dreiser, including the novels of Dreiser as well as primary documents such as Dreiser's autobiographical writings, diaries, travel writing, correspondence, articles, and interviews with Dreiser. With the publication of Dreiser's novel The Titan in 2016, Winchester University Press became the Dreiser Edition's publisher.

The Dreiser Edition is sponsored by The University of Winchester, The University of Connecticut, and The University of Pennsylvania Library. The research and production of recent editions has been supported financially by organizations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain.

You can purchase a copy of The Titan: The Critical Edition; edited by Roark Mulligan

Other publications in preparation:

Theodore Dreiser, Critical Writings: On Literature, Drama, and Film

Edited by Jude Davies and Carol Smith

Dreiser's writings on literature, drama, and film, discussing his own practice, debates over realism and romanticism, fiction and politics, modernist theater, and classical Hollywood. Includes essays, introductions and prefaces on writers such as Mark Twain, H. D. Thoreau, Frank Norris, H. G. Wells, and Mike Quinn, along with unpublished writings, speeches, and letters.

Dreiser's European Diaries, 1911-12 and 1926

Edited by Renate von Bardeleben

The intimate record of Dreiser's transatlantic trips. He visited England, France, and Germany on both voyages, adding Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium in 1911-12, and trips to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Austria and Czecho-Slovakia in 1926. The earlier journal catches the life and the spirit of European society at a critical historical moment shortly before the outbreak of the First World War. The 1926 journal portrays the atmosphere of relaxation after the war, a new generation with a new attitude in which the mature author participates as he sketches it.


Dreiser's second autobiography, dealing with his childhood and adolescence in the mid-West.

More information coming soon.

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