Jorge Semprún is a leading writer from the first generation of Spanish Civil War exiles, yet studies of his work have often focused solely on his literary testimony to the concentration camps and his political activities. Although Semprún’s work derives from his incarceration in Buchenwald and his expulsion from the Spanish Communist Party in 1964, … Continue reading
On the occasion of the First World War centenary and upcoming Anzac Day on 25 April, we are pleased to announce our new title: The Great War continues to play a prominent role in contemporary consciousness. With commemorative activities involving seventy-two countries, its centenary is a titanic undertaking: not only ‘the centenary to end all … Continue reading
This volume of essays, which originated in the inaugural Dublin Gastronomy Symposium held in the Dublin Institute of Technology in June 2012, offers fascinating insights into the significant role played by gastronomy in Irish literature and culture. The book opens with an exploration of food in literature, covering figures as varied as Maria Edgeworth, James … Continue reading
According to Petrarch, the Father of the Renaissance, Ireland was almost as well known to the Italians as Italy itself. Visiting Ireland from the comfort of their armchairs, his followers thus knew for a fact that the Irish ate their fathers and slept with their mothers, were welcoming and inhospitable, and were the best and … Continue reading
This volume sets out to re-imagine the theoretical and epistemological presuppositions of existing scholarship on identities. Despite a well-established body of scholarly texts that examine the concept from a wide range of perspectives, there is a surprising dearth of work on multiple, heterogeneous forms of identity. Numerous studies of ethnic, linguistic, regional and religious identities … Continue reading
Peter Lang is delighted to be attending the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (@BAFTSS) Conference in London next week. Please come by the Peter Lang bookstand on 24-25 April to see our latest publications and meet with Commissioning Editor Dr Laurel Plapp. To schedule an appointment, please contact L.Plapp@peterlang.com. A selection of … Continue reading
Our senior editor Hannah Godfrey is at the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland conference at NUI Galway from today until Wednesday. If you will be there, please stop by the stand and introduce yourself.
Northern Ireland is now generally regarded to be a post-conflict region since the official end to three decades of violence in 1998. However, given some of the stipulations of the Good Friday Belfast Agreement, including the early release of politically motivated prisoners from jail, society in Northern Ireland remains in a state of flux, uncertainty … Continue reading
Das «gespenstische Nachleben» des Faschismus beklagt 1959 der Philosoph Theodor W. Adorno; dass die «deutsche Nachkriegsliteratur» ebendies zu ihrem Thema gemacht hat, konstatiert wenig später der Erzähler Heinrich Böll. Die mehr als zwanzig Essays dieses Bandes, verfasst zwischen 1980 und 2012, spüren diesem historischen, sozialpsychologischen und literarischen Zusammenhang nach. Sie zeigen, wie die westdeutsche «Nachkriegsliteratur» … Continue reading
Come and meet us at the London Book Fair in Earls Court! We are in Hall 1, Stand No. M505.