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Meet our Authors: Bartłomiej Biegajło - September 2019 15 August 2019

Bartłomiej Biegajło is an early-stage researcher working within the field of translation studies. His interests span from linguistics and literature to cultural studies. He is especially interested in carrying out research within the framework of Natural Semantic Metalanguage—a powerful tool for investigating the meanings of words. Recently, he has been drawn into research related to legal studies seen from the perspective of linguistics and translation studies. He is an Associate Professor at Siedlce University, Poland, where he teaches a variety of subjects related primarily to translation studies. He has published a number of articles, and this is his first book, based on his PhD thesis defended at the University of Warsaw in December 2015.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Bartłomiej has authored Totalitarian (In)Experience in Literary Works and Their Translations: Between East and West.

Bartłomiej describes his experience of working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“This is the first time I am publishing a major monograph at a major publishing house. The experience I had with Cambridge Scholars Publishing was an all-round positive cooperation. All the competent people working there guided me through every single step of the publication process and they were all extremely helpful with the suggestions and prompts in an attempt to ensure a quality result. It obviously testifies enormously to their practical experience and hands-on approach. I would especially point to the reviewers who stood out as a team of highly meticulous readers offering their remarks and corrections in a very professional manner. I will definitely return to Cambridge Scholars Publishing in the future.”

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Totalitarian (In)Experience in Literary Works and Their Translations: Between East and West. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOASEP19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th October 2019.

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Meet our Authors: Nils Clausson - September 2019 15 August 2019

Nils Clausson is Professor Emeritus at the University of Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada), where he taught from 1984 to 2014. He specialized in Victorian and early twentieth-century British literature. One of the courses he taught was a history of detective fiction, which led to his book on the fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle, a study shortlisted for the 2019 H. R. F. Keating Award. Writers on which he has published articles include Benjamin Disraeli, Matthew Arnold, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence, and Arthur Conan Doyle. His non-academic interests include theatre, and that passion led him to direct several plays for Regina Little Theatre (an amateur community theatre) in the 2000s.  

Nils' literary criticism also includes over 35 articles on Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, G. K. Chesterton, Siegfried Sassoon, George Orwell, and Wilfred Owen, as well as on such topics as genre theory, detective fiction, the poetry of the Great War, and fin-de-siècle aestheticism. His articles on Conan Doyle have appeared in The Victorian Newsletter, Journal of Narrative Theory, English Literature in Transition, and the Journal of Popular Culture.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Nils has authored Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation.

Nils outlined his experience working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing in the following words:

“I have found my relationship with Cambridge Scholars a rewarding and satisfying one. The editors provided guidance at every stage of the publishing process, and were quick to respond to my queries. I have no hesitation in recommending CSP, especially to first-time authors who may find the publishing process a little daunting.” 

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOASEP19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th October 2019.

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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - 2019 August 14 August 2019

This month, our Editorial Advisory Board member Dr. Telmo Pereira has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our most recent titles in archaeology. Dr Telmo Pereira is Post-doctoral Researcher in the Polytechnical Institute of Tomar and Professor at the Universidade de Autónoma de Lisboa, exploring and teaching Prehistory and Archaeology. He graduated in Archaeology at the University of Lisbon in 2001 and completed his Ph.D. in Prehistoric Archaeology 2010 at the University of Algarve.

Since 1998, he approaches Prehistoric human evolution by focusing on the way that past human species and societies adapted to drastic environmental shifts. For that he focuses how people changed their thoughts and believes on economy, social networks and technology.

Since 1996, he was awarded with more than a dozen research grants and contracts, invitations for paper and book publications and to revise high-competitive international grants. His tracking record comprises one book, dozens of papers in international journals, book chapters, proceedings, dozens of posters, and podium presentations, invited talks. He also developed reference collections, prototypes, student supervisions, several of them received international grants, and the creation of laboratories and associations.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Telmo’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAUG19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 14th September 2019.

Dr. Telmo Pereira’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Artisans Rule: Product Standardization and Craft Specialization in Prehistoric Society

Editors: Ina Miloglav, Jasna Vuković

Craft production and its significance for understanding social relations are one of the essential topics in prehistoric archaeology. Standardization of raw materials, products, and manufacturing procedures, and the presence or absence of specialized artisans still challenge scholars engaged in the studies of technology, social archaeology, exchange and distribution networks and economy in the past. In this volume, seven case studies covering a chronological span from the Neolithic to La Tène Europe explore the notions of standardization and specialization, the nature of their interrelationship, the methods for assessing their presence in the archaeological record, and their significance for the reconstruction of social relations and emergence of social complexity, while two ethnoarchaeological studies focus on the organization of production and methods of estimation of a number of artisans. This volume brings together research from prominent scholars, based on different theoretical perspectives, thus giving new insight into the fundamental issues related to artisans and their crafts.

"‘Artisans Rule: Product Standardization and Craft Specialization in Prehistoric Society' is a compilation of archaeological, ethnographic, ethnoarchaeological and experimental studies focusing on the tangible and intangible framework of artifact production during Prehistoric times.

Across the Globe, investigators use artifacts to interpret a plethora of traits related to the complexity of past human societies. During this process, they often forget that, between the societies they want to understand and the artifact they use to interpret those societies, there was always a fundamental character: the artisan who actually made the artifacts. Through time and space, each one of these individuals had, in every day of their lives as artisans, clear and specific personal agendas, limited resources, social circumstances, and economical environments. These circumstances directly influenced the production of such objects. This includes the materials in which they were made from, their shape, their sizes, and even their surfaces and when it was the case, their decoration, and so on. For some objective or subjective reasons, sometimes people lost interest in something that was traditional and used through centuries, decades or years, and became interested in new things. Somewhere in between, those artisans decided to stop or start the production of those artifacts, and these are exactly the changes that, in archaeology, demarcate human cultures; the artisans’ decisions mark the cultures in the archaeological record.

By covering the production of cutting edges, containers and adornments made on stone, pottery, bone, and glass, 15 of the most respected researchers, brilliantly coordinated by editors Ina Miloglav and Jasna Vuković, offer us an unusually rich data-set, cross-cultural and cross-continental comparison, and theoretical background that makes this book fundamental to anyone working on archaeology, anthropology, heritage, and ethnography in the world. For many, after reading this book, their perspective on each and every object recovered from the ground will never be the same."

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2019 01 August 2019

August 9th is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982. For more information about International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples click here.

To mark International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling titles that are related to Indigenous people and their history.

To redeem your discount, simply add the book(s) to your basket and enter the promotional code INDIGENOUS19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st August 2019.

Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from NowhereRoy Hay (2019-02-19) 'This book will revolutionise the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football in the second half of the nineteenth century. It collects new evidence to show how Aboriginal people saw the cricket and football played by those who had taken their land and resources and forced their way into them in the missions and stations around the peripheries of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. They learned the game and brought their own skills to it, eventually winning local leagues and earning the respect of their contemporaries. They were prevented from reaching higher levels by the gatekeepers of the domestic game until late in the twentieth century. Their successors did not come from nowhere.'

Poetics of Indigenismo in Zapatista Discourse: The Mexican Revolution Revisioned through Mayan Eyes, Gregory K. Stephens (2019-04-03) 'This book contributes to a re-visioning of the literature of revolutions, repositioning the writings of Subcomandante Marcos as quasi-“indigenous” literary texts. Highlights include a study of the role of Zapatista mythopoetics in re-imagining the nature of revolution; and an examination of how a native subculture and cosmovision were made intelligible to an international audience. Close readings of a group of stories, essays and communiques by Marcos explore the emergence of a thoroughly hybrid literary style. These texts are analyzed in relation to existing genres such Native American literature, environmental literature, and the literature of the Mexican revolution. The book shows that, while Marcos employs the iconography of Che Guevara, Zapata, et al, and in some ways furthers the “romance of revolution” for an electronically networked world, he has also popularized on an international stage the post-Cold War aspiration to “change the world without taking power.”'

The Arts and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in a Modernized Africa, Rudi de Lange, Ingrid Stevens, Runette Kruger, Mzo Sirayi, (2018-08-22) 'This collection derives from a conference held in Pretoria, South Africa, and discusses issues of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) and the arts. It presents ideas about how to promote a deeper understanding of IKS within the arts, the development of IKS-arts research methodologies, and the protection and promotion of IKS in the arts. Knowledge, embedded in song, dance, folklore, design, architecture, theatre, and attire, and the visual arts can promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and it can improve communication. IKS, however, exists in a post-millennium, modernizing Africa. It is then the concept of post-Africanism that would induce one to think along the lines of a globalized, cosmopolitan and essentially modernized Africa. The book captures leading trends and ideas that could help to protect, promote, develop and affirm indigenous knowledge and systems, whilst also making room for ideas that do not necessarily oppose IKS, but encourage the modernization (not Westernization) of Africa.'

The Indigenous Voice of Poetomachia: The Various Perspectives of Textuality and Performance, Robert Masterson, Sayan Dey, (2017-12-15) ‘In the present era, when all of human civilization is struggling to preserve their individualities as a result of global commercialism and totalitarianism, theatre and drama play a metonymic role in composing and shaping aspects of human existence. However, there is debate as to how much the text and the stage are able to play a significant role towards staging individual voices on the vast global platform. This book, a collection of twelve essays and two interviews from scholars across the world, explores the different perspectives of textuality and performance. The analytical mode of the plays analysed here reveals different possible directions of dramatic reading. It represents a comprehensive study of drama and theatre, and the contributions will serve as an asset for both undergraduate and graduate students. The indigenous perspectives (both in terms of theatre and drama) provided here push the reader beyond the prevailing clichéd drama and theatre studies.

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