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Featured Review: Oscar Wilde’s Elegant Republic 27 July 2016

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Peter Dunwoodie’s review of David Charles Rose’s title Oscar Wilde's Elegant Republic: Transformation, Dislocation and Fantasy in fin-de-siècle Paris. Peter is Emeritus Professor of French Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, and praised David’s title for its elucidation of Oscar Wilde’s Parisian environment.


"Oscar Wilde's multiple visits to Paris are well known ... but for many readers, what is less clear is what Paris was all about - reality and cliches or literary fantasies don't always go well together. In Oscar Wilde's Elegant Republic, David Charles Rose looks to remedy this by proposing a socio-cultural cartography drawn from three main areas: transformation, dislocation and fantasy. His stated purpose is to 'influence our understanding of both Wilde’s creativity and his social position' (175), and this book makes it possible to better grasp the many facets of his environment and to better understand the relevance of the famous contrast between the work and the life of a genius."

–Peter Dunwoodie, Rue des Beaux Arts


To find out more about Oscar Wilde's Elegant Republic: Transformation, Dislocation and Fantasy in fin-de-siècle Paris, click here. To read Peter’s review in full, click here.

We are always very happy to hear from authors with reviews of their titles and have published an ever-increasing number of reviews on our website. Being well-reviewed is a strong selling point for any book, and at Cambridge Scholars we have a number of ways in which we can help authors and editors to this end.

In the first instance, following publication our dedicated Reviews Editor will contact individuals and publications from our wide-ranging list of contacts. We have up to 20 review copies to send directly to any interested scholars or publications as standard. We appreciate that our authors have specialist knowledge in their subject areas, and we always welcome suggestions of potential reviewers both during and after publication.

For more information on the post-publication process, please visit our dedicated Post-Publication page by clicking here or email marketing@cambridgescholars.com.

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Featured Review: In Search of Agamemnon: Early Travellers to Mycenae 30 June 2016

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Tim Murray’s review of In Search of Agamemnon: Early Travellers to Mycenae, edited by Dudley Moore, Edward Rowlands and Nektarios Karadimas. Tim is Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology and Director of the Centre for the Archaeology of the Modern World, based at La Trobe University, Australia.


“I freely admit that I was a bit skeptical about whether yet another book about the history of Mycenae was going to add much more to our stock of knowledge about the place, but I am equally happy to admit that I was wrong. In Search of Agamemnon is at once an introduction to the history of the place as we have come to understand it since ancient times, and a history of the attempts by antiquaries, Grand Tourists, historians and, latterly, archaeologists to get to grips with the Mycenaean world and its legacy. In Search of Agamemnon is an excellent addition to the literature about Mycenae. It is both thoughtful and knowledgeable and thereby enhances our understanding of antiquarianism in the long 19th century.”

–Tim Murray, Bulletin of the History of Archaeology


To find out more about In Search of Agamemnon: Early Travellers to Mycenae, click here. To read Tim’s review in full, click here.

We are always very happy to hear from authors with reviews of their titles and have published an ever-increasing number of reviews on our website. Being well-reviewed is a strong selling point for any book, and at Cambridge Scholars we have a number of ways in which we can help authors and editors to this end.

In the first instance, following publication our dedicated Reviews Editor will contact individuals and publications from our wide-ranging list of contacts. We have up to 20 review copies to send directly to any interested scholars or publications as standard. We appreciate that our authors have specialist knowledge in their subject areas, and we always welcome suggestions of potential reviewers both during and after publication.

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Featured Review: Organisational Anatomy: A Manager’s Guide to a Healthy Organisation 29 April 2016

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Courtney Fingar’s review of Oleg Konovalov’s title Organisational Anatomy: A Manager’s Guide to a Healthy Organisation, a title in our new Towards the Twenty-First Century Organization Series. Courtney is the Editor-in-Chief of fDi Magazine (published by the Financial Times) and Head of Content at fDi Intelligence, and critiqued Oleg’s title as an “insightful yet pragmatic book”.


“In debates over campaign financing, the US presidential elections of 2012 saw the question arise of whether companies could be classed as 'people' and therefore enjoy certain rights to make political contributions. It was a heated issue, and a question that is impossible to solve to everyone's satisfaction. But whether or not a company is a 'person', it certainly functions as an organism in many important ways and can be treated and analysed as such. In an insightful yet pragmatic book, Oleg Konovalov gets under the skin of the company as an organism, and explains how to help it function best. A highly useful read for any manager.”

–Courtney Fingar, fDi Magazine


To find out more about Organisational Anatomy: A Manager’s Guide to a Healthy Organisation, click here.

We are always very happy to hear from authors with reviews of their titles and have published an ever-increasing number of reviews on our website. Being well-reviewed is a strong selling point for any book, and at Cambridge Scholars we have a number of ways in which we can help authors and editors to this end.

In the first instance, following publication we will contact individuals and publications from our wide-ranging list of contacts. We have up to 20 review copies to send directly to any interested scholars or publications as standard. We appreciate that our authors have specialist knowledge in their subject areas, and we always welcome suggestions of potential reviewers both during and after publication.

For more information on the post-publication process, please visit our dedicated Post-Publication page by clicking here or email marketing@cambridgescholars.com.

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Featured Review: Art in the Age of Emergence 29 February 2016

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed in reviews and endorsements by eminent scholars in their respective fields, and we would like to take this opportunity to highlight one such review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Professor John Seed’s review of Michael Pearce’s title Art in the Age of Emergence. John is a painter, writer and curator, and is currently Professor of Art and Art History at Mt. San Jacinto College in southern California. In an article for the Huffington Post, John praises Michael’s book for breaking new ground and believes it is a “genuine conversation-starter”.


“Serious discussions about emergence have been appearing in other fields since the postwar era, especially in physics, chemistry and biology. Michael Pearce's book is the first major effort to use emergence as a model for aesthetic theory. Pearce takes an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together quotes and observations by archaeologists, art historians, evolutionary biologists, philosophers, physicists, semioticians, and theologians. Partly a personal meditation, but also an exploration of scientific and philosophical ideas, Art in the Age of Emergence is intended to challenge the current orthodoxies of contemporary aesthetics. [It] is a dense book that is ultimately quite optimistic, and a genuine conversation-starter.”

—Professor John Seed, Huffington Post


To find out more about Art in the Age of Emergence, click here. To read Professor Seed’s review in full, click here.

We are always very happy to hear from authors with reviews of their titles, and have published an ever-increasing number of reviews on our website. Being well-reviewed is a strong selling point for any book, and, at Cambridge Scholars, we have a number of ways in which we can help authors and editors to this end.

In the first instance, following publication we will contact individuals and publications from our wide-ranging list of contacts. We have up to 20 review copies to send directly to any interested scholars or publications as standard. We appreciate that our authors have specialist knowledge in their subject areas, and we always welcome suggestions of potential reviewers both during and after publication.

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Featured Review: Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World 30 November 2015

At Cambridge Scholars we take pride in seeing our authors’ work reviewed and endorsed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. Many of our publications have been well-reviewed, and we would like to take this opportunity to highlight another noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Moira Baker’s review of Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World, edited by Ljubica Matek and Jasna Poljak Rehlicki. Moira is Professor of English at Radford University and has been Director of Radford’s Women’s Studies program since 2002, and praised the essays in Facing the Crises as affording “a remarkably rich and varied examination of the most current approaches to literary and cultural studies”.


“Timely, provocative, and theoretically sophisticated, the essays comprising Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World situate their work amid several critical global concerns. As a collection, Facing the Crises demonstrates the powerful ways in which contemporary literary and cultural studies offer insight and understanding as we confront questions that the present moment urges upon us: whether the most sweeping questions about the global economy and the seeming state of perpetual war, or the most intimate questions about the body and desire. Each essay engages crucial questions, while positing some provocative answers. Together they afford a remarkably rich and varied examination not only of contemporary Anglophone literature, but also of the most current approaches to literary and cultural studies.”

—Professor Moira Baker, [sic], 5.1, 2014.


To find out more about Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World, click here, and to read the review in full, click here.

We are always very happy to hear from authors with reviews of their titles, and have published an ever-increasing number of reviews on our website. Being well-reviewed is a strong selling point for any book, and at Cambridge Scholars we have a number of ways in which we can help authors and editors to this end.

In the first instance, following publication our dedicated Reviews Editor will contact individuals and publications from our wide-ranging list of contacts. We have up to 20 review copies to send directly to any interested scholars or publications as standard. We appreciate that our authors have specialist knowledge in their subject areas, and we always welcome suggestions of potential reviewers both during and after publication.

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Featured Review: Language Education and the Challenges of Globalisation: Sociolinguistic Issues 28 August 2015

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Professor Tim Connell’s review of Martin Solly and Edith Esch’s edited volume Language Education and the Challenges of Globalisation: Sociolinguistic Issues. Tim is not only Professor Emeritus at City University but also Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, Honorary Life Fellow of Gresham College and a member of Cambridge Scholars’ Editorial Advisory Board.


“This collection comprises peer-reviewed papers from international scholars with an eclectic range of qualifications from all over the world. The case studies are equally broad, ranging from Cameroon to Mexico, and so provide some interesting perspectives on language policy and provision based on both research and practical experience. The articles demonstrate that monolingualism is increasingly not the norm, but there is also the danger of over-concentration on English, which may move emphasis away from local and regional languages, and fail to take into account local realities. This title will be of interest to people working in global education or who have an interest in sociolinguistics in an educational context.”

—Professor Tim Connell, The Linguist, 53:5


To find out more about Language Education and the Challenges of Globalisation: Sociolinguistic Issues, click here. For more information about Tim, please click here.

We are always very happy to hear from authors with reviews of their titles and have published an ever-increasing number of reviews on our website. Being well-reviewed is a strong selling point for any book, and at Cambridge Scholars we have a number of ways in which we can help authors and editors to this end.

In the first instance, following publication our dedicated Reviews Editor will contact individuals and publications from our wide-ranging list of contacts. We have up to 20 review copies to send directly to any interested scholars or publications as standard. We appreciate that our authors have specialist knowledge in their subject areas, and we always welcome suggestions of potential reviewers both during and after publication.

For more information on the post-publication process, please visit our dedicated Post-Publication page by clicking here or email marketing@cambridgescholars.com.

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