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Next-day Delivery of Peter Lang Books

Customers in the UK and Ireland can now place next-day orders for Peter Lang books through Amazon Prime and from local bookshops, making our titles even easier to find and purchase. Our English-language books are now stocked by Gardners in the UK. For a full listing of our partners worldwide, please see our website.

 

Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition News

The winners of our Linguistics and Education Studies competitions have now been announced!

Winner in Linguistics:

Dr Prafulla Basumatary

The Bodo Verb: A Descriptive–Pedagogic Study

We are also pleased to have a runner-up in the Linguistics competition: Dr Sender Dovchin, Language, Sociolinguistic Authenticity and Social Media. Both books will be published in the Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics book series, edited by Karl Bernhardt and Graeme Davis.

 

Winner in Education Studies:

Marina Avelar

Giving with an Agenda:

How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education

Her book will be published in the New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education book series, edited by Dr Stephen Cowden and Dr Jones Irwin (https://peterlangoxford.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/new-series-new-disciplinary-perspectives-on-education/).

Congratulations to our winners! Thank you to our distinguished editorial boards and to all those who took part in the competition.

The Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition is an annual competition in selected fields. Proposals are invited from early career scholars from selected regions. The winner of the competition in each field is offered a contract for a non-subsidized book to be published by Peter Lang. For general information, please contact Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, UK. E-mail: oxford@peterlang.com. Tel: +44 (0) 1865 514160.

 

Gregory Frame is Runner-up in the BAFTSS 2016 Best Book Award

Gregory FrFrame coverame’s The American President in Film and Television: Myth, Politics and Representation, was selected as the Runner-up in the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Book Award in 2016. The award ceremony took place at the BAFTSS annual conference in April 2016.

The award panel had this to say: ‘An assuredly deft and engaging exploration of how presidential figures function in American film and television, Gregory’s book is anchored in textual readings and it hits the right note … ‘ Read more on the BAFTSS website here.

For more information about the book, and to purchase a copy, click here.

 

 

 

 

New Open Access Publications from Peter Lang

431899_coverPeter Lang is pleased to announce the launch of our open access publishing programme. All books are available for free download from the Open Access Publications page on our website and from OAPEN. Our first volume, The Governance of Educational Welfare Markets, is available for download here. All publications are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial, No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) licence.

We welcome new proposals for our open access programme. Please contact oxford@peterlang.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Maura O’Connor Awarded the Kevin Brehony Book Prize

O'ConnorMaura O’Connor, author of The Development of Infant Education in Ireland, 1838-1948, was presented with her award as joint winner of the Kevin Brehony Book Prize on Saturday 22 November at the History of Education Society conference dinner.

The judging panel described the book as ‘a clearly written and lively account’ and ‘a much needed scholarly engagement with the relationship between past and present’, commenting on its ‘meticulous archival research’ and ‘careful positioning of Ireland within the wider European perspective’.

Available for purchase here.

 

 

 

 

 

David Snowdon awarded the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History

Snowdon coverDavid Snowdon’s book Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World has been chosen as the winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History (2013), awarded annually by the British Society of Sports History.

Congratulations to Dr Snowdon, who  has been invited to deliver the prestigious Aberdare Lecture at next year’s British Society of Sports History conference.

Available for purchase here.

Fiona Skillen’s monograph Women, Sport and Modernity in Interwar Britain was also highly commended by the prize committee as a runner-up. Her book is available for purchase here.

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