Category: Writing and Publishing

Present Concerns, Writing and Publishing

Adapting Marivaux’s L’Ile des Esclaves in 2017

A guest post by Dr Geoff Levett on French classical theatre, translation and adaptation. One of the things that never occurred to me until this year was that I might end up adapting a play by Marivaux for the stage. Marivaux’s L’Ile des Esclaves is a one-act play first performed by the Comédiens Italiens in 1725. It …

Writing and Publishing

‘But Pam, it’s French history. No-one will ever read it.’

Following up on a series of publishing and writing in academia, we have invited Professor Pam Pilbeam, founder of the Studies in Modern French History Monograph Series at Manchester University Press, to discuss her experiences and insights on publishing monographs. A post which reminds us of the intensity of academic careers and lives.   What was the first …

Writing and Publishing

Publishing Journal Articles: Interview with Debra Kelly

We recently heard from Marisa Linton and Emile Chabal on publishing articles and edited volumes. This week, the Editor of the Journal of War and Culture Studies Professor DEBRA KELLY (Westminster) shares her experience both as an author and as an editor.   What was the first article you published ? My background is in literary …

Writing and Publishing

‘Should you edit a volume of essays…’ asks Emile Chabal?

Following on from Marisa Linton’s interview in which she discussed her approach to writing journal articles, we are delighted to welcome Dr EMILE CHABAL (Edinburgh),  who has recently edited and co-edited two volumes on twentieth-century France, and here shares very useful reflections on the ups and downs of the process.   Should you edit a volume of …

Writing and Publishing

Publishing Journal Articles: Interview with Marisa Linton

One of the main aims of this blog is to help Doctoral and Early Career Researchers navigate the academic system, not least publishing articles, edited volumes and manuscripts. We are therefore delighted that both established and up-and-coming French historians have accepted our invitation to share their experiences with us over the next few weeks. Today, …

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day, Writing and Publishing

Getting Published in an Academic Journal

Penny Roberts (Warwick) recently gave a great talk at the ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Studies Day at the University of Exeter. As co-editor of French History, her tips on getting published in academic journals are … well.. priceless. Here is a transcript of her talk – thanks for sharing, Penny!  — I don’t need to tell you, but …