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Falling for Gravity published

This book begins with the observation that contemporary artists have embraced and employed gravity as an immaterial readymade. Necessarily focusing on material practices – chiefly sculpture, installation, performance, and film – this discussion takes account of how and why artists have used gravity and explores the similarities between their work and the popular cultural forms … Continue reading

Educating for Sexual Virtue published

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an issue surrounded by controversy and debate, with important implications for the interconnected roles of the state, the school and the home and for the way we understand ourselves, our sexual identity and our personal relationships. This book charts the development of the moral and spiritual narrative in RSE … Continue reading

The State of Welfare published

The period after 1945 saw a rapid growth in social welfare, with the state taking on increasing responsibility for pensions, health care, unemployment relief and income support. In Western democracies economic growth underpinned state investment and was reinforced by demands from the new social movements of the 1960s. Just as the clamour for reformism reached … Continue reading

Loving’s the Strange Thing published

This groundbreaking volume argues that Carmen Martín Gaite and Carl Jung form an ideal combination. All the main features of the Jungian individuation process are present in the Spanish writer’s fairy tales: dreams, shadow figures, wise men and women, the Self, anima and animus. Martín Gaite has been described by the critic Salustiano Martín as … Continue reading

Call for papers on music, spirituality and Christian theology

The Rev. Professor June Boyce-Tillman is inviting scholars, musicians, theologians and Christian ministers to contribute papers for consideration as chapters in a forthcoming publication in the series Music and Spirituality. Chapters will be accepted for the book on the basis of an extended abstract submission (900 words), with final chapters being 4,500 – 6,000 words … Continue reading

When Novels Perform History published

«The dramatic dichotomies of immersion vs estrangement provide the hermeneutic framework for this innovative take on recent Australian and Canadian fiction’s engagement with history. Theoretically sophisticated and meticulously researched, When Novels Perform History studies the performative/theatrical modes deployed in well-selected examples of postcolonial historical fiction, offering ways to challenge national myths while telling (or, rather, … Continue reading

Series re-launch: Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the series Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France under new editorship: Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/RAF Series Editors Patrick McGuinness (University of Oxford) and Valentina Gosetti (University of New England, Australia) … Continue reading

Book launch: Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction

Iva Polak’s monograph Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction will be launched on Thursday 14 December at the Zagreb cafe and bookclub U Dvoristu (In the Backyard). Keep an eye on the cafe’s Facebook page at https://hr-hr.facebook.com/cafeudvoristu for further details! This is the first book in our World Science Fiction Studies series, edited by Sonja Fritzsche. … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: Writing the Great War

Nicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt’s edited collection Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? was launched in the Common Room, History Faculty at the University of Oxford on Tuesday 28 November at 5.30 pm. The launch took place during the drinks reception to follow Professor John Horne’s valedictory Leverhulme lecture ‘War as … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: @IreneNoy’s Emergency Noises @CourtauldRes #emergencynoises

Irene Noy’s monograph, Emergency Noises: Sound Art and Gender, was launched on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Accompanied by sounds from nature, the author, Professor Simon Shaw-Miller (University of Bristol), Astrid Schmetterling (Goldsmiths) and Frances Carey (The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust) provided fascinating commentary on the book, … Continue reading

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