Preparing Modern Languages Students for ‘Difference’ published

This book informs and encourages aspiring lecturers and teaching staff in Modern Languages who prepare students for using their language skills in and out of the classroom. Drawing on pedagogical, psychological and language-specific concepts of learning, the book illustrates how such concepts can enhance students’ experience of transitioning from school to university to residence abroad, … Continue reading

From Orientalism to Cultural Capital published

From Orientalism to Cultural Capital presents a fascinating account of the wave of Russophilia that pervaded British literary culture in the early twentieth century. The authors bring a new approach to the study of this period, exploring the literary phenomenon through two theoretical models from the social sciences: Orientalism and the notion of «cultural capital» … Continue reading

Luigi Ghirri and the Photography of Place published

The photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) was one of the most significant Italian artists of the late twentieth century. This volume – the first scholarly book-length publication on Ghirri to appear in English – introduces his photographic and critical work to a broader audience and positions Ghirri as a key voice within global artistic debates. It … Continue reading

Contemporary Greek Film Cultures from 1990 to the Present published

This collection of new writing on contemporary Greek cinema builds and expands on existing work in the field, providing a coherent analysis of films which, despite their international importance, have so far received limited critical attention. The volume maps key trends in Greek cinema since the 1990s within the wider context of production and consumption … Continue reading

History and Fiction is shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award – Congratulations, @GillianPolack!

History and Fiction: Writers, their Research, Worlds and Stories by Gillian Polack has been shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review, part of the Australian SF (‘Ditmar’) Awards 2017. Congratulations, Gillian! The full shortlist for the 2017 awards are available here, including Gillian’s nomination under the ‘Best Novel’ category, as well! … Continue reading

Football, Ethnicity and Community wins the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2017 – Congratulations @drpaulcampbell1!

Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club by Paul Ian Campbell has won the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2017. Congratulations to Paul Ian! Read more about the award here. This book is a case study of an African-Caribbean-founded football club, Meadebrook Cavaliers, from the English East Midlands. Covering … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: Los límites del Hispanismo

Los límites del Hispanismo. Nuevos métodos, nuevas fronteras, nuevos géneros, edited by Santiago Pérez Isasi, Raquel Baltazar, Isabel Araújo Branco, Rita Bueno Maia, Ana Bela Morais and Sara Rodrigues de Sousa, was launched on Tuesday 28 March at the Instituto Cervantes in Lisbon. The speakers included Claudio Castro Filho, president of BETA: Asociación de Jóvenes Doctores en … Continue reading

Blick Mead featured on BBC programme this Friday

Could a road tunnel at Stonehenge destroy the archaeological site? Blick Mead will feature on the BBC programme Inside Out West on Friday 31 March. For more information, please follow the link here. For more information about Peter Lang’s Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic series, please click here.  

Richard Scholar discusses Montaigne at the Oxford Literary Festival

We are delighted to announce that Dr Richard Scholar, author of Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking, will be presenting his book at the Oxford Literary Festival at 3.15pm on Friday 31 March. The event takes place in the Blackwell’s Festival Marquee in the Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian library and is free to attend! … Continue reading

Book launch: Los límites del Hispanismo

Los límites del Hispanismo: nuevos métodos, nuevas fronteras, nuevos géneros, edited by Santiago Pérez Isasi, Raquel Baltazar, Isabel Araújo Branco, Rita Bueno Maia, Ana Bela Morais and Sara Rodrigues de Sousa, will be launched on Tuesday 28 March at the Instituto Cervantes in Lisbon. Speakers will include Claudio Castro Filho, president of BETA: Asociación de Jóvenes Doctores … Continue reading

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