New publication: Bernard Shaw in Brazil

In 1927, the first production of Pygmalion was staged in Brazil. At the time, over 65 per cent of the adult Brazilian population was illiterate, which makes it all the more surprising that directors and producers dared to stage such a controversial playwright – a writer who had often been rejected by the more sophisticated … Continue reading

New publication: Polish Patriotism after 1989

This book analyses the concept of patriotism and the contestation over its meaning in key public debates in Poland over the last twenty-five years. It focuses on the strategies used to define, re-shape and «bend» the notion of patriotism, which during this period has become a central issue in Polish political discourse. Contemporary Polish society … Continue reading

New publication: History and Fiction: Writers, their Research, Worlds and Stories

Fiction plays a vital role in describing history and transmitting culture. How writers understand and use history can play an equally important role in how they navigate a novel. This book explores the nature of the author’s relationship with history and fiction – often using writers’ own words – as well as the role history … Continue reading

Italy, Islam and the Islamic World published

The recent emergence and increasing visibility of Islam as Italy’s second religion is an issue of undeniable importance. It has generated an intense and often polarized debate that has involved all the cultural, political and religious institutions of the country and some of its most vocal and controversial cultural figures. This study examines some of … Continue reading

New edition published: A History of Political Trials: From Charles I to Charles Taylor

Praise for the first edition: «A formidable and well-documented counterblast to a developing modern orthodoxy, expressing a point of view that many readers will not even have suspected existed, let alone read.» (Anthony Daniels, The Spectator) «A useful and controversial contribution to the debate about victor’s justice, and a valuable warning that international war crimes … Continue reading

The Spanish of the Northern Peruvian Andes published

This book analyses a set of rarely described regional Spanish varieties spoken throughout much of the northern Peruvian Andes (Cajamarca, La Libertad and Ancash) from a sociohistorical and dialectological perspective. What are the main dialectological features of these varieties? Are these features the same ones that shape southern Andean Spanish, a variety formed mainly through … Continue reading

New book series launched: Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the launch of the new book series Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Series Editor: Professor Anne Brewster, University of New South Wales This interdisciplinary book series showcases dynamic, innovative research on contemporary and historical Australian culture. It aims to foster interventions in established debates on Australia as well as … Continue reading

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