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Top 10 OUPblog posts of 2013 by the numbers

By Alice Northover

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An OUPblog reader?

What have you, the OUPblog reader, been looking for this year? Let’s find out with our top ten posts published this year, according to pageviews, in descending order.

(10) “The many “-cides” of Dostoevsky” by Michael R. Katz

(9) “The five most common insults and slogans of medieval rebels” by Jan Dumolyn and Jelle Haemers

(8) “Five facts about the esophagus” (from Stephen Hauser’s Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review)

(7) ““Third Nation” along the US-Mexico border” by Michael Dear

(6) “How come the past of ‘go’ is ‘went?’” by Anatoly Liberman

(5) “10 moments I love in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby that aren’t in Baz Luhrmann’s film” by Kirk Curnutt

(4) “Why does this baby cry when her mother sings?” by Siu-Lan Tan

(3) “A few things to remember, this fifth of November” by Philip Carter

(2) “Maybe academics aren’t so stupid after all” by Peter Elbow

And the number one blog post of the year is…

(1) “10 facts about Galileo Galilei” by Matt Dorville

I should note that many of our top posts of 2013 were in fact published in previous years, including “Ten Things You Might Not Know About Cleopatra” (2010), “Quantum Theory: If a tree falls in forest…” (2011), and “Semi-legal marijuana in Colorado and Washington: what comes next?” (2012).

Alice Northover is editor of the OUPblog and Social Media Manager at Oxford University Press.

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