New publication: Investigating Hong Kong English

The status of Hong Kong English has been an increasing concern among the local population. Despite prolific research into attitudes towards language variation within the field of sociolinguistics in general, very few studies have focused on the Hong Kong context. Previous research has demonstrated that native English speakers tend to evaluate Standard English varieties highly … Continue reading

Author Eric Haywood on Renaissance perceptions of Ireland

Eric Haywood has published an article in the Irish Times about his book Fabulous Ireland/Ibernia Fabulosa: Imagining Ireland in Renaissance Italy – please click here to read it in full. Fabulous Ireland examines Italian descriptions of Ireland in the context of the Renaissance rediscovery of ancient culture and reinvention of geography and historiography, the fashioning of … Continue reading

Publishing Director Lucy Melville’s lecture tour continues to Shanghai and Xi’an

Publishing Director Lucy Melville’s ‘How to Get Published’ lecture tour continued to East China Normal University and Chang’an University: East China Normal University, Shanghai                 Chang’an University, Xi’an

Publishing Director Lucy Melville’s ‘How to Get Published’ lecture tour in China

Peter Lang Oxford’s Publishing Director Lucy Melville on the first day of her ‘How to Get Published’ lecture tour in China, at Renmin University in Beijing.

New publication: Estrategias y figuraciones de lo insólito en la narrativa mexicana (siglos XIX-XXI)

El estudio de las manifestaciones literarias de «lo insólito» está ocupando buena parte del interés de la crítica en los últimos tiempos. Bajo esta denominación se agrupan las creaciones que se oponen en general a las figuraciones miméticas o de codificación realista, y que encuentran su cauce expresivo a través de diferentes categorías como la … Continue reading

New publication: Modernismo, noventayochismo y novela

Dentro de la literatura comparada, la nueva novela cultivada por los llamados «noventayochistas» en España ha sido prácticamente excluida del canon del modernismo europeo, pues los intereses de esos escritores españoles se consideraban muy distintos a los de los escritores europeos. Este ensayo muestra lo cuestionable de tal perspectiva, y apuesta por la inserción de … Continue reading

New publication: Shockwaves of Possibility

Shockwaves of Possibility explores the deep utopianism of one of the most significant modern cultural practices: science fiction. The author contends that utopianism is not simply a motif in SF, but rather is fundamental to its narrative dynamics. Drawing upon a rich array of theory and criticism in SF and utopian studies, the book opens … Continue reading

Book launch: ‘Truthe is the Beste’: A Festschrift in Honour of A.V.C. Schmidt

On Tuesday 7 October, ‘Truthe is the Beste’: A Festschrift in Honour of A.V.C. Schmidt, edited by Nicolas Jacobs and Gerald Morgan, was launched at Balliol College, Oxford. The launch was hosted by the Master of Balliol, Sir Drummond Bone, and Lady Bone in the Master’s Lodgings. Photograph, from left to right: Dr Gerald Morgan; … Continue reading

Association des Etudes Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande conference

Hannah Godfrey, Senior Editor, is at the ADEFFI conference in the Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin today. If you will be attending too, please stop by the stand and introduce yourself.

Author Alexandra Kolb wins award from the Society of Dance History Scholars

We are pleased to announce that Alexandra Kolb, author of Performing Femininity: Dance and Literature in German Modernism and editor of Dance and Politics,  has been awarded the Gertrude Lippincott Award from the Society of Dance History Scholars for her recent article, ‘The Migration and Globalization of Schuhplattler Dance: A Sociological Analysis’. Congratulations to Alexandra! … Continue reading

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