Publishing Director Lucy Melville’s ‘How to Get Published’ lecture tour in China

Peter Lang Oxford’s Publishing Director Lucy Melville on the first day of her ‘How to Get Published’ lecture tour in China, at Renmin University in Beijing.

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New publication: Estrategias y figuraciones de lo insólito en la narrativa mexicana (siglos XIX-XXI)

El estudio de las manifestaciones literarias de «lo insólito» está ocupando buena parte del interés de la crítica en los últimos tiempos. Bajo esta denominación se agrupan las creaciones que se oponen en general a las figuraciones miméticas o de codificación realista, y que encuentran su cauce expresivo a través de diferentes categorías como la … Continue reading

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New publication: Modernismo, noventayochismo y novela

Dentro de la literatura comparada, la nueva novela cultivada por los llamados «noventayochistas» en España ha sido prácticamente excluida del canon del modernismo europeo, pues los intereses de esos escritores españoles se consideraban muy distintos a los de los escritores europeos. Este ensayo muestra lo cuestionable de tal perspectiva, y apuesta por la inserción de … Continue reading

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New publication: Shockwaves of Possibility

Shockwaves of Possibility explores the deep utopianism of one of the most significant modern cultural practices: science fiction. The author contends that utopianism is not simply a motif in SF, but rather is fundamental to its narrative dynamics. Drawing upon a rich array of theory and criticism in SF and utopian studies, the book opens … Continue reading

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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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The Oxford Art Fair

Next: The Oxford International Art Fair 6-8 February 2015 at the Oxford Town Hall


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