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
According to Britain’s Oxford University Press (which is really fancy and therefore right about everything), “selfie” is officially the word of 2013, and personally, I could not agree more. I am a self proclaimed selife and Instagram...Show More Summary
This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a digital publishing analyst/editor, while HarperCollins is seeking a director of integrated marketing ops. John Wiley & Sons needs a product designer, and SAGE Publications is on the hunt for an acquisitions editor. Show More Summary
Courtesy of Oxford University Press, our second Swag Tuesday prize this week is The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience by Dr. Perry Halkitis, which is now available online and at booksellers nationwide. For young gay...Show More Summary
Last year Oxford University Press split its word of the year honors between the US and the UK, but for 2013 there’s one word to rule them all — and it is “selfie.” The term beat out contenders like twerk, bitcoin, and binge-watch, due largely to its remarkable uptick in usage. According to research conducted... Read More
Smartphone self-portraits are now so prevalent that Britain's Oxford University Press has crowned "selfie," the name the public has given them, as the word the year for 2013.
"Selfie" is word of the year and "twerk" is not.
Images good; music bad....The Oxford University Press archive has unearthed this wonderful silent film, made in 1925 by the Federation of British Industry, showing the step-by-step creation of a book. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Sham Transactions (Edwin Simpson & Miranda Stewart, eds., Oxford University Press 2013): Part I: Context and History 1. Introduction: What is the Sham 'Doctrine'?, Miranda Stewart & Edwin Simpson 2. Sham: Early Uses and Related and Unrelated Doctrines, Mike McNair 3. The Judicial Doctrine of Sham in Australia, Miranda Stewart...
Congratulations to Susan Carle (American University Law) on the publication of her new book: Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915 (Oxford University Press 2013). From the Publisher: Since its founding in 1910--the same year as another national...
Oxford University Press Blog: Add a Fourth Year to Law School, by Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo): Three considerations counsel the need for an additional year of law school: First, there is today much more law to learn than there was in the past.... Second, through expanded LLM programs, we are...
Daniel N. Shaviro (NYU) presents Fixing U.S. International Taxation (Oxford University Press, 2014) (purchase from amazon) at Columbia tomorrow as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Alex Raskolnikov, David Schizer, and Wojciech Kopczuk: Part 1, consisting of chapters 2 and 3, first reviews the basic U.S. international...
BOOK REVIEW: Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn and Fergus Millar: Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135–700 ce. xxv, 162 pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, for the British Academy, 2013. £25. ISBN 978 0 19 726522 2. Catherine...Show More Summary
This week, Amazon is hiring a production manager for its publishing division, and Oxford University Press needs a corporate account manager for its reprints department. Meanwhile, Guilford Press is seeking a marketing assistant, and Penguin is on the hunt for a national accounts manager. Show More Summary
To help scholars during the federal government shutdown, Oxford University Press has offered readers free access to hundreds of titles in the Oxford Reference Library. Above, we’ve embedded a video tutorial about the reference tool.Show More Summary
One of the biggest problems of the government shutdown -- you know, in addition to millions not getting benefits on time and child cancer patients being refused treatment -- is that academics aren't able to access the information found in federally funded D.C. libraries. You know who's got a solution for that? Oxford University Press, that's who.
The Oxford University Press blog has a never-before-published poem by Dorothy Wordsworth. She constructed the piece in 1839 while suffering from arteriosclerosis and dementia because “there was a therapeutic dimension both in creating and ‘performing’ poetry,” writes Lucy Newlyn.