Publishing News | Postgraduate

Philip Pullman to be Creative Writing Fellow for MA in Creative Writing

Philip Pullman has agreed to be one of the new Fellows for Oxford Brookes' forthcoming MA in Creative Writing, and will be launching the course in September.

The new and exciting MA will bring opportunities for writers to develop their work across a wide range of genres, including screen writing.

Teaching on the course will be novelist James Hawes (A White Merc with Fins , Rancid Aluminium and most recently Speak for England) and poet Jane Yeh (Marabou and Teen Spies), as well as other Creative Writing Fellows who will be announced shortly.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12 Jun 2008 around 3pm

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MA Publishing students win World Bank scholarships for 2008

Two students on the MA in Publishing programme have won scholarships to work at the World Bank in Washington for three months this summer.

In 2006, with the goal of broadening its talent pool, the Office of Diversity Programs and the Office of the Publisher at the World Bank in Washington created the World Bank Publishing Internship Prize, to be awarded annually to three students studying publishing. The winners each receive an award of $7,500, to cover travel and their living expenses during their three-month internship at the World Bank in Washington

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09 Jun 2008 around 9am

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Graduate Publishing Scholarships

Graduate Publishing Scholarships for 2008

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce four new scholarships for students on the MA in Publishing programmes at Oxford Brookes University starting their studies in September 2008. The four new scholarships are:

  • Cambridge Publishing Scholarship – award of £1,500
  • Hachette Livre UK Publishing Scholarship – award of £1,500
  • Publishing Training Centre Diversity Scholarship – award of £5,000
  • Random House Group Publishing Scholarship – award of £1,500

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04 Jun 2008 around 3pm

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New MA in Creative Writing

From September 2008 we will be running a new MA in Creative Writing:

This course will provide students with excellent opportunities to pursue their writing at postgraduate level in different genres and for different audiences. The course will be taught by leading contemporary writers, will include a programme of invited speakers and connections to the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, and will make full use of our situation in Oxford, a wonderful place to be a writer!

More news and details, including information on how to apply, please get in touch with the Admissions Tutor, by calling 01865 484127 or emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06 May 2008 around 9am

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MA in History of Medicine students are published in the Reinvention Journal

Two MA in History of Medicine students have had articles published in Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research. Fraser Joyce has published 'Prostitution and the Nineteenth Century: In Search of the "Great Social Evil"' and Lauren Paice has published 'Overspill Policy and the Glasgow Slum Clearance Project in the Twentieth Century: From One Nightmare to Another?'

The two articles are available at the Reinvention Journal web site.

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The art of bookmaking

Just before Easter a group of MA in Publishing students at Oxford Brookes visited the book printer Biddles in Norfolk.

Chris Boor (MA publishing student) writes:

‘There's something decidedly satisfying about getting one's hands dirty in the line of work. Especially when the result of the labour was a book lovingly crafted by my own fair hands. Making our own books (technically making me a bookmaker?) was just one aspect of the visit to Biddles in Kings Lynn.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02 Apr 2008 around 10am

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Leipzig Book Fair

The 2008 Leipziger Buchmesse was held from 13 to 16 March 2008. This is an important spring event in Germany for the promotion of books from central and eastern Europe. The Fair had around 2,300 exhibitors and in the previous year attracted over 125,000 visitors. The Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding was given to the Dutch writer Geert Mak, author of In Europa (2004).

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02 Apr 2008 around 10am

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New publishing company started by Oxford Brookes alumnus

A former student of the MA in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, Marie Halkjaer, has recently established her own publishing company in Denmark. Halkjaer returned to Denmark following the successful completion of her MA in 2005 and worked with several small publishers as head of marketing. She is now in the process of starting her own publishing company, Clockwise Publishing, which will publish its first book in May. She is also working as a freelance consultant.

Halkjaer recently published an article in the Danish magazine BogMarkedet describing how her experiences at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies helped to prepare her for the challenges of starting a new publishing company.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 20 Mar 2008 around 11am

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Chinese fiction in English translation

Eva Kneissl, who successfully completed the MA in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University in 2007, has recently had an article published in the trade journal LOGOS. The article, which is adapted from Kneissl's Masters thesis, examines the challenges faced in translating Chinese fiction into English and reaching larger Western audiences.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 14 Mar 2008 around 10am

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Publishing student sets up freelance company

Oxford Brookes has inspired at least one of its MA Publishing students to go it alone and enter the freelance world of publishing.  Here is the story of Kumquat, told by Emma Anderson...

The world has Orange, Apple, Pineapple and now, Brookes has inspired the creation of Kumquat - a name chosen after half an hour of random word calling out amongst the smaller members of my "team" and, I hasten to add, despite the advice of business analysts saying "Never name a company after a fruit" - cf. various legal wranglings.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 17 Feb 2008 around 6pm

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