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Book launch: ‘Truthe is the Beste': A Festschrift in Honour of A.V.C. Schmidt

On Tuesday 7 October, ‘Truthe is the Beste’: A Festschrift in Honour of A.V.C. Schmidt, edited by Nicolas Jacobs and Gerald Morgan, was launched at Balliol College, Oxford. The launch was hosted by the Master of Balliol, Sir Drummond Bone, and Lady Bone in the Master’s Lodgings. Photograph, from left to right: Dr Gerald Morgan; … Continue reading


Association des Etudes Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande conference

Hannah Godfrey, Senior Editor, is at the ADEFFI conference in the Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin today. If you will be attending too, please stop by the stand and introduce yourself.

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Author Alexandra Kolb wins award from the Society of Dance History Scholars

We are pleased to announce that Alexandra Kolb, author of Performing Femininity: Dance and Literature in German Modernism and editor of Dance and Politics,  has been awarded the Gertrude Lippincott Award from the Society of Dance History Scholars for her recent article, ‘The Migration and Globalization of Schuhplattler Dance: A Sociological Analysis’. Congratulations to Alexandra! … Continue reading


Vacancy: Commissioning Editor/Modern Languages Maternity cover

An experienced commissioning editor, with knowledge and awareness of academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences is sought for a maternity cover contract of up to 12 months. We are a publisher of monographs and collected editions in both well-established book series, and stand-alone texts in both print and e-formats. The ideal candidate will … Continue reading

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Book Launch: The Italians Who Built Toronto

The Italians Who Built Toronto, by Stefano Agnoletto, will be launched between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday 14 October at 305 Founders College, York University, Toronto. The evening will feature a roundtable discussion about the book. Click here to read Dr Agnoletto’s recent interview (in Italian) with the online newspaper Affari italiani.  


British Educational Research Association conference

Lucy Melville and Christabel Scaife are at the British Educational Research Association conference at the Institute of Education in London from today until Thursday. If you’re attending the conference, please stop by the stand and introduce yourself.

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Stefano Agnoletto interviewed about The Italians Who Built Toronto

Stefano Agnoletto is interviewed about his new book The Italians Who Built Toronto in the Canadian publication Daily Commercial News. Dr Agnoletto, who teaches Business History at Bocconi University in Milan, talks about his research into the role of Italian immigrants in Toronto’s construction industry from the 1950s to the 1980s, describing how “a mass … Continue reading


Author Alexandra Harris on ‘The Secret Life of Books’, BBC 4

  Co-editor of Modernism on Sea, Alexandra Harris speaks on ‘The Secret Life of Books’, BBC 4, available on the BBC iPlayer ( Award-winning writer Alexandra Harris shows how Virginia Woolf’s classic work Mrs Dalloway completely re-imagined what a novel might be. Woolf came of age as an author after Europe had been shattered by … Continue reading

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New publication: Embracing Democracy

Hermann Broch wrote two of the most significant novels of German modernism, The Sleepwalkers and The Death of Virgil, which established his importance to German literature. His writings on democracy, mass delusion and internationalism are more obscure. Embracing Democracy examines the central political, social and psychological tenets of Broch’s concept of «total democracy» as an … Continue reading

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New publication: Ethnicity and Tribal Theology

The Church and wider society in Northeast India have witnessed a number of shifts in ethnic identity and the resultant inter-ethnic conflicts since the 1980s are threatening the peaceful co-existence of various ethnic groups. Caught up in the throes of such ethnic turmoil, people of the region are confronted with two options. On the one … Continue reading

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