‘Tickling the Palate’ reviewed in the Irish Times

‘Tickling the Palate’: Gastronomy in Irish Literature and Culture, edited by Maírtín Mac Con Iomaire and Eamon Maher, was reviewed by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne in the Irish Times on Saturday 28 June. Click here to read the review.   This volume of essays, which originated in the inaugural Dublin Gastronomy Symposium held in the Dublin … Continue reading

New publication: The Cinema of the Swimming Pool

The swimming pool frequently appears in film not merely as a setting but as a dynamic site where social, political, cultural and aesthetic forces converge. What is it about this space that has so fascinated filmmakers and what kinds of cinematic investigations does it encourage? This collection features essays by an eclectic, international range of … Continue reading

New publication: The Italians Who Built Toronto

After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Italians emigrated to Toronto. This book describes their labour, business, social and cultural history as they settled in their new home. It addresses fundamental issues that impacted both them and the city, including ethnic economic niching, unionization, urban proletarianization and migrants’ entrepreneurship. In addressing these issues the … Continue reading

2014 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Memory Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the 2014 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Memory Studies. Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in Memory Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang. Proposals … Continue reading

New publication: Destiny: The Life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta, 1785-1855

«Prince Diponegoro was one of the foremost figures of nineteenth-century Indonesia and Dr Peter Carey’s research about and understanding of him exceeds that of any other historian. This book is thus very important and will be of great interest to any reader wishing to understand this transition period and this remarkable figure who so profoundly … Continue reading

Review of Helen Waddell Reassessed

Jennifer FitzGerald’s edited volume Helen Waddell Reassessed has been reviewed by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin in Óenach: Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland. Click here to read the review.   The Irish writer and critic Helen Waddell burst onto the publishing scene of the 1920s and 1930s as a phenomenon, a … Continue reading

New publication: Fictions of the Irish Land War

The eruption of rural distress in Ireland and the foundation of the Land League in 1879 sparked a number of novels, stories and plays forming an immediate response to what became known as the Irish land war. These works form a literary genre of their own and illuminate both the historical events themselves and the … Continue reading

New publication: Demand the Impossible

Although published in 1986, Demand the Impossible was written from inside the oppositional political culture of the 1970s. Reading works by Joanna Russ, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marge Piercy, and Samuel R. Delany as indicative texts in the intertext of utopian science fiction, Tom Moylan originated the concept of the «critical utopia» as both a … Continue reading

New publication: Pierre Klossowski

This book examines the many facets of the work of Pierre Klossowski (1905-2001). Klossowski first established himself as a writer and was known and admired by peers such as Bataille, Blanchot, Gide, Foucault, Deleuze and Lacan. But in 1972 he gave up writing to devote himself to his ‘mutism’: painting made up of large coloured … Continue reading

New publication: In Tune With Heaven Or Not

This book explores the alliance of theology and music in the Christian liturgical tradition, interrogating the challenges posed by the gendered nature of church leadership in many areas of its life. It examines the relationship between theology, spirituality and music, concentrating on women’s perceptions of these. The title draws on the Report of the Archbishop’s … Continue reading

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