Art, Cultural Studies, Philosophy

Making Sense

This book is a collection of essays and creative expressions, written and produced in response to the second Making Sense colloquium, which was held in 2010 at the Centre Pompidou and the Institut Télécom in Paris. The contributions to the volume represent the ongoing aim of Making Sense: providing a voice that is at once… Continue reading Making Sense

Art, Film Studies, gender, Visual Culture

Now Available: 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 Now Available: Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture

Hispanic Studies

Borges, Swedenborg and Mysticism

Jorge Luis Borges was profoundly interested in the ill-defined and shape-shifting traditions of mysticism. However, previous studies of Borges have not focused on the writer’s close interest in mysticism and mystical texts, especially in the Swedish mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). This book examines the relationship between Borges’ own recorded mystical experiences and his appraisal of… Continue reading Borges, Swedenborg and Mysticism

Art, Religious Studies

Contemplations of the Spiritual in Art

This essay collection exploring the relationship between spirituality and art is the result of a conference that took place in December 2010 at Liverpool Cathedral. During this two-day event, artists, clergy and academics from different disciplines – including theology and art history – came together to discuss the relationship between spirituality and art. One of… Continue reading Contemplations of the Spiritual in Art

Religious Studies

The Church of Constantinople in the Nineteenth Century

Ivan Sokolov’s work, first published in 1904, begins with a balanced overview of the situation of the Orthodox Church under Ottoman rule from the fall of Constantinople (1453) to the beginning of the nineteenth century. The author then gives a detailed description of the external situation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from 1789 to 1900.… Continue reading The Church of Constantinople in the Nineteenth Century

call for papers, German Literature and Culture, Visual Culture

CFP: “Spectacle” Volume – German Visual Culture Series

German Visual Culture: Spectacle Deadline for Proposed Essays: 1 April 2013 Editors of a volume to be published with the book series German Visual Culture seek papers on “spectacle” in relation to German-speaking cultures ( Interested authors are encouraged to send a 250-word proposal as well as a curriculum vitae by 1 April 2013 to… Continue reading CFP: “Spectacle” Volume – German Visual Culture Series

Religious Studies

The Liturgical Vision of Pope Benedict XVI

This book presents and evaluates the liturgical vision of Pope Benedict XVI and the theological background underlying that vision. It describes the main features of Joseph Ratzinger’s theology of the liturgy and analyses them within the context of his theology as a whole. Ratzinger’s evaluation of the contemporary Roman Catholic liturgy is explored in relation… Continue reading The Liturgical Vision of Pope Benedict XVI

New Publications

New Publications from Peter Lang: February 2013

The Peter Lang February 2013 New Publications Catalogue is now available, featuring books from a range of Humanities and Social Sciences areas. Books can be ordered directly from our online shop: Please contact with any questions.

Hispanic Studies

Exégesis del «error»

Este libro constituye una reevaluación del peculiar estilo de tres obras producidas durante el Siglo de Oro español, cuyas aparentemente inmotivadas digresiones y contradicciones narrativas han desconcertado a la crítica: Libro de la vida de Teresa de Ávila, Novelas ejemplares de Cervantes y Desengaños amorosos de María de Zayas. Este estudio se propone analizar cómo… Continue reading Exégesis del «error»