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Living the Teaching Life in a Time of COVID-19
As members of The College English Association prepared for annual conference last spring, the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic led organizers to a now all too familiar decision: the conference had to be cancelled. CEA Critic Editor Jeraldine Kraver was not only gutted about missing this annual event, but now had another challenge: the journals' third issue each year was normally a proceedings of the annual meeting. Along with everything else going on, she was now without a journal issue. But Jeri did what all talented educators know how to do well: change the plan and pivot accordingly. Within a few short weeks, The CEA Critic put out a call for papers for reflections of educators' and students' experiences teaching and learning during the early days of the pandemic. Join us in a candid and congenial conversation to find out how this special issue, "Living the Teaching Life in a Time of COVID-19" came together.
The JHU Press Podcast is a production of the Johns Hopkins University Press, produced by Mary Alice Yeskey and edited by Noelle Curtis. Theme music written and recorded by Emmett Sauchuck.
Social Research : In the time of Plague
The Summer 2020 of the journal Social Research is a special issue, "In the Time of Plague : The History and Social Consequences of Lethal Epidemic Disease - Covid-19 Edition". This special issue is a revisiting of the journal's Fall 1988 issue of the same name, which was a response to the AIDS epidemic. The Covid-19 edition made up of two "books". Book 1 includes response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and Book 2 is a re-print of the original 1988 issue. Join JHU Press in a conversation about this important and timely work with the journal's editor, Dr. Arien Mack.
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This podcast is a production of the Johns Hopkins University Press, produced by Mary Alice Yeskey and edited by Noelle Curtis. Theme music written and recorded by Emmett Sauchuck.
The online journal Theory & Event has published a special supplement which focuses on the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing protests in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this year. Nine essays attempt to examine the situation from a number of angles. Guest editor Melvin Rogers, an associate professor of Political Science and African American Studies at UCLA, joined us to talk about the special issue, titled "Disposable Lives."
The Importance of Book Reviews
The age-old academic adage of "publish or perish" still exists. Publishing a book can play a critical role in the future of any academic. However, one piece of that important puzzle plays an important role in the journals published by the JHU Press.
Many of our 90 journals include reviews of important scholarship in each issue. These essays might not always get the attention of the other articles published by our journals, but the reviews play many critical roles in academic life.
We interviewed Book Review editors from three of our journals to learn about the importance of the work they do.
Joseph Farrell, American Journal of Philology
As the American Journal of Philology wraps up its 140th year of publishing, a new name stands at the top of the masthead. Joseph Farrell from the University of Pennsylvania took over as Editor earlier this year. He joined us on our podcast to talk about the transition as well as the critical issues facing the journal right now.
Nora Gilbert, Studies in the Novel
Earlier this year, Studies in the Novel released a special issue commemorating the journal's first 50 years of publishing. The issue featured seminal articles from the past 50 years, each with an introduction commissioned to put the original work into context.
Editor Nora Gilbert joined us for a podcast to discuss how the issue came together and what the future holds for this important publication.