conference, Film Studies

British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (@BAFTSS) Conference

        Peter Lang is pleased to be attending the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Conference at Manchester Metropolitan University, 16-18 April. Please come by the Peter Lang bookstand on 16-17 April to see our latest publications and meet with Commissioning Editor Dr Laurel Plapp. To schedule an appointment, please… Continue reading British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (@BAFTSS) Conference

conference, Hispanic Studies

Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland Conference

Peter Lang is delighted to be attending the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland Conference at the University of Exeter, 13-15 April 2015. Please come by the Peter Lang bookstand to see our latest publications and meet with Commissioning Editor Alessandra Anzani. To schedule an appointment, please contact a.anzani@peterlang.com.

Hispanic Studies

New publication: Galdós and Medicine

Benito Pérez Galdós (1843–1920) is revered as Spain’s greatest nineteenth-century author. Writing in the realist tradition of Dickens, Zola and Balzac, he described life in Madrid with unequalled fidelity. In addition, he was unique among novelists of his time in his knowledge of medicine, revealed in his depictions of mental and physical disease. While critical… Continue reading New publication: Galdós and Medicine

English literature, Film Studies, Religious Studies

New publication: Between Hollywood and Godlywood

This book sheds new light on the relationship between conservative Christianity and Hollywood through a case study of Walden Media, which produced The Chronicles of Narnia franchise. Financed by a conservative Christian, Walden Media is a unique American company producing educational and family-friendly films with inspiring, moral, redemptive and uplifting stories. However, there is more… Continue reading New publication: Between Hollywood and Godlywood

Religious Studies

New publication: Spiritual Guidance on Mount Athos

Spiritual guidance is the serious business of Mount Athos, the principal service that the Fathers offer to each other and to the world. Athonites have been purveyors of spiritual guidance for more than a thousand years in a tradition that goes back to the fourth-century desert fathers. The recent monastic renewal on the Mountain is… Continue reading New publication: Spiritual Guidance on Mount Athos

Religious Studies, Theology

New publication: The Church as Hermeneutical Community and the Place of Embodied Faith

This book adds new impetus to ecumenical theology by focusing on embodied faith or the contextual interpretation of Revelation. It does so through an exploration of the insights of Lewis S. Mudge and Joseph Ratzinger. Mudge advocates catholicity as a hermeneutic which embraces the contextuality of faith in local contexts, including Christian communities and the… Continue reading New publication: The Church as Hermeneutical Community and the Place of Embodied Faith

Gender Studies, Italian Studies, Queer Studies, Women's Studies

New publication: Eccentricity and Sameness

«‘Eccentricity and Sameness ’adds a new chapter to the history of same-sex relations between women in modern Europe. Shedding light on Italy’s dark sexual past, Ross explores multiple discursive realms, including sexology and literature, to show convincingly why the study of lesbianism matters.» (Laura Doan, Professor of Cultural History and Sexuality Studies, University of Manchester)… Continue reading New publication: Eccentricity and Sameness

German Literature and Culture

Author Ilija Trojanow speaking in Oxford on Thursday

The writer Ilija Trojanow, author of the internationally acclaimed novel Der Weltensammler (2006), will be visiting Oxford as part of the DAAD writer-in-residence programme. Thursday 12 March, 5-6.30pm Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SD Trojanow will be reading from his upcoming novel "Macht und Widerstand" (Power and Resistance), followed by a panel discussion… Continue reading Author Ilija Trojanow speaking in Oxford on Thursday

journalism, Media Studies

New publication: Tabloid Century

‘Adrian Bingham and Martin Conboy combine their customary analytical rigor with an engaging style in order to produce the first wide-ranging study of the contents of mass-circulation newspapers from Northcliffe to Murdoch. Authoritative and accessible, Tabloid Century is an ideal guide for anyone wanting to learn about the history of the twentieth-century popular press.’ —… Continue reading New publication: Tabloid Century