Book Reviews: Ongoing

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Sobriquet Magazine

The editors of Sobriquet Magazine ( are looking for reviewers of contemporary literature and criticism. We will consider all reviews of novels, plays, poetry, criticism, and belles lettres released since the start of 2004, but are especially interested in the list following this message (which includes a few older books). Unfortunately, our funding makes it impossible for Sobriquet to provide review copies at present, so we ask that reviewers either own, purchase, or borrow a copy of the book they wish to review.

Our review essays have varied in length from 500 to 4000 words, though the preferred length is between 1500-2000 words.

Sobriquet Magazine was established in 1995 as a print publication, but is now entirely online. Our deadline is rolling and we will consider reviews year-round.

Though we prefer to receive reviews from active scholars and writers, we encourage a somewhat less formal writing style for reviews that we do for essays. The reviews should be coherent, well-written pieces, but are intended for an audience that extends beyond the academy. As such, we ask reviewers to avoid excessively convoluted language. Basically, have fun with the review, be creative and don't worry about sounding erudite.

Sobriquet Magazine is actively seeking scholars interested in reviewing the following books:

Bousquet, Marc. "How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation."

Dodson, Lisa. "The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy."

Donoghue, Frank. "The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities."

Martell, Nevin. "Looking For Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip."

Newfield, Christopher. "Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class."

Palmer, Michael. "The Atheist's Creed."

Rideau, Wilbert. "In The Place of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Deliverance."

Slaughter, Sheila and Gary Rhoades. "Academic Capitalism and the New Economy: Markets, State, and Higher Education."

Sokol, Alan. "Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy, and Culture."

Sperber, Murray. "Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Is Crippling Undergraduate Education."

Tuchman, Gaye. "Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University."

Washburn, Jennifer. "University, Inc.: The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education."

Please send all correspondence to email [at] sobriquetmagazine [dot] com.