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A Balm(er)y Fall

It's hard to keep up with Randall Balmer, but this fall is especially frenetic. Oxford University Press just released a new, twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (and the scholar who had his evangelical conversion...Show More Summary

Semantic Web Job: Data Engineer

Oxford University Press needs a data engineer. The job description states: “To design and implement XML data structures, devise XML strategies, and through expert content analysis, facilitate the electronic and print production, publication,...Show More Summary

NY Jobs: ‘Dr. Oz: The Good Life,’ Oxford University Press, Gannett

This week, Dr. Oz: The Good Life is hiring a senior designer, while Oxford University Press needs an online marketing manager. Gannett is seeking a senior manager of digital analytics, and the Council on Foreign Relations is on the hunt for a general manager for CFR.org. Show More Summary

Anna Karenina redux

A few years ago it was Don Quixote, more recently Madame Bovary; now Rosamund Bartlett asks -- apropos of her own new translation, forthcoming from Oxford University Press -- "Do we need another translation of Anna Karenina ?" in The Guardian, in Anna Karenina -- the devil in the details. Sure, the Pevear/Volokhonsky-(re-)translation is... Show More Summary

Coming Soon to a Bookshelf Near You: Greatest Hits of Oxford’s Bodleian Library

Who DOESN’T want to have a book that also contains a picture of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s hair strand?! University of Chicago Press has unleashed this behemoth: Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Bodleian Libraries. The book corresponds with a traveling exhibition currently at the Morgan Library (NYC) called “Marks of Genius” which [...]

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, Penguin Group, Random House

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a senior designer, as well as a project manager. Meanwhile, Penguin Group is seeking a marketing manager for Gotham/Avery, and Random House is on the hunt for a children’s paperback publishing manager. Show More Summary

Uralic/Altaic linguistics and Sovietology

I recently picked up David C. Engerman’s Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Soviet Experts (Oxford University Press, 2009) hoping that it would have some coverage of scholarship at Indiana University, Bloomington in the second half of the 20th century. Show More Summary

More from Clifford Brown

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Ever since I wrote the biography of Clifford Brown (Oxford University Press, 2000) I've been hoping that someone would come forth with some newly discovered recording, some new photos of Brownie, or some new piece of information about his life that wasn't available at the time the book was published...

Gaza: A History

That is the new book by Jean-Pierre Filiu, Oxford University Press.  It would not have come right now unless I were supposed to read it on the plane, so I will.

Review of Law, When God Spoke Greek

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Timothy Michael Law, When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. ix, 216. ISBN 9780199781720. $24.95 (pb). Reviewed by Christian Schäfer?, Septuaginta-Unternehmen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen? (Christian.Schaefer@mail.uni-goettingen.de) [...]Show More Summary

'Vape' Is Added to Oxford Dictionaries…Finally

Oxford University Press has updated its dictionaries to include very important words that we use basically every day, like "vape" and "binge-watch." Read more...

New OUP Book: Evans and Riley, “Technologies of Sexiness”

New OUP Book: Evans and Riley, “Technologies of Sexiness” Later this month, Oxford University Press will publish Technologies of Sexiness, a new book by Adrienne Evans  (Media, Coventry University, UK) and  Sarah Riley (Psychology, University...Show More Summary

Book Review: Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America

Samira K. Mehta Leslie Dorrough Smith. Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) Leslie Dorrough Smith’s Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics...Show More Summary

Joosten becomes Regius Professor of Hebrew

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAN JOOSTEN: Press releaseRegius Professor of Hebrew, Oxford University: Jan Joosten From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing StreetHistory: Published 24 July 2014 Part of: Higher education The Queen has approved that Professor Jan Joosten be appointed Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford. Show More Summary

Ed Kleinbard Named Johnson Professor in Law and Business at USC

USC Press Release: Edward Kleinbard, an internationally recognized tax scholar and author of We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money [(Oxford University Press Oct. 1, 2014)], has been named the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor in Law and Business at the USC Gould School of Law....

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Random House

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring an editor of history and classics, while John Wiley & Sons is seeking a marketing manager. Random House needs a web developer, and Sourcebooks is on the hunt for a web/graphic designer. Get...Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Verso Books, Oxford University Press, Greenleaf Book Group

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Verso Books is hiring a marketing manager, while Oxford University Press is seeking a development editor. Greenleaf Book Group needs a print buyer, and Quarto Publishing Group is on the hunt for an acquiring editor. Get the...Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, ABRAMS, Random House

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a development editor, and ABRAMS needs a senior editor for the young adult market. Meanwhile, Random House is seeking a designer for its children’s books division, as well as a senior photo editor for Fodor’s. Show More Summary

Huntington on “How Law Undermines Family Relationships”

Huntington on “How Law Undermines Family Relationships” Clare Huntington (Fordham Law School) has published a new book, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships (Oxford University Press 2014).  Here is Oxford’s description:...Show More Summary

Richard J. Miller on Why Morphine Matters

3 months agoNews : Reason

Richard J. Miller is a professor of pharmacology at Northwestern University and author of the new book Drugged: The Science and Culture Behind Psychotropic Drugs (Oxford University Press), in which he argues that morphine is the most significant chemical substance our species has ever encountered. Show More Summary

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