posted with permission: Gendering Time in Augustan Love Elegy. By Hunter H. Gardner. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. viii + 285. Hardcover, $110.00. ISBN 978-0-19-965239-6. Reviewed by Sara H. Lindheim, University of California, Santa Barbara Hunter Gardner’s book, which began its life as a doctoral dissertation, is a welcome addition to […]
This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a senior designer, and Random House is seeking an eBook specialist. Kensington Publishing needs a senior book cover designer, and Schiffer Publishing is on the hunt for a design team member. Show More Summary
posted with permission: The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt. Edited by Christina Riggs. Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xxi + 791. $150.00. ISBN 978-01995-714-51. Reviewed by John Bauschatz, University of Arizona Stretching to more than 800 pages in length, the Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt seeks to provide a one-stop […]
posted with permission: The Prince of Medicine: Galen in the Roman Empire. By Susan P. Mattern. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. xx + 334. Hardcover, $29.95. ISBN 978-0-19-976767-0. Reviewed by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Florida State University It has been a while since I have read a scholarly book from cover to cover in almost one […]
Notes from the book closet on new titles that caught our eye. “On Hinduism” (Oxford University Press), by Wendy Doniger, out March 3rd. For more than a decade, Wendy Doniger’s scholarship has been under attack by conservative Hindu groups...Show More Summary
Daniel N. Shaviro (NYU) presents Fixing U.S. International Taxation (Oxford University Press, 2014) at Duke today as part of its Tax Policy Seminar hosted by Lawrence Zelenak: Part 1, consisting of chapters 2 and 3, first reviews the basic U.S. international tax rules, and then addresses in greater detail the...
I got an e-mail from Christian Purdy, Director of Publicity at Oxford University Press USA, with an appeal for the public to help find cites for an iinteresting class of words: To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, the OED is revising a set of vocabulary related to, or coined […]
The following is a guest post by Ammon Shea, a consulting editor for American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. Hendrik Hertzberg has made a series of claims recently on the New Yorker web site ("Nobody Said That Then!") about the ostensible inaccuracy of the language used in the television show Masters of Sex. His main […]
By Joseph Tomain and Sidney Shapiro Suddenly politics in this country appears to have taken a turn toward democracy and away from markets. As we develop in a book just published by Oxford University Press, Achieving Democracy: The Future...Show More Summary
Whether or not you believe that Oxford University Press is “the largest, most diverse and most respected university press in the world,” you’ll appreciate this review of a new history of the company, which goes through OUP’s origins, its relationship with its namesake and the opening of its New York office in 1896.
Robert Baker, a professor of philosophy at Union College in New York for 40 years, is author of "Before Bioethics: A History of American Medical Ethics from the Colonial Period to the Bioethics Revolution" (Oxford University Press).
SYRIAC WATCH: "The clergyman and scholar Robert Payne Smith’s Syriac Lexicon was signed up in 1859. Peter Sutcliffe in his 'Informal History' of Oxford University Press says that it was 'thirty-three years in the press and the death of thirty-one compositors'..." ( Are we there yet?, Elizabeth Knowles, OUPblog)
Here are eight of the books that I found most engaging and thought-provoking this year: David Shambaugh, China Goes Global: The Partial Power (New York: Oxford University Press, February 18, 2013) Few, if any, would dispute that China has a global footprint. Show More Summary
Practicing spelling drills can turn into a bit of chore for youngsters. The ‘Spell with Pip’ app from Oxford University Press aims to turn that around. The app features a brightly colored parrot, Pip, who takes kids through a video game style spelling bee. Show More Summary
Oxford University Press has sent me a review copy of David Crystal’s new book, Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist’s Guide to Britain, of which the publishers say “David and Hilary Crystal take us on a journey through Britain to discover the people who gave our language its colour and character; Saxon invaders, medieval scholars, […]
Oxford University Press has created a new iPad app designed to help kids learn how to spell. It’s called Spell with Pip: An Oxford Spelling Game. The app turns spelling into an arcade game for the 4-8 year old set. The app features a parrot named Pip who does somersaults when the player correctly places a letter. Show More Summary
by Phillip Luke SinitiereToday is the second part of a 2-part interview with Dr. Kate Bowler about Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, published earlier this year with Oxford University Press. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ PLS: Pardon the pun, but some of the richest interpretive elements of Blessed are the 8 network diagrams (pp. Show More Summary
It finally happened. Two years and several million excruciatingly annoying photos later, “selfie” finally made the dictionary. Britain’s Oxford University Press, which publishes the popular Oxford English Dictionary, chose “selfie” as 2013?s word of the year after a rapid spike in online usage. For now, the popular term for a camera phone self-portrait will only [...]
Posted with permission: The Invention of Greek Ethnography: from Homer to Herodotus. By Joseph E. Skinner. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. vii + 343. $85.00. ISBN 978-0-19-979360-0. Reviewed by Sandra Blakely, Emory University The Invention of Greek Ethnography is a welcome addition to studies of identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Ambitious […]
This week, Lonely Planet is hiring a destination editor, while SAGE Publications needs an acquisitions editor. Assouline Publishing is seeking an associate editor, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a digital publishing analyst/editor. Show More Summary