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Publications update 2023

A selection of the fascinating fiction and non-fiction written by Univites that have been published this year or will be published in the coming months.

Memoona Ahmed’s (2018, Experimental Psychology) debut poetry collection once-joined pieces (Bite Poetry Press) was released in April 2023.

Dr Ross Bowden (1969, Philosophy) published Art and Creativity in a New Guinea Society: The Kwoma in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Lexington Books, 2022).

Alex Braslavsky (2018, Modern Languages – Slavonic Studies) is to publish her first book of translations of Polish poetry: On Centaurs & Other Poems (World Poetry Books, 2023), the first selected volume in English of Zuzanna Ginczanka, a visionary Polish-Ukrainian-Jewish poet.

Dr Seán Haldane (1961, English) published An Evil Tale I Heard – the sequel to the award-winning The Devil’s Making. The College was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dr Haldane in March 2023. A tribute will be included in this year’s College Record. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Marcella Giobbe (2018, Classical Archaeology) is co-editor (with Emanuele Prezioso, Keble) of a new publication, Innovative Approaches to Archaeology (BAR Publishing, 2022).

Dr Chris Birkett’s (1979, PPE) book, Bill Clinton at the Church of Baseball, is to be published in the US in November by Mercer University Press. It is “a story of heroism and idealism, identity and race, and the power of sports to shape American political culture.”

Daniel Blank (2009, English) published Shakespeare and University Drama in Early Modern England in March (Oxford University Press, 2023).

Dr Robin Darwall-Smith (1982, Classics) published Music in Twentieth-Century Oxford in January. The book includes a chapter on the University College Musical Society (Boydell & Brewer, 2023).

Professor Nandini Das (1997, English), Professor of Early Modern English Literature and Culture at Oxford, published Courting India, an account of the first English embassy to the Mughal court of Emperor Jahangir (Bloomsbury, March 2023).

Eighty-something is a new book from artists Sue Gill and John Fox MBE (1959, PPE and Education), two 80 year olds, whose lifelong creative partnership has been spent seeking a role for art that weaves it into the fabric of our lives. Illustrated with drawings by John Fox.

Rebecca “R.F.” Kuang’s (2019, Oriental Studies) thriller, Yellowface, was published in May 2023 (The Borough Press, May 2023).

Charles Nevin’s (1970, Law) latest story collection, So Last Century, was published in March 2023. Sometimes in Bath, his previous story collection is still available.

A Child’s Goodbye, the latest book by Alison Pindar (1991, English), writing as Ali Mercer, was published in March 2023 (Bookouture, 2023) and is available in Kindle ebook, paperback and Audible audiobook.

Retracing the Iron Curtain: A 3,000-Mile Journey Through the End and Afterlife of the Cold War by Dr Timothy Phillips (1996, History and Modern Languages) was published in March 2023 (and October 2022 in the UK, under the title The Curtain and the Wall).

Dr Mirela Ivanova, Univ JRF 2019-21, has, with her colleague Ben Anderson (Cornell), co-edited Is Byzantine Studies a Colonialist Discipline? Towards a Critical Historiography.

Steph Vizard (2009, English) won the HarperCollins 2022 Banjo Prize for fiction and her debut novel The Love Contract is to be published in September 2023.

Chris Von Csefalvay (2005, Law), published Computational Modeling of Infectious Disease, on 14 February 2023.

Dr Evan Wilson (2011, History), Associate Professor at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, published The Horrible Peace: British Veterans and the End of the Napoleonic Wars (University of Massachusetts Press, 2023).

Dr Jennifer Wong (1998, English), Visiting Fellow at TORCH Oxford (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) for 2022-23, published Identity, Home and Writing Elsewhere in Contemporary Chinese Diaspora Poetry in February 2023 (Bloomsbury, 2023).

Caroline Terquem, Tutorial Fellow in Physics, contributed the chapter “Planetary systems: from symmetry to chaos” to the new book The Language of Symmetry (Chapman and Hall, 2023).

Published: 14 June 2023

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