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Publishing Summer School in Florence 2011

Each year the publishing programme at Oxford Brookes holds a summer school in Florence, a co-operative event with our European partners in France, Germany and Slovenia. MA student Teresa Ballesteros writes about this year’s Finaly seminar on digital publishing.

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Angels Are Tomorrow’s Vampires – Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2010

This March a group of 12 Oxford Brookes publishing students went to visit the 47th Children’s Book Fair in Bologna. A beautiful book fair, many interesting dialogues and a very pleasant visit to an Italian publishing house were awaiting the students, not to mention the charming city of Bologna, the Italian cuisine and warm temperatures.

Our Senior Lecturer, Beverley Tarquini, provided us with the perfect ‘survival package’, including maps and information about ‘the best pizza place in town’, where we all met on the Wednesday evening and got into the right mood for the book fair.

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Publishing Internship in Geneva

Helen Swain, a student on the master’s in publishing programme, writes about her six-month internship in Geneva in the publications department of the International Labour Office …

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Scholarships available for MAs in Publishing

Scholarships are available for students starting one of the MAs in Publishing in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies in September 2009.

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to offer the following scholarships for students entering postgraduate courses in 2009-10:

  • Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies Scholarship (International)
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships (Home/EU and International)
  • Cambridge Publishing Scholarship (Home/EU and International)
  • Hachette Livre UK Publishing Scholarship (Home/EU)
  • Macmillan Publishing Scholarship (Home/EU and International)
  • Publishing Training Centre Diversity Scholarship (UK resident)

Further information on these Departmental Scholarships is available from our Scholarships page. Details of University and external funding opportunities are available here.

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Censorship and Publishing

Recently, a number of classes and seminars on the MAs and BAs in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies have been concentrating on aspects of censorhip.

Students in the MA module Publishing and Language Issues presented work on the issues surrounding the publication of Sherry Jones's The Jewel of the Medina, while students in the MA and BA modules on the History and Culture of Publishing heard Steve Hare, collector of Penguin Books, talk about Penguin's involvement in the Lady Chatterley's Lover trial in 1960.

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Publishing students visit Bloomsbury

Students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies recently visited Bloomsbury plc at the invitation of Industry Advisory Board member and Deputy Managing Director of A & C Black, Jonathan Glasspool.

Becky Cook, a student on the MA in Publishing, reports on the day:

'To say that Bloomsbury is a well know publishing house is an understatement. For years they have been successful in trade fiction and non-fiction and have produced some of the best selling books in recent years. With the success of the Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury has become almost legendary, so when the trip to their offices in Soho Square was announced I jumped at the chance to visit.

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Ljubljana Book Fair 2008

Claire Squires, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, recently visited the Ljubljana Book Fair in Slovenia.

She was invited to deliver a lecture entitled 'Stories of Success: Marketing British Fiction', based on her book Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain at the Book Fair. Fellow speakers in the Fair's programme of talks included Jason Epstein, author of Book Business: Publishing Past Present and Future, and Michel Bruillon of the Pôle Métiers du Livre at the Université Paris X-Nanterre.

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Publishing students visit the Oxford University Press Museum

Students from the MAs in Publishing in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies recently visited Oxford University Press's Museum.

Marina Debattista, MA student, reports on the visit:

'The Oxford University Press Museum - consisting of a large, circular hall - creates the illusion that its history is also circular. The online version of the Oxford English Dictionary - the last item in the museum, placed close to the exit - coincides, at least symbolically, with the very first one, the book published in 1478. The opposites meet here, only to remind us that the electronic medium is not necessarily the negation of the printed medium.

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Publishing Students hand-press print at the Bodleian

Students from the MAs in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University recently visited the Bodleian Library, where they learned about the theory and practice of hand-press printing.

Guided by Paul Nash (who is also a PhD student at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies), students found out more about the development of printing in the 15th century, and then had the opportunity to set their own type and print a keepsake.  MA student Marina Debattista writes about the experience:

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Claire Squires judges a book by its cover for the Financial Times

Claire Squires, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, recently wrote an article for the Financial Times on the cover design of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons.

Writing for a series in the FT called 'How to Judge a Book by its Cover', Squires explains how the design pictured here did not appear until 1938 (8 years after initial publication of the book). Ransome only started illustrating his own work with the third in the Swallows and Amazons series, Peter Duck, as a textual joke: the pictures were supposed to have been drawn by the children in the book.

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