Ireland, Literary criticism

This Side of Brightness

Colum McCann is one of the most important Irish writers in contemporary literary fiction. His work has been critically acclaimed across the globe for its artistic achievement, its thematic range and its ethical force. This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann is the first collection of scholarly essays to deal with McCann's oeuvre,… Continue reading This Side of Brightness

Cultural Studies, journalism, Media Studies, Politics


In an exciting new title for Peter Lang Oxford Alec Charles analyses the impact of interactive media on contemporary politics and society. From the Arab Spring to the British summer riots of 2011, from the War on Terror to The X Factor, from social networking sites to online electioneering the influence of new media technology is clear to see.… Continue reading Interactivity

Cultural Studies, history

Franco-Irish Connections in Space and Time

Strong cultural, commercial, literary and intellectual links have existed for many centuries between the Celtic cousins France and Ireland and continue to flourish today. This book explores some of the connections that have been forged over space and time by groups and individuals travelling between the two countries. Covering subjects as varied as travel literature,… Continue reading Franco-Irish Connections in Space and Time

Cultural Studies, New series, Visual Culture

New Series: German Visual Culture

Introducing German Visual Culture, a new series published by Peter Lang and edited by Deborah Ascher Barnstone and Thomas O. Haakenson. Deb and Tom are the organizers of the German Visual Culture Network, which is hosting five panels on Spectacle at the German Studies Association conference in Milwaukee on 4-7 October 2012.

Cultural Studies, history, New book, Sport

Professionals, Amateurs and Performance

Dave Day's title on the relationship between amateurism and sport, Professionals, Amateurs and Performance: Sports Coaching in England, 1789 -1914, explores the thus far overlooked impact of this ethos on the professional coaches and trainers who directed and supported elite sporting performance in this period. This book explores the foundations of coaching and training practices and chronicles… Continue reading Professionals, Amateurs and Performance

Education, New book

Special and Inclusive Education

A vibrant new title with our most colourful cover this year, Thérèse Day and Joseph Travers new edited collection on education in Ireland is out now. Special and Inclusive Education: A Research Perspective fills a gap in the dissemination of practitioner research on special and inclusive education in Ireland. The successful implementation of an inclusive education… Continue reading Special and Inclusive Education