Gary Greenberg’s new book Proving Jesus’ Authority in Mark and John discussed by Professor James D. Tabor

Cambridge Scholars Publishing has recently published Proving Jesus’ Authority in Mark and John: Overlooked Evidence of a Synoptic Relationship by Gary Greenberg, and the book’s argument is the subject of a post by James D. Tabor, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, at his blog.

Tabor writes that “Greenberg argues that John is in fact using Mark as a structural outline but providing alternative narratives that undermine Mark’s understanding of Jesus and his teachings”, and that he is “convinced, with Greenberg, that John likely knows Mark and is at times offering his own take on Mark’s presentation of Jesus, which he sees as supplementary rather than contradictory.” The post can be read in full here.

Proving Jesus’ Authority in Mark and John: Overlooked Evidence of a Synoptic Relationship is out now with Cambridge Scholars, and can be purchased with a 20% discount on our website with the discount code jesus20. Please click here to order the book.


Roberto Cantú working on new book on Alfonso Reyes (1889-1959)

Roberto Cantú is the editor of five books with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, An Insatiable Dialectic: Essays on Critique, Modernity, and Humanism (2013), The Willow and the Spiral: Essays on Octavio Paz and the Poetic Imagination (2014), The Reptant Eagle: Essays on Carlos Fuentes and the Art of the Novel (2015), Equestrian Rebels: Critical Perspectives on Mariano Azuela and the Novel of the Mexican Revolution (2016), and most recently Border Folk Balladeers: Critical Studies on Américo Paredes (2018).

Roberto’s work is almost entirely responsible for providing English speaking audiences with critical analyses of some of the most prominent novelists in Mexico and Latin America, among them Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012), Octavio Paz (1914-1998), and Mariano Azuela (1873–1952). With his latest book on Américo Paredes now published, we are delighted to share news that Roberto is already turning his mind to his next collection.

Provisionally entitled A Scholiast’s Quill: New Critical Essays on Alfonso Reyes, Roberto’s new project aims to recover Alfonso Reyes’ (1889-1959) interdisciplinary legacy from the standpoint of the twenty-first century, with essays written exclusively for the book by scholars from Colombia, Croatia, France, Mexico, and the United States who analyze the poetry and essays of Alfonso Reyes from contrasting theoretical approaches. It will be the first book on Reyes in the English language, continuing Roberto’s dedication to introducing and assessing the contributions of Latin American poets and essayists. It emerged out of a conference held in 2017, and further information can be found here.

Among other essays, the book will consider:

  • Reyes’ major poetic works such as Visión de Anáhuac, Homero en Cuernavaca
  • Reyes’ philosophical correspondence with leading European and Latin American writers
  • The relationship between Reyes and modernism in the wider context of the Mexican and Latin American essay tradition
  • The influence of Anglo-American criticism on Reyes’ work
  • The idea of America in Reyes’ poetry and essays

Roberto’s newest book with Cambridge Scholars, Border Folk Balladeers: Critical Studies on Américo Paredescan be purchased by clicking here.

Call for Chapters: Edited collection on Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858)

Professor Nevena Stojanovic is seeking chapters for an edited collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 1st 2018.

Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theatre, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Rachel as a Jewish actress
  • Rachel as a tragedienne
  • Rachel’s impact on the French theatre
  • Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses
  • Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution
  • Rachel as a national and international celebrity
  • Rachel’s private and public lives
  • Rachel’s biographers and their portrayals of her life and work
  • References and allusions to Rachel in nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first century literature

Please send your proposal (300-500 words) and a brief bio to Prof. Nevena Stojanovic at by September 1st 2018. Please type ‘edited collection on Rachel’ in the subject line. Feel free to contact Nevena if you have any queries. Cambridge Scholars Publishing is interested in publishing the collection, and our relevant information can be found below.

Important Publisher Information:

  • Cambridge Scholars Publishing Contributor Agreement — Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s Contributor Agreement is available by clicking here(PDF).
  • Cambridge Scholars Publishing Policies and Guidelines — Cambridge Scholars Publishing requires that bibliographic citations follow Chicago Manual of Style format. For additional manuscript guidelines, please click here (PDF).
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Dr Mary Honan given a civic reception honouring her scholarly work on peace, justice, and reconciliation

We are delighted to share news that Dr Mary Honan, author of The Literary Representation of World War II Childhood: Interrogating the Concept of Hospitality, published with Cambridge Scholars in 2017, was honoured with a civic reception recognising “her outstanding academic research on race & ethnic relations, peace & reconciliation” (see here for more details).

Mary’s speech at the reception can be viewed here, and her book with Cambridge Scholars can be purchased by clicking here.


Book review: Queer Stories of Europe

Queer Stories of Europe, edited by Kārlis Vērdiņš and Jānis Ozoliņš and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2016, has been reviewed by Uku Lember of Tallinn University, Estonia, in the Journal of Baltic Studies.

The full review requires subscription (click here), but here is an excerpt from the first paragraph:

“This is a great survey of the variety of approaches to queer culture and history
with an emphasis on literary texts from Central and Eastern Europe. Four of the
volume’s chapters are on Western Europe, four on Central and Eastern Europe,
and six on the Baltic (mostly Latvian) context and transnational connections. The
book has two parts: the first six chapters are devoted to queer literature in a
contemporary context and the last eight chapters are on literary culture in history.
The volume is the outcome of the international conference ‘Queer Narratives in
European Cultures’ that was organized in Riga in 2015 by the volume editors,
Kārlis Vērdiņš and Jānis Ozoliņš.”

To purchase the book directly from Cambridge Scholars, please click here.

Meet our Authors: D. Antoine Sutton – May 2018

D. Antoine Sutton (DMin.) is a Pastor in the small hamlet of Red Cloud, Nebraska, in the United States. He is a Biblicist whose specialisms and reading and research interests include comparative Semitic philology; the poetry and textual criticism of A.E. Housman; astronomy in the Augustan era: specifically, the text and transmission of Manilius’ Astronomica; the origins and formation of classical Islam; Muslim historiography and theology; divinity studies during the Enlightenment; and the use of typology as a literary and theological device in the exegesis of ancient Greek and Roman poetry. He is also the editor of The Ds Commentary on Books, an academic review-bulletin, and composes poems and translations.

Antoine studied Latin as a teenager and later learned Syriac and Arabic at home and in school while residing in Amman, Jordan. During an eclectic course of study with distinguished scholars of Biblical and Islamic texts, one that included reading archaeological reports, he also acquired Hellenistic Greek, Semitic philology and Mishnaic Hebrew – as well as a reading knowledge of Turkish during an extended residence in Istanbul, Turkey. A former United States Marine and Gulf War I veteran, Antoine has travelled to over 3000 cities and is consequently a strong advocate for a cosmopolitan approach to the peoples and events of antiquity.

SuttonAntoine’s book with Cambridge Scholars, Introducing A.E. Housman (1859-1936): Preliminary Studies (2018), began its life when he realised the majority of studies on Housman introduced students to his poetry, not his classical work. Moreover, after years of carefully studying Housman’s own primary publications rather than the secondary literature about him and his writings, it became apparent to Antoine that conventional depictions of his personal life and habits were mythic, and based on unsubstantiated lore.

There was therefore a need for an accessible but detailed critical introduction to the career and writings of Housman. This book provides it, and has been described as “a brilliant tour-de-force of amazingly well-documented scholarship” by the late Douglas Tracy Smith Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University, Fred C. Robinson.

Antoine explains how we came into contact with Cambridge Scholars, and his experience of the publication process:

“I first learned of Cambridge Scholars a decade ago or so when the three volume edition Hall, Ritchie and Edwards’ P. Papinius Statius was issued. Wanting to review it, I requested a copy. Instantly I was pleased with the book’s format and hardcover design. Critical research of that kind is not usually taken up by independent publishers, so it was a pleasant discovery, too, to learn that CSP published the academic work of (independent) unaffiliated scholars. For that reason, upon finishing the reconstruction of a few of my Housman essays, I submitted a proposal, one which CSP found suitable to their publishing aims.   

In the earliest stages the editorial team put me on the right track, and provided assistance that was valuable. Questions were answered promptly and special concerns of mine were adequately handled. CSP provides its readership with professional volumes of a varied nature. Irenic and polemic scholarship is not shunned, but several of their academic publications offer perspectives that may not often be available from other academic presses. On account of that procedure particularly, CSP sets notable benchmarks that are not duplicated by other publishers. I am pleased and would recommend them to other scholars without hesitation!”

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Antoine’s book, Introducing A.E. Housman (1859-1936): Preliminary Studies. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2018.

Meet our Authors: Konrad Żyśko – May 2018

Konrad Żyśko, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Institute of English at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (MCSU) in Lublin, Poland, where he completed his MA thesis on the translation of wordplay in 2009 and his doctoral thesis devoted to the cognitive linguistics account of wordplay mechanisms in 2014. He has published internationally in linguistics journals and post-conference volumes, and his research interests are focused on cognitive studies of wordplay, as well as the pragmatic aspects of communication. He is currently teaching at the Department of Cultural Linguistics at MCSU. He is also a member of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association (PTJK) and the Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE).

In 2016 Konrad published his first book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay, which explicates an array of intricate mechanisms that govern the creation and comprehension of wordplay, such as thinking in terms of image schemas, conceptual metaphor and metonymy, or blending theory, to mention just a few.

Konrad presents his rationale for publishing with Cambridge Scholars:

Żyśko-cropped“I started my cooperation with Cambridge Scholars after hearing favourable reviews from my colleagues who already had some experience in publishing with the company. Indeed, the process of publication proved to be smooth and well-taken care of. The guidelines for text preparation were really clear and the support I received throughout the editing process was highly commendable. I especially appreciated the prompt replies whenever I had any queries concerning the manuscript, e.g. its layout, scope, or any other particular section like the photo cover. I must admit texts are checked very thoroughly, and often sent back to authors with explicit comments to make sure they meet the highest standards of publication. I am really glad I chose to publish with Cambridge Scholars and I plan to continue this fruitful collaboration.”

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2018.