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EDINBURGH

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EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS A N N U A L R E P O R T 2015

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION FROM


THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

INTRODUCTION FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE ........................................................................................................................................................................... 3 This year has been a challenging one for the Notwithstanding the disappointing sales we have
academic publishing sector generally and a painful one maintained our substantial investment in the books business
BOOK PUBLISHING 201415 ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4 for Edinburgh University Press particularly with a loss of and will be publishing a record 170 new titles in FY16. We
Book Publishing Highlights ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 114k (2014: + 161k) during the year on total sales of commissioned over 240 new titles during the year, an increase
2.75 million (2014: 2.87 million). of 33% over the previous year. We have a strong balance sheet
Book Publishing Report ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
The books business was particularly affected with and are investing in a consultant journals publisher based in
Prize Winners ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
declines in both frontlist and backlist sales. We saw increases London to help drive forward our journals commissioning.
Key Reviews ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8 in South East Asia but otherwise sales were down against We are also investing in new book and journal websites
2014 with UK, Europe and North America being particularly for delivery early in 2016. We have acquired our first open
THE PRESS COMMITTEE ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 12 poor. In North America, in common with many other access journal, Film-Philosophy, and are working with the
academic publishers, we were hit by unexpected returns library at Edinburgh University to see if there are any ways of
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from our biggest customer early in the financial year. collaborating in the open access sphere.
Journals Publishing Highlights ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 Monograph sales were also affected by changing purchasing The year has been disappointing but we are confident
New for 2015 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 13 models emerging from academic libraries. that we are well placed to deliver a much improved
Journals Publishing Report .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 14 Conversely the journals business continued to perform performance in 2016.
EUP Archive ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 strongly with increases in both print and online subscriptions.

Frequency Increases and Title Change ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14


Online Publication ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
Timothy Wright
Special Issues .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Chief Executive & Company Secretary
Journals Marketing ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Timothy.Wright@eup.ed.ac.uk
Highlights ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Top Statistics .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 16

FINANCIAL INFORMATION ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17


Profit and Loss 201315 ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Sales 201115 ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17

PEOPLE ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 18
The Board of Trustees .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
The Board of Management ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
The Non-Executives ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 18
The Executive Management Group ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 19

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BOOK PUBLISHING 201415 CLASSICS SCOTTISH HISTORY


The Edinburgh History of the Recovering Scotlands Slavery
Greeks Past: The Caribbean Experience
In what has been a difficult year for trading, the new book publications have seen some considerable successes, not least with Edited by Thomas Gallant Edited by Professor Tom Devine
the awarding of the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year prize to The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment.
With the editorial team at full strength we have achieved significant growth in our commissioning, with a third more books We published 2 further volumes in this This collection is a radical and unsparing
accepted for publication than in the previous year. The textbook development strategy is also bearing fruit and there is every major series: analysis of Scotlands historical
reason to be optimistic about the continued growth of our book publishing programme across our nine core subject areas. relationship to slavery, reminding us
The Edinburgh History of the that historys responsibility is often to
Greeks, 1768 to 1913: The address incidences of cultural amnesia.
BOOK PUBLISHING HIGHLIGHTS Long Nineteenth Century
Thomas Gallant
The Edinburgh History of
LINGUISTICS FILM The Edinburgh History of the Education in Scotland
Edinburgh Textbooks in TESOL Edinburgh Studies In Greeks, 1453 to 1768: The Edited by Mark Freeman, Robert Anderson and
Edited by Joan Cutting and Fiona Farr East Asian Film Ottoman Empire Lindsay Paterson
Edited by Margaret Hillenbrand Molly Greene
An important multi-contributor
This new series launched in 2015 with reference work taking in the whole
two books: PHILOSOPHY historical sweep of Scotlands
Fields of Sense: education system as it has evolved
Memory, Subjectivity and A New Realist Ontology through the centuries from clerical to
Independent Chinese Cinema Markus Gabriel public institution.
Qi Wang
This is a further volume in our
LAW
successful Speculative Realism series.
Independent Chinese In Search of the Way: Legal
Weve sold nearly 500 copies since
Documentary Philosophy of the Classic Chinese
This year saw further development of our Edinburgh we published in January 2015 and it
Dan Edwards Thinkers
Textbooks in TESOL series with the publication of Mixed is a good example of our paperback
Wejen Chang
Methods Research for TESOL by James Dean Brown, Materials original format on the philosophy list
Development for TESOL by Freda Mishan and Ivor Timmis and Film Noir making an impact in the field. This mammoth reference work brings
Language in Context in TESOL by Joan Cutting. Each volume is and a lifetimes research to fruition on
International Noir
designed for use alongside taught module-length topics on The Political Philosophy of Niccol the legal philosophy of eight classic
Edited by Homer B. Pettey and R. Barton Palmer
TESOL degrees. Machiavelli Chinese thinkers, no less relevant
We published our first two-volume Filippo Del Lucchese
today in thinking about how to create
Edinburgh Handbook Of set, on Film Noir. Both volumes A new, critical introduction to a just society.
Evaluative Morphology have gained adoptions in their Machiavellis thought for students of
Edited by Nicola Grandi and Livia Krtvlyessy
first year. They will appear in politics and philosophy combining a Encounters In Law And Philosophy
With examples drawn from over 200 paperback in 2016, allowing us to Edited by Thanos Zartaloudis and Anton Schtz
historical perspective with a theoretical
world languages, this monumental build on their textbook potential. approach. This stimulating new series is designed
reference work presents a truly state- to explore what happens to the
of-the-art overview of evaluative claims of law when it engages with
morphology. continental philosophy. The inaugural
title in the series was STASIS: Civil
War as a Political Paradigm, by the
internationally renowned philosopher
Giorgio Agamben.

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POLITICS ISLAMIC & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES BOOK PUBLISHING REPORT


Foucault and Politics The Great Seljuk Empire
Mark G. E. Kelly A. C. S. Peacock In the 201415 publication period the Press published 151 new books and issued 55 books new in paperback. Five of our books
were honoured with prizes recognising the quality of recent publishing.
The second volume published in A stimulating history of a little-known
our Thinking Politics series, this book yet crucially important medieval
PRIZE WINNERS
reinforces the importance of this Islamic empire, this book is already
prominent theorists work for politics being heralded as a landmark The Saltire Society Scottish Research BAAS Book Prize 2015: Literature and
today and looks to become an publication. This is the first volume to Book of the Year 2014 and The Saltire Music in the Atlantic World by Catherine
established textbook in this area. appear in the series The Edinburgh Society Book of the Year 2014: The Jones, University of Aberdeen
History of the Islamic Empires. Scottish Town in the Age of
The Concept of the State in Enlightenment 17401820 by Scottish
International Relations What is Veiling? academics Robert Harris and Charles
Edited by Robert Schuett and Peter M. R. Stirk Sahar Amer
McKean
This important collection of essays Who is Allah?
incisively reassesses the concept of the Bruce B. Lawrence

state. It quickly sold its first printing What is a Madrasa? The Saltire Scottish History Book of the The Kraszna-Krauz Foundation Best
in hardback and will be released in Ebrahim Moosa Year 2014: Scottish Gods: Religion in the Moving Image Book 2015: Death and
paperback in Spring 2016. Modern Scotland 19002012 by leading the Moving Image by Michele Aaron
A trio of introductions from
eminent scholars exploring social historian Steve Bruce
LITERARY STUDIES
some of the key questions and
Biographia Literaria issues surrounding contemporary
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Islam. Priced accessibly, these
Edited by Adam Roberts
books are designed to reach a
This new scholarly edition takes broad audience.
into consideration three decades of The IAAS Peggy OBrien Book Prize
research and scholarship on Coleridge. 2015: Contemporary American Trauma
It includes a detailed Critical and Textual Narratives by Alan Gibbs, University
Introduction, the text of the Biographia College Cork
Literaria, including Coleridges original notes, and editorial
footnotes, endnotes and a bibliography.

The Poetry and Critical Writings of


Katherine Mansfield
Edited by Gerri Kimber and Angela Smith

(The Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works


of Katherine Mansfield, Volume 3)

Bringing together all of Mansfields


poetry, her literary translations, her
many heartfelt reviews and incisive
essays, this major collection attests to
the enormous variety and distinctiveness of the non-fiction
writing that Mansfield produced, some of it unpublished until
this edition.

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KEY REVIEWS readers to engage with emotionally and intellectually PHILOSOPHY


difficult material, and the result is an essential read for Review of Fields of Sense by
SCOTTISH STUDIES anyone engaged in the study of contemporary cinema,
Markus Gabriel, in Notre Dame
neocolonialism, media ethics and human rights.
Review of A History of Drinking a pebble thrown into water, producing expanding circles Philosophical Reviews

of related objects, people involved in its manufacture
by Anthony Cooke, in Scottish Review Review of Scenes from the Suburbs by Markus Gabriels book is the
and commission, and later works in its tradition or
of Books most recent release in Edinburgh
directly reflecting it in some way. The stories are diverse Timotheus Vermeulen, in Critical
University Presss Speculative
Given the substantial place drink but fascinating and often end with consideration of the Studies in Television Realism series. It stands as a
has in our culture and history, it is works in todays world. The writing is clear and accessible.
Scenes from the Suburbs makes a formidable installment in the
astonishing that no-one before now Scholars will appreciate the many new insights and
major contribution to the study contemporary resurgence of realism
has written a book devoted to it. remarkably rich and current bibliography. The many
of a type of film and television emerging from Europe, but Gabriel by no means limits
In his introduction to A History of illustrations, most in color, are of splendid quality.
programme that is frequently his engagements to debates in so-called continental
Drinking: The Scottish Pub Since 1700, Individual chapters or the book as a whole would be
recognised in critical writing but philosophy Fields of Sense is required reading for
Anthony Cooke reflects thatmany Scottish historians suitable for use in college courses.
often escapes critical recognition. anyone coming to grips with contemporary metaphysics,
have exercised a kind of self-censorshipon the subject. no matter which philosophical tradition they call their
Vermeulens authoritative analysis of the suburban
It is a lamentable oversight, especially given the colour of Review of The Written Word in the own.
across a range of texts invites the reader to discover new
the material to draw on, and Cooke describes ale houses,
Medieval Arabic Lands by Konrad levels of debate and his writing consistently sidesteps
pubs, hostelries, shabeens, lounge bars, howffs, landlords
Hirschler, in Speculum the trap of straightforward definitions or surface Review of Badiou and Plato by
andluckies with a verve to match the stories he finds
generalisations. Anyone wishing to talk usefully about
an enthralling and oddly sobering piece of work. The Written Word in the Medieval A. J. Bartlett, in Notre Dame
the suburb in film and television will need to engage
Arabic Lands is a welcome with Vermeulens arguments. Philosophical Reviews
Review of The Acts of Alexander III King addition to the still quite limited
This book is something of a tour
scholarship on literary culture of
of Scots 12491286 edited by Cynthia J. LITERARY STUDIES de force. A. J. Bartlett has crafted an
what is understood as the middle
Neville and Grant Simpson, in The elegant and subtle analysis of the
period of Arabic literature This
Scottish Historical Review Review of Literature and Music in the meaning of Socrates and Plato or
is a fascinating book with a wealth of insights into the
Atlantic World, 17671867 by Catherine Platocrates as he calls the subject
It would be a niggardly reviewer complexity of changing writerlyactivities in Egypt
of the dialogues by drawing on
and Syria in the eleventh through fifteenth centuries. It Jones, in European Romantic Review
who would do other than heartily the philosophical program of Alain Badiou. The result is
applaud the editors and publisher challenges the overemphasis on modern technologies by Literature and Music in the Atlantic an original and compelling study of Plato, one that breaks
for this splendid addition to a series showing that the changing use of more basic, premodern World is an ambitious work of with some of the standard readings of the dialogues the
which is so vital to anyone with a technologies and social practices for safeguarding and synthesis, and a down payment on discussion of Gregory Vlastos in chapter 5 is particularly
serious interest in medieval Scotland. circulating information was central to the consumption what we can hope will be further compelling in this respect and the analysis goes well
of textual culture. Students and scholars of Eurasia and generalizations drawn from Joness
beyond a compare and contrast exercise, delivering as
Africa will benefit from reading this book. deep engagement with the modes
ISLAMIC & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES it does genuine insights into the dialogues Bartletts
in which musical experience and aesthetic theory drew return to Plato through the lens of Badious Being and
Review of Text and Image in Medieval FILM sustenance from each other, along with their impact on Event yields an interesting and refreshing re-examination
Persian Art by Sheila S. Blair, in CHOICE political life during a period of tremendous change and of the dialogues. The book is valuable for this alone. It is
Review of Cinema of the Dark Side by lively sometimes overheated international debate. also a rigorous account of the key categories and concepts
This splendid new book by Shohini Chaudhuri, in Times Higher of Badious magnum opus and, while not a primer on

one of the leading scholars of Badiou by any means, Bartlett achieves a remarkably
Education Review of Writing for The New Yorker
Islamic art manages that most succinct account of the complex and difficult philosophy
difficult taskmaking a serious Cinema of the Dark Side is a by Fiona M. Green, in The Review of
of this important, contemporary thinker.
contribution to scholarship while remarkably well-informed and English Studies
being accessible to a wide range of conceptually sophisticated study.
Theoretically informed by thinkers Conspicuously well-written and a
readers and attractive to them. It is
including Jacques Rancire, Noam pleasure to read.
not a survey but five case studies: a
10th-century ceramic bowl, a 12th-century copper alloy Chomsky, Zygmunt Bauman,
rosewater sprinkler, a 14th-century tomb, a 15th-century Shoshana Felman, Dori Laub and Hannah Arendt, it
manuscript painting, and a 16th-century carpet. Blair also addresses Brechtian aesthetics, theorisations of the
beautifully describes and analyzes each in its immediate gaze, trauma theory and Levinasian ethics. Chaudhuri
and its broadest historical context. Each object works like does all this with a clarity and authority that enables

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POLITICS LAW LINGUISTICS CLASSICS

Review of Immigration Justice by Peter Review of Private Law and Human Review of Classroom Discourse and Review of From Rome to Byzantium ad
W. Higgins, in Social Theory and Practice Rights edited by Elspeth Reid and Teacher Development by Steve Walsh, 363 to 565 by A. D. Lee, in Acta Classica
Immigration Justice is an important Daniel Visser, in Edinburgh Law Review in English Text Construction Lee takes effort to provide
addition to the burgeoning As the editors of this work observe In sum, the textbook offers an illustrations of artworks one seldom
philosophical literature on the in their incisive and very useful expert, in-depth, thought-provoking encounters across similar books,
ethics of immigration. Peter Higgins introduction, the shared features and innovative discussion of the such as the consular diptych of
offers a closely argued analysis of of Scots and South African law centrality of classroom discourse Flavius Atius, the wooden carving
the standard positions in the open have provided a fruitful basis for in second language classes. Taking of a besieged city and even a
borders debate, and defends a comparative study Overall, this into account the theoretical and gambling machine with reliefs of
new moral principle for evaluating is an impressive and valuable contribution to the body of technological advances in discourse analysis, it also chariot racing. Similarly, source
immigrant admissions policies By developing an literature comparing the laws of these two countries. It proposes concrete ways to better integrate CIC as a core excerpts are not only drawn from the usual suspects
empirically informed, non-ideal approach to immigrant succeeds in demonstrating that stories of difference can component of teacher training programmes. A must- among classicizing historiographers, but also include
admissions, Higgins has enhanced our understanding be as absorbing as stories of similarity; that public law read for future and in-service language teachers, teacher inscriptions, poetry, and passages from the council acts.
of the moral considerations at play in admissions policy instruments can lead to profound changes in the private trainers and researchers in applied linguistics. Last but definitely not least, it has to be acknowledged
decisions and made a significant contribution to the law; and that while radical constitutional change can that the book is a pleasure to read thanks to its lucid and
philosophical literature on immigration. complicate the process of comparing systems that had crisp prose. As it stands, this is the most thorough yet
hitherto had much in common, cross-pollination remains accessible overview of Imperial Romes twilight centuries
possible, at least in certain circumstances. since Ernst Steins Histoire du Bas Empire. The present
Review of Fear and the Making of
Review of Changing Methodologies in reviewer could think of no higher endorsement.
Foreign Policy by Raymond Taras, in
TESOL by Jane Spiro, in ELT Journal
Choice Review of Scots Criminal Law by
Would I use this book? Quite Review of The Edinburgh History of the
Pamela R. Ferguson and Claire
Fear of others is hardly new, Greeks, 1768 to 1913 by Thomas Gallant,
McDiarmid, in Edinburgh Law Review definitely, yes! It gives a new slant
but with the advent of the war to TESOL pedagogy by situating in Historien
on terror and the rise of Islamic The second edition of this text it in the wider world, by placing
fundamentalism, it has taken on has been updated to reflect the In short, Gallants sheer pleasure
methods in relation to individual
a new salience in world politics. significant changes seen to Scots in writing makes his book a joy to
users contexts, and through the
Taras examines how fear of certain criminal law in recent years. read, with some of the virtues of the
onus it places on users to exercise
groups or other states within societies influences a given The references to Scottish crime nineteenth-century novel (I confess
independent judgement.
states foreign policy. The book begins strongly with an statistics, case law and academic that I could not put it down, even
erudite discussion of the concept of fear, drawing on a work are certainly the most up to date available for though I of course knew how the
wide range of ideas and sources, from Thucydides to students or practitioners looking to a single source story ends) Gallants delve into the past has produced
Bruce Springsteen The strongest parts of the work The detail included in the book, suggested by its 600 the most all-encompassing account of the Greek long
are the case studies, which focus on three countries and plus pages, is impressive. The cases referred to extend, nineteenth century yet to be written, a book that has
their sources of fear: France (Muslims), Poland (Russia), of course, beyond Scotland and into other jurisdictions. genuine literary merit and at the same time can be
and Sweden (immigrants). These are solid analyses of the But as the title of the text indicates, there is more than usefully taught in class.
domestic politics of fear in each country. just a detailed statement of up to date law. Ferguson
and McDiarmid offer a worthwhile critique of recent
cases which have gone before the Scottish courts, the
relevance of some sources of law, and the very principles
which govern the general part of the system Overall,
the depth of material contained within this text makes
it a valuable resource for all those interested in criminal
law, whether that be in the realms of practice or as an
academic pursuit.

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THE PRESS COMMITTEE JOURNALS PUBLISHING 201415


The Press Committee, as a Court Committee, embodies the academic relationship between We published 39 journals in the 201415 financial year, with revenues of 770,000, an increase
the University and its Press by validating the academic standards of the books published of 5.8% from 201314. One journal joined the fold in 2015: CounterText.
with the Universitys name on them.

THE PRESS COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP COMPRISED: JOURNALS PUBLISHING HIGHLIGHTS


We publish journals in a range of subject areas covering the arts, humanities, social sciences
Convener: Dr Alex Thomson, MA (Hons), MA, DPhil and science. Our journals are all selective, rigorously edited and peer-reviewed by established
English Literature (Continental Philosophy) and widely published scholars in their respective fields. Many of the journals are prestigious,
long-established journals published on behalf of learned societies and associations.
Dr Mark Newman, BA, MA, PhD, FRHistS
American Studies

Professor Andrew Erskine, MA, DPhil


Ancient History

Professor Heinz Giegerich, MA, PhD, FRSE


Linguistics & English Language (English Linguistics)

Professor Robert Hillenbrand, DPhil, Honorary Professorial Fellow


Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies
Dr Alex Thomson
Professor John E. Joseph, BA, MA, PhD, FRSA
Convener
Linguistics & English Language (Applied Linguistics)

Professor Penny Fielding, BA, DPhil


English Literature (Scottish Literature & 19th-Century Literature)

Professor Olga Taxidou, BA, MSc, PhD


English Literature (Modernism, Drama & Film)

Dr Gary West, MA, PhD


Celtic & Scottish Studies

Professor Elspeth Christie Reid, MA, LLB, DipLP


Law

Dr Dan Yacavone, Msc, PhD


Film Studies
NEW FOR 2015

Dr Shenxiao Tong, MA, PhD COUNTERTEXT


Editors: Ivan Callus and James Corby, University of Malta
University Library
CounterText is uniquely centred on the study of literature and its 21st-century extensions. Fully
peer-reviewed, the journal is informed by perspectives derived from literary criticism, cultural
criticism, philosophy and political theory, with a particular interest in studying technologys
reshaping of literary and post-literary cultures.

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JOURNALS PUBLISHING REPORT JOURNALS MARKETING


EUP ARCHIVE In 201415 our marketing efforts focused on raising the profile of Edinburgh University Press
Journals in North America and in the institutional market. Overall, our marketing activities
In February 2015 the EUP Archive grew, with the addition THOMSON REUTERS EMERGING SOURCES CITATION continued to ensure our journal content is disseminated globally and articles are read,
of two new journals, Northern Scotland and Scottish Affairs, INDEX (ESCI) downloaded and cited by a wide audience.
and additional volumes from Paragraph. Digitisation of the Eighteen journals have been invited to join the Thomson
Northern Scotland back files was funded by the University of Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). This is a new
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the Highlands and Islands. edition of Web of Science (WoS) which focuses on new and
Northern Scotland (19721999, first series, volumes 119) emerging journals. It will launch at the end of 2015 and will CONFERENCES
Paragraph (19831999, volumes 122) include over 3,000 journals across a variety of subject areas, Our journals were represented at over 70 conferences worldwide. We attended key library
Scottish Affairs (19921999, first series, volumes 129) with information on citations made available. Existing Web of conferences in the United States, including the Association of College and Research Librarians
The EUP Archive now contains eighteen journals and over Science customers will have access to the index automatically. annual conference, where we promoted our new journal CounterText and the entire journals
280 volumes spanning 19361999. Journals selected have been identified as important to key collection.
opinion leaders, funders and evaluators worldwide.
FREQUENCY INCREASES AND The new index, ESCI, ensures that WoS covers scientific SOCIAL MEDIA
trends and developments beyond the high-impact literature, The Edinburgh University Press Blog continues to grow in popularity with 16,000 views to date..
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In 2015, the following journals increased from two to three reviewed scholarly literature. by our book authors, thus raising the blogs profile in the academic blogging community and
issues per year: Corpora, Modernist Cultures, Journal of Scottish increasing the discoverability of Edinburgh University Press content.
Philosophy and Victoriographies. This should raise the profile SPECIAL ISSUES
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In addition, Holy Land Studies became The Journal of Holy The journals below published a special issue as both a journal We redesigned our annual journals catalogue to ensure brand
Land and Palestine Studies. This was to reflect the journals issue and a separate book publication. The issues are included consistency with our Books print publicity materials and feature our
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Palestine in particular. purchase via standard book journals.

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Journal of British Cinema and Television
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Channel 4 and British Film Culture, edited by Paul McDonald
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2 Deleuze Studies

3 Journal of Beckett Studies

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