Year of the Dragon by Professor Victor Mair

Gong Xi Fa Cai Cambria Press

Cambria Press wishes one and all Gong Xi Fa Cai for the Chinese New Year.

2012 is the year of the dragon, and there is no better way to usher the new year in than with a brilliant essay on this from top sinologist Professor Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania).

Professor Mair is the general editor for Cambria Sinophone World Series.

Outstanding Review for Saving American Elections by Anthony Gierzynski

Today’s Top Review at Choice magazine is Saving American Elections: A Diagnosis and Prescription for a Healthier Democracy  by Anthony Gierzynski.

This book is in the Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America book series by Scott Frisch and Sean Kelly.

Watch Professor Gierzynki’s TV interview  as well another interview at the University of Vermont.

Cambria Press Author Gray Kochhar-Lindgren at MLA 2012 Annual Convention

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Cambria Press Author Kochhar-Lindgren with his book, Philosophy, Art, and the Specters of Jacques Derrida

Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (the associate vice chancellor for undergraduate learning and director of the Center for University Studies and Programs at the University of Washington, Bothell, as well as honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong) visited the Cambria Press booth and was pleasantly surprised to see that his book, which was just published, on display along with a poster of the book cover.

It is always great to meet authors in real life, especially so soon after the book project with Cambria Press is wrapped up.

Cambria Press Author Nathanael O’Reilly at MLA 2012 Annual Convention

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Cambria Press Author Nathanael O'Reilly with his book Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature

Cambria Press was delighted to have Professor Nathanael O’Reilly visit the Cambria Press booth. Professor O’Reilly’s book Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature, which was published in 2010, is already earning rave reviews.

In fact, the Journal of the European Association of Studies on Australia praises the book because it provides, “provides a highly representative and high-quality sample of current thinking about the issues in Australian culture it deals with, as well as readings of those issues in terms of specific literary texts … to have published this collection of essays there [in the United States] is to have performed a useful service, for the summarising and contemporary nature of the collection is just the sort of thing hard-pressed libraries might acquire, not only in North America but wherever libraries want an up-to-date and high quality assessment of Australian literature in terms of the post-colonial priorities of the present.”

The book is in the Cambria Press Australian literature series (general editor: Dr. Susan Lever).

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Cambria Press Author David Sauer at MLA 2012 Annual Convention

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Cambria Press Author David Sauer with his book, American Drama and the Postmodern

Professor David Sauer (Spring Hill College) and his lovely daughter visited the Cambria Press booth at the 2012 MLA annual convention.

Professor Sauer is the author of the newly published American Drama and the Postmodern: Fragmenting the Realistic Stage. It was delightful to find that he is every bit as lively and witty in person as he is in his e-mails, which never fail to bring good cheer to all at Cambria Press!

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Successful 2012 MLA Annual Convention for Cambria Press

Cambria Press Premium BoothThe 2012 MLA annual convention was a very successful one for Cambria Press.The Cambria Press booth was praised for being put together in a very attractive, eye-catching manner. The Cambria Press booth also enjoyed a premium position, which was located right by the entrance. Cambria Press also enjoyed the company of good neighbors–the folks at Harper Collins and Book Forum are wonderful!

Thank you to all who visited our booth, especially the Cambria Press authors (whom we were delighted to see so happy with the exhibit … those will have to be posts all by themselves!) as well so many new faces–thank you for already following up and we look forward to keeping in touch!

We hope everyone had a great time in Seattle!

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Cambria Press Book Highlight for MLA 2012: The Assassination of Shakespeare’s Patron

The Assassination of Shakespeare's Patron: Investigating the Death of the Fifth Earl of Derby By Leo Daugherty“This study of Lord Strange’s murder is cogent and marked by deep knowledge of the Age of Shakespeare. The peripheral illumination of Shakespeare’s stage career is very valuable.”

– Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University

The Assassination of Shakespeare’s Patron: Investigating the Death of the Fifth Earl of Derby by Leo Daugherty

Visit Booth 601 in the MLA Book Exhibit Hall!

Cambria Press MLA BannerMake sure you visit the Cambria Press booth (601) in the book exhibit hall at the MLA annual convention!

Just look for this eye-catching banner, which will be flanked by posters of the beautiful hallmark Cambria book covers!

Browse our books, learn more about our series and publishing program, and pick up the 30% discount order form for your library.

Safe travels to Seattle!

Cambria Press Book Series Highlight for MLA 2012: Cambria Studies in Contemporary Theatre and Drama Series

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The Cambria Studies in Contemporary Theatre and Drama Series calls for monographs on any aspect of contemporary theatre:

 

  1. Edited anthologies of plays by a particular author, from a particular country, or focusing on a particular subject. These collections should begin with a critical introduction to the works selected and include biographical material on each playwright and a bibliography.
  2. The economics of theatre in a particular culture.
  3. The relationship of theatre to society in a particular culture. We are particularly interested in books that address the central question of what the function of theatre is for a particular culture. Who goes to the theatre? Is theatre being used to effect political or social change in any culture? Is there any viable countercultural theatre?
  4. Theatre and current social and political issues.
  5. Drama and other media. We are interested in studies of television drama as well as staged drama. Is the internet a viable medium for drama?
EDITORIAL BOARD
  • John M. Clum, Duke University (Series Editor)
  • Jon D. Rossini, University of California at Davis
  • Irene Eynat-Confino, University of Tel Aviv
  • Ananda Lal, Jadavpur University
  • Sean Metzger, Duke University
  • Edward Ziter, New York University

We are interested in seeing detailed proposals and sample chapters. Inquiries should include the author’s curriculum vitae.

Learn more about this series at the MLA annual convention.

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Cambria Press Book Series Highlight for MLA 2012: Cambria Sinophone World Series

Cambria Press Victor Mair

Cambria Press is proud to announce a new series that has evolved from an earlier one, the Culture, Literature, & Religion in Greater China Book Series.

The series will now be known as the Cambria Sinophone World Series to herald its new leadership and vision.

The Sinophone world refers to Sinitic-language cultures and communities born of colonial and postcolonial histories on the margins of geopolitical nation-states all across the world.

Professor Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania) is the series editor.

The members of the editorial board are:

  • Ann Huss (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Xiaofei Kang (George Washington University)
  • Jianmei Liu (University of Maryland)
  • Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)
  • Tansen Sen (Baruch College)
  • Shu-mei Shih (UCLA)
  • Jing Tsu (Yale University)
  • David Der-wei Wang (Harvard University)

Books published in the Culture, Literature, & Religion in Greater China Book Series include:

  • Translation Zones in Modern China: Authoritarian Command Versus Gift Exchange by Bonnie S. McDougall
  • An Existential Reading of the Confucian Analects by Andrew Zhonghu Yan
  • A Subversive Voice in China: The Fictional World of Mo Yan by Shelley W. Chan
  • The Jin Yong Phenomenon: Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History by Ann Huss and Jianmei Liu
  • Feminism and Global Chineseness: The Cultural Production of Controversial Women Authors by Aijun Zhu
  • Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber By Liu Zaifu (Translated by Shu Yunzhong)

Learn more about this series at the MLA annual convention.

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