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John Glavin's book The Good New combines a love of Italy with a love of Shakespeare. https://amzn.to/2tduB1A
06/15/2018
THE GOOD NEW: A Tuscan Villa, Shakespeare, and Death

John Glavin's book The Good New combines a love of Italy with a love of Shakespeare. https://amzn.to/2tduB1A

Shakespeare wrote more plays about Italy than any other place in his own world. In this memoir, author John Glavin returns to Italy after decades away to teach Shakespeare’s Italian plays to contemporary American students. As Glavin notes, “There’s Italy, and there’s Shake...

02/17/2017

Dr. Tim Jorgensen, author of "Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation" (Princeton 2016) sends this great information: "On Feb. 2, the Association of American Publishers announced Princeton University Press and Strange Glow as its PROSE Award winner in the category of “history of science, medicine and technology.” The PROSE awards are the publishing industry’s top awards for professional and scholarly works. Tweet your congratulations to @ Tim_Jorgensen using # PROSE."

11/04/2016

The American Historical Review, the flagship journal of the American Historical Association, is in transition. They will hold a "Meet the Editors" event at the AHA annual conference in Denver, Friday, January 6, 2017, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. This type of event is so important to understanding how a journal's leadership thinks about its direction and content. They are matchless opportunities to engage with the culture of a journal that has been known to make careers. https://aha.confex.com/aha/2017/webprogram/Session15544.html

04/11/2016

Faculty, staff, and students can register to drop in on weekday mornings and plan your day at the Booklab whiteboard. Inspiring focus, collegiality, and a sense of who we are as a community are just the beginning! Please send e-mail to [email protected], subject line INSPIRATION

Congratulations to Dr. Mohamed Zayani of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar. His new book ...
03/08/2016
Networked Publics and Digital Contention - Paperback - Mohamed Zayani - Oxford University Press

Congratulations to Dr. Mohamed Zayani of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar. His new book from Oxford University Press, "Networked Publics and Digital Contention," was recently published. Sociologist Manuel Castells, the Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication, Technology, and Society at USC, writes that "Zayani's book is one of the best analyses of the social movements that led to the transformation of the Arab world, and a major contribution to the understanding of social movements of the digital age." Craig Calhoun, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, called it "...a superb analysis." http://bit.ly/1Ry4uFE

How is the adoption of digital media in the Arab world affecting the relationship between the state and its subjects? What new forms of online engagement and strategies of resistance have emerged from the aspirations of digitally empowered citizens in the Middle East and North Africa? Networked Publ…

Christine Evans on Australian radio, where it is summer now!
12/04/2015
Christine Evans - Cloudless

Christine Evans on Australian radio, where it is summer now!

Christine Evans was born in London, grew up in Perth and lives in Washington , D.C. She's an award winning playwright but she's back in Australia this summer to launch her first novel - Cloudless.

11/30/2015

Here is something interesting from the days news for scholars who are from California. Calfornia Book Awards. I'll be interested to find similar awards for academics from other home states. Some authors believe their publishers will nominate them, but in my experience publishers can't keep all opportunities at hand, nor do they have the staff hours available to handle nominations. There are other ways to be nominated, and we can discuss effective ones: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/special-events/california-book-awards/submission-guidelines

11/17/2015
Cambridge University Press - Graduate Recruitment Programme

Interesting video from Cambridge University Press on its graduate trainee program. It gives you a feel for what a university press actually looks like. Cambridge is larger than most, and more corporate in style. Some of them are cozier. But it's a nice way to get a sense of some of the real people at university presses: https://youtu.be/lM5axW3Q20Y

Shape the future of publishing. The 2014 Cambridge University Press Graduate Programme is now open and we are welcoming applications.

A great article by an author I work with who is building his media platform.
11/11/2015
Two Simple Habits to Increase Happiness | divine.ca

A great article by an author I work with who is building his media platform.

Looking through the self-help section in any bookstore, it becomes obvious that there is no shortage of opinions on how we can increase our happiness levels. Where can we turn to for reliable information? The field of positive psychology has used a scientific approach to explore and research many di…

It's a big day for publishing. Omari Faulkner is also featured in Parade Magazine: http://goo.gl/JN2Zzh
11/10/2015
A Reservist Answers His Country’s Call

It's a big day for publishing. Omari Faulkner is also featured in Parade Magazine: http://goo.gl/JN2Zzh

As the vital U.S. Navy Reserve marks its centennial in 2015, one reservist reflects on what it means to always be ready.By Omari J. Faulkner In June 2015, I celebrated my one-year anniversary as a Reserve Public Affairs Officer in the United States Navy. I’ve been asked more than once by friend…

Dr. Sunita Sah is in the New Yorker with her recent research on the so-called "Morning Morality Effect," contending that...
02/25/2015
Why Mornings Don’t Make You Moral - The New Yorker

Dr. Sunita Sah is in the New Yorker with her recent research on the so-called "Morning Morality Effect," contending that it isn't quite true... night owls are more moral at their best waking times, not necessarily mornings.

We are different people at different hours of the day, but an early bird isn’t superior to a night owl.

02/24/2015

Who wants to apply for a faculty Fulbright? I will be applying soon for a faculty/administrator grant. Let me know if you want to join forces to study the awards, speak to officers, and learn more about how to make our applications successful.

Dr. Tommaso Astarita has a beautiful new book, "The Italian Baroque Table: Cooking and Entertaining from the Golden Age ...
01/09/2015
The Italian Baroque Table: Cooking and Entertaining from the Golden Age of Naples | ACMRS

Dr. Tommaso Astarita has a beautiful new book, "The Italian Baroque Table: Cooking and Entertaining from the Golden Age of Naples," new from the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: https://acmrs.org/publications/catalog/italian-baroque-table-cooking-and-entertaining-golden-age-naples

The Italian Baroque Table offers lovers of food, cooking, history, culture, and Italy a rich introduction to Italian cuisine and hospitality in the 1600s. It translates portions of a cookbook and guidebook to entertaining written by an accomplished cook and steward, accompanied by context, relevant…

Editors’ Choice
12/17/2014
Editors’ Choice

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

12/05/2014
Georgetown University English Department

Georgetown University English Department

Congratulations to Professor Lena Orlin whose co-edited "The Bedford Shakespeare" is now out from Macmillan Education!

It's getting rave reviews:
"An exhilaratingly modern edition, clearly designed for contemporary readers, but offering a keen sense of historical context."
—Kim F. Hall, Barnard College

"The editors elaborate without condescending and are well attuned to the status of the plays as poetry, as cultural artifacts, and as the artistic achievements that continue to generate productions on the stage, in film, and in other kinds of writing. These are editors I trust."
—Timothy Billings, Middlebury College

Lady Nugent's East India Journal: Lady Maria Nugent - Oxford University Press
12/05/2014
Lady Nugent's East India Journal: Lady Maria Nugent - Oxford University Press

Lady Nugent's East India Journal: Lady Maria Nugent - Oxford University Press

In 1811, Maria Nugent accompanied her husband, General George Nugent, on his posting as commander-in-chief in India. After a dizzying six months at the head of Calcutta society, she embarked on a 14-month tour of northern India, traveling to the very edge of the imperial frontier. Lady Nugent's jour…

What Literary Magazines Land in My Mailbox?
07/07/2014
What Literary Magazines Land in My Mailbox?

What Literary Magazines Land in My Mailbox?

I've thought about writing this piece for a long time. One of the things I've long argued that literary journals need to embrace is transparency. Too often, writers believe that magazines simply publish their friends, and editors believe that writers only want to publish in our pages and won't read…

06/27/2014
Georgetown University English Department

Georgetown University English Department

Need a reason to be noddin' your head like YEAH?

Professor Dennis Todd's book, *Defoe's America* (Cambridge UP, 2010) has just been reissued in paperback. Pick it up on your way to the beach!

06/27/2014
July 2014 David Ebenbach

July 2014 David Ebenbach

First Day of Spring, First Spring There is a beauty that engulfs, that replaces the morning― no sun on the sidewalk, no air to breathe, and the early mist held in place as if by hands, but not...

Congratulations to Dr. Sean McFate and his forthcoming book, "The Modern Mercenary" (Oxford, July 2014): http://tinyurl....
05/01/2014
The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order

Congratulations to Dr. Sean McFate and his forthcoming book, "The Modern Mercenary" (Oxford, July 2014): http://tinyurl.com/l6wsx74

It was 2004, and Sean McFate had a mission in Burundi: to keep the president alive and prevent the country from spiraling into genocide, without anyone knowing that the United States was involved. The United States was, of course, involved, but only through McFate's employer, the military contrac...

04/04/2014
Everything That Rises Must Converge

Author Paul Elie will present an acclaimed theater group, Compagnia de’ Colombari, with a dramatic performance of Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Everything that Rises Must Converge,” directed by Karin Coonrod. This event is part of Georgetown’s Faith, Culture, and the Common Good conference. http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/everything-that-rises-must-converge

The acclaimed theater troupe Compagnia de' Colombari will give a dramatic performance of Flannery O'Connor's classic short story "Everything that Rises Must Converge," directed by Karin Coonrod. In...

I've been skeptical but open-minded about Creative Commons, and not sure what it really does for authors versus traditio...
03/31/2014
CC-BY, Copyright, and Stolen Advocacy

I've been skeptical but open-minded about Creative Commons, and not sure what it really does for authors versus traditional copyright. But in this blog post from Scholarly Kitchen, there are some serious potential consequences. This post is by Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections at the University of Utah. Thanks to Georgetown science librarian Jill Hollingsworth for bringing it to my attention: http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2014/03/31/cc-by-copyright-and-stolen-advocacy/

Even with the protections of traditional copyright, an author may lose control of his original work and see it misappropriated and used for hateful ends. So is it any wonder that many authors have ...

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