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images (24)CHANGING SUNS PRESS

 

Announcing A New Press:

Changing Suns Press is a volunteer-run, collective anti-authoritarian publishing project. We are committed to the production and dissemination of engaging political, Do-It-Yourself and scholarly publications. We publish both original manuscripts and translations.

The first line of books will be released in January 2016.

On the website there are blogs by authors and collective members. Author Blog: “It Is What It Isn’t” by John P. Clark and Collective Member Blogs: “Firebrand Dictionary” by Chris Kortright and “Unsettled” by Michelle Stewart.

 

Changing Suns Press: http://www.changingsunspress.com/

info@changingsunspress.com

@Changing_Suns

2138 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK S4P 2R7, Canada

 

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Russell Brand

THE READING AGENCY LECTURE 2014: RUSSELL BRAND

Russell Brand to give The Reading Agency Lecture

Russell Brand will deliver The Reading Agency Lecture on 25 November 2014, 7.00-8.00pm.

See: http://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/russell-brand-to-give-the-reading-agency-lecture.html

The Reading Agency Lecture will take place in The Logan Hall at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

You can buy tickets for the lecture from Eventbrite.

Tickets are priced at £20 and £10 for concessions (under 24s).

The lecture was initiated by The Reading Agency in 2012. It aims to provide a platform for leading writers and thinkers to share original, challenging ideas about the future of reading in the UK.

Russell Brand will deliver ‘a manifesto on reading’ which will be in part personal, sharing his own experience of books and reading while growing up in the UK; and it will be in part as a public figure, sharing his views on the status of reading and storytelling in our national culture and why reading is important for young people – especially boys – in the UK today.

Russell Brand says:

“Writing is the most intimate medium. Right there in the brain, in the swamp of fear and desire. I like splashing about in there, stirring up sediment, doing the breaststroke. In this lecture I will try and drag this metaphor out for an hour.”

Further information: http://readingagency.org.uk/adults/get-involved/002-events/russell-brand-a-manifesto-on-reading.html

‘The Bookseller’: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/russell-brand-give-reading-agency-lecture

 

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Glenn Rikowski @ ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Glenn_Rikowski?ev=hdr_xprf

Online Publications at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

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Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.co.uk

 

Glenn Rikowski’s latest paper, Crises in Education, Crises of Education – can now be found at Academia: http://www.academia.edu/8953489/Crises_in_Education_Crises_of_Education

Glenn Rikowski’s article, Education, Capital and the Transhuman – can also now be found at Academia: https://www.academia.edu/9033532/Education_Capital_and_the_Transhuman

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TRANSVERSAL TEXTS

Launch of a new multilingual platform: Transversal Texts

Transversal Texts is an abstract machine and text machine at once, territory and stream of publication, production site and platform – the middle of a becoming that never wants to become a publishing company.
http://transversal.at/
http://transversal.at/transversal/0614/eipcp/en

Transversal Texts consists of an experimental site for publishing books and e-books in multiple languages, the multilingual web journal transversal, and a blog on current news from the middle of translation, social movements, art practices and political theory.

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Beginning in October 2014 we will start experimenting with the publication of affordable books and e-books for free downloading, multilingual as far as possible, including texts by Félix Guattari & Antonio Negri, Precarias a la deriva, Gin Müller, Rubia Salgado, Monika Mokre, Brigitta Kuster, Ulf Wuggenig, Birgit Mennel, Stefan Nowotny and Gerald Raunig. The program can be found here: http://transversal.at/books

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The most recent issue of our web journal is an in-depth discussion of the general starting point for the project transversal texts. Under the title “The Insurrection of the Published” the journal provides specific insights into the “Death Throes of the Publication Industry” and the potentials of an empancipatory concatenation of writing, translating, and publicly negotiating publications. Authors: eipcp, Isabell Lorey / Otto Penz / Gerald Raunig / Birgit Sauer / Ruth Sonderegger, Stevphen Shukaitis, Felix Stalder, Traficantes de Sueños, An Anonymous Iranian Collective.
In cooperation with the new journal Kamion.
http://transversal.at/transversal/0614

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In the transversal texts blog a translocal network of authors conjoins current political texts with announcements about events, publications, actions, manifestations, and campaigns.
http://transversal.at/blog

Please forward to other interested people.


transversal texts
eipcp – european institute for progressive cultural policies
a-1060 vienna, gumpendorfer strasse 63b
a-4040 linz, harruckerstrasse 7
contact@eipcp.net
http://eipcp.net

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Online Publications at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

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Knowledge

Knowledge

OPEN ACCESS: THE FUTURE OF ACADEMIC PUBLICATION?

ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar 2014

The ACLAIIR AGM & Seminar 2014 will take place in Cambridge on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, and we have an exciting programme lined up on the theme of Open Access. Open Access is curently a hot topic across the globe due to its wide-ranging effects. Many policies and practices are in a state of rapid change, so we hope you will join us to keep up to date with this important subject and contribute to the debate.

For our first panel we have speakers from the world of mainstream academic publishing – Cambridge University Press – as well as the independent Open Book Publishers. We’re also pleased to welcome representatives from OAPEN-UK, the JISC and AHRC funded collaborative research project on OA.  The second panel includes researchers who are all engaging in different ways with Open Access, becoming involved with OA groups, writing about OA and developing OA projects.

The full programme including speaker profiles and registration form is available on our website at http://www.aclaiir.org.uk/events.

Please book your place by Monday 9 June!

Full day attendance fee, including lunch: £30
Conference only fee: £10
Postgraduate students attend FREE (please register)

Speakers: Ellen Collins (OAPEN UK); Daniel Pearce (CUP); Dr. Rupert Gatti (Open Book Publishers); Dr. Martin Eve (University of Lincoln); Dr. Ernesto Priego (City University, London); Dr. Jenny Bunn (University College, London)

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Knowledge

STUDENTSHIPS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, CULTURAL STUDIES AND DRAMA

The School of the Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University invites applications from outstanding current M.A. students to undertake research for the degree of PhD.

Two fully funded PhD studentships are available in the Department of English and Drama. The Department offers an exciting interdisciplinary research environment and we welcome the submission of high-quality proposals focusing on topics related to literary and cultural studies, creative writing, publishing and scholarly communication, linguistics, drama, theatre and performance studies.

The studentships will be paid for a period of up to three years, starting in October 2014, and will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, and provide a tax-free stipend of £13,863. Please note that studentships are open to UK/EU students only.

For further details of the Department’s current research and information about how to apply please go to: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/english-drama/postgraduate-research/newphdstudentshipsannounced/

Please note that the deadline for applications is Monday 2 June 2014.

Initial queries should be sent to Dr Jenny Fry (j.fry@lboro.ac.uk) <mailto:j.fry@lboro.ac.uk>) or Mrs C.J. Flynn (C.J.Flynn-Ryan@lboro.ac.uk) <mailto:C.J.Flynn-Ryan@lboro.ac.uk>).

 

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London Radical BookfairLONDON RADICAL BOOKFAIR & ALTERNATIVE PRESS TAKEOVER

Presented by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers

Saturday 10th May, 10.00-5.00pm

Bishopsgate Institute

230 Bishopsgate

London EC2M 4QH

Free entry to fair and talks: no advance booking required

See: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/event/456/Troublemakers?—London-Radical-Bookfair–Alternative-Press-Takeover?&Keyword=troublemakers&TypeID=

The Alliance of Radical Booksellers invites you to the London Radical Bookfair Alternative Press Takeover, showcasing the depth and breadth of radical publishing and bookselling in the UK.

Spread across the three floors of Bishopsgate Institute you will find an array of stalls from radical booksellers, publishers, zine makers, artists and activists.

Guest authors shortlisted for two book prizes, the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing, and the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award, will also present talks throughout the day. The bookfair will culminate in an awards ceremony for the two prizes, to be awarded by guest judges Jess McCabeSeumas Milne and Nina Power.

For further information on stall holders, speakers and guest judges please visit the London Radical Bookfair and Alternative Press websites.

Alliance of Radical Booksellers: http://www.radicalbooksellers.co.uk/

 

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Books

Books

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM BOOK SERIES EXPANDS FOR 2013: FORTHCOMING VOLUMES

2013 will see significant growth for the Historical Materialism Book Series, with substantial and ground-breaking books in all areas of Marxist theory. The aim of the series is to publish important theoretical contributions as the basis for vigorous intellectual debate and exchange on the left. We are convinced that, in a time of capitalist crisis and resurgent interest in critical Marxist ideas, a project of this kind can make an important contribution to the revitalisation of critical politics and intellectual culture.

The peer-reviewed series publishes original monographs, translated texts and reprints of ‘classics’ across the bounds of academic disciplinary agendas, and across the divisions of the left. The series is particularly concerned to encourage the internationalisation of Marxist debate, and aims to translate significant studies from beyond the English speaking world. We have previously published important studies of Marxist thinkers, key collections of sources from the socialist movement, works of philosophy, history and literary criticism, as well as political and economic studies.

Future publication plans include texts in the fields of cultural and aesthetic theory, sociology and geography. We are also preparing ambitious multi-volume collections of the works of Marxists as diverse as György Lukács, Ernst Bloch, Yevgeni Preobrazhensky, Isaac Illich Rubin, Andreu Nin, Alexander Bogdanov, and Roman Rosdolsky – too long unavailable in English – as well as new translations of texts by Marx and Trotsky. Please contact us if you would be interested in collaborating in such projects.

Each of our titles appears first in hardback edition with Brill (www.brill.com/hm) and twelve months later in paperback through Haymarket. Receive all titles in the HM Book Series through the Haymarket Book Club add-on, from just $20/month: see http://www.haymarketbooks.org/misc/Haymarket-Book-Club-HM-add-on for details. The Haymarket Book Club offers many other discounted titles of interest to HM readers – see http://www.haymarketbooks.org/misc/Haymarket-Book-Club-Print.

This year also sees Historical Materialism embark upon an exciting new partnership with Aakar Books, who will be publishing some among our most popular titles in economic format for the South Asian market. See here for a list of planned volumes, or email aakarbooks@gmail.com for more details.

Below appears a list of some of the upcoming titles from the Historical Materialism Book Series:

 

György Lukács – The Culture of People’s Democracy: Hungarian Essays on Literature, Art, and Democratic Transition, 1945–1948, edited by Tyrus Miller. This is the first in a planned 21 volume Lukács Library, which will include many previously untranslated texts. Due March 2013.

Lise Vogel – Marxism and the Oppression of Women: Toward A Unitary Theory. New edition of Vogel’s classic 1983 text, with an introduction by Sue Ferguson and David McNally. Due April 2013.

Marxism and Social Movements, edited by Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky and Alf Gunvald Nilsen. Due June 2013.

Michael Zmolek –Rethinking the Industrial Revolution, due June 2013.

Richard B. Day (ed.) – The Preobrazhensky Papers, Vol. I, 1917 –1920.
José Aricó – Marxism and Latin America
Amadeo Bordiga – Selected Writings

Alex Levant and Vesa Oittinen (eds.) – Dialectics of the Ideal: Evald Ilyenkov and Creative Soviet Marxism

Riccardo Bellofiore, Guido Starosta and Peter D Thomas (eds.) – In Marx’s Laboratory. Critical Interpretations of the ‘Grundrisse’

Jack Bloom – Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution
Bryan D Palmer – Revolutionary Teamsters
Pelai Pagès – Revolution in Spain
Wade Matthews – International of the Imagination. The New Left, National Identity and the Break-Up of Britain

Álvaro García Linera – Plebeian Power

Roland Boer – In the Vale of Tears: Marxism and Theology Vol. V
Marcel van der Linden and Karl Heinz Roth (eds.) – Beyond Marx
Karl Korsch – Karl Marx
Stavros Tombazos – Time and Capital
Philippe Bourrinet – The Dutch and German Communist Left

Gregor Benton – Chinese Trotskyism

Christoph Henning – Philosophy after Marx
Alessandro Carlucci – Gramsci and Linguistics
Marcos del Roio – Gramsci and the United Front
Jan Rehmann – Ideology Theory

Roberto Finelli – A Failed Parricide

We are sure that you will agree that our Marxist publishing project is a necessary and timely one, and we invite your participation in the Historical Materialism Book Series. Indeed, as well as looking forward to publishing the above books and over a hundred other texts planned for coming years, we are always interested in suggested titles in all areas of Marxist theory. Please see here for details on how to make a proposal, or email the editors at historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk.

Since we are not a commercial operation, we also welcome the financial support of our readers and sympathisers, helping us further to expand our work. We welcome sponsorships of individual titles (particularly translations), donations to the series, and regular contributions via standing orders.

Please contact us at historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk to discuss how you can help.

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/historical-materialism-book-series-expands-for-2013-forthcoming-volumes

 

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Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

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ACADEMICS AND OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING

I would like to invite opinion on an issue of immediate importance to all of us. In recent weeks I have been travelling around the UK attending university meetings to discuss my publications (Social Sciences Directory and Humanities Directory), open access issues generally and their response to the April 1st deadline for implementation of the new mandate. On practical issues, such as how open access funds are going to be administered, I have not met anybody yet that has got its house in order, which seems extraordinary since the RCUK decision was made over eight months ago and we are now six weeks to the start.

Whilst librarians are consistent and vocal supporters of reform (I was recently told that Social Sciences Directory is an ‘exemplar’ of a progressive publishing solution), the concerns of academics come up time and again. Researchers’ lack of understanding and refusal to accept either the need for change, or the new realities for UK research output in the light of Finch, is proving to be far more intractable than the supposedly entrenched resistance of publishing groups (which, whilst fearful that they will not be able to replicate subscription revenues from replacement article fees are already adapting and creating myriad new models).

Academics wish to continue to publish in high impact journals but, from April 1st, must publish in open access journals. I did some simple research into whether there is a body of open access journals that have impact factors, in the process finding this article:
http://wowter.net/2011/01/06/the-impact-factor-of-open-access-journals/
and this list of OA journals with impact factors:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1rF9RcqzpowYmY3ZTdkYWItZmQ0OS00YmFiLThjY2EtMzI1MjljYmE2NTE2/edit?num=50&sort=name&layout=list&pli=1

Although the data is now quite old (from 2009) it does not fundamentally alter the fact that, in many subject areas, there are not yet OA journals with impact factors.
So here’s the rub. How are librarians going to make recommendations about reconciling this problem? This would be a valuable discussion and I welcome comments.

DAN SCOTT

Social Sciences Directory and Humanities Directory

Email Dan Scott: dan.scott@SOCIALSCIENCESDIRECTORY.COM

Originally from LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Social Sciences Directory: http://www.socialsciencesdirectory.com/index.php/socscidir/index or http://www.socialsciencesdirectory.com

Humanities Directory: http://www.humanitiesdirectory.com/index.php/humanitiesdirectory or http://www.humanitiesdirectory.com/

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

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The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Egypt

TADWEEN PUBLISHING

Tadween Launches!

http://tadweenpublishing.com/pages/about-us

We are pleased to announce the launch of Tadween Publishing, a new kind of publishing house that seeks both to produce critical knowledge and interrogate existing processes and frameworks of knowledge production. A subsidiary of the Arab Studies Institute, Tadween aims to institutionalize a new form of publishing and knowledge production by challenging existing barriers, boundaries, and preconceived notions of the mainstream publishing world. By critically engaging existing scholarship and, simultaneously, by expanding the scope of what is deemed publication worthy, Tadween will interrogate the notion of publishable knowledge. We will publish in Arabic, English, and French, and there will be no restrictions on region or topic. For more information on Tadween, its editorial board, and staff, visit http://tadweenpublishing.com/pages/about-us.

New/Old Media, Social Media
The ambition of this new type of publishing house is to help influence the publishing world by incorporating the evolution of new media and knowledge production mechanisms as individuals become increasingly reliant on online and non-traditional media.

Interactivity With Purpose
Increasingly, knowledge consumers, particularly the new generations, process and access knowledge differently, and are stimulated by a variety of media that did not exist until recently. Tadween seeks not only to join the interactive knowledge production world, but to do so in an intellectually responsible manner.

Pedagogy and the Classroom
While engaging and expanding the notion of what is publication-worthy, Tadween emphasizes the pedagogical dimension of its products. Not all publications are equally amenable to a classroom, but most Tadween texts will have a teachable and research dimension that will be deliberated in the production process.

Knowledge Production Project
Finally, Tadween will be the primary vehicle for the dissemination of the fruits of the Arab Studies Institute’s Knowledge Production Project (KPP). This project aims at gathering/mining, organizing, and analyzing knowledge produced on the Middle East, primarily in the English-speaking world, since 1979.

 

Tadween Publishing: http://tadweenpublishing.com/

 

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/tadween-launches

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

 

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The Black Rock

SEMINAR ON THE AVANT-GARDE

KCL EUROPEAN STUDIES RESEARCH STUDENTS SEMINAR presents:

Tuesday 2nd November 2010, 5pm

Chrysi Papaioannou – From New Left Books to the October group: editorial collectives, publishing houses, and the emergence of an avant-garde paradigm

All meetings in room D11, French Department, East Wing, Strand Campus

All welcome!

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Books

NEW VERSO BOOKS WEBSITE

ANGLO-AMERICA’S PREEMINENT RADICAL PRESS KICKS OFF 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS WITH THE LAUNCH OF PUBLISHING’S MOST INNOVATIVE WEBSITE
40th anniversary celebrations begin for Verso Books this week with the unveiling of a new website—one that at long last brings the largest independent, radical publishing house firmly into the twenty-first century: http://www.versobooks.com/

To the delight of Verso’s many fans, the new site—which has a fluid homepage able to completely shift in appearance day to day—not only beautifully showcases books and authors but is also home to the Verso Blog as well as discussion forums where users can start and engage in discussions about Verso’s books. The Blog is fully syndicated to both Book and Author pages—something never before done on a publisher’s website.

So excited is Verso at its sudden new online presence that the site’s launch is accompanied by a series of flash ads across outlets key to Verso’s audience such as the Nation, Bookforum, the New York Review of Books, Guernica, the Indypendent and the London Review of Books. The ads highlight 40th anniversary publications such as The Verso Book of Dissent and Tariq Ali’s The Obama Syndrome. Other 40th year titles include André Schiffrin’s Words and Money and Slavoj Žižek’s Living in the End Times.

Verso Books, launched by the New Left Review in 1970, now has offices in London and New York and publishes 80 books a year, adding steadily to its 40 year backlist—the entirety of which will be added to the new website by end 2011. Distributed in the US by W.W. Norton, Verso’s sales grew 23% during 2009 to reach $4m worldwide, and sales so far this year are growing at an even faster rate. It appears the time is ripe for radical presses …

For those wanting to join in the 40th celebrations, Verso is throwing a party this Friday September 24th in the courtyard of The Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn where Verso staff will be joined by authors, publishing colleagues, and fans young and old: http://www.versobooks.com/events/2-v40-a-party-to-celebrate-forty-years-of-radical-publishing

For more information call: 718-246-8160

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

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