Cancellation of Literary-Studies Series by U. of California Press Draws Faculty Ire

The decision last month by the University of California Press to cancel FlashPoints, a literary-studies series, has ignited protests among the faculty editors of the series and other professors in the California system.

Edward Dimendberg, coordinator for the FlashPoints editorial group, says the press did not get approval from a faculty editorial committee that controls the imprint before canceling the series. In an e-mail sent Wednesday to humanities deans in the California system