Anthropology, Archaeology, British Studies

Blick Mead featured on BBC programme this Friday

Could a road tunnel at Stonehenge destroy the archaeological site? Blick Mead will feature on the BBC programme Inside Out West on Friday 31 March. For more information, please follow the link here. For more information about Peter Lang's Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic series, please click here.  

Early Modern Studies, French, French Literature, New book, Philosophy, Renaissance

Richard Scholar discusses Montaigne at the Oxford Literary Festival

We are delighted to announce that Dr Richard Scholar, author of Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking, will be presenting his book at the Oxford Literary Festival at 3.15pm on Friday 31 March. The event takes place in the Blackwell's Festival Marquee in the Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian library and is free to attend!… Continue reading Richard Scholar discusses Montaigne at the Oxford Literary Festival

Book launch, Hispanic Studies

Book launch: Los límites del Hispanismo

Los límites del Hispanismo: nuevos métodos, nuevas fronteras, nuevos géneros, edited by Santiago Pérez Isasi, Raquel Baltazar, Isabel Araújo Branco, Rita Bueno Maia, Ana Bela Morais and Sara Rodrigues de Sousa, will be launched on Tuesday 28 March at the Instituto Cervantes in Lisbon. Speakers will include Claudio Castro Filho, president of BETA: Asociación de Jóvenes Doctores… Continue reading Book launch: Los límites del Hispanismo

Book launch, Ireland, Irish Studies, Poetry

Book launch: ‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place

'Slight Return': Paul Muldoon's Poetics of Place by Anne Karhio will be launched at 5pm on Monday 27 March in the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at NUI Galway. Professor Sean Ryder of the NUI Galway English department will speak at the launch. Please click here for more information.   This… Continue reading Book launch: ‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place

Comparative Literature

Photos from the book launch: Comparative Becomings

Comparative Becomings: Studies in Transition, edited by Michael G. Kelly and Daragh O’Connell, was launched on Friday 24 February at University College Cork. The event took place at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, as part of a multiple book launch to celebrate recent publications by members of the School. Congratulations on a successful… Continue reading Photos from the book launch: Comparative Becomings

Gender Studies

Sculpting the Woman published

What is femininity? Why does the idea of femininity not seem to «fit» with muscular women? Why are muscular women the object of such controversy and skepticism? Why do some women build muscle despite these strong cultural reactions? Muscular women have long been the focus of public scrutiny, cultural contempt and fascination. Sculpting the Woman… Continue reading Sculpting the Woman published

Ethics, Psychology, Sociology

Vulnerable Futures, Transformative Pasts published

Vulnerability reins our time. People know that their world is changing in ways that they cannot foresee. Communities disintegrate and boundaries lose their relevance. Drawing on the concept of vulnerability as an affective relation individuals hold with their world and with their lives, this book analyzes vulnerability as it is immanently connected to temporality. It… Continue reading Vulnerable Futures, Transformative Pasts published

American literature, American Studies, Poetry

John Berryman: Centenary Essays published #WorldPoetryDay

Drawing on the proceedings of two conferences organized to celebrate the centenary of John Berryman’s birth in 2014, John Berryman: Centenary Essays provides new perspectives on a major US American poet’s work by critics from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. In addition to new readings of important aspects of Berryman’s development… Continue reading John Berryman: Centenary Essays published #WorldPoetryDay

Hispanic Studies

El pensamiento basura published

Este libro analiza la manera en que la basura o desecho, en cuanto concepto así como en cuanto entidad material, determina y constituye un sentido de especulación. Para ello se asume que ya no puede considerarse la noción de especulación como una cualidad abstracta, como una singularidad lexical, so pena de perennizar un conjunto de… Continue reading El pensamiento basura published

Film Studies, Scotland, Scottish Studies

Sarah Neely speaking at BFI Reuben Library about Margaret Tait

Sarah Neely, author of Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait. Portraits, Poetry, Sound and Place, will be speaking at the BFI Reuben Library on Monday 10 April. Described by novelist Ali Smith as “A pioneer. A modernist. A far sight. A first voice. An original. A maker.” (The Margaret Tait Years) Margaret Tait’s work… Continue reading Sarah Neely speaking at BFI Reuben Library about Margaret Tait