Book launch: Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine

The launch of Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine, edited by Marguérite Corporaal, Christopher Cusack, Lindsay Janssen and Ruud van den Beuken, took place on Tuesday 11 November at Radboud University. The book was launched by John Neary, Irish Ambassador to the Netherlands, and the guest speaker was Professor Joep Leersen of the University … Continue reading

New publication: At the margin of one/many languages

The essays collected here are responses to books of poetry and prose published during the transition period from the apartheid regime of the mid-1980s to the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994. The volume comprises a variety of texts written during the crucial mid-1980s – the time of the «Emergency» and the height … Continue reading

History of Education Society conference

      Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor, is at the History of Education Society conference today, organized by University College Dublin and taking place at Bewley’s Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. If you’re attending the conference, please stop by the stand and introduce yourself.

New publication: Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain

Artists, scientists and the wider public of the Victorian era all seem to have shared a common interest in the myth of the Briar Rose and its contemporary implications, from the Pre-Raphaelites and late Victorian aesthetes to the fascinated crowds who visited Ellen Sadler, the real-life ‘Sleeping Maid’ who is reported to have slept from … Continue reading

New publication: ‘A Slashing Man of Action’

Hailed by General Sir Ian Hamilton as «a slashing man of action», Aylmer Hunter-Weston began the Great War as one of the British Army’s rising stars. By its close, his reputation was very different. Branded by some contemporaries as a «butcher» and a «mountebank», he has also been criticised by modern military historians both for … Continue reading

New publication: Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine

The 150th anniversary of Ireland’s Great Famine in the 1990s generated a significant increase in scholarship on the history of the crisis and its social and cultural aftermath. Two decades later, interest in the Irish Famine – both scholarly and popular – has soared once again. A key event in Irish cultural memory, the crisis … Continue reading

New publication: Queering Paradigms IV

South-North Dialogues on Queer Epistemologies, Embodiments and Activisms is composed of research presented at the fourth international Queering Paradigms Conference (QP4), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In line with the QP project ethos of bringing together diverse epistemological and geographical allegiances, this volume intends to contribute to building a queer postcolonial critique of the … Continue reading

New publication: Introduction to Kalophony, the Byzantine Ars Nova

The anagrams, or more generally, the mathēmata and morphologically related kalophonic forms of Byzantine melopoeïa, constitute the artistic creations by which Psaltic Art is known in all its splendour and becomes an object of admiration. Kalophony as ars nova was born following the recovery of the city of Constantinople after the Latin occupation of Byzantium … Continue reading

New publication: Matters of Time

Matters of Time provides an unorthodox array of perspectives on materialist thought and representation in twentieth-century French intellectual culture. Time is figured as the quintessential revolutionary concept, through key historical moments from Jean Jaurès’ orientation of the socialists at the turn of the century to the inter-generational conflict and politicization of everyday life in May … Continue reading

New publication: A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalization in Translations of Chinese Literary Prose

This corpus-based study investigates the use of nominalization in English translations of Chinese literary prose through the analysis of three English versions of the Chinese novel Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the Red Chamber). Previous studies have explored the relevance of the cultural and linguistic positioning of different translators, but thus far no corpus-based study … Continue reading

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