conference, French

Society for French Studies Conference

Peter Lang will be attending the Society for French Studies conference at the University of Nottingham, 1-3 July 2013. Please stop by the stand to browse our latest publications or to find out how to become a Peter Lang author. Senior Editor Hannah Godfrey would be delighted to talk to anyone who is planning a… Continue reading Society for French Studies Conference


The Fiction of Brian McCabe and (Scottish) Identity

This study is the first monograph on the Scottish writer Brian McCabe. It focuses mainly on McCabe’s fiction and on the elements in his writing that allow for a redefinition of individual and national identity. The book opens with an examination of the socio-cultural context that shapes McCabe’s position in contemporary Scottish literature. The author… Continue reading The Fiction of Brian McCabe and (Scottish) Identity

African Studies

Samuel Johnson of Yorubaland, 1846-1901

This study aims to understand how the nineteenth-century African agent of mission appropriated change without losing cultural integrity. Drawing essentially from the contexts that produced the man, from Sierra Leone to the Yoruba country, the study shows Samuel Johnson as embodying the opportunities and ambivalence that progressively accompanied Yoruba contact with Britain in the people’s… Continue reading Samuel Johnson of Yorubaland, 1846-1901


‘Undetermined’ Ukrainians

Memories of the Second World War play an important role in contemporary politics and society across Eastern Europe. One of the most controversial yet least studied pages of Ukraine’s wartime history is that of the Waffen SS ‘Galicia’ Division, whose members are usually portrayed either as war criminals or as freedom fighters. The history of… Continue reading ‘Undetermined’ Ukrainians

Russian Literature, Translation Studies

The Art of Accommodation

This collection of essays is a seminal contribution to the establishment of translation theory within the field of Russian literature and culture. It brings together the work of established academics and younger scholars from the United Kingdom, Russia, the United States, Sweden and France in an area of academic study that has been largely neglected… Continue reading The Art of Accommodation

German Literature and Culture, Poetry, Women in German Literature, Women's Studies

«Nur fliegend fängt man Worte ein» Eva Strittmatters Poetik

Mit diesem Band erscheint die erste umfassende und kritische Auseinandersetzung mit dem veröffentlichten Werk von Eva Strittmatter (1930-2011), populäre Dichterin und Briefautorin in der ehemaligen DDR. Er zeigt auf, wie wichtig die Position Strittmatters als Lyrikerin zu nehmen ist, insbesondere da ihr Werk von einer umfassenden theoretischen Struktur untermauert ist. Ihre Gedichte zeichnen sich aus… Continue reading «Nur fliegend fängt man Worte ein» Eva Strittmatters Poetik

Middle Ages, New series, Renaissance

New Series: Court Cultures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the launch of the new series Court Cultures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance Court Cultures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance is a peer-reviewed series focused on the inter- and multi-disciplinary cultural output of medieval and Renaissance court culture on an international scale. The series invites proposals… Continue reading New Series: Court Cultures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance