Academic writing and publishing seminar with prof. Sarah Hibberd

Professor Sarah Hibberd (University of Bristol) will give a seminar on academic writing and publishing.


In this seminar, Professor Sarah Hibberd will draw on her wide experience as a journal editor, book editor, and author, and share examples of dos and don’ts from the world of academic publishing. Topics include:

  • Book contracts – approaching potential publishers; how to write a winning book proposal.
  • Articles for journals – getting your manuscript ready for initial submission; choosing your journal.
  • The peer review process.
  • Reviewing books.

There will be plenty of opportunity to share experiences and ask questions, and if anyone would like to offer in-progress book proposals, we can workshop them in the seminar (please send in two weeks beforehand).



Sarah Hibberd is Stanley Hugh Badock Chair of Music at the University of Bristol. She has been a co-editor of Music & Letters (2009–17), and is just taking over as a co-editor of the Cambridge Opera Journal. She has edited and co-edited a number of volumes, including Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama (Farnham, 2011) and (with Richard Wrigley) Art, Theatre and Opera in Paris 1750–1850: Exchanges and Tensions (Farnham 2014), and guest-edited a special issue of 19th-Century Music devoted to Music and Science in Paris and London (2015). She has published in a variety of journals, including Cambridge Opera Journal, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 19th-Century Music, Music & Letters, Laboratoire Italien, and contributed chapters to edited volumes. Her monograph French Grand Opera and the Historical Imagination was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009, and she is currently completing a second monograph entitled French Opera and the Revolutionary Sublime.

Published Jan. 31, 2018 2:13 PM - Last modified Apr. 24, 2018 8:34 AM