Meet our Authors: Roxana Bîrsanu - August 2014
20 August 2014
This month’s ‘Young Scholar’ is Dr Roxana Ştefania Bîrsanu. Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Roxana has authored: T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land as a Place of Intercultural Exchanges: A Translation Perspective.
Roxana is an Assistant Lecturer who is currently teaching ESP (English for Specific Purposes) at the Romanian-American University in Bucharest, Romania. She holds a PhD in Translation Studies, which she obtained at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Her research interests mainly encompass Romanian translations from modernist Anglo-American literature, translation norms in the Romanian literary system, and intercultural communication. Roxana has published numerous translations of French and English works, both fiction and non-fiction, and has co-authored textbooks on general and business communication in English.
She describes the benefits of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:
“My experience of working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing has been exciting and rewarding throughout the entire publishing process. Prior to delivering the final manuscript, I was offered many insightful suggestions regarding the substance of my book - the overall structure and the areas that needed developing - as well as its form.
At various stages of our collaboration, the Cambridge Scholars team have provided me with a courteous, prompt and highly professional service. I owe a great debt of gratitude to all of them.”
As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land as a Place of Intercultural Exchanges: A Translation Perspective. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAUG14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 30th September 2014.
Meet our Authors: Graeme Harper - July 2014
23 July 2014
Professor Graeme Harper is an internationally published fiction writer, scriptwriter, and cultural critic. To date, he has published more than 20 books with a range of publishers and over 140 articles and chapters. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Co-Editor (with O. Evans) of the journal Studies in European Cinema and Associate Editor of the Creative Industries Journal.
Graeme is Dean of the Honors College, Professor at Oakland University, Michigan, USA, and an Honorary Professor in the United Kingdom. He has won a National Book Council Award, and awards/fellowships from the BBC, Mütter Library, the Institute of Medical Humanities, UTMB, the British Academy, NSW Ministry for the Arts and MARBL/Emory University. Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, he has authored Making Up: Research in Creative Writing, and has edited Film Landscapes: Cinema, Environment and Visual Culture, and New Ideas in the Writing Arts.
Graeme explains his reasons for continuing to publish with Cambridge Scholars and the distinct role we play in the publishing community:
“I have worked with many presses, all around the world, and I can say that I have greatly enjoyed working with Cambridge Scholars, and the very fine results.
When we see a still relatively new publisher joining the wider community of publishers, authors and editors we have to celebrate - especially when they arrive and grow with such enthusiasm and commitment. Whether an author, an editor or indeed another publisher, we each can appreciate this energy, and it helps invigorate things more widely. Cambridge Scholars has shown a commitment to advancing the exchange of human knowledge that is clearly very exciting.
I look forward to our continued relationship and the excellent work going on at the press.”
As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Graeme’s books published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUL14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 31st August 2014.
To find out more about Professor Graeme Harper, please click here.
Meet our Authors: Young Scholars - July 2014
23 July 2014
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is committed to offering an equitable and rewarding publishing experience to academics across the spectrum of professional experience. We truly believe in the importance of nurturing and developing talent in academic publishing, as the wider academic community will benefit from an expanded pool of leading edge research.
Our CEO, Graeme Nicol, explains further:
“We recognise the difficulties facing young academics in their early career: the notion of ‘publish or perish’ is widespread, and PhD candidates are acutely aware that their publishing record will have a crucial impact on their professional prospects. Certainly, a Catch-22 situation can often arise where academics need a publishing record to be considered for post-doctoral publications, but struggle to get their foot on the publishing ladder. Some of these individuals are producing leading-edge research, and demonstrating great future potential. I do believe that the publishing industry should try to give the brightest young scholars a helping hand if their work is of an exceptional academic standard. We currently have a policy of dedicating 10% of our annual publication output to the work of aspiring academics who might be taking their first steps into the world of publication. With this in mind, I am delighted to announce the Meet our Authors campaign, as it offers other young academics an insight into the type of research we are publishing at this level and what they can expect from our publishing service.”
This month’s ‘Young Scholars’:
Dr Wojciech Drąg
Lecturer, Department of English Studies, Wrocław University, Poland.
Revisiting Loss: Memory, Trauma and Nostalgia in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro
“My experience of working with Cambridge Scholars has been exciting and rewarding throughout the entire publishing process. Prior to delivering the final manuscript, I was offered a number of insightful tips regarding the substance of my book – the overall structure and the areas that needed developing – as well as its form. At various stages of our collaboration, the Cambridge Scholars team have provided me with a courteous, prompt and highly professional service. I owe a great debt of gratitude to all of them.”
Dr Julio Peiró Sempere
Lecturer, Department of English, International University of La Rioja (UNIR), Spain
The Influence of Mikhail Bakhtin on the Formation and Development of the Yale School of Deconstruction
“Publishing my book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing has been an extremely rewarding experience. They made every step of the process look very simple. It was very reassuring to know that for every question I had, I would always get a quick and professional response. I remember when they asked me about the cover design of the book. I said I had none, yet they created a wonderful one for the book in a very short time. The final product looks great! I just want to express my deepest gratitude to Cambridge Scholars for making one of my dreams come true.”