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Spring 2013 Publications

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A new semester is upon us and with that comes yet another exciting list of new and forthcoming publications from Broadview. Here is a quick look at what you can expect to see coming off the presses this season:

ebooks on the Broadview website & other updates for the new year

Hello everyone, First, let me extend heartfelt thanks to the many, many academics who have been supportive over the past year of Broadview books and, more generally, of Broadview’s approach to publishing. It’s very much appreciated by all 26 of us at Broadview—and I’m sure by our authors as well! Second, let me give you…

Goodreads giveaway

We’re giving away books! Between now and December 14th, enter our Goodreads Giveaway to win one of five copies of Marvelous Transformations, our recently published anthology of fairy tales and contemporary criticism, edited by Christine A. Jones (University of Utah) and Jennifer Schacker (University of Guelph). For more information on Marvelous Transformations, please visit www.broadviewpress.com.

Environmentalism in a Market Society

When it comes to the implementation of environmental laws and economic policies, political and ethical decisions are rarely made in isolation—often, they’re influenced by long-standing value systems and deeper metaphysical commitments. In Environmental Ethics: An Interactive Introduction, Andrew Kernohan outlines the connections between conflicting positions on environmental policy and the worldviews in which those positions…

“…a shuddering horror that will thrill throughout the world.”

Stephen Donovan and Matthew Rubery’s unique new anthology Secret Commissions, published September 2012, collects nineteen works of investigative journalism from the Victorian age. The articles capture the frequently stark and sinister social conditions of nineteenth-century Britain, and bring to life the sense of horror and frustration surrounding such controversial issues as poverty, prostitution, and infanticide.…

Visit the new and improved BABL website

Since the launch of our acclaimed Broadview Anthology of British Literature in 2006, we have been steadily expanding the anthology’s online resources, which feature not only a substantial portion of the anthology itself (additional readings that are edited to the same standards as the bound book) but also a variety of supplemental materials for both…

Information on the availability of books

Hello everyone I’m writing to warn you of a possible source of confusion that has recently arisen. At the moment many Broadview titles are listed on the amazon.com and amazon.ca sites only as “available from these sellers,” or “temporarily out of stock,” often with only used copies listed as being available. I should emphasize that…

BEs are Special

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There are many competing editions of most of the Broadview Editions (BEs) published by Broadview Press. Our main competitors are usually Penguin, Norton, Oxford, and Modern Library. It is crucial to the success of the BE series that we maintain not just a competitive price with these publishers (as we do) but also a distinctive…

Comparing Eastern & Western Philosophy

Puqun Li’s A Guide to Asian Philosophy Classics is filled with interesting comparisons between Asian and Western thought. These comparisons not only make the great works of Asian philosophy accessible to Western readers, they also shed light on familiar philosophical issues. Here’s an excerpt in which Li connects ideas from the Analects of Confucius to…

Fall Conference Schedule

Broadview will be exhibiting at the following conferences this season. For those attending, be sure to stop by the book display to say hello! ———————————————————————————————————————— SEPTEMBER: North American Victorian Studies Association September 27-30 in Madison, WI OCTOBER: Society for the Study of American Women Writers October 11-13 in Denver, CO Rocky Mountain MLA October 11-13…

Fall 2012 Publications

With summer drawing to a close and September courses right around the corner, we at Broadview are looking forward to the season ahead and to an exciting list of fall publications. Here is a quick look at the range of texts in both English Studies and Philosophy that will be joining our list in the…

The people behind Broadview

Have you ever wondered who the people are behind Broadview books?  Last week we had the opportunity to pose for a staff photo. We’re a small but tightly-knit team—you can see our smiling faces above. For many companies a group photo might be a relatively ordinary occurrence, but it is more challenging than you might…

Philosophizing About Games

What exactly are games, and why do we play them? Ludwig Wittgenstein famously used the concept ‘game’ to illustrate what he called ‘family resemblance’—the idea that some things don’t have a single, defining characteristic. Some games are amusing, some games are competitive, and some games require a board, but not one of these traits is…

Keith Dromm on Sexual Harassment

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Keith Dromm, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern University and author of the recently published Sexual Harassment: An Introduction to the Conceptual and Ethical Issues, sat down with Alex Sager, Acquiring Editor for the Broadview Guides to Business and Professional Ethics series, to answer a few questions on the corporate, legal,…

Stephen Railton on Huck Finn

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Stephen Railton, Professor of English at the University of Virginia and editor of the recently published Broadview Edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, sat down for an interview with UVa’s College of Arts and Sciences to discuss his uncensored presentation of Twain’s original 1885 manuscript and the ongoing controversy over the novel’s depiction of race…

Atherton Goes to Hollywood

Many Broadview Editions are of works from the 1910s or earlier, so a feature of a newly published edition was unusual for us: appendix material related to a contemporary film adaptation. The novel, also the subject of a popular 1924 film, is Gertrude Atherton’s Black Oxen (1923), edited for Broadview by Melanie Dawson. The story…

Broadview President Don LePan Discusses BABL

Don LePan, President and CEO of Broadview Press, introduces The Broadview Anthology of British Literature. Take a look and find out why academics are calling BABL “the new standard” of British Literature anthologies! For more information, please visit www.broadviewpress.com/babl.  

Beyond the Pleasure Principle reviewed in Metapsychology

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A review of Todd Dufresne and Gregory C. Richter’s edition of Freud’s Beyond the Pleasure Principle has just appeared in Metapsychology. See the review here and take a look at their second collaboration for the series, an edition of The Future of an Illusion that was just published this month!

Printing on Green Paper

On the last page of the 2010 Broadview edition of Cranford appears an “FSC” logo and a little notice informing the reader that using 941 pounds of recycled paper to print the book—rather than 941 pounds of paper from pulp taken from newly felled timber—saved 8 trees. We are told as well that it had…

Broadview eBooks Now Available

We at Broadview are very excited to announce that over 250 Broadview titles are now available as eBooks for sale through Google. All titles are available as high quality PDFs, and many are also available as ePubs. The latter are marked as being available in the “flowing text” format. Google eBooks are stored in the…

“A publisher brave enough to venture his Eares”

As publishers, we always enjoy reading correspondence between great authors and their publishers, and, happily, many of our editions include such correspondence in the appendices. In our new edition of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, edited by Allan Ingram, letters between Swift and his publisher, Benjamin Motte, Jr., appear in an appendix on the novel’s contemporary…

“I would take a little pains to make him know how much he errs…”

Tanya Caldwell’s anthology Popular Plays by Women in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, published in 2011, includes a selection of lively criticism by women dramatists along with four plays by Aphra Behn, Hannah Cowley, Catherine Clive, and Susanna Centlivre. Aphra Behn’s “Epistle to the Reader,” from her play The Dutch Lover, is a humorous but powerful defense of women playwrights. Not incidentally, it contains this hilariously scathing description of a theatregoer who questions women’s abilities as dramatists:

Where is this island?

In a recent article in The Times Literary Supplement John Sutherland discusses the complex composition history of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, in particular why “the line between ‘influence’ and ‘plagiarism’ is never easy to trace.”

In the recently published Broadview Edition of this classic adventure story, Sutherland expands on his discussion of Stevenson’s “plundering” of other writers; he also touches on the author’s writer’s block, and the surprisingly disturbing and complex nature of what was meant to be a children’s story.

Winter & Spring Conference Schedule

Broadview will be attending the following conferences this season. We hope to see you there! ————————————————————————————– FEBRUARY: American Philosophical Association, Central Division meeting February 15-18 in Chicago, IL MARCH: Northeast Modern Language Association meeting March 15-18 in Rochester, NY The Conference on College Composition and Communication March 21-24 in St. Louis, MO APRIL: American Philosophical…