James Joyce’s Teaching Life and Methods, by Elizabeth Switaj

Screenshot 2019-05-01 at 09.41.15Before Joyce became famous as writer, he supported himself through his other language work: English-language teaching in Pola, Trieste, and Rome. The importance of James Joyce’s teaching, however, has been underestimated until now. The very playfulness and unconventionality that made him a popular and successful teacher has led his pedagogy to be underrated, and the connections between his teaching and his writing have been largely neglected. James Joyce’s Teaching Life and Methods reveals the importance in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake of pedagogy and the understanding of language Joyce gained teaching English as a Foreign Language in Berlitz schools and elsewhere.


Elizabeth Switaj is a Liberal Arts Instructor at the College of the Marshall Islands. Her previous publications include essays on Joyce, which have appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature and the Joyce Studies in Italy series, and a collection of poetry, Magdalene and the Mermaids.

Women only spaces : An Anthology of Feminist & Womanist Writers

Women only spaces are a fundamental part of the feminist movement and represent women’s right to self-determination and liberation. We’re collecting short stories, poetry, essays, plays, flash fiction, and all other forms of the written word that illustrate and explore what we mean as a ‘woman only space’ and the importance of these spaces for the feminist and womanist movements and women in general: as a space which prioritises women’s voices over mens and that refuses to allow men to dictate the terms of the conversation.

We expect that many of the submissions we receive will have fundamental disagreements about this issue. We believe that that this discussion is essential to the health and future of the feminist and womanist movements. We want to hear and support the voices of all feminists and womanists working respectfully to liberate all women.

The proceeds of this book will be used to support this platform covering the costs of hosting and website maintenance and development.

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Submission deadline: August 30, 2109

*We had hoped to publish this anthology last  year, but owing to my severe anxiety disorder and depression, it was not possible to publish this book then.

A Room of Our Own: An Anthology of Feminist & Womanist Writing


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A Room of Our Own: An Anthology of Feminist & Womanist Writing is a collection of essays, poetry, and short stories written by women. The proceeds of this book will be used to support this platform covering the costs of hosting and website maintenance and development.

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What I remember

What I remember Book Cover What I remember
Louise Pennington
short stories
EVB Press

What I remember is a collection of short stories featuring Sian Norris and Huma Munshi collected by Everyday Victim Blaming as a way to raise funds for their campaign.

Communicating with Kids: What Works and What Doesn’t

Communicating with Kids: What Works and What Doesn't Book Cover Communicating with Kids: What Works and What Doesn't
Stephanie Davies-Arai

Confused by all the conflicting parenting advice you hear? Not sure who is right or what to do? Well, relax and read this book. Ever wondered why your child gets more upset the nicer you are? Or why your child is always arguing with you, doesn't listen or seems intent on doing the opposite of what you want? Now you no longer have to worry - Communicating with Kids has the answers. This new book explains how so often children are not resisting our messages but the way we are sending them. It demonstrates why some of the ways we communicate lead to exactly the opposite of the behaviour we want, and provides methods to tweak your language and approach so that children are willing to help you. So much of the parenting advice we hear works against a child's developing brain, so this book shows you how to work with it instead - which makes all the difference. Once you understand the difference between what you are saying and what your child actually hears, life with children becomes so much easier. This book is all about communication because apart from that, there's no other advice you need; the best way to bring up your child is to be yourself and do it your way. Communicating with Kids is a book guaranteed to help all parents, whether they veer towards the methods of Penelope Leach or Supernanny, or have never read a parenting book before. It is not based on any parenting ideology, but on genuine experience with a wide range of children. It is a plain-talking book that presents communication methods that work, so parents gain the confidence to be themselves.

Soul Destruction: Unforgivable

Soul Destruction: Unforgivable Book Cover Soul Destruction: Unforgivable
Ruth Jacobs
Caffeine Nights Publishing

Enter the bleak existence of a call girl haunted by the atrocities of her childhood. In the spring of 1997, Shelley Hansard is a drug addict with a heroin habit and crack psychosis. Her desirability as a top London call girl is waning.

When her client dies in a suite at The Lanesborough Hotel, Shelley’s complex double-life is blasted deeper into chaos. In her psychotic state, the skills required to keep up her multiple personas are weakening. Amidst her few friends, and what remains of her broken family, she struggles to maintain her wall of lies.

During this tumultuous time, she is presented with an opportunity to take revenge on a client who raped her and her friends. But in her unbalanced state of mind, can she stop a serial rapist?

Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry

Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry Book Cover Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry
Melinda Tankard Reist & Abigail Bray
Spinifex Press

The unprecedented mainstreaming of the global pornography industry is transforming the sexual politics of intimate and public life, popularizing new forms of hardcore misogyny, and strongly contributing to the sexualization of children. Yet, challenges to the industry continue to be dismissed as uncool, antisex, and moral panic. Unmasking the lies behind the selling of porn as entertainment, this book reveals the shocking truths of an industry that trades in violence, crime, and degradation while discussing topics such as racism in gay male porn, the use of animals in porn, child pornography, and BDSM (bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism). Fearless and controversial, this examination will challenge the current view of pornography.

Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls

Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls Book Cover Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls
Melinda Tankard Reist
Spinifex Press

From advertising and merchandising, to Bratz and Voodoo Dolls, to the images of Bill Henson, "Getting Real" puts the spotlight on the sexualisation and objectification of girls and women in the media, popular culture and society. Girls are portrayed as sexual at younger ages, pressured to conform to a 'thin, hot, sexy' norm. Clothing, music, magazines, toys and games send girls the message that they are merely the sum of their body parts. The effects of prematurely sexualising girls are borne out in their bodies and minds, with a rise in self-destructive behaviours such as eating disorders and self-harm, along with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. "Getting Real" brings together writers, advocates and academics including some of the most vocal critics of the widespread pornification of culture. They call corporations, the media and the sex industry to account for creating this toxic environment. Lively and engaging, this collection is of interest to anyone troubled by what's happening today and those seeking ideas to address and mobilise against the sexualisation of girls. Edited by author, advocate and commentator Melinda Tankard Reist, this is a book for anyone wanting to see a better world for the next generation.

The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?

The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages? Book Cover The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?
Deborah Cameron
Oxford University Press

Popular assumptions about gender and communication-famously summed up in the title of the massively influential 1992 bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus-can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences in many spheres of life, from attitudes to the phenomenon of "date-rape" to expectations of achievement at school, and potential discrimination in the work-place. In this wide-ranging and thoroughly readable book, Deborah Cameron, Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford University and author of a number of leading texts in the field of language and gender studies, draws on over 30 years of scientific research to explain what we really know and to demonstrate how this is often very different from the accounts we are familiar with from recent popular writing. Ambitious in scope and exceptionally accessible, The Myth of Mars and Venus tells it like it is: widely accepted attitudes from the past and from other cultures are at heart related to assumptions about language and the place of men and women in society; and there is as much similarity and variation within each gender as between men and women, often associated with social roles and relationships. The author goes on to consider the influence of Darwinian theories of natural selection and the notion that girls and boys are socialized during childhood into different ways of using language, before addressing problems of "miscommunication" surrounding, for example, sex and consent to sex, and women's relative lack of success in work and politics. Arguing that what linguistic differences there are between men and women are driven by the need to construct and project personal meaning and identity, Cameron concludes that we have an urgent need to think about gender in more complex ways than the prevailing myths and stereotypes allow.

Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement

Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement Book Cover Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement
Finn Mckay
Palgrave Macmillan

Feminism is not dead. This groundbreaking book advances a radical and pioneering feminist manifesto for today's modern audience that exposes the real reasons as to why women are still oppressed and what feminist activism must do to counter it through a vibrant and original account of the global Reclaim the Night March.

The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age

The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age Book Cover The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age
Alison Phipps
Polity Press

The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left–wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowering, and opposed them for sexualizing breasts and undermining their natural function. At the same time they have been criticized by extreme–right groups for ignoring honour killings and other culture–based forms of violence against women. How can we make sense of this varied terrain?

In this important and challenging new book, Alison Phipps constructs a political sociology of women s bodies around key debates: sexual violence, gender and Islam, sex work and motherhood. Her analysis uncovers dubious rhetorics and paradoxical allegiances, and contextualizes these within the powerful coalition of neoliberal and neoconservative frameworks. She explores how feminism can be caricatured and vilified at both ends of the political spectrum, arguing that Western feminisms are now faced with complex problems of positioning in a world where gender often comes second to other political priorities.

This book provides a welcome investigation into Western politics around women s bodies, and will be particularly useful to scholars and upper–level students of sociology, political science, gender studies and cultural studies, as well as to anyone interested in how bodies become politicized.

Carnival in Germany: Volume 3 (Lucy Evans, InstaExplorer )

Carnival in Germany: Volume 3 (Lucy Evans, InstaExplorer ) Book Cover Carnival in Germany: Volume 3 (Lucy Evans, InstaExplorer )
Millie Slavidou
children's fiction
Jump! Books

In the third book of the InstaExplorer series, we continue the theme of experiencing local culture and take a trip with Lucy Evans to the German city of Würzburg, to attend the yearly carnival. Lucy and her friend visit tourist attractions and take part in the celebrations, sharing updates with their friends via social media. Readers can enjoy the Instagram-style illustrations while learning about about the history and traditions of the Franconian city. For tweens and teens, this book offers a fascinating insight into the normal lives of children in other countries.

Dragon’s Rock: Volume 2 (Lucy Evans, InstaExplorer)

Dragon's Rock: Volume 2 (Lucy Evans, InstaExplorer) Book Cover Dragon's Rock: Volume 2 (Lucy Evans, InstaExplorer)
Millie Slavidou
children's fiction
Jump! Books

In the second book in the series, Lucy Evans the InstaExplorer heads to the hills and valleys of rural Wales. Stumbling across a crime scene in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Lucy is determined to solve the mystery of a missing woman, along with her artist cousin Bethan. Set against the backdrop of Welsh language speakers and local folklore, this is a hauntingly atmospheric tale.

The Olympias Clue (Lucy Evans, InstaExplorer)

The Olympias Clue (Lucy Evans, InstaExplorer) Book Cover The Olympias Clue (Lucy Evans, InstaExplorer)
Millie Slavidou
children's fiction
Jump! Books

The first book in a series of adventure stories for kids, featuring intrepid explorer Lucy Evans. Armed with her trusty smartphone, her wits and an adventurous spirit, Lucy sets out to solve mysteries, explore foreign countries and cultures, and meet interesting people around the world. Her journey begins in a small town in Greece, where between sending messages to her friends back home, and exploring her new home, Lucy makes an intriguing discovery in an overgrown park. Ancient Greek carvings on hidden marble stone - and a clue to a long lost part of history.

12 Women Explorers: You’ve Never Heard Of

12 Women Explorers: You've Never Heard Of Book Cover 12 Women Explorers: You've Never Heard Of
Lynn Schreiber
children's non-fiction
Jump! Books

The first in a series of non-fiction books for kids, highlighting the achievements and legacies of women you've never heard of!

Follow in the footsteps of twelve awesome women, as they walk, run, ski and sail around the earth, fly into the sky, and rocket into outer space. From modern and ancient times, these women from different walks of life share a thirst for knowledge, a brave heart, and a yearning to explore.

Learn Twitter in Ten Minutes

Learn Twitter in Ten Minutes Book Cover Learn Twitter in Ten Minutes
Lynn Schreiber

New to Twitter and feeling a little confused? On first glance, all those half-conversations and unfamiliar symbols may look like gobbledegook. But it's really very simple and this useful book is here to help. In straightforward, chatty text accompanied by amusing illustrations, popular tweeter and blogger Lynn C Schreiber helps you get the most out of Twitter. She demystifies the jargon (hashtags? Follow Friday? DMs? All explained here) and gives easy ways to find friends, gain followers, and have fun! The book also provides an insight into the all-important rules of Twitter etiquette, and the various applications you can use with Twitter to enhance your experience even more. Armed with the information in this book, you'll become an assured and expert tweeter - in super-quick time!

The Boys on the Bus: A short story

The Boys on the Bus: A short story Book Cover The Boys on the Bus: A short story
Sian Norris
short stories

A writer attending a literary dinner recounts the traumatic experience of having her hair set on fire when she was a schoolgirl 12 years earlier.

As she confronts the memory, she realizes how through telling stories, we try to find closure from the trauma caused by violence.

This short story explores the nature of violence, memory and trauma in a sensitive and lyrically written way.

This book also contains the short story Anna's Interlude.

A married woman living during the Second World War embarks on an affair with a young man in the Navy. Through their affair she discovers how unhappy her marriage has made her. She becomes determined to leave her husband and build a new life, a life that is true to herself. But when the letters from her lover come to an abrupt end, she finds she is trapped all over again.

Five Wounds

Five Wounds Book Cover Five Wounds
Katharine Edgar
Young Adult Fiction
Greengage pub.

It is 1536. The north of England has boiled over into rebellion against Henry VIII and the rebels march south towards London, growing stronger by the day. Sixteen-year-old Nan Ellerton, sent home from her convent when the King's commissioners arrived, has been promised in marriage to a powerful lord. When both he and his son Francis become embroiled in the revolt, Nan must choose - help the rebels, even though it could mean paying the brutal penalty for treason, or betray her beliefs and risk eternal damnation. A stunning historical novel for teenagers from debut author Katharine Edgar, Five Wounds tells a story of adventure, passion and courage, set against the backdrop of the Pilgrimage of Grace.

ISKRA: a poetry anthology

ISKRA: a poetry anthology Book Cover ISKRA: a poetry anthology
Louise Pennington
EVB Press

A collection of poetry to raise funds for the Everyday Victim Blaming campaign. It features writing by Rahila Gupta, Huma Munshi, Barbara Carregonnen, Ali Bee, Catherine Brockhurst, Claire Moore, Mary Rugman and others!