I am the assistant to Bloomsbury's Music and Sound Studies editor and a US-based Literary Studies editor, including the Object Lessons and 33 1/3 series. I work with authors to prepare their manuscripts for transmittal to Production. I review manuscripts to be sure they fit our US or UK house style guidelines and formatting requirements, and that edited volumes follow consistent style across chapters. I review each book for potential copyright violations, in text and images, and for image file quality. I like to guarantee that each manuscript is indeed ready for the Production team before transmittal to increase the author's satisfaction with the copyediting and proofing process.
I also liaise between authors and the Design team during the cover design process, and I am tasked with making sure advance copies of our books reach their authors and editors in a timely fashion. I love to see the new books come in and to hear an author's reaction to holding it in their hands.
Copyedited articles for the website and promotional materials.
Wrote the Week in Review to share news on the website and in a newsletter, based on research about French books news in the U.S. and around the world.
Maintained the Twitter presence of the Book Department.
I worked with Distinguished Professor of French Domna C. Stanton to prepare The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France (Routledge, 2014) for publication. I then worked with her publisher's copy editor to clear up issues that arose in the editing and proofing stages, and I assisted on compiling the index for the book.
In 2018, I copy edited Dr. Stanton's chapter, 'Contradicting Recollections of Slavery,' for an upcoming volume of A Comparative Literary History of Modern Slavery.
In its six case studies, The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France works out a model for (early modern) gender, which is articulated in the introduction. The book comprises essays on the construction of women: three in texts by male and three by female writers, including Racine, Fénelon, Poulain de la Barre, in the first part; La Guette, La Fayette and Sévigné, in the second. These studies... read more
Joni Mitchell: New Critical Readings recognizes the importance and innovativeness of the musician and artist Joni Mitchell and the need for a collection that theorizes her work as musician, composer, cultural commentator and antagonist. It showcases pieces by established and early career academics from the fields of popular music and literary studies on subjects such as Mitchell's guitar techn... read more
This Must Be The Place is the first architectural history of popular music performance space, describing its beginnings, its different typologies, and its development into a distinctive genre of building design. It examines the design and form of popular music architecture and charts how it has been developed in ad-hoc ways by non-professionals such as building owners, promoters, and the music... read more
Beckett, Lacan and the Mathematical Writing of the Real proposes writing as a mathematical and logical operation to build a bridge between Lacanian psychoanalysis and Samuel Beckett's prose works. Arka Chattopadhyay studies aspects such as the fundamental operational logic of a text, use of mathematical forms like geometry and arithmetic, the human obsession with counting, the moving body as a... read more
The Wallace Effect explores David Foster Wallace's contested space at the forefront of 21st-century American fiction. Pioneering Wallace scholar Marshall Boswell does this by illuminating “The Wallace Effect”-the aura of literary competition that Wallace routinely summoned in his fiction and non-fiction and that continues to inform the reception of his work by his contemporaries. A frankly com... read more
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