Week 32/20 – week ending 7 August

OUP prepares World’s Classics Orwell editions             OUP has announced its World’s Classics editions of titles by George Orwell, whose work comes out of copyright at the end of this year, 70 years after his death in 1950. Orwell’s exclusive paperback publisher until now has been Penguin. The editions have…

Week 38/19 – week ending 20 September

OUP investigates possible update to definition of ‘woman’ Oxford University Press editors are investigating a possible update to its definition of “woman”, after an online petition, which has almost 30,000 signatures, branded the definitions used as “sexist” and urged the publisher to change its definition in various publications. OUP said its “dictionaries reflect rather than dictate how language is…

UK Books – Shakespeare at OUP

Shakespeare website from OUP Oxford University Press has today (1st December) launched a website devoted to learning about Shakespeare. The “Illuminating Shakespeare” website, at www.oup.com/shakespeare, will curate the wealth of content on Shakespeare which OUP has published – from school texts to books for general readers to scholarly research – in a series of monthly…