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Evangelical Sexuality: From Margin to Center

The following is the first entry of a three-day series on Amy DeRogatis’s new book, Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2014). See also Amy's website for several reviews, including...Show More Summary

MY COLLEAGUE BEN BARTON has a book forthcoming from Oxford University Press: Glass Half Full: The D…

MY COLLEAGUE BEN BARTON has a book forthcoming from Oxford University Press: Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession. Here’s an early review. Conclusion: “It is, however, a general lack of rose-colored glasses that is precisely this book’s strength. Barton offers some plausible positivity without being Pollyannaish. For its comprehensive and […]

“Philosophy Bites” Audio Interview on Abolition Published

The 2012 audio interview I did on Philosophy Bites at the University of London has been published by Oxford University Press in Philosophy Bites Again. If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. Show More Summary

q&a with hahrie han: part deux

We continue our Q&A with Hahrie Han on her new Oxford University Press book, How Organizations Develop Activists. Question 3. A crucial distinction in your book is mobilizing vs. organizing? What does that mean?  The highest engagement...Show More Summary

The Oxford Linguistic History of English series lives on

Back in 2006, Oxford University Press published Don Ringe’s From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, which was billed as the first volume in a new OUP series called A Linguistic History of English. That particular book wasn’t so much a history of the English language that we know as a reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, Parallax Press, Skyhorse Publishing

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a digital team manager, as well as a design project manager. Meanwhile, Parallax Press needs an acquisitions editor, and Skyhorse Publishing is seeking an interior production assistant. Get...Show More Summary

Ashmolean receives major gift from anonymous donor to safeguard its future

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

At a press conference in London, the new Director of the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, Dr Alexander Sturgis, announced that an anonymous UK benefactor has pledged a seven-figure sum to match donations to The Ashmolean Fund, newly established to secure the future of Britain?s oldest museum. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Rodale, Horsesmouth, Oxford University Press

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Rodale is hiring a senior editor of nonfiction, and Horsesmouth needs an assistant editor. Oxford University Press is seeking a production editor, and Simon and Schuster is on the hunt for a senior digital designer. Get the...Show More Summary

A Visit to the Tomb of Hafez al-Asad

The following is an excerpt from “Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present,” just out from Oxford University Press/ C. Hurst & Co. For further information on the book and the history of Syria, follow me on Facebook and Twitter. The road from Latakia to Qardaha wound gently along the Mediterranean coast. Show More Summary

Kleinbard Presents We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money Today at Columbia

Edward Kleinbard (USC) presents We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014) at Columbia today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Alex Raskolnikov, David Schizer, and Wojciech Kopczuk: We Are Better Than This fundamentally reframes budget debates in the...

Avi-Yonah Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This

Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Michigan), Why Not Tax the Rich? (reviewing Edward D. Kleinbard (USC), We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014)): Ed Kleinbard’s new book, We Are Better Than This: How Government SHould Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014), is a...

Publishing Jobs: Rowman & Littlefield, Guilford Press, Oxford University Press

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Rowman & Littlefield is hiring a publicist, while Guilford Press needs an online marketing coordinator. Oxford University Press is seeking an acquisitions editor for social sciences, and Basic Books is on the hunt for a publicity assistant. Show More Summary

Sensing the Civil War

Earlier this week Oxford University Press sent me a review copy of Mark Smith’s new book, The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege: A Sensory History of the Civil War. It’s a short book so I decided to jump right in and although I enjoyed Listening to Nineteenth-Century America, this one fell short in... Continue reading

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, RT Book Reviews, Penguin Random House

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a project coordinator and a design project manager. Meanwhile, RT Book Reviews needs a mid- to senior-level editor, and Penguin Random House is on the hunt for an associate publicist for Plume and Hudson Street. Show More Summary

Johnston Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This

David Cay Johnston (Syracuse), Book Review: Edward D. Kleinbard, We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014), 144 Tax Notes 1465 (Sept. 22, 2014): We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014) by Edward D. Kleinbard...

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

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

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 [...]

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