Preparing for the REF?

For our UK authors: Peter Lang Oxford would be pleased to consider your work for publication in time for the REF deadline, subject to peer review, if the final manuscript can be submitted before the end of April 2013. We also have limited capacity to consider proposals for manuscripts that will be ready for review … Continue reading

Forthcoming: Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture

Why are we so obsessed with cars? Shiny objects of desire, cars never cease to fascinate us. As symbols of freedom they return again and again in art and film, even if real freedom is sometimes only achieved in the final explosive crash – the climax of the sheer exhilaration of speed.  ‘Car crash culture’ … Continue reading

Queering Paradigms III

Queer Impact and Practices brings together chapters arising from the third annual Queering Paradigms conference. Queer Theory is still evolving and extending the range of its enquiry. It maps out new territories via radical contestations of the categories of gender and sexuality. This approach de-centers assumptions of heteronormativity, but at the same time critiques a … Continue reading

Audiovisual Translation across Europe

This volume explores the expansion of audiovisual translation studies and practices within European institutions, universities and businesses. The wide variety of contributions from researchers and practitioners from different countries and backgrounds reflects the rapid pace and complex nature of this expansion. The first section is dedicated to the multiple relations and intersections of AVT with … Continue reading

Roger Fry’s ‘Difficult and Uncertain Science’

This new study traces the development and evolution of the writings of Roger Fry (1866-1934), a highly influential art critic who introduced modern French painting to Britain in the early twentieth century. Through close analysis of his writings, the author examines the role that emerging psychological theories played in the formulation and expression of Fry’s … Continue reading

Weak Messianism

This volume explores the connection between two phenomena usually thought to be utterly incongruous, even antithetical: ‘utopia’ and ‘everyday life’. It presents a series of essays, written over the last twenty years, which rethink the nature and prospects of utopianism in a world that has grown increasingly sceptical as to the possibility of systemic socio-political … Continue reading

The Tokunbo Phenomenon and the Second-Hand Economy in Nigeria

This book investigates the social construction and reconstruction of Tokunbo meanings and how these impact on the second-hand economy in Nigeria. Qualitative data were collected at Abeokuta, Ibadan and Lagos in Nigeria and at Cotonou in Benin Republic. The research confirmed that Tokunbo arose from the contact of the Yoruba of south-western Nigeria with Europeans … Continue reading

FORTHCOMING LAUNCH EVENT

Irish Myth, Lore and Legend on Film by Dawn Duncan will be launched at 6.30pm on Thursday 28th February at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin. We’re looking forward to it!

Representations of German Identity

Who is «German»? What defines «Germanness»? These questions about national identity have continued to confound both Germans and foreign observers in light of Germany’s complex history: its changing borders between 1871 and 1989 make even a geographic definition of the nation complex, let alone allowing for a clear definition of the national character. Questions about … Continue reading

Feridun Zaimoglu reviewed in the Times Higher Education

  New book Feridun Zaimoglu, edited by Tom Cheesman and Karin Yesilada, is featured in the 3 January 2013 issue of the Times Higher Education ‘What Are You Reading?’ section (page 47). Click here for Dr Rebecca Braun’s review.  

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