Dr Patsy J. Daniels (PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania) has recently retired as Professor of English from Jackson State University. Her publications include two authored books and two edited collections. The Voice of the Oppressed in the Language of the Oppressor (Routledge, 2001) discusses the postcolonial nature of twelve authors from three continents (William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros, Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, and Leslie Marmon Silko), and shows the connections between their works, while Understanding American Fiction as Postcolonial Literature (Edwin Mellen, 2011) traces the postcolonial roots of American literature.
Patsy has edited two collections with Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Constructing the Literary Self: Race and Gender in Twentieth-Century Literature, which has been described as “a huge critical feast” by Professor Warren J. Carson of the University of Carolina Upstate, and The Power of the Word: The Sacred and the Profane.
She has also published articles in scholarly journals on Yeats, Joyce, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Katherine Anne Porter, and the globalization of the humanities, and, from 2008 to 2014, she served as editor of The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a scholarly journal based at Jackson State University.
Patsy explains the ease with which her manuscript developed from proposal to publication, and the reasons why she returned to publish a second title with Cambridge Scholars:
“Cambridge Scholars Publishing was the third publisher I had worked with to publish my work, so I had already formed an idea of what publishing a book would be like. Everyone in the organisation made it easy for me to publish my third book, and subsequently my fourth. My acquaintance with Cambridge Scholars began when I chaired a session on Race and Gender at the South Central Modern Language Association conference. Cambridge Scholars was interested in publishing papers on that subject; I was willing to put out a call for papers to my colleagues, who responded with a dozen essays on various aspects of the topic. Cambridge Scholars made it very easy for me to prepare my manuscript; their guidelines and requirements are on their website. In addition, I was in touch with an Associate Editor who answered all of my questions and oversaw the whole project. During the typesetting phase, I also corresponded with the typesetter. Later, I was contacted by the marketing department.
“All of those with whom I corresponded were very professional in their work and friendly in their manner, putting me at ease immediately. The dust jacket design came from a Cambridge Scholars artist, and I was asked to approve it. The printing was accomplished in a timely manner. The finished product was impressive: both the print job itself and the binding job were of excellent quality. Naturally, when I had an idea for another edited book, I contacted Cambridge Scholars and sent them a proposal. My proposal was approved, and the same procedures were put into place. Again, all of the personnel that I dealt with were professional, friendly, and helpful. This next volume was put together without a hitch, and the finished product was, again, excellent. I have already recommended Cambridge Scholars Publishing to several of my colleagues as an organisation which takes academic publishing seriously and makes it uncomplicated for scholars to publish their work, and I am happy to recommend this company again.”
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