Publishing News

Eighth International Scott Conference

At the end of July, Oxford Brookes hosted the Eighth International Scott Conference (sponsored by the British Academy), bringing together around 60 academics from ten countries and five language groups.
The main conference theme was 'Scott and Real History' but other interdisciplinary angles were also explored including publishing, tourism and the fine arts.  The plenary speakers were Ian Duncan (California) Ina Ferris (Ottowa), Peter Garside (Cardiff and Edinburgh) and Nancy Goslee (Tennessee). As well as the plenaries and over forty panel papers, there was a ground-breaking presentation of manuscript studies in Scott and Austen and a workshop on teaching Scott with or without a range of interdisciplinary considerations.  The delegate response to the academic side of the conference and the beauties of Headington Hill Hall and its grounds was overwhelmingly enthusiastic; we are the university in Oxford that lets you walk on the grass!

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Publishing News Issue 2

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies have issued their second print newsletter for Summer 2007. This is available as a PDF from here.

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Publishing Summer Internship at the World Bank

This summer, Kay Peddle, one of the MA in Publishing students at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, is undertaking an internship at the World Bank in Washington.

This prestigious internship is one of a range of opportunities for the students in the postgraduate publishing programmes at Oxford Brookes.  This is what Kay has to say about her experience:

"The World Bank's mission is to reduce global poverty. The Office of the Publisher is just one of the many teams within the organisation that support this mission. The World Bank is a not-for-profit publisher and as a result the 'language' you speak and hear in the halls of this office is very different to what you can expect in any other commercial publishing house. People speak in acronyms here ‘In EXTOP you'll have to use CPJ and ACS for the GFD campaign - and make sure you get the client to agree to it...' It takes a while to get your head around it! They are mission-driven, not profit-driven and their ultimate goal is to see the Bank's wealth of information get into the hands of the people who need it most. One of the strategies to ensure this happens is a country-specific discount policy for distributors, i.e. low income countries get a substantial discount and free shipping.

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Wellcome Trust award for symposium on ‘Medicine for the Humble 1650-1900’

Steve King (History) has been awarded £3000 by the Wellcome Trust towards the expenses of a symposium on ‘Medicine for the Humble 1650-1900’, which will be held at Oxford Brookes in May 2008

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Web site layouts are changing

Oxford Brookes has a new web style so we are making the changes on the Arts and Humanities web site too.

Over the next weeks you will notice that the layout of the AH pages is changing. Please be patient with us while we shift the whole site from one style to another. You will notice some pages are still in the older style and we hope to be completely rid of the this 'look and feel' very soon.

You can see here a comparison of the old (top) with the new. 

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Research Student’s Forthcoming Novel

Alana Jelinek is a research student in Arts and Humanities. She is publishing a novel 'Ohm's Law' with publisher, terra incognita.

Addressing globalisation, Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the pharmaceutical industry as well as complicity and 'bad faith', Ohm's Law tackles the growing convergence of the State and the Market in a highly readable, almost humorous, utterly unfashionable novel.

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Publications from Publishing

This month sees a number of new publications by members of staff in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

Angus Phillips and Claire Squires both have articles in the Blackwell Companion to the History of the Book, which is edited by Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose.  Claire's article is on 'The Global Market 1970-2000: Consumers', and Angus's addresses the question 'Does the Book Have a Future?'

Jane Potter's article 'For Country, Conscience and Commerce: Publishers and Publishing, 1914-1918' is in the Palgrave volume Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History, edited by Mary Hammond and Shafquat Towheed.  Her article is available from the Palgrave website as a pdf.

Finally, the book trade journal Logos (18/1) includes Angus's article 'Cover Story: Cover Design in the Marketing of Fiction'.  Angus has also been invited to join the editorial board of Logos.

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British Academy Conference Grant for North American Speakers

Caroline Jackson-Houlston (English Studies) has been awarded a British Academy Conference Grant of £2000 towards the costs of bringing plenary speakers from the US and Canada to Oxford to attend the Eighth International Scott Conference at the end of July  2007.

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Roger Griffin’s Modernism and Fascism

Roger Griffin’s major new work, Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler (London: Palgrave, 2007) is a featured history monograph. To find out more about this book, please visit the publisher's web site.

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Harcourt Education award epublishing prizes

Harcourt Education, a publishing company with local offices in Oxford, have been involved with the MA epublishing module here at Brookes for the seventh year running. Small teams of students developed new electronic prototype products based on Harcourt’s Heinemann books.

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