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Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller published

Claire Squires of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies publishes this week her book Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller: A Guide to the Worlds of His Dark Materials. The book, published by Continuum, is the first comprehensive and authoritative study of the great writer. Importantly, the book informs readers about the contexts, sources and influences behind the trilogy, and examines the controversies and debates that have surrounded the trilogy and its creator, since its publication. This book focuses on Pullman's central achievement with His Dark Materials, but it also considers his entire oeuvre.

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John Mitchinson Podcast

John Mitchinson of the QI Club & Bookshop, recently spoke at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. John's seminar, entitled 'Touching Paper: the Post-Internet Bookshop', ranged from the place of independent bookselling in the age of the superstore and the online retailer to the calcium content of woodlice.  Intrigued?  His talk is now available as a podcast.

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Essential Information for Postgraduate Applicants

An Essential Information for Applicants document is now available for anyone considering applying for a postgraduate programme at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

If you are considering applying for any of our postgraduate courses, please read this document to find out more about the MA in Publishing, MA in International Publishing, MA in Publishing and Language and the European Master in Publishing.  It includes details of work experience and internship possibilities, and new modules in Children's Publishing and Magazine Publishing available from 2007-8.

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British Book Design and Production Awards 2006

Angus Phillips and Adrian Bullock from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies were in attendance and presented the awards in the categories of Scholarly, Academic and Reference (won by Thames and Hudson) and Secondary Education (won by Philip Allan Updates).

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The Chark Speaks…

Richard Charkin, Chief Executive of Macmillan and author of the most influential blog in the publishing world, visited Oxford Brookes University on 31 October 2006 to give a talk at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. Mae Dagre, MA in Publishing student, reports on his talk: 'Richard Charkin's creatively-titled research seminar - 'The Elephant and the Rat: Innovation in Publishing' - explored areas surrounding the impact of size and ownership of publishing houses on innovation, the different strategies pursued by editors when developing new titles and Charkin's extensive industry contacts and personal experience surrounding innovation.

 

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Publishing’s First Podcast

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies' first podcast is now online!

Laura Atkins' session in the Publishing Research Seminar Series, 'Editorial Reflections: Cultural Expression and Children's Publishing', is now accessible to everyone as a podcast, along with an accompanying Powerpoint presentation.  In the talk, Laura Atkins reflects on her experiences editing multicultural picture books, and discusses her research on how the publication process has affected children's books written by non-white authors in the UK.

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Frankfurt Book Fair

Students and staff from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies recently returned from the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Thirty-two postgraduate students and three members of staff attended Frankfurt Buchmesse 2006, which is the biggest book fair in the world.  Students met with a variety of publishing companies, including Berg, Nelson Thornes, Infinite Ideas, Attwooll Associates, Usborne Publishing (pictured, with Elizabeth Wright of Usborne) and Pearson Education.  They also had the opportunity to discuss work experience and career opportunities, and to discover more about global trends in the publishing business.

During the trip to Germany, students and staff also went back in publishing time to visit Mainz, home to the fifteenth-century printing press and its inventor Gutenberg.

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The book and its future

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, was interviewed for an article in the Times Higher Education Supplement about the book and its future (29 September). Together with Bill Cope, he has edited a collection of papers, The Future of the Book in the Digital Age, published this month by Chandos.

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Postgraduate Publishing Open Day

Potential postgraduate applicants to the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies are warmly invited to attend the Postgraduate Fair on Wednesday 18 October 2006.  Find out more about the MAs in Publishing, International Publishing, Publishing & Language, Interactive Media Publishing and the European Master in Publishing.

Please join us at the Arts & Humanities stand from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.  At 5.30pm, there will be a Q&A session with the MA Course Leader.

For general information about the Postgraduate Fair, please call 01865 484848, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or see the Postgraduate Fair website.

 

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Publishing lecturer takes part in The English Literature Project, Russia

Claire Squires recently returned from a two-day seminar on contemporary British Fiction in Perm, Russia.

At the invitation of the Oxford Russia Fund, Claire took part in The English Literature Project, which aims to introduce Russian university teachers of English Language and Literature to works of contemporary British fiction.  The seminar, which is in its second year, is led by Karen Hewitt of the University of Oxford and Boris Proskurnin of Perm University, and was attended by approximately 100 Russian delegates.  During the seminar, 6000 copies of books, bought by the Oxford Russia Fund and delivered to Russia by Blackwell's, were distributed to attendees.

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