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Academics’ publications 2019

Univ Polly Jones - Writing Russian Lives

Writing Russian Lives, Polly Jones

College is delighted to showcase here a selection of recent publications from the Univ academic family.

Dr Polly Jones, Schrecker-Barbour Tutorial Fellow in Slavonic and East European Studies, published Myth, Memory, Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-78. Dr Jones is also the editor of Writing Russian Lives. The Poetics and Politics of Biography in Modern Russian Culture.

Dr Michaël Abecassis, Lecturer in French, has released a volume on French grammar, Confident French from A to Z: A Dictionary of Niceties and Pitfalls. The book is a collection of language subtleties and difficulties encountered by students at all stages of French study at Oxford. It contains 125 illustrations by Igor Bratusek.

Dr Ine Jacobs, Univ’s supernumerary fellow in Classical Archaeology has co-edited Asia Minor in the Long Sixth Century. Current Research and Future Directions, which discusses topics as varied as rural prosperity, urbanism in cities large and small, frontier management, and the imperial capital of Constantinople.

Univ - Joe Moshenska - Iconoclasm as child's play copy

Iconoclasm as Child’s Play, Joe Moshenska

Dr Joe Moshenska, Beaverbrook and Bouverie Tutorial Fellow in English, will be publishing his new book, Iconoclasm as Child’s Play, in April.

Dr Catherine Holmes, A D M Cox Old Members’ Tutorial Fellow in Medieval History, has published The Global Middle Ages, edited together with Professor Naomi Standen. The publication includes a chapter by the late Professor Glen Dudbridge, former Shaw Professor of Chinese.

Professor Jacob Rowbottom, Stowell Tutorial Fellow in Law, published Media Law last year. This study looks at issues of privacy injunctions, the regulation of the press, the political power of media moguls, mass leaks of government information, and the responsibility of the digital media to prevent the spread of extreme content and fake news.

Dr Laura Varnam, Lecturer in Old and Middle English, published The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture last year and is currently writing a book on Daphne du Maurier.

Univ Sophie Smith - Nature, Action and the Future

Nature, Action and the Future, Sophie Smith

Dr Sophie Smith, Tutorial Fellow in Political Theory, has published Nature, Action and the Future, a collection investigating how the history of political ideas can help us make sense of climate change.

Dr David Bell, Emeritus Fellow of Geology, published his latest novel Kallista in February. David Bell carried out volcanological research in various parts of the world including Greenland, Iceland, Ascension Island, Sicily and Santorini where a chance discovery inspired him to write this story.

Professor Christopher Pelling, Emeritus and Honorary Fellow, published a commentary Herodotus: Histories Book VI last year, co-written with Simon Hornblower, in the ‘green-and-yellow’ series of Greek and Latin Classics.

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. A selection of recent publications by Univ’s Alumni community can be found at Alumni Publications 2019.

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