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Academic publications 2022

Univ is proud to showcase here a small selection of recent publications from our College academic family.

Professor Polly Jones, Schrecker-Barbour Tutorial Fellow in Slavonic and East European Studies and Professor of Russian, wrote the introduction to the new Everyman Penguin edition of the Jewish-Ukrainian author Vasily Grossman’s magnum opus, Life and Fate, which was published in April. It appeared as a “long read” in The Irish Times.

Professor Joe Moshenska, Beaverbrook and Bouverie Tutorial Fellow in English and Acting Director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies, has written a new book, Making Darkness Light: The Lives and Times of John Milton.

Professor Jacob Rowbottom, Tutorial Fellow in Law, co-edited The Constitution of Social Democracy: Essays in Honour of Keith Ewing (Bloomsbury, 2022).

Dr Maren Schentuleit, Lady Wallis Budge Fellow, is co-editing the new book series Egypt from the Ptolemies to the Early Middle Ages (EPEMA). Dr Schentuleit has been appointed the Director of the Griffith Institute for 2022/23.

Dr Rajendra Chitnis, Ivana and Pavel Tykač Fellow in Czech, co-edited Translating the Literatures of Small European Nations (LUP, 2022), a detailed and wide-ranging comparative study to date of how European literatures written in less well-known languages try, through translation, to reach the wider world.

Professor Tamsin Mather, Supernumerary Fellow in Earth Sciences, was a consultant on two books for children: COPE Disaster Champions’ Volcanoes (available in English, Spanish, Bahasa and Bali), empowering children in disaster risk reduction, and Tara Binns: Visionary Volcanologist (Collins Big Cat book).

Dr Laura Varnam, Lecturer in Old and Middle English Literature, published the co-edited volume Encountering The Book of Margery Kempe (with Laura Kalas). She also contributed to the community translation project Beowulf by All, and poems from her collection inspired by the women of Beowulf plus a creative-critical essay reflecting on her writing process and recent feminist adaptations of Beowulf were published in a number of literary venues, including the academic journal postmedieval in August 2022.

Dr David Bell, Emeritus Fellow, published two collections of short stories: Salt Scars and Hagg Wood.

Fire Island, by Dr Jack Parlett, Junior Research Fellow in English, was published on 26 May by Granta Books (UK) and on 14 June by Hanover Square Press (USA).

Professor Stephen Golding, Emeritus Fellow and Chair of The Chalet Trust, published Oxford University on Mont Blanc: the life of the Chalet des Anglais (Profile Editions), a history of the chalet parties from their beginning in 1891, in which Univ has been involved since 1952, and also a spin-off novella, That Other Summit: a tale of man, mind and mountain.

Professor Christopher Pelling, Honorary and Emeritus Fellow, published commentaries on Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War Book VI, and Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War Book VII in the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series (CUP, 2022) and Classical Scholarship and its History: From the Renaissance to the Present. Essays in honour of Christopher Stray, edited by Stephen Harrison and Christopher Pelling (de Gruyter, 2021).

Professor Elaine Fox, Supernumerary Fellow in Experimental Psychology, new book, Switchcraft: Harnessing the Power of Mental Agility to Transform Your Life (Hodder & Stoughton, 2022) was published in May.

Maximilian Kiener, Research Associate and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Philosophy, completed a book titled Voluntary Consent (forthcoming with Routledge), signed a contract with Hart for another book titled Answering Others: Moral Responsibility and Artificial Intelligence, and is currently also editing the Routledge Handbook of Responsibility.

Updates on and announcements of new publications from College academics can be found on our social media channels (see below) and on our News and Features page.

Published: 27 November 2022

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