Publishing News | Postgraduate
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!
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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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
This degree provides you with a thorough grounding in advanced musical studies, with separate pathways available to musicologists and composers. The course combines taught modules in areas of staff expertise with the opportunity to undertake independent research in your own particular area of interest. It can, where desired, pave the way to doctoral research.
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Jing Wang (China), is working with the Marketing and Online Resources publishing team, dealing with marketing analysis, rights licensing and worldwide co-publishing partners. Those include some British companies such as OUP and Palgrave Macmillan. Jing interprets the internship as ‘a great opportunity to know the World Bank working system and its projects, and to let the world know more about the World Bank.' Everyday she feels very glad when stepping into the beautiful office building: ‘Working at the World Bank signifies that you are going to do something meaningful and helpful for the people in the world, especially those living in poor countries.'
Nina Schipper (Brazil), has been working with the Acquisitions team, and so far has been involved in the preparation of leading publications such as the World Development Report, the Annual Report, and the youth guide Getting to Know the World Bank. She has also been participating in the e-library project, which makes available in full text, for readers everywhere, the contents of the World Bank's books and reports. Nina commented that: ‘Learning about the serious yet creative way the World Bank disseminates the knowledge on development that is produced here, either through printed books or online resources, is an important step in my career.'