Book Channel readers following developments in editing will be interested in a new interview from the CBC with editor Gregory Younging, whose Elements of Indigenous Style came out last month. In addition to addressing the challenges facing Indigenous authors, Younging discusses issues of editorial style and preserving the author's voice.
I am pleased to announce the publication of a new commissioned essay on the H-Net Book Channel. Dr. Rebecca Karl of NYU has written a beautiful tribute to her friend and colleague, historian Marilyn B. Young. As both a scholar and an activist, Dr. Young critiqued America's military interventions in Vietnam and elsewhere. Dr.
Book Channel subscribers, and fans of new academic works more broadly, will be interested to discover the New Books Network. This consortium of podcasts, sponsored by Amherst College Press, posts audio interviews with authors about their new scholarly publications. With over sixty new interviews per month in dozens of academic fields, New Books Network podcasts are another great source of information about and discussion of academic books.
Book Channel readers may be interested in an ethical and methodological question posed by Theresa Harrington for The Atlantic: "Should history textbooks 'out' LGBT figures?"
Harrington cites a new California law to adopt K-12 history textbooks that highlight the contributions of LGBT people. The conundrum, of course, is how to discuss the identities of people who would not have referred to themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc. during their own lifetimes.