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Meet our Authors: Giada Goracci - April 2018 13 April 2018

Giada Goracci received a PhD in English Studies from the University of Verona in 2015. Her areas of research include gender studies, literature and film, literature and fashion studies, ethics, power, and the body. She is currently teaching Scientific English at the University of Verona. Giada serves on the Editorial Board for Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, published by the University of Nis, Serbia, and the SDU Journal of English Studies, published by Suleyman Demirel University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She is also a member of the Italian Association of English Studies (AIA) and the Italian Association of Law and Literature (AIDEL). 

In 2016 Giada published her first book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Male Perspectives in Atwood's "Bluebeard's Egg" and Hazzard's The Transit of VenusThe book investigates two re-writings of the fairy tale of Bluebeard, Margaret Atwood’s Bluebeard’s Egg and Shirley Hazzard’s The Transit of Venus, from the perspectives of male and queer studies, revealing how both illuminate contemporary concerns with gender and sexuality. 

Giada explains her reasons for, and experience of, publishing with Cambridge Scholars:

“I decided to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing because, as a researcher and a scholar, I strive to write up high-quality papers and monographs with the aim of providing theoretical insights and sharing my findings worldwide. My monograph represented the start of my academic career. Cambridge Scholars collaborated with me at every stage of the process, and I was glad to see that they truly value their relationships with their authors.

The monograph was the means through which my academic research promoted reflections on gender and diversity-related courses and projects, as well as fostering material for publication in the fields of male studies and gender studies at large. I am very proud of it, and the help of Cambridge Scholars was absolutely precious.”


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Meet our Authors: Harry Eiss - April 2018 13 April 2018

Harry Edwin Eiss is a Full Professor at Eastern Michigan University, where he teaches world mythology, literature and creative writing. He has spent his life in a search for meaning and value, resulting in an interdisciplinary exploration of neurology, psychology, theology, philosophy and all of the arts and humanities. This resulted in his own theory of metaesthetics, which involves an application of the cutting edges of these disciplines to how humans think and comprehend existence.

Harry is a returning author with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, having authored or edited nine books with us to date. These include Christ of the Coal Yards: A Critical Biography of Vincent van Gogh (2010), Divine Madness (2011), The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke (2012), The Mythology of Dance (2013), a second edition of Insanity and Genius: Masks of Madness and the Mapping of Meaning and Value (2014), and The Joker (2016). 

His most recent book with Cambridge Scholars is Seeking God in the Works of T. S. Eliot and Michelangelo (2017), which explores how Eliot and Michelangelo struggled with the meaning of life and tried, in their work, to express the experience of God. 

Harry explains his reasons for continuing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“Originally, Cambridge Scholars Publishing contacted me to put together a collection of essays because of my involvement with the Popular Culture Association. As a result of that positive experience, I decided to propose my own book to them. The results of the publication of this initial book with Cambridge Scholars – Insanity and Genius – began a string of publications, both my own work and my editing of collections, that continues to the present.

My publications with Cambridge Scholars have resulted in numerous dialogues with other scholars throughout the world, and offers from other publishers. However, because of my positive experiences, I continue to be loyal to Cambridge Scholars.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Harry’s latest book, Seeking God in the Works of T. S. Eliot and Michelangelo. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAPR18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th May 2018.


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Meet our Authors: James Combs – March 2018 14 March 2018

James Combs is Professor Emeritus at Valparaiso University in Indiana, USA. He has been active in such academic associations as the Popular Culture Association and the International Communication Association. He is author and editor of a wide variety of books and articles, primarily on subjects related to social and political communication and popular culture, exploring such concepts as political drama, phony culture, the comedy of democracy, and the expansion of social play. His current research focus is in the broad field of popular experience, particularly the importance and variety of moving pictures.

James is a returning author with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, having published five books with us to date: Movie Time (2007), Wit's End: Making Sense of the Great Movies (2010), Comic Grace: We Mortal Fools in Movie Comedy (2013), Magical Suspension: The Movies as a Fun Experience (2015) and Cinematic Schooling: Popular Learning at the Movies (2018).

His next work, provisionally titled The Lasting Picture Show: An Inquiry into the Importance of Cinematic Knowing, is forthcoming.

After over a decade of publishing with Cambridge Scholars, James sums up his experiences:


I have used this efficient and congenial organization to look at various dimensions of moving pictures, including the temporal rhythms of movies (Movie Time), the importance of movie comedy (Comic Grace), the evaluation of the "great movies"(Wit's End), the role of motion pictures as a site of having fun (Magical Suspension), and the educative potential of moving pictures for human learning (Cinematic Learning). I am currently at work on a speculative effort about the future of motion pictures (The Lasting Picture Show).

All in all, I hope that these works have contributed to the study of moving pictures and enhanced the library of Cambridge Scholars Publishing books, which every year becomes more and more remarkable in its apparently infinite variety and high quality. I am glad that I could be part of that grand publishing enterprise. For scholars, there are no final answers, but at least we can use our curiosity to look wide and deep in the world to see what we can find out. The true, the good, and the beautiful are as always worth knowing and expressing, and I for one just can't stop looking and asking.


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Meet our Authors: Penelope McElwee – March 2018 14 March 2018

After a number of years working in the fashion industry as a designer and pattern cutter, including management of both retail and wholesale elements of the trade, Penelope McElwee decided to follow her passion for art and architecture. She embarked on a BA degree around these subjects with the Open University, UK, and followed this with two Master’s degrees from Birkbeck College, UCL, and the Open University. In both instances her theses revolved around the white modern architecture of 1920s and 1930s France. The final culmination of her studies was the challenge of a PhD through Warnborough College, for whom she has additionally written several articles for their journal.

As Penelope turned to academic study and research after her career in fashion, she has yet to venture into the realms of lecturing, but it has allowed her entry into the exciting world of writing and publishing. Her first book, The Non-Representation of the Agricultural Labourers in 18th and 19th Century English Paintings, was published with Cambridge Scholars. This will be followed by a second, which will explore the world of advertising from the late Victorian period up until the 1930s, and will focus on how the newly formed agencies developed strategies to entice people, primarily women, to buy into brand loyalty.

Penelope explains her reasons for publishing her first book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

In the course of working on my PhD in the Social History of Art with Warnborough College, they proposed the possibility that my Doctorate could be developed into a book. Cambridge Scholars Publishing was approached and the idea was accepted, and the outcome is my book ‘The Non-Representation of the Agricultural Labourers in 18th and 19th Century English Paintings’. Being a novice author I found the process somewhat of a challenge, but the support and help I received from the staff at Cambridge Scholars Publishing was invaluable, especially with regard to the mechanics of constructing a book and advising me with regard to the intricacies of image copyrights.”


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Cambridge Scholars Publishing expand subject coverage and open new representative offices 28 February 2018

Cambridge Scholars Publishing have launched an expansion programme in science and technology book publishing, building on their historic base in Humanities and Social Sciences.

This move has already gathered a number of proposals and submissions, details of which can be found in the Life SciencesHealth Sciences and Physical Sciences tabs on the publisher’s web page.

We always welcome your suggestions for new publications, whether in these new subject areas or in the established Social Sciences area, and invite you to submit a proposal. You can do so by visiting our dedicated proposal submission page here, completing a proposal form and submitting it to our commissioning editor, Camilla Harding.

The expansion into these subject areas is supported by the development of subject-based Editorial Advisory Boards. More than 200 of these boards are now in place across the full range of Cambridge Scholars’ book publishing activities.

If you are interested in joining an Editorial Advisory Board, we are accepting applications – please fill out the Advisory Board application form here (PDF) and submit this to admin@cambridgescholars.com.

We are also delighted to announce the opening of new representative offices in Berlin and Barcelona. Authors and customers have their own dedicated email contacts: de@cambridgescholars.com (Germany) and es@cambridgescholars.com (Spain).

For further details on the new Cambridge Scholars representative offices, please visit the Contact Us page.


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Meet our Authors: Jarmo Valkola – January 2018 12 January 2018

Jarmo Valkola is a Professor and Doctor of Philosophy, having received his doctorate from the Department of Art Education at the University of Jyväskylä. He is Docent at Aalto University in Helsinki, Docent Professor at the University of Lapland, and Docent at the University of Jyväskylä. He is also Associate Professor of Film History and Theory at Baltic Film, Media, Art and Communication Institute of Tallinn University, Estonia. From time to time, he also works at Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, and the University of Vienna.

His research interests are wide-ranging, and include cognition, cognitive science, phenomenology, art, visual arts, audiovisuality, perception, pictorialism, media, cognitive media theory, media education, philosophy of the image.

He has written 17 books and 50 scientific articles on cinema, art, and aesthetics in various languages, including Finnish, English, French, Italian, Turkish, Greek, Estonian and Hungarian.

Jarmo is currently working on his next book, with the working title of Cognitive Analysis of Cinema, which integrates psychological and phenomenological approaches to understanding the complexity of media.


He is currently engaged in Tallinn as a Professor in two international programs called Kinoeyes and Viewfinder. The former is a joint project with the Lusófona University, Lisbon, and Screen Academy Scotland, Napier University, while Viewfinder is a collaboration with the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest (SZFE) and the National Film School at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.  In 2017, he was involved in a symposium on Péter Forgacs's films and in 2018 will be involved in another symposium on Arab cinema.

Jarmo is the author of Pictorialism in Cinema: Creating New Narrative Challenges, which explores the unique phenomenon of pictorialism and its connection with other arts in film and media studies. He describes the process of publishing the title with Cambridge Scholars:

The publishing process started with my letter to Cambridge Scholars, and I was pleased to get information about their publishing policies. I sent them a copy of the manuscript, and I got positive feedback about my research. After a while I received the answer that they had accepted my manuscript, after which there was a quite long period during which the manuscript, especially the language, was checked very carefully. After all this work, it was ready for printing. There were, of course, other issues like the cover image, which I got from my son who was making a short film up north. At the top of Finland there is a small piece of land, which belongs to Norway, called Finnmark, which is where the cover image was taken. I was very pleased with the whole publishing process, and I appreciated the thoroughness that the publisher and the people who work at Cambridge Scholars took with their jobs.


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Meet our Authors: Laura González – January 2018 12 January 2018

Laura González is an artist, writer, and an Athenaeum Research Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is also a faculty member at the Transart Institute. When she is not following Freud, Lacan and Marx’s footsteps with her camera, she teaches art and psychoanalysis at various institutions in Europe and the US, and creates performances for galleries and festivals. She has written on the seductive qualities of Philippe Stack’s Juicy Salif (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and co-edited a collection of essays titled Madness, Women and the Power of Art (Inter-disciplinary Press, 2013) to which she contributed a work, written with Eleanor Bowen.

She is also an Ashtanga and Pranayama yoga teacher and has performed with various dance companies, including Michael Clark, Barrowland Ballet and the Scottish Dance Theatre. Together with Penny Chivas, she co-directs @TheGlasgowJam, a multidisciplinary arts organisation. Her current work explores knowledge and the body of the hysteric through text, voice, dance performance and video.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Laura has authored Make Me Yours: How Art Seduces, of which Valerie Walkerdine, Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University, said: “both deeply erudite and wonderfully playful, this book stole my heart. Quite brilliant.”

Laura describes the experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

Publishing with Cambridge Scholars was a rigorous, thorough and supportive experience. Being a fine artist, I had both guidance and freedom to create the visual aspects of my work and I managed to publish the book as I had envisaged it. I produced my own images and designed the cover, both of which are key to the book, with advice from the creative teams at Cambridge Scholars. I won’t deny it, the process was stressful and hard, because writing a book is hard, but Cambridge Scholars made it calmer and more enjoyable than I remembered from previous experiences. The support and clarity of communication before, during and after publishing made a difference to the quality of the book and I am very grateful for all I learned. It has made me want to write another book with them!


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