Book launch: Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland

On Friday 23 January, the launch of Dr Paula Blair’s book Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland took place at the Culture Lab, Newcastle University. The launch followed a half-day symposium organized by the Research Centre for Film and Digital Media and the School of English Literature, Language … Continue reading

New publication: El mundo Ingaramo

Este escrito constituye el primer trabajo dedicado enteramente a la obra casi inédita del escritor Elias Ingaramo. Al mismo tiempo es un análisis, también el primero en su tipo, dedicado al hecho que una buena parte de la historia intelectual y conceptual en los ámbitos periféricos del planeta se realiza de forma extraterritorial, no ya … Continue reading

New publication: Fighting for Britain?

This edited collection focuses on the negotiation of national, geographic and cultural identities during the Second World War among the constituent countries of the United Kingdom. Adopting a four nations approach, it contributes to our understanding of how pluralistic identities within the multinational state of Britain informed the functioning of Britishness during the conflict. In … Continue reading

New publication: Beyond RastafarI

This book is an invitation to reflect on how a minority culture emerged from within «Third World» liberation movements. It considers not only the historical and cultural journey between Ethiopia and Jamaica, but also the psychological dynamics of subalterns between the East and the West. In this work, the author discusses the various beliefs and … Continue reading

New publication: Foreign Language Learning as Intercultural Experience

Learning a foreign language in its cultural context has a significant effect on the subjective mind, ranging from the unsettling to the inspirational. The complex interplay between native and foreign languages, their cultural conceptualisations and discourses and the mind and body of the learner results in the subjective construction of individual positionings located «in between» … Continue reading

House of Lords Reform: A History, Volume 4

‘Peter Raina’s books on the House of Lords provide the most comprehensive and authoritative history of the evolution of a central institution in the British Parliamentary system. It is an indispensable study.’ (Professor the Lord Plant of Highfield) Peter Raina’s magnificent history of Lords reform has already brought into the public domain a mass of … Continue reading

Review of Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World

David Snowdon’s Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World was recently reviewed by the author and sports journalist Luke G. Williams on his blog. Click here to read the review. This book focuses on the literary contribution made by the pugilistic writing of Pierce Egan (c. 1772-1849), identifying the elements that rendered Egan’s style distinctive … Continue reading

New publication: The Poetics of Sight

«Ut pictura poesis», Horace said, but through the two millennia in which «the sister arts» have been compared, little has been said about the nature of sight itself. What we see in «our mind’s eye» as we read has not been explored, though by following the visual prompts in texts, one can anatomize the process … Continue reading

New publication: De la genèse de la langue à Internet

Ce recueil d’articles regroupe une sélection des communications présentées au colloque international et pluridisciplinaire tenu à Oxford en janvier 2013, que complètent quelques contributions d’éminents chercheurs sur l’évolution du français, depuis ses origines jusqu’à ses développements liés à l’influence d’Internet. Les auteurs de ce volume s’intéressent à la langue française sous toutes ses formes et … Continue reading

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