Staff Pick: Back to Uni

As the new academic year begins this month, our staff members have recommend their favourite Yale University Press textbooks for students at university.

September’s Staff Pick: Revise

International Sales Executive, Kit Yee Wong recommends Revise: The Scholar-Writer’s Essential Guide to Tweaking, Editing, and Perfecting Your Manuscript by Pamela Haag

Autumn is upon us, and it’s time to think about going to university for many people. Whatever the subject being studied, writing can be a difficult skill to master. If you need expert, down-to-earth help on crafting essays, take a look at Revise: The Scholar-Writer’s Essential Guide to Tweaking, Editing, and Perfecting Your Manuscript. Suitable for researchers of all levels, it goes into the practicalities of editing and revising your own work — and the 6-page ‘style audit’ with its action points will get you started.

The Yale website has downloadable PDFs of the Table of Contents and Chapter 1, which advises on how to handle specialised language.

Find out more about Revise here.

Other Recommendations

Marketing Campaigns Executive, Maria Zygogianni recommends The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination by Sarah Gilbert and Susan Gubar

The Madwoman in the Attic is a landmark for literary, feminist theory! 

From Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre to Charlotte Perkins Gilmans’ protagonist in The Yellow Wallpaper, Gilbert and Gubar have unpicked the ‘madwoman’ motif, how women write, and how authors write women. I loved it in my undergraduate course and own a very battered copy from that time. Very excited for the new edition with an introduction by Lisa Appignanesi.

Find out more about The Madwoman in the Attic here.

Academic and Communities Marketing Manager, James Williams recommends Early Modern European Society, Third Edition by Henry Kamen

Eminent historian Henry Kamen has updated his seminal textbook which explores in depth the issues that most affected those living in early modern Europe—from leisure, work, and migration to religion, gender, and discipline—and the way in which population change impacted the aristocracy, the bourgeoisie, and the poor. The book is richly illustrated in colour and contains new and updated material on gender, religion, and population movement.

Find out more about Early Modern European Society here.

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