Category Archives: Publishing

Rob Kitchin – Writing for impact: how to craft papers that will be cited

An interesting piece by Rob Kitchin about writing and publishing. For the past few years I’ve co-taught a professional development course for doctoral students on completing a thesis, getting a job, and publishing.  The course draws liberally on a book … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s annotated dictionary?

An interesting story from the Folger Shakespeare Library about the claimed discovery of Shakespeare’s dictionary – an annotated copy of John Baret’s Alvearie. The claim is not just that Shakespeare used the dictionary, which is well-known, but that this was his personal copy. … Continue reading

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WMD V: Warwick Manuscript Development Sessions 2014

A good opportunity for book publishing advice – contact Leonard Seabrooke: for more information. In 2009 the Centre for the Study for Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick held its first Warwick Manuscript Development (WMD) workshop with first-time authors, … Continue reading

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Where to start with reading Peter Sloterdijk?

Where should you start with reading Peter Sloterdijk? I have previously done this with Henri Lefebvre, and Chathan Vemuri asked me the same question for Sloterdijk. This is my attempt at answering this, largely in relation to works already in translation – … Continue reading

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Verso’s Undergraduate Reading List – and last days of their 50% + e-book sale

Verso have updated their suggestions for an alternative undergraduate reading list. It would be a very well-read undergraduate to complete this list. Also worth mentioning that their excellent sale – 50% off many books, free postage, plus the bundled e-book, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Bate on writing a biography of Ted Hughes – copyright, author estates and family members

A very interesting piece in The Guardian by Jonathan Bate about his writing of a biography of Ted Hughes. The issues are much wider than this particular case, and concern copyright, author estates and the role of family members. There are … Continue reading

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Stanford Briefs – manuscripts in the humanities wanted

Stanford University Press have an imprint for shorter texts with a much quicker turnaround from acceptance to publication – Stanford Briefs. The imprint is across all the press’s disciplines, but I’ve been talking to senior editor Emily-Jane Cohen about the lists … Continue reading

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Rowman & Littlefield International new series – Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking the Political

Rowman & Littlefield International have launched a new series – Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking the Political - with an attempt to cross the division between ‘analytic’ and ‘continental’ thought. Here’s the first part of the series description: Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking … Continue reading

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The remaining Foucault lecture courses – French and English publishing details

Only two of Foucault’s Collège de France lecture courses remain unpublished in French – Théories et institutions pénales (1971-72) and Subjectivité et vérité (1980-81). As I’ve mentioned before, Subjectivité et vérité, edited by Frédéric Gros will be published in May 2014. There is nothing on the Seuil page … Continue reading

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The original source for Foucault’s Pierre Rivière collaborative project

I’ve long known that Foucault and his colleagues discovered the case of Pierre Rivière in Annales d’hygiène publique et de médecine légale, during the seminar of his first year of his work at the Collège de France. This particular case so fascinated … Continue reading

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