Migrant Memories provides an innovative perspective on the power of cultural memory and the influence of cinema on the Italian diaspora in Britain. Based on extensive interviews with Southern Italian migrants and their children, this study offers a fresh understanding of the migrants’ journey from Italy to Britain since the early 1950s. The volume examines… Continue reading Migrant Memories
This book addresses the function of fiction in the creation of an historical myth and the uses of myth over time. The subject of the case study is the popular image of August the Strong (1670-1733), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, a figure who has frequently been portrayed as possessing extraordinary sexual prowess… Continue reading Popular History and Fiction
A companion to the 2007 volume The Light of the Soul, which features Ulrich Putsch’s massive German translation of the Lumen anime C, this book presents the texts of three shorter Latin works that are commonly attributed to Ulrich, a Swabian whose long and distinguished career in the Tyrol culminated in his appointment as Bishop… Continue reading The Shorter Writings of Ulrich Putsch
Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture: A Century of Romantic Futurisms by Ricarda Vidal will be launched at 6pm on Monday 28th October at the Department of German, King's College London.
This book offers a unique examination of women’s increasing involvement in sport during the period 1919-1939. Focusing primarily on sites of participation, it analyses where and how women accessed sport and their participation across class, age and marital groups. It also demonstrates the diverse ways in which sport was incorporated into women’s everyday lives, with… Continue reading Women, Sport and Modernity in Interwar Britain