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Alumni publications update 2023

The Oxford Handbook of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Oxford Handbook of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

A selection of the fascinating fiction and non-fiction written by Univites published this year.

Dr Graeme Baber (1987, Medicine) published two new monographs titled, An Introduction to Banking Law in Four English-Language Jurisdictions (Nova Science Publishers, July 2023) and An Introduction to Corporate Securities Law in Four English-Language Jurisdictions (Nova Science Publishers, May 2023).

Greek Folk Songs book coverJoshua Barley (2008, Classics) compiled and translated an anthology of Greek folk songs or D_imotika Tragoudia_. Greek Folk Songs (Aiora Press, August 2022) aims to bring the songs to an English readership for the first time in over a century, capturing the lyricism of the Greek in modern English verse. He launched the book under the plane tree of a village square in Zagori, to the accompaniment of scops owls and a wailing clarinet.

Peter Beresford (1964, Modern History) published The Future of Social Care: From Problem to Rights-Based Sustainable Solution (with Colin Slasberg) (Edward Elgar Publishing, July 2023).

Oxford spire at nighttime illustration book coverCarellin Brooks’ (1993, English) newest book of poetry, Learned, which concerns the narrator’s time at Oxford and in London, has been longlisted for the Relit Award, a Canadian national award for best small press book of the year.

Dr Anne Carter (2009, Law), a lecturer at Adelaide Law School, published Facts in Public Law Adjudication (Bloomsbury, October 2023).

Lessons from Grenfell Tower Jennifer CharlsonDr Jennifer Charlson (née Inskeep, 1987, Engineering Science) published Lessons from Grenfell Tower: The New Building Safety Regime (Routledge, 2023) and Environmental Law for Sustainable Construction: A guide for construction, engineering and architecture professionals (ICE Publishing, 2023).

Dr Geri Della Rocca de Candal (2006, History) published Printing and Misprinting: A Companion to Mistakes and In-House Corrections in Renaissance Europe (1450–1650) (OUP, April 2023).

Dr Matteo Iannizzotto (1997, Economics) published Macroeconomic Policy Since the Financial Crisis in October (Agenda Publishing, 2023).

Fanny Mills Unravelled book coverFanny Mills (1983, History) published a memoir Unravelled: A Family Lost and Found Again: “a powerful family drama of love and loss set in the colliding worlds of Jewish emigres and the British nobility” (Unicorn Press, 2023).

John Pike (1973, PPE) published the following through Pen & Sword Books: Gustavus v Wallenstein: Military Revolution, Rivalry and Tragedy in the Thirty Years War (September 2023); Vietnam and the Cold War 1945-1954: French Imperial Decline and Defeat at Dien Bien Phu (October 2023) and The Thirty Years War, 1618 – 1648: The First Global War and the end of Habsburg Supremacy (January 2023). Further books are due in 2023-4: The age of firepower 1600-1650 and Ending the Thirty Years War: War, Diplomacy, and the Peace of Westphalia vol I and II.

John Pike Gustavus v. WallensteinDr Corrina Readioff (2014, English) published her first book, Epigraphs in the English Novel 1750–1850: Seducing the Reader (EUP, 2023). The book will be accompanied by an online dataset to facilitate further research in this area. The title has also been competitively selected for inclusion as one of just 12 books in the first year of a new Open Access scheme, OpenUP, which aims to support debut early career researchers and tackle the risk of structural inequality in the academic publication system.

Jesse Simon (2008, History) published his second book, Plattenbau Berlin: A Photographic Survey of Postwar Residential Architecture (Prestel Verlag, 2022).

Book cover of Jennifer Wong's State of PlayProfessor Dr Martin Stadler (1997, Oriental Studies), Chair of Egyptology at the University of Würzburg, edited The Oxford Handbook of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead together with Rita Lucarelli (Berkeley) (OUP, 2023).

Frank Thurmond (1990, English) will have his newest book, Lottie Deno: A Novel, published in early 2024 (Parkhurst Brothers Publishers). Thurmond is a Lecturer in English at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Dr Jennifer Wong (1998, English), published Where Else: An International Hong Kong Anthology (Verve Poetry Press, 2023) and State of Play: Poets of East and Southeast Asia in Conversation anthology (Outspoken Press, 2023).

Published: 15 December 2023

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