New publication: The Doppelgänger

The Doppelgänger – the double, twin, mirror image or alter ego of someone else – is an ancient and universal theme that can be traced at least as far back as Greek and Roman mythology, but is particularly associated with two areas of study: psychology, and German literature and culture since the Romantic movement. Although … Continue reading

New publication: Critical Time in Modern German Literature and Culture

«Critical Time takes a nuanced view of how modern culture has struggled with time, speed and acceleration. The historical frame and the cross-cultural perspectives make for a thought-provoking survey in this most fascinating arena.» (Professor Karen Leeder, University of Oxford) The fleeting nature of time is a defining feature of modern and postmodern existence. Identified … Continue reading

‘An assuredly deft and engaging exploration of how presidential figures function in American film and television …’

Gregory Frame’s The American President in Film and Television: Myth, Politics and Representation was the Runner-up in the BAFTSS 2016 Best Book Award! Congratulations, Greg! The award panel had this to say: ‘An assuredly deft and engaging exploration of how presidential figures function in American film and television, Gregory’s book is anchored in textual readings … Continue reading

New publication: Family and Dysfunction in Contemporary Irish Narrative and Film

Institutionalized through religious, moral and political discourses, the family has become an icon of Irish culture. Historically, the influence of the Church and the State fostered the ideal of a nuclear family based on principles of Catholic morality, patriarchal authority, heterosexuality and hierarchy, which acted as the cornerstone of Irish society. However, in recent decades … Continue reading

New publication: Italian Political Cinema

Despite the powerful anti-political impulses that have pervaded Italian society in recent years, Italian cinema has sustained and renewed its longstanding engagement with questions of politics, both in the narrow definition of the term, and in a wider understanding that takes in reflections on public life, imaginary, and national identity. This book explores these political … Continue reading

New publication: From the Lab to the Classroom and Back Again

This collection of essays brings to the fore some of the most pressing concerns in the training of translators and interpreters. It does so by acknowledging the primary role of research in both the development and the results of that training. The eleven chapters of the book, authored by a range of established international scholars, … Continue reading

New publication: The Vanished Musicians

Praise for the German edition: «Dümling has traced a web of connections between yesterday’s Germany and today’s Australia, a history of disgrace, culpability, neglect, unlikely twists of fate and even the occasional happy end.» (Shirley Apthorp, The Australian) «Dümling is probably best known as the curator of Degenerate Music, an important exhibition about Nazi propaganda … Continue reading

New publication: Metamorphoses of Science Fiction

Returning to print for the first time since the 1980s, Metamorphoses of Science Fiction is the origin point for decades of literary and theoretical criticism of science fiction and related genres. Darko Suvin’s paradigm-setting definition of SF as «the literature of cognitive estrangement» established a robust theory of the genre that continues to spark fierce … Continue reading

New publication: Football, Ethnicity and Community

This book is a case study of an African-Caribbean-founded football club, Meadebrook Cavaliers, from the English East Midlands. Covering the years 1970 to 2010, it seeks to address the paucity of research on the British African-Caribbean male experience in leisure and sport as well as on the relationship between «race» and local-level football. The development … Continue reading

New publication: Hermeneutics of Evil in the Works of Endō Shūsaku

Evil is a salient component of Endō Shūsaku’s writing. Questions surrounding evil haunted the writer as a student of French literature, having discovered the works of Western authors like François Mauriac and Georges Bernanos. It is around the problem of evil that Endō would create his most renowned novels and the cross-cultural dimensions of the … Continue reading

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