Cambridge Press editor discusses how to get a scholarly work published

September 04, 2009

Linda Bree, publisher of literature for Cambridge University Press, will present "Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities Today: How to Get Your Academic Book Published," from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, in Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library on the University Park campus.

Bree's insight will assist scholars in the humanities, as she is in the unique position to discuss both sides of the scholarly publishing process from a personal perspective. She is the publisher of literature for Cambridge University Press (CUP), heading up the literature team, with direct responsibility for commissioning in medieval literature, 18th- and 19th-century British literature, European and world literature, and most of CUP's wide-range of scholarly editions.

In addition, Bree has a scholarly career, having written a monograph on the 18th-century writer Sarah Fielding and edited or co-edited Sarah Fielding's "The Adventures of David Simple," "Henry Fielding's Jonathan Wild," and Jane Austen's "Persuasion" and "Later Manuscripts." She has just delivered an edition of Henry Fielding's "Amelia" and is currently working on "Moll Flanders."

Bree's is visiting Penn State in conjunction with her continuing collaboration with Sandra Spanier, Penn State professor of English and general editor of the Hemingway Letters Project. They are working closely on the long-term project that will result in the publication of a 12-volume scholarly edition of more than 6,000 of Ernest Hemingway’s letters. Bree also works closely with Penn State professors James L. W. West III, editor of the Cambridge Edition of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Michael Anesko, one of the general editors of the newly established Cambridge Edition of Henry James.

The presentation is open to the public. For more information, contact Stephanie Cramer at 814-863-2179 or

This lecture is sponsored by Department of English, College of the Liberal Arts and University Libraries.

  • Linda Bree, author and publisher of literature for Cambridge University Press.

    IMAGE: Penn State
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