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Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare — and Me

In their new book, Imperialism Past and Present (Oxford University Press), Emanuele Saccarelli and Latha Varadarajan write that “western [sic] imperialism did not end with the close of colonialism, but continues to define international...Show More Summary

Virgin Nation: An Interview with Sara Moslener

Samira K. MehtaSara Moslener. Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)On July 1, Oxford University Press released Sara Moslener's Virgin Nation. SKM: Professor Sara Moslener, IShow More Summary

Reynolds Reviews Barton's The Decline And Rebirth Of The Legal Profession

Following up on my previous post: Glenn Reynolds review the new book by Benjamin H. Barton (Tennessee), Glass Half Full The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (Oxford University Press, June 15, 2015) in USA Today, Are Happier Lawyers, Cheaper Legal Fees on the Horizon?: Barton notes that high-end...

Publishing Jobs: Penguin Random House, Barron’s

4 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Penguin Random House is hiring an editorial assistant, as well as a senior designer for Random House Children’s Books. Meanwhile, Barron’s Educational Series needs a production manager, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a production team leader. Show More Summary

Slifkin, The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom

NEW BOOK: New from OU Press: “The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom” by Rabbi Natan Slifkin. Note that this is the Orthodox Union Press, not Oxford University Press. Be that as it may, it sound interesting, especially for the lavish illustrations. Show More Summary

Sugar, Sugar

Excerpted from The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, edited by Darra Goldstein. Out now from Oxford University Press. In the Western musical canon, songs about sweets are a subset of a larger food-themed body of work. With subjects...Show More Summary

Gunther Schuller On Book 3

last monthMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

Gunther Schuller wrote two books about the history and development of jazz. The first, published by the Oxford University Press in 1968 was Early Jazz. The second —in 1989—was The Swing Era. They were detailed histories, deeply researched and bolstered with musical examples painstakingly annotated by Schuller as he listened to and analyzed thousands of […]

Oxford Professor of Poetry

Oxford cleverly has contenders compete for its Professor of Poetry position -- every five years, nowadays -- making for a lot of press coverage and public debate; it makes you wonder why universities don't do this with more positions. (Also...Show More Summary

Three Little (Censored)

last monthHumor / odd : Snopes

FACT CHECK: Did Oxford University Press ban the use of the word ?pork? in their published books to appease Muslims?

Early book preview: Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)

Soda Politics is in press. It comes out from Oxford University Press on October 1. It has a Foreword by Mark Bittman and an Afterward by Neal Baer (my grateful thanks to both). For information about Soda Politics, go to: The Oxford University Press website The book’s page on Amazon.com My Amazon author’s page The page for […]

American Possessions: Interview with Sean McCloud

by Phillip Luke Sinitiere Today I interview Dr. Sean McCloud about his new book American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States (Oxford University Press, 2015). He teaches religious studies at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, where he also directs graduate studies in the Religious Studies department. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: ABRAMS, Oxford University Press

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, ABRAMS is hiring an editorial assistant, and Oxford University Press needs a publicist. Meanwhile, Penguin Random House is seeking a community manager for TasteBook.com, as well as a senior director of inventory for its publishing operations group. Show More Summary

Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics by Peter J. Kalliney

It is unfortunate that, so far as I can tell, Oxford University Press has not yet released an affordable edition of Peter J. Kalliney's Commonwealth of Letters, a fascinating book that is filled with ideas and information and yet also written in an engaging, not especially academic, style. Show More Summary

After the Wrath of God: An Interview with Anthony M. Petro

Samira K. MehtaAnthony M. Petro. After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)On July 1, Oxford University Press will release Anthony Petro's After the Wrath of God. HavingShow More Summary

BMCR 2015.04.06 Lambrecht on Power, Gibson, Suetonius, the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.04.06 Tristan Power, Roy K. Gibson (ed.), Suetonius, the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 338. ISBN 9780199697106. $150.00. Reviewed by Ulrich...Show More Summary

Weekend reading: Agricultural & Food Controversies

F. Bailey Norwood, Pascal A. Oltenacu, Michelle S. Calvo-Lorenzo, and Sarah Lancaster.  Agricultural & Food Controversies: What Everyone Needs to Know.  Oxford University Press, 2015. This book purports to take an objective look at “why equally smart and kind people can form vastly different opinions about food.” Good luck with “objective.” These authors are professors […]

BMCR 2015.05.44 Ruppel on Morwood, Anderson, A Little Greek Reader

James Morwood, Stephen Anderson, A Little Greek Reader. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xvii, 293. ISBN 9780199311729. $19.95 (pb). Reviewed by Antonia Ruppel, Cornell University (antonia.ruppel) Preview (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/a-little-greek-reader-9780199311729) [A Little Greek Reader is based on Mary C. Show More Summary

Atkinson: Inequality — What Can Be Done?

Anthony B. Atkinson (Oxford & London School of Economics), Inequality: What Can Be Done? (Harvard University Press, May 11, 2015): Inequality is one of our most urgent social problems. Curbed in the decades after World War II, it has recently returned with a vengeance. We all know the scale of...

Weekend reading: Food Ethics for Everyone

Paul Thompson.  From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone.  Oxford University Press, 2015. I was pleased to be asked to blurb this one: From Field to Fork makes it clear that every food choice has ethical implications and that sorting out these implications from the science and politics of food is anything but simple.   […]

# Now a Literary Device for the Under 13s

Summary: The hashtag, a term used widely in social media, has been named as children's "word of the year," in the UK at least. That’s the finding of a University Oxford Press (UOP) analysis of BBC Radio 2’s entries for its 500 Words competition for under 13s. The UOP found that there was a huge increase in both the use of the word...

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