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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

Our 2017 competition is open!

The Oxford and Dublin offices of Peter Lang are delighted to announce the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in the fields of Irish Studies and Nineteenth-Century Studies.

Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in each field for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of each competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang.

Proposals for the Irish Studies competition should be submitted to Christabel Scaife (c.scaife@peterlang.com) by 31 July 2017 and include an abstract (including chapter synopses), CV and a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length) in separate Microsoft Word documents. Proposals are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of Irish Studies and must be written in English. Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.

Proposals for the Nineteenth-Century Studies competition should be submitted to Laurel Plapp (L.PLAPP@peterlang.com) by 31 July 2017 and include an abstract (including chapter synopses), CV and a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length) in separate Microsoft Word documents. Proposals are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of Nineteenth-Century Studies and must be written in English. Research that fits within the scope of the Peter Lang book series Writing and Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century is especially encouraged (please see the series webpage: http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/WCLNC). Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted. This competition is a collaboration with the Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research (Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton).

The winner of each competition will be offered a contract for a non-subsidised book to be published within six months of receipt of the complete and approved manuscript. Planned manuscripts should be 60,000 to 100,000 words in length. Authors will be expected to copy-edit the manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines provided.

Applicants should be early career scholars with connections to the UK or Ireland:

  • They should have been awarded a PhD between 2012 and 2017 or expect to be awarded a PhD in 2018.
  • They should be resident in the UK or Ireland, or hold British or Irish citizenship or resident status, or have completed some or all of their postgraduate education at a British or Irish university.

Decisions will be made by 1 December 2017 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.

For general information about the competition, please contact Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU. E-mail: oxford@peterlang.com. Tel: 01865 514160.

 

The winner of our 2016 Linguistics competition has been published!

Dr Prafulla Basumatary

Verbal Semantics in a Tibeto-Burman Language: The Bodo Verb

 

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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