Ray Ryan Senior Editor, Cambridge University Press

Date: Monday, January 28, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: CMC – Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Publishing Academic Research in the Humanities”
Monday, January 28
12:00 PM
Parents Dining Room
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Is there a crisis in academic publishing, particularly in the humanities but also the social sciences? Is the scholarly monograph in jeopardy? What kind of research is valued in scholarly publishing? These are the questions that Ray Ryan will attempt to address from his wide experience as an editor at Cambridge University Press.

Ray Ryan is the Senior Commissioning Editor for English and American Literature at Cambridge University Press. He is the author of Ireland and Scotland: Literature and Culture, State and Nation, 1966-2000 (Oxford 2002), editor of Writing in the Irish Republic: Literature, Culture, Politics 1949-1999, (Macmillan 2001), and, with Liam McIlvanney, co-editor of Ireland and Scotland: Culture and Society (Four Courts 2005) and The Good of the Novel (Faber 2011), which has received a great deal of attention in the United States and Europe: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2011/10/the-good-of-the-critic.html.

He also founded and edited Bullán: An Irish Studies Journal for ten years and received his doctorate from Oxford University.