Pamelia Dailey, M.A.
Bucknell University Press
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Reading and book signing with Sascha Feinstein
Monday, October 23, 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University
400 Market St., Lewisburg, PA
Sascha Feinstein will read from his latest memoir, Wreckage: My Father’s Legacy of Art & Junk, published by Bucknell University Press (2017).
This event is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by Bucknell University Press, the Department of English, and the Humanities Center.
Get your discounted copy now using code “UP30AUTH17” when you order at www.rowman.com.
7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19
Lecture on Social Justice
7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20
Gallery Theater, 3rd floor, EL
Co-sponsored by Bucknell University Press, Stadler Center for Poetry, Bucknell Humanities Center, Office of Global & Off Campus Education, and University Lectureship Committee
Anna Elizabeth (Antjie) Krog’s iconic status as one of South Africa’s most popular, critically acclaimed, and politically courageous poets began when she was eighteen with her first collection Daughter of Jephta (1970). In the decades since this explosive debut, Krog’s many works—both poetry and prose—have received almost every award available in her country for poetry, translation and non-fiction, among them the esteemed Hertzog Prize for Lady Anne (1989) and for Synapse (2014), the Olive Schreiner Prize and the Alan Paton Prize for Country of My Skull (1998), and the Vita Poetry Award for Down to my Last Skin (2000). Internationally she has been awarded the Stockholm Award from the Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture as well as the Open Society Prize from the Central European University (previous winners of which were Jürgen Habermas and Vaclav Havel). Since 2004 Antjie Krog has been an extraordinary Professor of Literature and Philosophy at the University of the Western Cape. Bucknell University Press is proud to be the publisher of the first English translation of Antjie Krog’s Lady Anne: A Chronicle in Verse (2017).
During her visit to the USA in fall 2017 Antjie Krog will also be reading and speaking at the following venues:
Monday, Sept. 25: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelpia. Discussion with Latitudes Research forum and Germanic Languages group. Contact: Rita Barnard, email@example.com
Tuesday, Sept. 26: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Reading at Kelly Writers House. Contact: Rita Barnard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Sept. 28: Library of Congress. Washington DC. Reading and Discussion, 12 pm. Contact: Laverne Mattye Page, email@example.com
Monday, October 2: Barnard College, New York. Contact: Yvette Christianse, firstname.lastname@example.org
The winners of the 2016-17 Book Collecting Prize sponsored by Bucknell University Press and Library & IT are:
1st place ($500 prize): Alana Jajko, “The Act of Finding”
Runners up ($250 prize): Jessica Khin, “My Journey Across Seas and Pages” & Adam Walker, “An Essay on the Library of A. Walker”
The Prize is made possible by the generous support of Mr. Thomas Whitehead ’63, who will present the winners with their awards Thursday, April 13, at 5 p.m. in the Traditional Reading Room, Bertrand Library. A lecture by Alberto Manguel, Director of the National Library of Argentina, will follow the presentation. Both events are free and open to the public.
Intern with Bucknell University Press for the 2017-18 academic year
Bucknell University Press offers the Cynthia Fell internship, a competitive, yearlong, non-paid internship for sophomores, juniors, or seniors interested in scholarly publishing. The internship is named for the late Cynthia Fell (1932-1994), associate director of the Press from 1968-1990.
Since 1968 Bucknell University Press has published over 1000 scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. We are among the leading publishers in the world in eighteenth-century studies, Latin American Studies, and Luso-Hispanic Studies. We currently publish eight book series that includes the work produced by the Griot Institute for Africana Studies and the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment. We receive about 300 scholarly book proposals per annum from authors world wide, from which about 30 titles are published.
Operating under the Provost’s office, the Press is run by its director and editorial board, consisting of 12 Bucknell faculty members drawn from various disciplines. In conjunction with our business partners, Rowman & Littlefield, the Press engages in all aspects of scholarly publishing, from the acquisition and evaluation of book proposals and manuscripts to the graphic design of catalogs and dust jackets to the marketing and promotion of the finished product. We attend conferences and we engage daily with authors and scholars from across the country and the world.
The internship is open to Bucknell students in any major. No former experience in publishing is necessary to apply. The internship will teach you about all aspects of publishing scholarly books. It will require 6 hours of work per week, occasionally off campus. Interns will earn one non-traditional study course credit for successful completion of the yearlong program. The internship is equivalent to one class.
The intern will participate in the following activities, among others:
- Proposal and manuscript evaluation
- Researching external evaluators
- Attending editorial board meetings
- Updating certain aspects of the web page
- Design of dust jackets and print ads
- Design of computer ads
- Contributing to the Press blog
- Interviewing authors and writing author profiles
- Overseeing book displays on campus
- Maintaining the Press library
- Updating various databases (readers, authors, etc.)
- Researching new developments in publishing, including electronic publishing
- Clerical and organizational responsibilities
- Learn about the history of scholarly publishing and the cultural change represented by electronic publishing
- Contribute towards a new student-run, student-centered critical journal in the humanities under the auspices of the Bucknell Press and the new Bucknell Humanities Center
Since the internship offers course credit, you will be expected to complete a substantial academic or creative project for evaluation during the year (e.g., editing the journal mentioned above). These projects will be consistent with your regular undertakings, but it will give you the opportunity to produce an original study or essay, or to make a particular editorial or design contribution, that engages with important and interesting issues in scholarly publishing. There is much flexibility here and we look for initiative from our interns.
The Press seeks enterprising, flexible and committed students able to work to deadlines in a small office. Interested students are requested to submit a letter of application, resume, two letters of recommendation from professors and/or previous employers (at Bucknell or elsewhere), and an academic transcript. Submit application in either hard copy or electronically by Wednesday, March 15, 2017 to:
Bucknell University Press
6 Taylor Hall
Bucknell University Press also offers non-credit summer internships. Information and deadlines for those opportunities will be posted at a later date.
For more information about Bucknell University Press visit www.bucknell.edu/universitypress or email us at email@example.com.