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‘Modernism: A Sourcebook’ by Steven Matthews published

Prof. Steven Matthews' new book, 'Modernism: A Sourcebook' will be published on 13th June 2008.

The book is described as 'A wide-ranging collection of the key contextual documents which inform the Modernist period of Anglo-American literature. Documents are supported by substantial editorial material drawing connections to the major Modernist texts, and a full introduction outlining the key events, social and political movements, and cultural issues of the time.'

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Dr Joanne Bailey awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship

Dr Joanne Bailey, Senior Lecturer in History, has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to the value of £34,474.00 over two years to fund research on parenting in England c. 1760-1830. One over-arching question stands at the heart of her project, which will be published as articles and a monograph: what did the two generations of men and women born and reaching adulthood between 1760 and 1830 feel and think about being parents? In addressing this question several inter-connecting themes are uncovered: the history of parenting as an idea, the emotional and material worlds of motherhood and fatherhood, the construction of the self as a parent and through being parented, and the parent-child relationship as a conduit for the transfer of social and cultural values. The study’s investigative strategies stem from a specific set of new historical questions which are broadly directed by the themes of gender, identity and generation.

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ASECS Women’s Caucus Editing and Translation Fellowship

The ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) Women's Caucus Editing and Translation Fellowship, is an annual award of $1000 to support an editing or a translation work in progress of an eighteenth-century primary text on a feminist or a Women's Studies subject. This year it has been awarded to Nicole Pohl in the Department of English. The award will be used to support her edition of the Collected Letters of Sarah Scott (Huntington Library Press, forthcoming).

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Dai Griffiths Appointed a Fellow of the Mannes Institute in Rochester, New York.

Dai Griffiths (Arts) has been appointed a Fellow of the Mannes Institute for 2008, held at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, June 15-18.

'The Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory is an exclusive musical think-tank dedicated to communal exploration at the highest level of inquiry. It offers distinguished professional music scholars from around the world a unique opportunity to gather together in an intensive collegial setting outside of the conventional conference format to teach, challenge, and learn from each other in a sustained and interactive way. The Mannes Institute has achieved international recognition as a preeminent vehicle for synergy and collaboration in the domain of music scholarship.

This year's Institute explores the dynamic fields of jazz and popular music in depth from a variety of theoretical, analytical, and historical perspectives. An outstanding faculty of experts will conduct a series of high-level participatory workshops limited to fifteen scholars each, with a number of special plenary presentations. The total membership is forty-five colleagues constituting the Fellows of the 2008 Mannes Institute.’

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Craig Richardson’s essay in Shotgun Wedding by Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen

This publication from Atopia Projects explores the social, political and cultural background to Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen’s video installation Shotgun Wedding.

Shotgun Wedding engages the various conflicts that run through the history of Scotland and Britain, by re-presenting visual material relevant to the Union of 1707. The exhibition of this work at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery correlated with the tricentennial of the signing of the Treaty of Union that joined Scotland and England, and was the year that the Scottish people elected, for the first time, a Nationalist as their First Minister.

Craig Richardson’s essay discusses the artists’ work in relation to contemporary artistic & curatorial practices at the time of this anniversary of the Union. 

Further Details about Atopia Projects and Shotgun Wedding are available online.

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Literary and cultural studies book from Alex Goody

Alex Goody (English) has recently published Modernist Articulations: a cultural study of Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy and Gertrude Stein (Palgrave, 2007), a book that explores the theoretical concerns of recent literary and cultural studies through a reappraisal of three innovative women writers of the modernist period.

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Judging a Book by Its Cover

Angus Phillips and Claire Squires of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies have recently published chapters in a new book.

Judging a Book by Its Cover: Fans, Publishers, Designers, and the Marketing of Fiction (Ashgate), edited by Nicole Matthews and Nickianne Moody, includes the articles 'How Books are Positioned in the Market: Reading the Cover' by Phillips, and 'Book Marketing and the Booker Prize' by Squires, alongside other chapters on Penguin Books, the interactions between film and books, and the use of covers in Internet bookstores.

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BBC Radio 4 Open Book

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies lecturer Claire Squires featured on this week's BBC Radio 4 Open Book programme.

Claire discussed 'the dark arts of marketing' with presenter Mariella Frostrup and critic John Sutherland, which her new book Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain analyses in detail.

The discussion is available from the BBC's website on Listen Again, approximately 13 minutes into the programme.

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Alex Goody Modernist Studies Association conference

Alex Goody (English) has presented a paper on the Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven at the Modernist Studies Association conference in Long Beach, California and is editing, with Catherine Morley (English) a volume entitled American Modernism: Cultural Transactions for publication in 2008. Conference Link

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Marketing Literature published

Claire Squires, Senior Lecturer in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, has published a new book.

Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain is a study of the publishing of contemporary writing in Britain. It analyses the changing social, economic and cultural environment of the publishing industry in the 1990s-2000s, and investigates its impact on genre, format, packaging, authorship and reading. It includes case studies of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, Louis de Bernières's Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, and significantly extends our understanding of the circulation of literary fiction in a period of notable change.

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