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Reviving and regenerating the traditions and values of university press publishing

Taking advantage of digital technologies and experimenting with the many attractions of print, Goldsmiths Press seeks to revive and regenerate the traditions of academic publishing. Our aim is to create a new culture around academic knowledge practices, one that is more innovative and less constrained than it is now. About Goldsmiths Press

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Critical Issues in Open Access and Scholarly Communications

The Critical Issues in Open Access and Scholarly Communications confernce, held at Goldsmiths on Friday, 24 May, aims to widen the dialogue on open access books, examining the implications of UK policy for research culture and values, the future of scholarly publishing and for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. It will reflect on the most recent findings from the Universities UK open access reports and provide a platform for gathering additional evidence and feedback from across the university sector. Full information on the conference can be found on the event page.

Cycling and Cinema

Cycling and Cinema explores the history of the bicycle in cinema from the late nineteenth century through to the present day. Author Bruce Bennett examines a wide variety of films from around the world, ranging from Hollywood blockbusters and slapstick comedies to documentaries, realist dramas, and experimental films, to consider the complex, shifting cultural significance of the bicycle. More details on the Cycling and Cinema page.

The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong

Tuesday, 2 April 2019 sees the release of our first novel, The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong, by Michael Cawood Green.

'In The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong, reader, researcher and subject hunt and haunt each other through a collage of closely reticulated histories, fictions, autofictions and reflections.' Jenn Ashworth 

More details on The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong page.

The Broadcast 41: Women and the Anti-Communist Blacklist

We're pleased to announce that our first autumn title, The Broadcast 41: Women and the Anti-Communist Blacklist, is now available.

Through original archival research and access to FBI blacklist documents, The Broadcast 41 details the blacklisted women’s attempts in the 1930s and 1940s to depict America as diverse, complicated, and inclusive. The book tells a story about what happens when non-male, non-white perspectives are excluded from media industries, and it imagines what the new medium of television might have looked like had dissenting viewpoints not been eliminated at such a formative moment. More details on The Broadcast 41 page.

Goldsmiths Prize 2018 Shortlist Announced

The full Goldsmiths Prize shortlist has been announced and features on The Goldsmiths Prize app.

The app celebrates the winners and shortlistees of the prestigious literary award and explores the broader tradition of experimental and inventive fiction in which writers make full use of the novel genre's near limitless resources and possibilities. More information on the Goldsmiths Prize App page.

'How many times have you heard people say “It's like Black Mirror isn’t it”?’

Will Davies discussed Economic Science Fictions, dystopia, utopia and speculative politics with James Butler on the Novara podcast. Visit the Novara Media website for the full show.

Economic Science Fictions

Economic Science Fictions has appeared across a range of media, including an extensive review in the New Socialist and a feature in The Quietus that draws upon the inspiration of Mark Fisher.

William Davies’s introduction was excerpted in Red Pepper, and Ha-Joon Chang’s contribution, 'Economics, Science Fiction, History and Comparative Studies' will be published in this summer's New HumanistWilliam also appeared on Radio 4’s Thinking Aloud, and the InterchangePolitics Theory Other and Media Democracy podcasts.

University Press Redux Conference 2018

Goldsmiths Press joined a host of new and established university presses earlier this month to discuss the latest developments in academic publishing. The second University Press Redux Conference proved a huge success prompting lively debate on a range of topics including open access, the ethics of peer review, and what academic publishers are actually for! More details on the UP Redux website.

How open is Open Access?

In this short article, published in 2016, our director reflects on the challenges and debates in Open Access policy.  To what extent, she asks, is Open Access really open, and what decisions regarding diversity, accessibility and funding does the emphasis on ‘openness’ overlook. Read the full article on the Bookseller website.

Professor Sarah Kember, Director of Goldsmiths Press, discusses Women in Tech on BBC Radio 4

Is Amazon's personal assistant app, Alexa, sexist?  That was one of a number of questions discussed by our Director, Professor Sarah Kember, when she joined Lauren Laverne for BBC Radio 4's Late Night Woman's Hour to talk 'Women in Tech'. You can listen again on the BBC iPlayer website.

Explore fiction at its most novel with the Goldsmiths Prize app

The judges of the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize have been announced!  Keep up to date with the Goldsmiths Prize app.  Celebrating the winners and shortlistees of this prestigious literary award the app takes you beyond the page and explores the broader tradition of inventive and experimental fiction. Download for free from the App Store.