Category Archives: Publishing

Here Be Monsters: A Punctum Publishing Primer – Eileen Joy on the current state of academic publishing

Here Be Monsters: A Punctum Publishing Primer – Eileen Joy on the current state of academic publishing. Much to think about here. punctum doesn’t publish books for your grandmother’s tenure and promotion committee, which somehow, through a strange process of … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben, The Omnibus Homo Sacer – forthcoming in July from Stanford University Press

I’d seen a French translation of this, and so was wondering if there would be an English version, and here it is: Giorgio Agamben, The Omnibus Homo Sacer – forthcoming in July from Stanford University Press. 1336 pages, bringing together all … Continue reading

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Another critique of academia.edu – at Diggit Magazine

Another critique of academia.edu – ‘The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again‘ at Diggit Magazine. See also my post from earlier this year ‘Delete your academia.edu account… (there are other ways to share your work)‘ and the comments to … Continue reading

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Derek Gregory’s tribute to geography editor John Davey

Derek Gregory has written a nice tribute to geography editor John Davey, who died recently. Davey worked with Edward Arnold and Blackwell, and published David Harvey’s early books, as well as many others, including Derek’s Geographical Imaginations. I didn’t know him in person, … Continue reading

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Can you have too much writing time? – some discussion at Explorations of Style

Can You Have Too Much Writing Time? A few weeks ago, I received an email from a former student, asking for some advice about managing a summer of writing. With her permission, I am sharing her email and my reflections on … Continue reading

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Research hacks intermezzo: A cornucopia of writing and publishing advice from Stuart Elden – Christopher Watkin

Research hacks intermezzo: A cornucopia of writing and publishing advice from Stuart Elden – Christopher Watkin links to my list of writing and publishing posts, and picks some of his favourites. This is part of his series of Research Hacks … Continue reading

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Unpaywall – a Chrome and Firefox plugin to find open access versions of articles

Unpaywall is a new Chrome and Firefox plugin to find open access versions of articles. If you go to a journal article webpage with this installed, then it will give you a green logo on the right side of your browser if … Continue reading

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Christopher Watkin, Research Hacks 8 and 9 – arguments and knowing when to stop

Christopher Watkin, Research Hacks series continues. #8: How to know when “good enough” is good enough in academic writing #9: Building an argument with the “it’s not as simple as that” tool You can read the rest here. There are … Continue reading

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Some responses to the post about ‘Why I prioritise writing books over articles, even in an era of research assessment’

Some responses to the post about ‘Why I prioritise writing books over articles, even in an era of research assessment‘. The post got a lot of hits, partly through multiple retweets. While I also replied to the comments I saw … Continue reading

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Off to Maynooth and Dublin – talks on Terrain, publishing and Foucault

It’s a little difficult to treat today as just another day, after the events in London yesterday, but I’m just about to head to Ireland for a couple of events. This evening at 4pm I’ll be giving a talk entitled “Terrain: … Continue reading

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