Publishing Now

Publishing NOW: Christine Smallwood

Christine Smallwood, Harper’s Magazine
March 8, 2018, 4 pm

 

Christine Smallwood is a writer and critic living in New York. Her reviews, essays, and short stories have been published in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The New YorkerBookforumThe Paris Reviewn+1, and Vice. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Columbia University and is a core faculty member of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.

Publishing NOW : George Thompson

George has been a professional editor since 1984, beginning his career at Johns Hopkins University Press as an acquisitions editor. At JHUP, George developed the geography and environmental studies list, including the “Creating the North American Landscape” series.  In 1990, George founded the Center for American Places, which he directed and served as publisher until November 2010, when he founded his own imprint. Books developed and published under George’s care have won more than 100 book awards, honors, and prizes, including best-book recognition in 31 academic fields.  George is also the editor, co-editor or author of five books of his own and has served as publisher-in-residence at a number of universities. He can provide help and advice on book and article projects at any stage of development.  More information is available here http://www.gftbooks.com/about.html

George’s schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14gMkYc2Y1m1PyFxcF_40R65Wg5Ofb8kdQmNPBH4HrAI/edit?usp=sharing

To make appointments, contact Stephanie Beron in GEOG at Stephanie.beron@uconn.edu

Publishing NOW: Brian Halley

Brian Halley
Feb. 6, 2018
Title: Publishing 101: The Basics on Getting Your Scholarly Book Published

Brian Halley is Senior Editor for the University of Massachusetts Press, based at UMass Boston. Before joining the Press in 2009, he was Editor at Beacon Press. He served on the Board of Directors for the Association of University Presses (AUP) from 2015 – 2018. Halley has built UMass Press’s lists in American Studies, environmental studies, gender & sexuality, literary studies, and regional titles, including for the newly launched regional trade imprint, Bright Leaf.

Publishing Now! – Ray Ryan

Ray Ryan, Senior Commissioning Editor of English and American Literature at Cambridge University Press, will be speaking about publishing and new shifts and changes in the industry. He is author of Ireland and Scotland: Literature and Culture, State and Nation, editor of Writing in the Irish Republic: Literature, Culture, Politics, 1949-1999, and co-editor of Ireland and Scotland:
Culture and Society, 1700-2000 and The Good of the Novel.

This talk is generously co-sponsored by UCHI, the English Department, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, and the CLAS Dean’s Office.

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George Thompson, CLAS, Publisher-in-Residence
October 24-27, 2017 

George Thompson has been a professional editor since 1984, beginning his career at Johns Hopkins University Press as an acquisitions editor. At JHUP, George developed the geography and environmental studies list, including the “Creating the North American Landscape” series.  In 1990, George founded the Center for American Places, which he directed and served as publisher until November 2010, when he founded his own imprint. Books developed and published under George’s care have won more than 100 book awards, honors, and prizes, including best-book recognition in 31 academic fields.  George is also the editor, co-editor or author of five books of his own and has served as publisher-in-residence at a number of universities. More information is available here http://www.gftbooks.com/about.html 

If you would like to meet with George during his visit, please contact Maria Shah (alldnof@uconn.edu) 860-486-2713 in the CLAS Dean’s Office to schedule an appointment.

Appointment times are listed in Google Docs at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14gMkYc2Y1m1PyFxcF_40R65Wg5Ofb8kdQmNPBH4HrAI/edit?usp=sharing

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Angie Hogan, University of Virginia Press
October 10, 2017, 4pm 

Angie Hogan is Associate Editor and Rights Manager at the University of Virginia Press, where she has worked in the acquisitions department since 2004. Prior to joining U.Va. Press, she spent several years as an editor at InteLex Corporation, a pioneer in humanities electronic publishing best known for the Past Masters series. At Virginia, Ms. Hogan maintains a broad, multidisciplinary list focused primarily on early-modern, eighteenth-century, and Enlightenment studies. She also manages the Walker Cowen Manuscript Prize competition as well as the Press’s contracts and subsidiary rights. Books for which Ms. Hogan served as acquiring editor have been chosen for the Baker-Burton Award, the NeMLA Book Award, and the Choice list of Outstanding Academic Titles.

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Adam McGee, Boston Review
October 2, 2017, 4pm 

Adam McGee is the Managing Editor of Boston Review. He previously was Acting Managing Editor for Transition. He also served as Associate Editor for the Harvard Art Museums. Adam earned his Ph.D. in African and African American Studies from Harvard University. He has taught religious and cultural studies and cultural anthropology at Harvard University, Tufts University, and Northeastern University, and has published a number of scholarly articles on Haitian Vodou. In addition, Adam is a Pushcart nominee whose poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Cimarron ReviewPainted Bride QuarterlyMemoriousAssaracusRHINOThe Doctor T.J. Eckleburg ReviewSAND JournalBayou Magazine, and other places. To learn more or to contact him, visit www.adammichaelmcgee.com.