Series re-launch: New Studies in European Cinema

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the series New Studies in European Cinema under new editorship: New Studies in European Cinema Series Editors Wendy Everett (University of Bath) and Fiona Handyside (University of Exeter) With its focus on new critical, theoretical, and cultural developments in contemporary film studies, this series encourages … Continue reading

Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction published

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first volume in the World Science Fiction Studies series, edited by Sonja Fritzsche. This is the first study that brings together the theory of the fantastic with the vibrant corpus of Australian Aboriginal fiction on futurities. Selected works by Ellen van Neerven, Sam Watson, Archie Weller, … Continue reading

New student guide: William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience

William Blake (1757–1827) is one of the most significant figures in the history of English poetry. He is also one of the most mysterious, most challenging, and most frequently misunderstood. His Songs of Innocence and of Experience, on the surface so simple, are laden with mysteries that seem to deepen on every reading. In this … Continue reading

Portraits of the Artist published

This book was the winner of the 2016 Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies, a collaboration between the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham and Peter Lang. The Dionysian – an impetus towards abandon, intoxication and creativity, but also chaos, death and dissolution – captured the imagination of both Gabriele D’Annunzio … Continue reading

Biological Discourses published

The relationship between biological thought and literature, and between science and culture, has long been an area of interest by no means confined to literary studies. The Darwin Anniversary celebrations of 2009 added to this tradition, inspiring a variety of new publications on the cultural reception of Darwin and Darwinism. With a fresh scope that … Continue reading

Intensified Bodies from the Performing Arts in Portugal published

«The singularity of Portuguese performance and dance has been one of the significant forces in much of experimental live art in Europe over the past two decades. This volume, gathering original essays by an impressive array of Portugal’s most distinguished theorists in aesthetics, philosophy of art and performance theory, offers to the specialist and to … Continue reading

(Re)imagining African Independence published

The fortieth anniversary of the independence of the African countries colonized by Portugal presents a valuable opportunity to reassess how colonialism has been «imagined» through the medium of the moving image. The essays collected in this volume investigate Portuguese colonialism and its filmic and audio-visual imaginaries both during and after the Estado Novo regime, examining … Continue reading

Children’s Media and Modernity published

Throughout the modern era the figure of the child has consistently reflected adult concerns about industrialisation, urbanisation, technology, consumerism and capitalism. Children represent a symbolic retreat from modern life, culturally aligned with fairy tales, medievalism, animals and nature. Yet children also embody the future and are often identified with the most contemporary forms of popular … Continue reading

Inclusion in Context published

Recent years have seen a rapid policy transformation from segregation to inclusion in the education of children with special educational needs in Ireland. This book investigates how resource teachers and class teachers interpret the policy and principles of inclusion and enact these in their practice. Based on a study of nine resource teachers and nine … Continue reading

Belonging: An Autoethnography of a Life in Sign Language published

This book weaves intensely personal and evocative stories into a layered autoethnographic text about the author’s experience of childhood deafness, sign language and education. Interwoven with the performative narrative are powerful stories of stigma, trauma, friendships, relationships, love, isolation and displacement. Using interpretative and reflective analysis, the author explores the storied experience of self and … Continue reading

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