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In 2015, I completed a new book for Routledge, New York: A Prosody of Free Verse: explorations in rhythm, thanks to a research sabbatical from Anglia Ruskin University. This is a book I've been wanting to write for forty years or so, since engaging in the 1970s with the rhythms of jazz and Latin American fusion music on the one hand, and free verse poetry on the other. The book takes theoretical guidance from human embodied cognition and multimodality/social semiotics, and draws on music and dance choreography to make sense of what is happening in free verse. It was published by Routledge in 2016. Read more here.


Also published in 2016 was the second edition of the SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research. Caroline Haythornthwaite and I worked on the first edition in 2007. We are delighted to be joined by Jude Fransman (Open University) and Eric Meyers (University of British Columbia) in the editing of the second edition. Some of the authors included are: Nazlin Bhimani, Janina Brutt-Griffler, Andrew Burn, Myrrh Domingo, Carol Chapelle, John Cook, Jon Dron and Terry Anderson, Rebecca Eynon, Maarten de Laat, Terry Locke, Mike Sharples - and there are many others. Reference to the first edition is here. And for the second edition, see

Published, in April 2018, was Multimodality, Poetry and Poetics (Routledge, New York). See


I am co-series editor (with Vicki Wienand) and Chair of the International Advisory Board for the Cambridge School Shakespeare, now in its third edition. I edited Hamlet for the new edition. A complete Chinese edition of the series will appear from Beijing Language and Culture University Press from 2020. It is now edited and in print.


A new book for Springer: Polyrhythmicity in Language, Music and Society: complex time relations in the arts, humanities and social sciences was published in 2021.




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