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British Publisher Denies Banning References To Pigs, Pork, Or Sausage

Prestigious Oxford University Press (OUP) has denied imposing a gag order on mentions of pigs or pig products in its children’s books so as to avoid offending Muslims and/or Jews. OUP is the largest university press in the world andShow More Summary

The Hindu Prize

At Scroll.in Mini Krishnan, editor of 'a programme of literary translations for Oxford University Press (India)', explains Why I publish translations of Indian literature -- suggesting that at least the situation has improved some over the past three or so decades.

Translation in ... India

At Scroll.in Mini Krishnan, editor of 'a programme of literary translations for Oxford University Press (India)', explains Why I publish translations of Indian literature -- suggesting that at least the situation has improved some over the past three or so decades.

Oxford University Press Bows to Radical Muslims, Bans Mention of Pork and Pigs in Books

In yet another example of the west fecklessly abandoning its own principles to placate murderous Muslim extremists, England’s Oxford University Press, one of the largest publishers of educational material in the world, has decided to...Show More Summary

Duke, Oxford University Press Liberals Surrender to Islam on Behalf of the West

Over the course of the centuries, many civilizations have been completely eradicated by expansionist Islam. Some of them put up a fight, but succumbed to the exceedingly brutal methods employed

The Big Bad Wolf and the No Little Pigs

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

British authors are huffing and puffing about guidelines from Oxford University Press that warn writers not to mention pigs or “or anything else which could be perceived as pork.” The rule is, apparently, intended to make sure that books for children will not offend potential readers in the Middle East. The Guardian reports that a […]

Margaret Atwood Protests Removal of Nature Words From Oxford Junior Dictionary - In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like broadband?

2 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

Since 2007, Oxford University Press has removed the names of at least 30 plants and animals from its Junior Dictionary in favor of modern words like "broadband" or "cut-and-paste"; and although these changes might reflect the inevitable...Show More Summary

British Publisher Bans Pigs and Pork Products From Kids’ Books …Too Offensive to Muslims

British publisher Oxford University Press is banning images or references to pigs from all of their childrens’ literature. It’s too offensive to Muslims. Dhimmitude is alive and well in Muslim England. (Notice how they threw the Jews under the bus … Continue reading ?

Oxford University Press Tells Authors Not to Mention Pigs or Sausage in Books to Avoid Offending Muslims and Jews

This is what happens when your fear of offending religious sensibilities goes too far:Top academic publisher the Oxford University press has issued guidance that authors should avoid using pork-related words....Today Programme presenter...Show More Summary

Removal Of Nature Words From Children's Dictionary Sparks Outrage

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Dozens of prominent writers, including Margaret Atwood and Michael Morpurgo, have expressed "profound alarm" in light of the Oxford University Press's decision to drop a number of words associated with nature and the countryside from its children's dictionary. Read more...

Translation in ... India

In the Times of India they report on Translations: A shortcut into different worlds profiling Mini Krishnan, publishing consultant and editor, translations, Oxford University Press. (OUP publishes quite a bit of Indian literature -- though it takes a bit of effort to get at it outside India.)

Gene Healy on the Worst Op-Eds of 2014

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

"Pick up a newspaper anywhere in the United States, and you will be addressed by insistent strangers known generically as columnists," Karl Meyer writes in the introduction o Oxford University Press's  Pundits, Poets, and Wits: an Omnibus...Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Rowman & Littlefield

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a digital team manager, while Houghton Mifflin Harcourt needs a senior designer. Rowman & Littlefield is seeking an associate marketing manager, and Rosen Publishing Group is on the hunt for a digital product marketing manager. Show More Summary

The birth of Russian/Central Asian studies at Indiana University

A few months ago I read David C. Engerman’s Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Soviet Experts (Oxford University Press, 2009), hoping it might have some details about the rise of Uralic and Altaic studies at Indiana University in Bloomington. Show More Summary

Anna Karenina x 2

As I've noted previously, two major new translations of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina came out this year: Rosamund Bartlett's (Oxford University Press; see their publicity page, or get your copy at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk) and Marian...Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oxford University Press, Quarto Publishing

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is hiring a senior designer, while Oxford University Press needs a digital team manager. Quarto Publishing Group is seeking an acquiring editor, and Albert Whitman & Company is on the hunt for a children’s book acquiring editor. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: How The Simpsons affects the English language

The high-falutin’ blog for the Oxford University Press has decided to climb down from its ivory tower to discuss something even the simplest of slack-jawed yokels can understand: The Simpsons. In his post “Embiggening English: The Simpsons...Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Penguin Random House, Diversion Books, Oxford University Press

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Penguin Random House is hiring a marketing manager for Crown Publishing, as well as a designer for Random House Children’s Books. Meanwhile, Diversion Books is seeking a senior marketing manager, and Oxford University Press needs a design project manager. Show More Summary

Books to Watch Out for: December

Notes from the book closet on new and forthcoming titles that caught our eye. “The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Lueken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism” (Oxford University Press), by Joseph P. Laycock, out December 1st. On June 6,...Show More Summary

Great deals on classic literature from Oxford University Press

Our friends at Books2Anywhere, one of our longtime booksellers, have sliced 55% off the RRP price for more than 200 titles published by Oxford University Press. This offer lasts until December 31. Lots of classic literature is available here, including some masterpieces from Trollope, Kipling, Woolf and Lovecraft. There is also a decent helping of […]

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