gender, German, German Literature and Culture, history, Literary criticism

Constructions of Melancholy in Contemporary German and Austrian Literature

Melancholy has become a central theme of German literature since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The rapidly changing sociopolitical circumstances of the post-1989 period and the continued burden of the Nazi past have directly contributed to this upsurge in melancholy themes. This book traces the complex discourse of melancholy in contemporary literature… Continue reading Constructions of Melancholy in Contemporary German and Austrian Literature

Cultural Studies, French

Lieux de culture dans la France du XVIIe siècle

A new French language title has just been published in our Medieval and Early Modern French Studies series: En juillet 2011, un colloque sur les lieux de culture au XVIIe siècle a rassemblé à l'université Queen Mary de Londres des spécialistes en provenance de différents pays pour présenter les résultats de leurs recherches dans ce… Continue reading Lieux de culture dans la France du XVIIe siècle

history, Literary criticism

Walking through History

Walking through History was the winner of the 2011 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in German Studies. The post-war landscape of Europe is unthinkable without the voices of the Austrian writers Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) and Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989). Their work, coming after the devastation wrought by the Second World War and the Holocaust, is rooted… Continue reading Walking through History

Back list, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Politics

Anglo-American Idealism: Thinkers and Ideas

Our backlist contains lots of fascinating titles - this is one to look at while the American Presidential election campaign rages on across the pond: This volume is devoted to a critical discussion and re-appraisal of the work of Anglo-American Idealists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Idealism was the dominant philosophy in Britain and… Continue reading Anglo-American Idealism: Thinkers and Ideas

Economics, New book, Politics, Trade Unions

Cross National Comparisons of Social Movement Unionism

For the past two decades efforts to halt the decline in union numbers and revitalize the labour movement have largely resided in social movement unionism (SMU). In the first English-language book to compare SMU in Japan, Korea and the United States, scholars from the three countries examine its emergence as a response to neoliberal globalization. Cross-National… Continue reading Cross National Comparisons of Social Movement Unionism

conflict studies, Cultural Studies, history, Ireland, Literary criticism, Politics, Sociology

Ireland and Victims: Confronting the Past, Forging the Future

Recent years have seen the topic of victims and victimhood brought to the fore on the island of Ireland, both in the North with the publication of the controversial Eames/Bradley report dealing with victims of the Troubles, and in the Republic with the publication of the final Ryan Report on institutional abuse. In this collection, drawing… Continue reading Ireland and Victims: Confronting the Past, Forging the Future

Literary criticism, New book, Postcolonial

The Fiction of J. M. G. Le Clézio: A Postcolonial Reading

Since the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to J. M. G. Le Clézio in 2008, there has been a wave of new interest in his oeuvre. This book traces the evolution of the writer's postcolonial thought from his early works to his groundbreaking autobiographical novel Révolutions, arguably his most subversive text to date. The author shows… Continue reading The Fiction of J. M. G. Le Clézio: A Postcolonial Reading

French, Literary criticism, New book, Theology

Evocations of Eloquence: Rhetoric, Literature and Religion in Early Modern France, Essays in Honour of Peter Bayley

Evocations of Eloquence is a collection of essays by leading scholars from France, Great Britain and North America is published in honour of Peter Bayley, former Drapers Professor of French at the University of Cambridge and a leading scholar of early modern France. The volume reflects his scholarly interest in the interface between religion, rhetoric… Continue reading Evocations of Eloquence: Rhetoric, Literature and Religion in Early Modern France, Essays in Honour of Peter Bayley

New book, Review

Interactivity – get a free book if you write a review

We are looking for someone to write us a review of Interactivity by Alec Charles. We will send you a free copy of the book so that you can write the review and then we will publish it across our social media. This would be a great opportunity for a media student or anyone interested in the… Continue reading Interactivity – get a free book if you write a review

Architecture, Literary criticism, Visual Culture

Modernitalia

Modernitalia provides a map of the Italian twentieth century in the form of twelve essays by the celebrated cultural historian Jeffrey T. Schnapp. Shuttling back and forth between literature, architecture, design, and the visual arts, the volume explores the metaphysics of speed, futurist and dada typography, real and imaginary forms of architecture, shifting regimes of mass… Continue reading Modernitalia