Author Archives: heather

I work on a number of journals here, journals covering diverse topics, and the variety is really interesting.  Some articles stick with me for a long time. Yesterday I had an e-mail from Linda Pershing, and though her article on … Continue reading

Editor turnover is a constant, healthy thing in the journals world, and editors ending their terms are usually excited about having more time to dedicate to their own writing, research, and other creative endeavors.  Yet it’s still sad to no … Continue reading

We at the University of Illinois Press are proud of our historic connection to Zora Neale Hurston through Robert Hemenway’s groundbreaking work, Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography, and through our edition of Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, published … Continue reading

Yesterday’s Inside Higher Ed update contained links to several posts that mentioned the Librarian of Congress’s release of 3-year exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on Monday.  As a result of the exemption request process, professors and film and … Continue reading

What does it take to get an article published in a scholarly journal?  Sound, original scholarship, you say?  That’s important, but what about presentation?  How do you go about interesting an editor in your work?  As Michael Hicks, outgoing editor … Continue reading

I attended my first cookie exchange at a friend’s house just a few years ago.  It was a modest affair–half a dozen of us getting together for snacks and drinks, bringing home a nice variety of wonderful cookies, yet only … Continue reading