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Meet our Authors: Ejike Udeogu - August 2018 07 August 2018

Dr Ejike Udeogu is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of East London’s School of Business and Law, where he also currently serves as the BSc (Hons) Economics programme director. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics, a postgraduate degree in financial management and a doctoral degree in economics. Before turning to academia, he worked as a statistical analyst for over five years in the public sector. His research focuses on a wide range of economic issues including the economics of imperialism and capitalism, financialisation, capital accumulation and economic development. Ejike is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

After a number of publications in journals such as African Political Economy, Ejike published his first book with Cambridge Scholars in 2018, entitled Financialisation, Capital Accumulation and Economic Development in Nigeria: A Critical Perspective.

Criticising the approaches of previous scholars and drawing on Africanist writers and post-Marxists such as Giovanni Arrighi, the book has been described by Uzochukwu Amakom, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nigeria, as a must-read for “anyone who intends to understand the issues facing Nigeria and the way everything went wrong for a country once regarded as the giant of Africa.” 


Now that his book is published, Ejike reflects on his experiences of working with Cambridge Scholars: 

“My experience publishing with Cambridge Scholars has been wonderful. The service and assistance provided has been excellent. The process, starting with the initial contract signing to finalising the manuscript for printing, has been seamless and straightforward. I found, in particular, the support from the editors, the proof-readers and the cover designers very professional and excellent. They all provided timely and helpful advice that contributed immensely to the completion of my book and preparation for its launch. In sum, I am really pleased with the knowledge and expertise of Cambridge Scholars' staff. For a first time writer, they made publishing a book, which initially felt even more daunting than writing one, a really pleasant experience for me. I will definitely be recommending Cambridge Scholars to my colleagues and would not hesitate to use them again in the future.”


As part of our Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering readers a 50% discount on Financialisation, Capital Accumulation and Economic Development in Nigeria: A Critical Perspective. Please click here and use the discount code MOAAUG18 when checking out. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th September 2018.

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Meet our Authors: Despoina N. Feleki - August 2018 07 August 2018

Despoina N. Feleki is an independent researcher and appointed English Educator in Greece. She holds a PhD in Contemporary American Studies and an MA in Studies in European Literature and Culture. She lectures on the intersections between textuality and digitality, and how these affect literary and educational practices.  Her latest scientific interests revolve around contemporary Anglophone fiction, new media studies and popular cultural productions, investigating their effect on both readers’ and learners’ consciousness. Feleki presents her research in national and international conferences and is a regular review contributor to the online European Journal of American Studies. Her published articles have also appeared in numerous academic journals.   

In February of this year, Despoina’s monograph entitled Stephen King in the New Millennium: Gothic Mediations on New Writing Materialities, was published by Cambridge Scholars. The book is an exciting exploration of how the great horror writer has adapted to the world of digital print, probing King’s new ‘toolbox’ and how he has utilised it in the New Millenium. In addition, the book does not begin and end with King's writing - instead, it explores his media presence, internet forums, and even his videogame Discordia. The result is a compelling analysis of the entwining of the literary and the technological in King's recent output. 

Despoina reflects on the process of publishing with Cambridge Scholars:


"Being an early-career academic, Cambridge Scholars Publishing posed as the right choice for the publication of my first title. I was attracted by the interdisciplinary approach pursued by CSP publications and the wide range of academic studies offering insights into latest new media and cultural studies.

This promised to create the right space for a fruitful negotiation of the latest new media and literary practices that take place in the digitised twenty-first century.

The editorial team promised to offer support and guidance at all stages of this great endeavour, from manuscript submission to publication and post publication marketing policies... And I am here now to tell the tale!"

As part of our Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering readers a 50% discount on Stephen King in the New Millennium: Gothic Mediations on New Writing Materialities. Please click here and use the discount code MOAAUG18 when checking out. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th September 2018.


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Meet our Authors: Terence C. Mills - June 2018 14 June 2018

Terence C. Mills is Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics and Econometrics at Loughborough University, UK, having previously held professorial appointments at City University Business School and the University of Hull, also in the UK. He has previously written several books, including Time Series Techniques for Economists (1990) and The Econometric Modelling of Financial Time Series (3rd edition, 2008), and he has edited such works as Monetary and Banking History: Essays in Honour of Forrest Capie (2011) and Time Series Econometrics, 4 volumes (2015). Terence has also published over 200 articles in books and journals, including the Journal of Economic History, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, the Journal of Climate and the International Journal of Body Composition Research, on subjects as diverse as economics, finance, meteorology, climatology and public health.

In 2017, Terence published A Statistical Biography of George Udny Yule: A Loafer of the World with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, the first major study of Yule, his work, and his influence on an extraordinarily wide range of fields. 

Yule’s seminal influence on time series analysis has long been recognized but much less recognized is that Yule was not only a wonderful expositor but that he had also published equally important research in other domains, developing the theory of correlation and regression to providing mathematical models of evolutionary behavior, and from analyzing data on pauperism to using statistical methods to resolve cases of disputed authorship of medieval manuscripts. Terence's book corrects this imbalance, showing that Yule deserves more recognition than he has thus far received for his work. 

Terence offers his reasons for choosing to publish his book with Cambridge Scholars:

The reason I chose Cambridge Scholars was that it promoted itself as an ‘upmarket’ niche publisher. This was exactly what I was looking for given the subject material of my book, a detailed analysis of the work of George Udny Yule, one of the greatest statisticians of the first half of the 20th century. Although this is the first book-length study of Yule, it is perhaps not the type of project a mainstream publisher is necessarily interested in publishing. Cambridge Scholars, on the other hand, were extremely quick and efficient in making their decision and the production process was conducted in an efficient and pleasantly friendly manner – I would recommend them to anyone wishing to publish a book.”


As part of our Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Terence’s book, A Statistical Biography of George Udny Yule: A Loafer of the World. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUN18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th July 2018.

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Meet our Authors: Heather Brunskell-Evans - June 2018 14 June 2018

Heather Brunskell-Evans has taught and researched at numerous universities in the UK, including Goldsmiths, the London School of Economics, the University of Leicester, and latterly King’s College London. She completed her MA at Goldsmiths where she specialised in the work of Luce Irigaray and the philosophy of language and the body. She also completed a doctoral thesis at Goldsmiths where she analysed the philosophy and ethics of childhood, gender and sexuality in the work of Foucault, queer theory and radical feminism. Her focus was on the power relationships between adults and children and young people, and how to conceptualise the latter’s relationship to their bodies. She went on to teach the philosophy and sociology of education, and the relationship between medicine and the law in the construction of modern sexed and gendered subjectivities.

Heather has published internationally on a range of topics, including on higher education in the UK, and with Michele Moore on the politics of higher education in Iraq. Her first book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing was published in 2016, entitled The Sexualized Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography: Performing Sexual Liberation.

Most recently, she has collaborated again with Michele Moore on the 2018 book Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body, which has just been published by Cambridge Scholars in a paperback edition, and which will be followed by a second just-contracted book focusing on the transgender child. Heather recently appeared on the BBC’s The Big Questions on the 3rd of June to discuss her work and its continuing importance.

Heather explains her and Michele’s rationale for publishing with Cambridge Scholars:

Cambridge Scholars contacted me in 2014 and invited me to write about my research on the relationship between medicine, sexology and pornography in the construction of the ‘sexually liberated subject’. Cambridge Scholars’ request has turned into the most fruitful of collaborations. My first book was an edited collection, and from inception to completion I was given expert, professional advice always delivered with a warm, friendly approach.

Cambridge Scholars therefore became the obvious choice when my colleague Michele Moore and I became interested in the fast-growing, new cultural phenomenon of ‘the transgender child and young person’. Michele is a professor of inclusive education and editor in chief of the journal Disability and Society. Our focus was the role of political activism and pressure groups in knowledge-making about children’s and young people’s sexed bodies and gender identities, and thus the role of political activism in the construction of the medico-legal figure of ‘the transgender child and young person’. We decided to invite the perspectives of a number of stakeholders for this edited collection including parents, academics, educationalists, psychotherapists, and those who had decided to de-transition.

Our mutual experience of working with Cambridge Scholars mirrored my original experience. The editorial guidance given to us has always combined with support and encouragement to pursue and to retain the integrity of our topic and mode of analysis. Michele and I very much hope to further our collaboration with Cambridge Scholars in the future.


As part of our Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering readers a 50% discount on both the hardback and paperback editions of Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body. Please click here and use the discount code MOAJUN18 when checking out. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th July 2018.

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Meet our Authors: D. Antoine Sutton - May 2018 14 May 2018

D. Antoine Sutton (DMin.) is a Pastor in the small hamlet of Red Cloud, Nebraska, in the United States. He is a Biblicist whose specialisms and reading and research interests include comparative Semitic philology; the poetry and textual criticism of A.E. Housman; astronomy in the Augustan era: specifically, the text and transmission of Manilius’ Astronomica; the origins and formation of classical Islam; Muslim historiography and theology; divinity studies during the Enlightenment; and the use of typology as a literary and theological device in the exegesis of ancient Greek and Roman poetry. He is also the editor of The Ds Commentary on Books, an academic review-bulletin, and composes poems and translations.

Antoine studied Latin as a teenager and later learned Syriac and Arabic at home and in school while residing in Amman, Jordan. During an eclectic course of study with distinguished scholars of Biblical and Islamic texts, one that included reading archaeological reports, he also acquired Hellenistic Greek, Semitic philology and Mishnaic Hebrew - as well as a reading knowledge of Turkish during an extended residence in Istanbul, Turkey. A former United States Marine and Gulf War I veteran, Antoine has travelled to over 3000 cities and is consequently a strong advocate for a cosmopolitan approach to the peoples and events of antiquity.

Antoine’s book with Cambridge Scholars, Introducing A.E. Housman (1859-1936): Preliminary Studies (2018), began its life when he realised the majority of studies on Housman introduced students to his poetry, not his classical work. Moreover, after years of carefully studying Housman’s own primary publications rather than the secondary literature about him and his writings, it became apparent to Antoine that conventional depictions of his personal life and habits were mythic, and based on unsubstantiated lore.

There was therefore a need for an accessible but detailed critical introduction to the career and writings of Housman. This book provides it, and has been described as “a brilliant tour-de-force of amazingly well-documented scholarship” by the late Douglas Tracy Smith Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University, Fred C. Robinson.


Antoine explains how he came into contact with Cambridge Scholars, and his experience of the publication process:

“I first learned of Cambridge Scholars a decade ago or so when the three volume edition Hall, Ritchie and Edwards’ P. Papinius Statius was issued. Wanting to review it, I requested a copy. Instantly I was pleased with the book's format and hardcover design. Critical research of that kind is not usually taken up by independent publishers, so it was a pleasant discovery, too, to learn that CSP published the academic work of (independent) unaffiliated scholars. For that reason, upon finishing the reconstruction of a few of my Housman essays, I submitted a proposal, one which CSP found suitable to their publishing aims.

In the earliest stages the editorial team put me on the right track, and provided assistance that was valuable. Questions were answered promptly and special concerns of mine were adequately handled. CSP provides its readership with professional volumes of a varied nature. Irenic and polemic scholarship is not shunned, but several of their academic publications offer perspectives that may not often be available from other academic presses. On account of that procedure particularly, CSP sets notable benchmarks that are not duplicated by other publishers. I am pleased and would recommend them to other scholars without hesitation!


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Antoine’s book, Introducing A.E. Housman (1859-1936): Preliminary Studies. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2018.


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Meet our Authors: Konrad Żyśko - May 2018 14 May 2018

Konrad Żyśko, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Institute of English at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (MCSU) in Lublin, Poland, where he completed his MA thesis on the translation of wordplay in 2009 and his doctoral thesis devoted to the cognitive linguistics account of wordplay mechanisms in 2014. He has published internationally in linguistics journals and post-conference volumes, and his research interests are focused on cognitive studies of wordplay, as well as the pragmatic aspects of communication. He is currently teaching at the Department of Cultural Linguistics at MCSU. He is also a member of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association (PTJK) and the Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE).

In 2016 Konrad published his first book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay, which explicates an array of intricate mechanisms that govern the creation and comprehension of wordplay, such as thinking in terms of image schemas, conceptual metaphor and metonymy, or blending theory, to mention just a few.

Konrad presents his rationale for publishing with Cambridge Scholars:

“I started my cooperation with Cambridge Scholars after hearing favourable reviews from my colleagues who already had some experience in publishing with the company. Indeed, the process of publication proved to be smooth and well-taken care of. The guidelines for text preparation were really clear and the support I received throughout the editing process was highly commendable. I especially appreciated the prompt replies whenever I had any queries concerning the manuscript, e.g. its layout, scope, or any other particular section like the photo cover. I must admit texts are checked very thoroughly, and often sent back to authors with explicit comments to make sure they meet the highest standards of publication. I am really glad I chose to publish with Cambridge Scholars and I plan to continue this fruitful collaboration.


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2018.


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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.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Male Perspectives in Atwood's "Bluebeard's Egg" and Hazzard's The Transit of Venus. 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: 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.


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Cinematic Schooling: Popular Learning at the Movies. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 16th April 2018.


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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.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on The Non-Representation of the Agricultural Labourers in 18th and 19th Century English Paintings. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 16th April 2018.


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