Cambridge Scholars University Showcase

We are pleased to launch Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s University Showcase Collection.

We are inviting universities, and academic institutions across the globe to recognise their works and achievements by publishing a Showcase edition with us.

As always, we welcome diverse and different voices. Should you, on behalf of your institution, be interested in pursuing a collection with us showcasing your university, please click here to download a proposal form. All completed submissions should be sent to admin@cambridgescholars.com alongside a copy of the Editor's CV. 

If you are interested in contributing to a title, please view the project specific submission information available and the bottom of the individual calls. These pages are updated regularly, so please be sure to check back if you do not currently see a suitable title.


(In)Justice in Trauma and Trauma Literature

Pi-hua Ni and Mei-Chuen Wang

Cathy Caruth’s groundbreaking works on trauma have shed light on its impact and the significance of narratives in bearing witness to trauma. As the title (In)Justice in Trauma and Trauma Literature suggests, this volume probes into the demarcation of trauma and victimhood and the associated issues of justice, injustice and (in)justice—given that a victim might concomitantly be a (forced) victimizer. Therefore, the objective of this collective volume is to firstly explore and challenge the dichotomous victim/victimizer categories in trauma, and then address the rarely discussed dual status of victim-(forced) victimizer and liminal (in)justice pertinent to this peculiar role. Framed through this new critical lens, this book will tackle the issues of justice, injustice and (in)justice pertaining to a traumatic event—be it personal or collective—and analyze literary representations and narratives of relevant questions.

Pi-hua Ni is a Full Professor of American and British Literature in the Department of Foreign Languages at National Chiayi University, Taiwan. With expertise in trauma literature, gender studies, diasporic literature and literary theories, she has published books and journal articles on contemporary women writers—particularly their re/visions of androcentric literature and tradition, African American fiction and postmodern fiction. Ni’s recent research has focused on literary representation of trauma, holocaust and identity. Her publications include “Taiwanese Diaspora and Taiwanese American Identity: Julie Wu’s Third Son as a Cornerstone of Taiwanese American Literature” and “It is More than a Bunch of Numbers: Trauma, Voicing and Identity in Jennifer Chow’s The 228 Legacy”.

Mei-Chuen Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Fo Guang University, Taiwan. She has published a number of journal articles on contemporary Canadian historical novels, investigating formal experimentation and thematic concern with the tension between the postcolonial drive to reconstruct national history and the postmodern problematization of history, as well as the spatialization of history and the historicization of space. Her latest publication, “Listening to (Talks with) Ghosts: Haunting in Margaret Sweatman’s When Alice Lay Down with Peter” revisits the haunting history of the Métis and the issue of indigenization in Canada. Her current research focuses on the traumatic experiences and legacies of Indian residential schools in Aboriginal writings.

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Dictating the Rules of Engagement: Contemporary Women

Vivek Kumar Dwivedi

Women have been subjugated since time immemorial, and, in most parts of the world, are still treated as second-rate citizens. This new era of social media has tacitly brought about the suffragette movement of the 21st century. With their pervasive presence on social media and on all important platforms, women of today’s world are redefining the rules of engagement. They have found their voice and are being heard across the world. This collection will be a pioneering work on the ways in which women are prescribing the terms of situating themselves in today’s world. It will help set level playing fields for women who have been discriminated against throughout history, and will help in reconfiguring the standards, values, and parameters by which women are judged in society. The collection will foreground its studies by examining literary texts, case studies, and popular practices.

Vivek Kumar Dwivedi holds a PhD in Literary Theory and Criticism, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Translation at the Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia, where he teaches courses on English literature. He is the author of The Other Truth: The Indian Discourse on Literary Theory, in addition to several articles on literary theory and criticism in various international journals. He has presented his work at many international conferences in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Qatar, and India. His main areas of interest are literary theory, gender studies, drama, and postcolonial studies. 

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Digital Twin: An Emerging Pan-Human Activity Revolution

Emmanuel Frénod

As the name suggests, a “Digital Twin” is a set of computer elements (such as programs, data collection, and virtual machines, among others) that behave, in some senses, like the original “thing”. More precisely,

 It keeps all the history of the state in which the “thing” has existed;

  • It details the most likely state in which the “thing” currently stands;
  • It allows us to explore the future of the state in which the “thing” could exist if certain action is taken;
  • It provides the correct set of actions to apply to the “thing” to bring it to a targeted state at a given time.

Emmanuel Frénod has more than 25 years’ experience in research and teaching mathematics. He works on ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations in physics, mechanics and biology. He also develops mathematical approaches for businesses and industry, and explores the ways in which those approaches may be embedded into AI. He is also the Founder of See-d, a consulting and implementation company specialising in data science and the use of AI for enterprises.

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Indian Railways: A Contemporary Management Research

Sundaravalli Narayanaswami

Indian Railways (IR) is one of the world’s oldest transport services, and is currently its single largest employer. The large amount of track kilometres, daily services, freight lifted daily, and employees are very difficult to manage efficiently. IR is popularly known as the lifeline of India, and reaches the most remote corners of the nation. Most of IR’s systems are considered legacy operations; however, there have been significant modernisation efforts and operational improvements in recent times. The managerial insights provided by recent developments in IR span across services and operations management, transportation systems, organisational revenue management, government systems and processes, and policy studies. This collection will explore recent initiatives and developments at IR from an academic research perspective, using real data and critical and pragmatic insights into improving operations and policy practices. Each chapter shall cover a specific topic, articulated concisely and succinctly. The book will be interesting and useful as a one-point, authentic reference to understand contemporary developments at IR.

Dr Sundaravalli Narayanaswami is Associate Professor and Chair of the Public Systems Group at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. She received her PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Her research involves the applications of ICT and operations research (OR) in real-life, large-impact problems. She is well-published, and has extensive consultancy experience, mainly with government organisations in policy-making on transportation, good governance, and administration.

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Innovation And Sustainable Growth in a Digital Age

Rianne Ola Ojo

The aims and objectives of this volume include the following:

  • To identify the ways in which technology can facilitate innovation in the post-COVID era, during which the use of digital payment platforms which embrace the use of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and distributed ledger technologies has increased in terms of volume and importance;
  • To highlight the role of regulation in regulating such innovative technologies;
  • To illustrate how key actors, such as central banks, can facilitate the transition process to a net-zero based carbon emissions phase. Should central banks be held responsible for risks relating to climate change?
  • To illustrate how innovative techniques and technology can interact with such concepts as green finance to facilitate a smooth transition to a net-zero carbon emissions economy;
  • To highlight challenges which may be encountered during the transition process, and how to address such risks;
  • To highlight how the role of private and public sector engagement can be enhanced through Fintech innovation.

Dr Rianne Ola Ojo currently works as a Director at the Centre for Ingenuity, Innovation and Sustainable Development, UK. She is also an Adjunct Professor at North West University, South Africa, here she has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2013. Having graduated with an LLM in International Business Law from the University of Wales, she has consolidated on her academic career since 1999 through teaching, research and editorial responsibilities. She endeavours to contribute primarily to research through volume publications, as well as collaborations with strategic and innovative partners who are keen to make meaningful and rewarding contributions aimed at promoting a sustainable future.  

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Justice and Democracy in Brazil

Maria Borges and Delamar Dutra

This is a book about the rise and fall of justice and democracy in Brazil.

From 1964 to 1984, Brazil had a dictatorship, which was then followed by democratic elections. For 13 years (2003 to 2016), the nation enjoyed a very popular and democratic government under President Lula and President Dilma. This government created many social programs to eradicate poverty, raised 32 million people out of extreme poverty, and promoted the inclusion of low-income people and Afro-descendants in universities.

However, since 2013, there has been a noticeable rise of a very conservative movement in Brazil, which led in 2016 to the impeachment of President Dilma and to the imprisonment of President Lula in 2018. This has led to the election of a right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2018, and to a decline in many fields of public life concerning democracy and rights.

Maria Borges is Full Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, having previously served as Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (1999), Humboldt Universität (2006-7), and Columbia University (2014). She is a Researcher at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development and President of the Brazilian Kant Society. She is the author of Body and Justice (2011) and Emotion, Reason and Action in Kant (2019), as well as many articles, including “What Can Kant Teach us about Emotions?” in the Journal of Philosophy and “Physiology and the Controlling of Affects in Kant’s Philosophy” in the Kantian Review. Her philosophical interests are Kant, ethics, theory of emotions, and feminist philosophy.

Delamar Dutra holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and is currently Full Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He is a Researcher at the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, and his current research project deals with “The right to civil disobedience and deliberative democracy in Habermas”. He is the author of the books Razão e consenso em Habermas, A reformulação discursiva da moral kantiana, and Manual de Filosofia do Direito.

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Mechanics and Energy Conversion

Professor Zied Driss

The aim of this book is to provide a forum for the publication of original peer-reviewed research articles on mechanics and energy conversion. It will include contributions that employ existing experimental techniques to gain an understanding of underlying flow physics. Along with the development of the computer industry and the advancement of numerical methods, a solid foundation in both hardware and software has been established to study the processes of numerical simulation methods, which play important roles in extending research topics, reducing research costs, discovering new phenomena and developing new technologies. Methods for solving ancillary equations such as transport and diffusion are also quite relevant here.

Zied Driss is Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National School of Engineers of Sfax, Tunisia. He received his Engineering Diploma in 2001, his Master’s degree in 2003, his PhD in 2008 and his HDR in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sfax, Tunisia, in 2013. He is interested in the development of numerical and experimental techniques for solving problems in mechanical engineering and energy applications. His research also focuses on the interaction between Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Structure Dynamics (CSD) codes. He is the author of more than 180 journal articles, 25 books and 70 book chapters. He is currently a Team Leader in the Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems at the National School of Engineers of Sfax, an editorial board member and reviewer for a number of international journals, a General Chair of two bi-annual international conferences and an active member of various different national and international associations.

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Multiculturalism in Canadian, Australian, and Indian Literatures

Mateti Prabhakar

This book provides a multidisciplinary approach to multicultural literature and its presentation of cultural diversity. Multicultural literature provides a systematic study of socio-cultural relations, racial differences, religious beliefs, class conflicts, and gender biases. As such, it holds up a mirror to society, and promotes deep cultural diversity capable of breaking down borders. Multicultural literature has the vibrant power to educate and influence people, create empathy, and encourage critical thinking in the 21st century. It forms the basis for multicultural education, providing equal opportunities regardless of ethnicity, culture, race, and gender. This volume showcases how cultural diversity is fictionalised in the creative writing of Canadian, Australian, and Indian writers, and reveals how such writings provide a clarion call for the destruction of cultural and racial segregation, which presents barriers to the very spirit of multiculturalism. It opens up the horizons of intercultural understanding, leading to a worldview of cosmopolitanism, and explores how Canadian, Australian, and Indian multicultural writers promote bonding, bridging, and linking—the very ideals of cultural diversity—through their writing.

Mateti Prabhakar is an Associate Professor and Former Head of the Department of English and Gender Studies at Kakatiya University, India. He is a Shastri Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, and the recipient of the Faculty Enrichment Fellowship Award from the International Council for Canadian Studies for his project “Managing Cultural Diversity and Canadian Literature”. His research focuses on Canadian literature, multicultural literature, gender studies, human rights literature, and ecocriticism. He is the author of the book Feminism/Postmodernism: Margaret Atwood’s Fiction and the editor of the volume Gender Studies and Indo-Canadian Literature. He has also published articles in such journals as Margaret Laurence Review, Humanities and Social Sciences Review, and the European Journal of English Language and Literature Studies.

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POWERS OF POP: Cross-Cultural Influences between Japanese and American Pop Cultures

Kendra Sheehan and Matthew Hodge

This edited collection will advance the intellectual exploration and interdisciplinary understanding of the cross-cultural influences between Japan and America. With the ever-evolving globalization of contemporary pop culture, Japanese and American consumers have continuously experienced cultural collaborations and collisions. This insightful volume will serve to bring together multidisciplinary scholars who offer fresh perspectives on ongoing cross-cultural and cyclical influences evident in Japan and America, two of the most culturally dominant and impactful nations in modern history.

Dr Kendra Sheehan is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Louisville and Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Southeast, teaching courses on global humanities, Asian studies, and Japanese culture. Her recent publications and research interests include Japanese culture, literature, religion, film, the humanities, and East Asia.

Matthew Hodge, MFA, is an Associate Professor at William Peace University, USA, where he teaches arts and humanities courses. His recent publications and research interests cover such topics as performing arts histories, commercial tourism, entertainment media, belief systems, westernization, and cultural globalization.

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Re-Activating Critical Thinking Amidst Necropolitical Realities: Politics, Theory, Arts and Political Economy for a Radical Change

Marina Gržinić and Jovita Pristovšek

Re-Activating Critical Thinking amidst Necropolitical Realities: Politics, Theory, Arts and Political Economy for a Radical Change seeks to re-conceptualise recent or past work in theory and critical discourse that provides possibilities for strategies that will reflect on the present moment in society, or in theory. It also explores any possible emancipatory politics, if emancipation is still to be taken as a practice of change.

The purpose of the volume is to present 24 viewpoints beyond geographical restrictions, embracing the world as one and developing a strategy for radical change. The collection will bring together a younger generation of writers who are coming from an axis of radical philosophical and critical thinking.

Marina Gržinić works as a Research Advisor at the Institute of Philosophy of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Since 2003, she has also been teaching at the Institute of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. She is a philosopher, theoretician, and artist.

Jovita Pristovšek holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Postgraduate School of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She is an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Ljubljana, and the author of Strukturni rasizem, teorija in oblast [Structural Racism, Theory, and Power] (2019).

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Reflections on Ecological Feminism and Ecojustice

Bouchra Belgaid

This collection will bring together article that deals with the ongoing development of ecological feminism, or ecofeminism, as it is commonly known, and its emerging relation to ecological justice.

Submissions should address issues such as environmental racism, gender discrimination, ecofeminism, development and Third World countries, environmental degradation, and economic justice. They should examine the ways in which scholars and activists have started to address environmental issues as closely related to forms of ecological and gender injustice. Rather than studying social justice or environmental problems as separate realms of analysis, submissions should show that environmental issues and the problem of gender discrimination are connected to other dimensions of society, including politics, economics, social class, culture, history, and religion, among others.

Bouchra Belgaid is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Mohammed I University, Morocco. She has participated in a number of national and international conferences and cultural fora, and is the author of John Irving and Cultural Mourning (2011). Her publications also include ‘‘Deconstructing the Myth of the West in Contemporary American Male Writing’’ (2008) and ‘‘Subjectivity, Mourning and Gender Construction in Contemporary American Feminist Writing’’ (2006), and ‘‘Historical Implantation of the Prophet’s Covenants: The Case of the Rāshidūn Caliphs” in Islām and People of the Book (2017).

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Responsible Pedagogies: School of Architecture and Design, Manipal University Jaipur

Dr Madhura Yadav and Dr Anuradha Chatterjee

This edited collection is a showcase of the research and pedagogical journey of the School of Architecture and Design of Manipal University Jaipur, India, since its inception in 2012. In contemporary India, there are a number of ‘avant-garde’ colleges that continuously dismantle and challenge conservative positions in academia, industry, and society, respond to the ever-present scenario of crisis, devise ways of proceeding, and propose new critical and experimental paradigms that are relevant and urgent now. One of the most urgent issues globally is climate change. Anthony D. Cortese’s argument in this regard is timely: “What if higher education were to take a leadership role, as it did in the space race and the war on cancer, in preparing students and providing the information and knowledge to achieve a just and sustainable society? What would higher education look like? All parts of the university system are critical to achieving a transformative change that can only occur by connecting head, heart, and hand” (Planning for Higher Education, v31 n3 p15-22 Mar-May 2003). To this end, the School of Architecture and Design, positioned in the hinterland of Jaipur and near an important craft centre called Bagru, has been quietly and consistently pursuing ‘responsible pedagogies,’ through research, teaching, and social outreach, in architectural and urban sustainability, with related foci that include landscape and ecology, disaster and resilience, and heritage conversation, all of which speak to the urgent premise of tackling climate change. This collection brings together chapters by the community of architects, designers, and academics who have been associated with the school during its ten-year journey.

Dr Madhura Yadav is an Architect Planner. She is a UNESCO-certified Mentor in Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR), and has delivered keynote addresses on sustainable architecture and planning, the design of SMART villages, sustainable rural development, and sustainable materials at various universities and government organizations. She has also contributed as a team leader in the preparation of city development plans, as well as heritage conservation and slum rehabilitation projects, and is the author of a number of publications.

Dr Anuradha Chatterjee is an architect, historian, educator, and author who has published three books (Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques, and Practices in Art, Architecture, and Design; Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney; and John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture). She is also the Area Editor (Asia) for The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopaedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 (2022). As an academic leader and Dean, and an expert in architectural education and critical pedagogies

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Revisiting L2 Sociolinguistics

Elena Kkese

This book aims at investigating socio-linguistic interaction in different second language (L2) contexts in an effort to identify the trends that lead to the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation by L2 learners. This will contribute significantly to L2 research and practice.

Elena Kkese holds a PhD in Linguistics, an MA in Applied Linguistics, and a BA in English Language and Literature, and has taught at a tertiary level since 2007 and at a secondary level since 2020. She is the author of Identifying Plosives in L2 English, L2 Writing Assessment, and Speech Perception and Production in L2, and has published extensively on L2 phonology, sociolinguistics, spelling, and writing.

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The Column in Bronze Age Religion, Art, and Architecture

Olga Zekiou

This collection of essays endeavours to bring together opinions related to the issue of originality of all forms of Bronze Age art, both sacred and profane. It will gather the work of qualified scientists and academics from various disciplines, such as philosophy, archaeology, anthropology, history, arts, architecture, theology, psychology, and pedagogy. It encourages contributions from scholars from different cultures throughout the world, and from those who have been working in various cities during their career, particularly scholars with experience of the geography of such places and knowledge of the culture and mythopoetic literature of the people who created such Bronze Age art.

Submissions should discuss the genesis of the column in Bronze Age cities in both its sacred and profane aspects. They should explore a variety of cultures throughout the world, and, thus, offer the reader a comparative study of the subject, which will verify the Jungian theory of the originality of art and the theory of archetypes. The essays must not have a descriptive character, but should instead fathom the cultural and mythopoetic heritage of the people who created such art.

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Waste Management, Sanitation and Society

Amrita Dwivedi

The disposal of waste is now largely the domain of sanitarians and public health engineers, though health professionals need to have a basic knowledge of the subject since improper disposal of waste is a health hazard. On account of increasing populations and changing consumption patterns of commodities, there has been a substantial increase in the generation of solid waste, both in absolute terms and in terms of per capita generation. Many developing countries currently have insufficient collection efficiency and improper systems for the disposal of waste, both of which have a major impact on such societies.

This book investigates municipal solid waste and its generation, collection, transportation, and disposal. It not only focuses on urban waste, but also looks at various challenges and problems associated with the rural waste management practices adopted in Indian villages with the help of case studies. The book considers waste prevention strategies like recycling, reuse, and recovery which ease the burden on landfills, contribute towards the conservation of natural resources, and save energy. It also discusses the social perception of waste and the inclusiveness of non-formal sectors, emphasising their role in waste management.

Amrita Dwivedi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanistic Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi. Her research focuses on the field of environmental studies, with a particular interest in sanitation and health, waste management, housing and hygiene. She obtained her PhD from Banaras Hindu University, India, and pursued her postdoctoral research in the Civil Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi.

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