Our New Editor: Shef Rogers
About ShefShef Rogers, our new editor, is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Otago in Dunedin. His areas of interest are eighteenth-century British publishing practices and analytical bibliography. More recently, he has also become involved in a collective attempt to compose a single-volume history of book culture in New Zealand. And he is rapidly developing an expertise in the details of Chicago style!
A Word from ShefScript & Print has moved yet again across the Tasman, but this time further south. All going well, the move will reduce both printing and postage costs of the journal, but not alter the quality. Keeping up the high standard and rapid-fire pace of Patrick's editiorial work is proving a challenge already, but subscribers will have to judge for themselves in February, when the first issue under the new editorship should arrive.
Script & Print continues to welcome essays relevant to the journal's scope, which is generally broad and bookish and not confined to Australasian topics. Indeed, the next issue will include a note on stop-press corrections in a nineteenth-century French book, a beautifully-illustrated essay on the bookbindings of a major New Zealand collector, Alexander Turnbull, and an archival study of trade relations between an Australian and an English bookseller in the 1930s.
[Script & Print 34:1 (2010)]Unlike many bibliographical journals, Script & Print welcomes illustrations. We can always include one in full colour on the cover, and we do pretty well with grayscale images in the text, so we encourage contributors to think about which images might be worth a thousand words. Because each issue is limited to sixty-four pages, articles of four to seven thousand words are ideal, though we have run longer pieces in several parts.
Contributors need not be members of the Society to have their work considered, though they will no doubt want to subscribe in order to see their work in such elegant and engaging print.
Reviews of relevant titles are also welcome and should be sent to the reviews editor, Patrick Spedding.