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Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Philip Waller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Charles Dickens died in 1870, the same year in which universal elementary education was introduced. During the following generation a mass reading public emerged, and with it the term ‘best-seller’ ... More


Reviews and Reviewers

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The extensive space devoted to literature in daily newspapers of every kind, as well as in specialist periodicals, was a leading feature of the period. This chapter addresses the thorny question of ... More


Two Cultures

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book concludes by examining the relationship between the kind of writing that the work has explored, the kind that De Quincey calls ‘writing for the current press’, and that other kind of ... More


Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Clayton Childress

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691160382
eISBN:
9781400885275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160382.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers. The subject is Jarrettsville, a historical novel by Cornelia ... More


Scientists Are Human: Implicit Cognition and Researcher Conflict of Interest

Anthony G. Greenwald

in Psychology of Science: Implicit and Explicit Processes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199753628
eISBN:
9780199950027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753628.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Scientists have conflicts of interest that, operating outside of awareness, cause them to inappropriately favor their preferred theories and disfavor competitors' theories. These conflicts of ... More


Poets and Travellers

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Before Lord Byron went on to explore the Mediterranean, he was still young and had yet to be recognized as an artist. This was the time when he wrote English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. This ... More


Shaping American Education

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how rightist women attempted to shape school curricula through textbook censorship and other means, including forcing resignations of teachers and school administrators who did ... More


How Journals Operate

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Ask a scientist—particularly at the start of their career—how journals work and you will either get a blank stare or a logical but inaccurate reply. The only people who know journal workflows are ... More


Who Really Decides?

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

The roles of editors, reviewers and authors in the publication process are loosely analogous to a court of law. Authors bring their case in the form of a manuscript to the journal (the court) for ... More


What to Expect from Journal Service

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Journal service includes the manuscript handling system, notifications, the possibility of liaising with administrative, scientific and production contacts, but also less transparent features such as ... More


The Cover Letter

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Many view the cover letter as a nuisance that must be dealt with when a manuscript is submitted. Some journals make no mention of specific requirements for the letter; others not only require it, but ... More


Peer Review

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

The main objectives of peer review are to improve manuscript quality and advise the editor regarding acceptance. But peer review’s two defining characteristics—anonymity and altruism—are ill-suited ... More


Reviewing Manuscripts

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Peer review is a pillar in scientific progress. Scientists-as-reviewers assess manuscripts of scientists-as-authors with the central aims of correcting errors and improving quality. Contribution to ... More


Introduction: The Estrangement of Creation, Production, and Reception

Clayton Childress

in Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691160382
eISBN:
9781400885275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160382.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book follows the creation, production, and reception of Cornelia Nixon's 2009 historical fiction, Jarrettsville, from start to finish. Jarrettsville tells the story of one of Nixon's ancestors, ... More


Retailers and Reviewers: Or, How Being Placed on the Front Table Could Have Tanked

Clayton Childress

in Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691160382
eISBN:
9781400885275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160382.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines Counterpoint Press's marketing for Jarrettsville, focusing on how it increased awareness for Cornelia Nixon's novel at BookExpo America (BEA). It first provides an overview of ... More


Murderer, Monster, Novelist or Nobel Nominee?: Press Reception and Media Constructions of Gang Memoirs

Josephine Metcalf

in The Culture and Politics of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032813
eISBN:
9781617032820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032813.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines critical reviews of the gang memoirs to see how the media understood and perceived the narratives and interpreted them for readers. It explains that the reception of the memoirs ... More


Gender and Genre in Reviews of the Theological Novel

Anne DeWitt

in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s: The Victorian Period

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474433907
eISBN:
9781474465120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433907.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this essay, Anne DeWitt focuses attention on the press reception of novels by Mrs Humphry Ward (1851–1920), whose writing career began at Macmillan’s Magazine (1859–1907) prior to her becoming one ... More


‘Lord Byron turns pro’1

Mary O’Connell

in Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381335
eISBN:
9781781384916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381335.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter describes Byron’s early career, with special focus on his satirical poem English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. It demonstrates that Byron’s correspondence with his first publisher ... More


“I write of things as I see them”: Age Twenty-Four to Twenty-Five

Katherine Dalsimer

in Virginia Woolf: Becoming a Writer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092080
eISBN:
9780300133769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092080.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the writings of Virginia Woolf when she was between the ages of twenty-four and twenty-five. It explains that during this period Woolf was already working regularly as a book ... More


Navigating a Music Career in Higher Education

Colleen M. Conway

in Teaching Music in Higher Education

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190945305
eISBN:
9780190945343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945305.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This final chapter examines the tenure and promotion process and provides sample paperwork from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan with details regarding rank and ... More


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