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Inside Selfhood and History - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 30 June 2017

As part of our commitment to showcasing the best collections of academic research and writing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is delighted to be featuring another well-established and successful series this month. We recognise the growing demand for leading-edge, peer-reviewed research amongst our author community, and are eager to develop and promote both new and existing series.

Selfhood and History is a sequence of ten interrelated volumes by the American poet and philosopher Frederic Will. The titles contained therein, which are the culmination of work undertaken throughout the last ten years, are:

  • Time, Accounts, Surplus Meaning: Settings of the Theophanic (2011)
  • Platonism for the Iron Age: An Essay on the Literary Universal (2014)
  • Historia: Profiles of the Historical Impulse (2015)
  • Essays on the Condition of Inwardness: Pieces of Otherness (2016)
  • Seventy Moral (and Immoral) Polarities of the Everyday (2016)
  • Seventy Moral (and Immoral) Polarities of the Everyday Volume II (2017)
  • The Modernist Impulse and a Contemporary Opus: Replaced by Writing (2017)
  • Downloading The Poetic Self: An Anatomy Of Poetic Character (forthcoming, 2018)

Also forthcoming are:

  • Ryerson and The Almanach de Gotha of Time: Two Novels Turned in on Themselves: the creative process in writing, and the self as its own mirror; two long fictions by the author are read against each other—in running commentary—and the ore of usage each releases is examined.
  • The Everyday: Essays on Noticing the Unnoticeable. Vignettes, analyses, narrations of everyday events among everyday people; eating, sleeping, walking, playing, fighting. What started out as ‘exercises’ and ‘practices’ for my online students at the Humanities Institute has become a working whole, practical but virtue-oriented.

Frederic Will, the author of the books within Inside Selfhood and History, explains how the titles interrelate and the principles at the heart of the series:

“It is hard to extract the core from these daring and intimate texts of philosophies as aspect. Writing clearly emerges throughout as the fundamental human act, which marks both the creation of history and a step into history. While writing is itself a thing, and deals with things in the world - what it finds in history - it requires illumination from the noosphere, the sphere of ideation and thought (Platonism is an effort to plot this geography) to illuminate trends in human time. The inside of this entire drama, by which writing opens history to us, is selfhood, the dynamic of consciousness from which writing springs. Selfhood is as everyday as the kitchen sink - it’s us, after all, it’s us as increments to history, mirrors of history - yet from within itself selfhood creates infinite time-space, the Hindu kalpa, or the Greek apeiron, in which the creation of history and the death of history nestle. What is and what will be thus inter-create across the opening powers of writing, which is just us starting out with our consciousness and our signs, to help with the job of giving reality a name.”


Praise for Inside Selfhood and History:

"These are wisdom texts, counterintuitive to today's craving for managed knowledge. A lifetime's thinking, learning from every conjunctural change, pondering the questions that need to be asked and answered, again and again—for all that underlies mere politics."

—Gayatri Spivak, University Professor, Columbia University; founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

"As a traveller of geographies and philosophies, Will’s way has always been to tell his story as though he were really living it. Here is the penetration of philosophy by poetry and of poetry by philosophy—the fox’s way—as he leaps on Pegasus and escapes going to ground."

—David Hamilton, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa; Editor, The Iowa Review

"Fred Will is one of our most restlessly innovative minds, writers of minds, and minders of rights."

—Douglas Robinson, Dean, Faculty of Arts; Chair Professor of English, Hong Kong Baptist University

"Fred Will's writings are a library unto themselves—poetry and prose, history and geography, anecdote and sustained reflection. He is an original even among originals and a writer for all readers."

—Berel Lang, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University at Albany-SUNY

"I have known Fred Will and his work for sixty-five years. He and I are among the last survivors of our generation of critics. I have just lost a lifelong friend, the magnificent Angus Fletcher, and before that the wise Geoffrey Hartman. Fred Will is of their company. He is a free spirit of great originality and continuous insight."

—Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities and English, Yale University


Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering our readers a 50% discount on the titles in the Inside Selfhood and History series. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code SERIES17 during checkout.  Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st July 2017.

If you would like to learn more about the Cambridge Scholars Publishing Series portfolio, please feel free to browse the new and improved “Series” section on our website: www.cambridgescholars.com or contact a member of our Marketing team with any queries: marketing@cambridgescholars.com.

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Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 28 April 2017

As part of our commitment to showcasing the best collections of academic research and writing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is delighted to be featuring another well-established and successful series this month. We recognise the growing demand for leading-edge, peer-reviewed research amongst our author community, and are eager to develop and promote both new and existing series.

The Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics (PSMLM) is now a well-established series and will appeal to an international readership interested in metaphysics and philosophy more generally. The series collects original materials presented at sessions sponsored by the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, which was founded in 2000 in order to recover the profound metaphysical insights of medieval thinkers for our own philosophical thought. 13 volumes have been published to date, and volumes 14-16 (provisionally titled Self Knowledge in Medieval Philosophy; Hylomorphism and Mereology; and The Convertibility of Being and Goodness) are due to be published during the next 18 months.

The Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics was founded with the aim of fostering collaboration and research based on the recognition that recovering the profound metaphysical insights of medieval thinkers for our own philosophical thought is highly desirable, and, despite the vast conceptual changes in the intervening period, is still possible. However, this recovery is only possible if we carefully reflect on the logical framework in which those insights were articulated, given the paradigmatic differences between medieval and modern logical theories.


Jorge J. E. Gracia, Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, describes the PSMLM as an “indispensable tool” for researchers:

“In the past ten years, the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics has established a unique presence in both philosophy and medieval studies. By providing a venue for the discussion and publication of original philosophical and historiographical studies on the metaphysical insights of medieval authors from a logical perspective, it has opened a heretofore unexploited and much welcome niche of research. Now the discussions and contributions it has facilitated over the years are finally being printed and made available to the philosophical community at large. This is an important event for both philosophers and historians of medieval thought that will have significant repercussions in years to come. The publication of the proceedings of the society should become an indispensable tool for the research on and the study of medieval philosophy.”


Fabrizio Amerini, Professor of History of Medieval Philosophy at the University of Parma, praises every paper contained in the proceedings for making “a significant contribution based on absolutely original research”:

“The Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics is an extremely important network for the study of medieval philosophy. Every paper represents a significant contribution based on absolutely original research that meets a very high standard. All the papers actually promote insightful analysis of medieval texts and thought-provoking discussion of philosophical topics. Each volume ideally has a monographic structure, collecting articles that revolve around a main theme; at times some of them even incorporate typically ‘medieval’ elements of philosophical disputation, having an article where a scholar takes an original stance, followed by another scholar’s reply and the author’s counter-reply. When they are present, such philosophical discussions are highly stimulating and permit the reader to obtain a profound and argument-based understanding of the topic under investigation. The publication of all the contributions of the volumes (or of possibly modified versions of them) is really welcome.”


Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering our readers a 50% discount on the titles in the Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics series. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code SERIES15 during checkout.  Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st May 2017.

If you would like to learn more about the Cambridge Scholars Publishing Series portfolio, please feel free to browse the new and improved “Series” section on our website: www.cambridgescholars.com or contact a member of our Marketing team with any queries: marketing@cambridgescholars.com.

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Pierides - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 30 September 2015

This month, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to be showcasing another of our highly regarded Series. Whilst our Series have always been an integral part of our publishing programme, we appreciate that there is a growing demand amongst our author community to expand our current portfolio, and publish leading-edge, peer-reviewed research that supports all scholars, from early career researchers to eminent senior academics, as well as practitioners.

A cornerstone of our Series programme is leveraging the expertise and networks of our Editorial Advisory Board, many of whom are experienced Series Editors themselves, and who ensure that our portfolio continues to have relevancy and impact.

With five published titles to date, Pierides is an established and acclaimed Series, co-edited by leading Latinist Professor Philip Hardie of Trinity College, Cambridge (left, above) and Stratis Kyriakidis, Emeritus Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Thessaloniki (left, below).

This series publishes studies on Ancient Greek and Latin literature in the form of monographs, edited collaborative volumes, and commentaries. The editors encourage new approaches in familiar fields, as well as studies of neglected texts and topics. Quality is assured by strict peer review, and rigorous editorial control.

Many noteworthy academics from the fields of Classics and Ancient History have contributed to and edited volumes, which will appeal to scholars not only of these fields, but also of subjects including literature and philosophy.

To find out more about each title, click on the image below:


The importance of this series in filling a notable lacuna in these subject areas is highlighted by David Konstan, Professor of Classics at New York University, who co-edited the third title in the series:

“At a time when scholarly publishing can be painfully slow, and editorial standards sometimes wanting, the Pierides series of Cambridge Scholars Publishing fills a real need.  The volumes in the series (one of which I was privileged to co-edit) cover a broad range of subjects, from catalogues and comedy to characterization and philosophical poetry, but all combine rigorous philology with imaginative new approaches. I congratulate the series editors for their good work”.


Stephen Harrison, Professor of Latin Literature at Oxford University and author of Pierides’ most recent volume, underlines the high standard of the series and of its editors:

“Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s series Pierides has already produced five excellent books on a range of topics, including both monographs and collective volumes. The international connections of its prestigious editorial team mean that it can draw in a number of high-grade projects world-wide, presenting outstanding work at the cutting edge of contemporary work in classics. It is an excellent resource which is much valued by the world of classical scholarship”.


Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering our readers a 50% discount on the titles in the Pierides series. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code SERIES15 during checkout.  Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd November 2015.

If you would like to learn more about the Cambridge Scholars Publishing Series portfolio, please feel free to browse the new and improved “Series” section on our website: www.cambridgescholars.com or contact a member of our Marketing team with any queries: marketing@cambridgescholars.com.


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Post-intercultural Communication and Education - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 29 June 2015

As part of our commitment to showcasing the best collections of academic research and writing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is delighted to be featuring another successful series this month.

Earlier this year, we announced the establishment of our specialist series team and the creation of a dedicated section on our website as part of our expansion of our series portfolio. We recognise the growing demand for leading-edge, peer-reviewed research amongst our author community, and are eager to develop and promote both new and existing series.

Post-intercultural Communication and Education is now a well-established series and will appeal to an international readership interested in new insights into interculturality, including practitioners (teachers/consultants), policy makers, scholars and advanced students. Edited by Fred Dervin, the series challenges previous ways of interpreting the ‘intercultural’, and encourages the exploration of new and creative research methods that move beyond methodological nationalism and imaginaries.

This series extends and revitalises scholarship on intercultural communication and education by publishing innovative, interdisciplinary and critical analyses of intercultural encounters. Its primary objective is to challenge concepts including differentialism, culturism and neocolonialism in research on the ‘intercultural’.

Series editor Fred Dervin explains why this series is breaking new ground in its explorations:

I created the Post-Intercultural Communication and Education book series with Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2012, in the hope of ‘shaking up’ the market. Many series are published on the ‘intercultural’ with many global publishers, but very few genuinely attempt to propose coherent and critical perspectives on such a central issue of our times. By breaking down the boundaries between the fields of education and communication, this book series aims to contribute to create fruitful and much needed dialogues between researchers in these fields.

“The process of publishing a volume in the book series is straightforward. The book proposals are first reviewed by the series editorial committee, which is composed of world-class scholars. If approved, the authors work in close cooperation with me to make sure that the book meets the aims and excellence of the book series. Once the volume is ready, it is reviewed for final approval. Working with Cambridge Scholars has been a real privilege and six excellent volumes have already been published. Cambridge Scholars’ support has always been tremendous.”

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering our readers a 50% discount on the titles in the Post-intercultural Communication and Education series. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code SERIES15 during checkout.  Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd August 2015

If you would like to learn more about the Cambridge Scholars Publishing Series portfolio, please feel free to browse the new and improved “Series” section on our website: www.cambridgescholars.com or contact a member of our Marketing team with any queries: marketing@cambridgescholars.com.

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