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MUSE in Focus: Providing curated content within a scholarly context to current events and issues

“MUSE in Focus” is a series of curated resources, comprising content from participating publishers across Project MUSE’s broad corpus, designed to contribute interdisciplinary, scholarly context to current events and issues. Each “MUSE in Focus” project is carefully assembled by MUSE’s content development team in collaboration with publishers, editors, and top scholars to provide an interdisciplinary survey of scholarship for researchers, instructors, and general readers alike.

These compilations serve as snapshots of top scholarship at the time of publication, and may be updated periodically when appropriate with new or newly relevant content. Most “MUSE in Focus” content is made freely available for a limited time to reach interested readers beyond those with institutional access. The series includes downloadable bibliographies in multiple formats to enable easy citation, inclusion in syllabi, and integration into other bibliographies or reading lists. We hope that these projects serve as entry points for deeper engagement with complex topics beyond the headlines.

MUSE in Focus: Roots of the Attack on Democracy

January 19, 2021 -- A selection of scholarship from Project MUSE publishers exploring the political and societal forces that built up to the violence of January 6th.

MUSE in Focus: Charting the Digital Humanities

September 24, 2020 -- A selection of scholarship from Project MUSE publishers about the evolution of digital humanities and their place in scholarly communications.

MUSE in Focus: Commemorating the 19th Amendment

August 24, 2020 -- A selection of temporarily free scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on the history of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States and how the struggle for political equity continues.

MUSE in Focus: Confronting Structural Racism

6/5/2020 -- A selection of scholarship on the history of racism in America, its endurance throughout society, and how the country can respond now to enact meaningful and lasting reform.

MUSE in Focus: Contextualizing Pandemic

4/20/2020 -- A selection of scholarship on the broad topic of pandemic and its effects throughout history, in culture, and on humanity as a whole.

MUSE in Focus: Addressing Gun Violence

8/15/2019 -- A selection of scholarship on gun violence, its effect throughout the culture, and its possible solutions.