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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

2 days agoMedia / 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 […]

Newsweek Names Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This One of the Top Books of 2014

Newsweek, Our Favorite Books of 2014: Newsweek Staff Picks: WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS: HOW GOVERNMENT SHOULD SPEND OUR MONEY by Edward D. Kleinbard (Oxford University Press) Americans feel the pain of an income tax system that raises twice as much as it actually does because of hidden spending through...

Barton: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession

Benjamin H. Barton (Tennessee), Glass Half Full The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (Oxford University Press, 2014): The hits keep coming for the American legal profession. Law schools are churning out too many graduates, depressing wages, and constricting the hiring market. Big Law firms are crumbling, as the...

Publishing Jobs: St. Martin’s Press, Oxford University Press, Brilliance Publishing

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, St. Martin’s Press is hiring a manager of advertising and creative services, and Oxford University Press needs a design project manager. Meanwhile, Brilliance Publishing is seeking an associate publisher of non-fiction imprints, as well as an acquisitions editor for non-fiction. Show More Summary

Japan and the Shackles of the Past review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of R.Taggart Murphy's Japan and the Shackles of the Past, just (about) out from Oxford University Press. An excellent introduction/survey of contemporary Japan -- and I'm very curious to see what kind of reception it gets in Japan itself (where it will no doubt be widely read and discussed).

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

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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

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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

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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

2 months agoMedia / 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

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