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Teaching Book History to Undergraduates

Representatives from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies contributed to the one-day symposium on Teaching the History of the Book to Undergraduates at the Institute of English Studies at the University of London recently.

The symposium, which focused on how book history is taught at undergraduate level, featured Brookes student Ashley Hayden and Publishing staff member Claire Squires. Ashley spoke on a panel of students about her experience of being taught book history via the modules Print and Society and Fiction and the Culture of Publishing, as well as her dissertation work. Claire used the Fiction and the Culture of Publishing module as a case study to discuss the place of publishing history and the 'cultural' strand within the professionally-oriented BA in Publishing course.

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British Book Design and Production Awards 2007

Over three hundred publishers, printers and their guests attended the British Book Design and Production Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, hosted by the British Printing Industries Federation, Oxford Brookes University, and the Publishers Association on 13 November 2007 at the Millennium Mayfair Hotel. The guest speaker was Sandy Toksvig.

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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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Slovenian Book Fair, Ljubljana

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, spoke at the Slovenian Book Fair in Ljubljana on 28 November 2007. He gave a lecture entitled, ‘Does the Book have a Future?’ He also gave a lecture on journals publishing at the University of Ljubljana.

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Children’s Publishing

On Thursday 22 November, the Oxford Publishing Society (OpuS) held an event at Oxford Brookes University entitled ‘Children's Publishing: A success story'. The speakers were Catherine Clarke, literary agent at the Felicity Bryan Agency, Liz Cross, Children's Publisher at Oxford University Press, and Julia Golding, author of numerous children's books including The Diamond of Drury Lane. The event was chaired by Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

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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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Chinese Institute of Publishing Science

On 6 November 2007 Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, was given the award of Honorary Researcher by the Chinese Institute of Publishing Science. He was presented with the award in Beijing by Xin Guangwei, Vice President of the Institute. On his visit to China, Angus met a number of Oxford Brookes alumni and spoke at the United Bible Societies Book Fair in Hong Kong.

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Master’s Degrees in Publishing Brochure

A new brochure for the Master’s Degrees in Publishing has been published

The brochure covers all of the Masters courses in Publishing:

The brochure is available to download as a PDF from here

 

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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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Frankfurt Book Fair visit 2007

Students from the MA Publishing courses at Oxford Brookes University visited the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2007. At the Fair they had meetings with a range of publishers large and small, including Random House, Orion, Usborne, A&C Black, Pearson Education, Infinite Ideas, Playbac, New Internationalist and Guardian Books. They also visited the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.

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