Belonging: An Autoethnography of a Life in Sign Language published

This book weaves intensely personal and evocative stories into a layered autoethnographic text about the author’s experience of childhood deafness, sign language and education. Interwoven with the performative narrative are powerful stories of stigma, trauma, friendships, relationships, love, isolation and displacement. Using interpretative and reflective analysis, the author explores the storied experience of self and … Continue reading

Verbal Semantics in a Tibeto-Burman Language published

This book was the winner of the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics. «Basumatary’s detailed analysis and exposition of the verbal system of Bodo is a milestone in Tibeto-Burman linguistics. We have no comparable study for any Tibeto-Burman language of India. This is a major contribution to comparative Tibeto-Burman and should serve as … Continue reading

Zooming In published

This book explores the influence of culture and cognition on translation and communication and brings together revised versions of papers delivered at the First International TransLingua Conference, organized in 2015 by the Institute of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics and the Department of English at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The volume investigates various … Continue reading

Literary and Cultural Circulation published

An important question concerning literary studies is the circulation of literary works beyond their place of origin. Many other aspects must also be taken into consideration, such as the asymmetric positioning of authors and their work in international circulation, which is conditioned by the relative position of languages and cultures in the global market. This … Continue reading

Book launch: Mapping Cinematic Norths

  Mapping Cinematic Norths: International Interpretations in Film and Television, edited by Julia Dobson and Jonathan Rayner, will be launched at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Jessop West, Sheffield, on Wednesday 19 July at 5.30pm.   Mapping Cinematic Norths presents an international range of research and enquiry into the significance, representation and manipulation of depictions of the ‘North’ in cinema and … Continue reading

Fighting Words published

Can a book change the world? If books were integral to the creation of the imperial global order, what role have they played in resisting that order throughout the twentieth century? To what extent have theories and movements of anti-imperial and anticolonial resistance across the planet been shaped by books as they are read across … Continue reading

TLS review Oliver Ready’s talk at Pushkin House

Oliver Ready, author of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013, spoke at Pushkin House on 20 June about his research on folly in recent Russian writing. His talk was reviewed in the TLS by Bryan Karetnyk; read the article here. Read about his monograph on the subject here.  

Tom Moylan presented with Science Fiction Research Association’s Pilgrim Award

Professor Tom Moylan, one of the editors of the Ralahine Utopian Studies series, was presented with the Science Fiction Research Association’s Pilgrim Award at their annual meeting held in Riverside, California between 28 June and 1 July. The Pilgrim Award was created in 1970 to honour lifetime contributions to science fiction and fantasy scholarship. Previous … Continue reading

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