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Welcome to the Johns Hopkins University Press podcast page. Visit often to hear interviews with contributors and editors from our collection of journals. Listen to each podcast episode in the player underneath the post.

01/20/16

John Wyver, Shakespeare Bulletin

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Shakespeare Bulletin devoted much of the Winter 2015 issue (Volume 33, Issue 4) to a series of essays on "Television and the Anti-Realist Theatricality of 'not Shakespeare.'" John Wyver, an award-winning producer and director, collected the four essays and one screen review to highlight the different ways works not written by Shakespeare are presented on British television. Wyver joined us to talk about this important intersection of works by Britain's most famous playwright and other important writers.

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12/16/15

Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, Library Trends (Part 2)

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In Volume 63, Library Trends published a pair of special issues which examined the state of libraries in Eastern Europe 25 years after the end of Communism. Guest edited by Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, the articles in the issues took a comprehensive look at the difficulties faced by libraries after the Berlin Wall came down. Articles from librarians in around two dozen countries were spread across the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 issues. Anghelescu joined us for a two-part podcast on the special topic. Part 2 focuses on the challenges these libraries have faced in the last quarter century..

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12/09/15

Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, Library Trends

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In Volume 63, Library Trends published a pair of special issues which examined the state of libraries in Eastern Europe 25 years after the end of Communism. Guest edited by Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, the articles in the issues took a comprehensive look at the difficulties faced by libraries after the Berlin Wall came down. Articles from librarians in around two dozen countries were spread across the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 issues. Anghelescu joined us for a two-part podcast on the special topic. Part 1 focuses on the challenges in putting together such an ambitious journal project.

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11/21/15

Stefanie Hofer, American Imago

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The most recent issue of the journal American Imago featured four essays focused on grief and loss. The issue, titled "Memory and Remembrance: Essays in Psychoanalytic Autobiography", contains "Lockout: Spacing Trauma and Recovery in the Aftermath of the Virginia Tech Shootings," an essay written by Virginia Tech University faculty, Stefanie Hofer. She lost her husband, Jamie Bishop, on April 16, 2007 during the deadliest school rampage in the US history. Hofer joined us to talk about her post-traumatic writing and how it has helped her to persevere and heal.

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09/29/15

Steven Olsen-Smith, Leviathan

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In the June 2015 issue of Leviathan, Steven Olsen-Smith edited a section called "Recovering Melville's Hand," which featured three articles on digital discovery and analysis of works found on the Melville's Marginalia Online website. Olsen-Smith, a faculty member at Boise State University who is spending the current year holding the Holland H. Coors Endowed Visiting Chair at the United States Air Force Academy, joined us to talk about this fascinating branch of Melville studies.

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09/23/15

Georgiann Davis and Ellen Feder, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics

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The Summer 2015 issue of the journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics features more than a dozen personal narratives from intersex people about the challenges they face and problems with how the medical community addresses their needs. Guest editors Georgiann Davis and Ellen Feder join us to talk about the issue and what they hope happens as medical professionals and the general public learn more about intersex.

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09/04/15

Stephen J. Burn, Modern Fiction Studies

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The Summer 2015 issue of the Modern Fiction Studies takes a look at neuroscience and modern fiction, surveying current work on literature and brain research. The six articles and one review essay take a comprehensive look at cognitive literary studies. Guest Editor Stephen J. Burn from the University of Glasgow joined us to talk about this field of literary criticism and the special issue.

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08/05/15

Theatre Topics' 25th Anniversary

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The journal Theatre Topics is publishing its 25th volume in 2015. As the journal celebrates this milestone, it also marks its second year producing three issues per volume. All of this has led to some reflection on how the journal has grown since its 1991 debut as “a tool for establishing an on-going dialogue among theatre practitioners / artists / teachers,” according to the introduction in Volume 1, Issue 1 by Beverly Byers-Pevitts. In 2014, the journal published reflections from past editors. We interviewed several of those important people in the history of Theatre Topics about the journal’s growth and current place in the field.

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07/28/15

Ariela Freedman, Partial Answers

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Over the last three decades, comics, graphic memoirs, and graphic novels have continued to emerge as literary, artistic, and cultural artifacts of central importance. The journal Partial Answers recently published a selection of papers called "Comics and the Canon" to examine this growing trend. Guest editor Ariela Freedman from Concordia University in Montreal talked to us about the forum as well as the place of comics in today's literary landscape.

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