Sociology

How Pilots Live author Simon Bennett working with the National Police Air Service

Dr Simon Bennett, author of How Pilots Live, is working with the National Police Air Service on research to improve patient safety. Read the latest news about his research here. On How Pilots Live: «I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand what our ‘glamorous’ way of life is really like; to… Continue reading How Pilots Live author Simon Bennett working with the National Police Air Service

Art, Art History, Italian Studies

Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art published

Bruno Munari was one of the most important and eclectic twentieth-century European artists. Dubbed the «Leonardo and Peter Pan» of contemporary art, he pioneered what would later be labelled kinetic art, playing a key role in the constitution and definition of the aesthetic programmes of groups such as Movimento Arte Concreta and Programmed Art. He… Continue reading Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art published

Comparative Literature, English literature, French Literature, French studies

The Epistolary Muse published

Epistolary fiction was in full flower during the period from 1652 to 1802, featuring the masterworks of Guilleragues, Richardson, Rousseau and Laclos. This study traces the development of the art of letter-writing and familiar correspondence and its adaptation by women writers into a remarkable range of literary genres, both fictional and non-fictional. In addition to… Continue reading The Epistolary Muse published

English literature, Russian Literature

Vladimir Nabokov and the Ideological Aesthetic published

This book argues that ideology is a prism through which the work of Vladimir Nabokov needs to be considered. It is thus the first attempt to foreground questions of ideology and politics within a field that has historically been resistant to such readings. The perception of Nabokov as an apolitical writer is one which the… Continue reading Vladimir Nabokov and the Ideological Aesthetic published

Film Studies, Hispanic Studies

Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature published

«It was a great night for Mexico, as usual.» Donald Trump’s words about Alejandro González Iñárritu on Oscars’ night 2014 were a preview of his now-notorious attitude toward Mexicans: «He’s walking away with all the gold? Was it that good? I don’t hear that. It was certainly a big night for them.» Although the future… Continue reading Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature published

American literature, American Studies

Poe: The Trauma of an Era published

«I consider [Altamirano] superlatively well qualified. He has studied Poe’s works closely, and in my opinion knows them as intimately as do the leading American scholars and critics of Poe. His ‹historia intelectual› promises to open a whole new era …» — Kenneth Silverman, Professor Emeritus in English, New York University, author of the biography… Continue reading Poe: The Trauma of an Era published

Australian Studies, European history, Exile Studies, Jewish studies

The Safe House Down Under published

After the demise of Czechoslovakia in March 1939, the Jewish population fell victim to Nazi persecution. Hoping to find a safe haven elsewhere in the world, some Czechoslovak Jews turned to Australia to seek refuge. This book focuses on their struggles to survive in life-threatening situations and their efforts to reach the safety of the… Continue reading The Safe House Down Under published

British history, history, Jewish studies, Sport

The Real Meaning of our Work? published

Youth clubs like the Boys’ Brigade became a trend in the UK in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Jewish community in the UK began their own clubs to educate and entertain young Jews. These clubs mirrored the examples begun within the Christian community and adapted their models of social control by providing… Continue reading The Real Meaning of our Work? published

history, Politics

Albert Einstein: The Roads to Pacifism published

Albert Einstein (1879–1955) is universally known as the father of the theory of relativity; however, he was also one of the most eminent pacifists of the first half of the twentieth century. Through his active, pragmatic and nuanced breed of pacifism, he sought to confront the dilemmas and problems stemming from the unstable political conditions… Continue reading Albert Einstein: The Roads to Pacifism published

French, French studies, Linguistics

Discours et terminologie dans la presse scientifique française (1699–1740) published

Ce volume analyse le rapport étroit qui existe entre la structuration des connaissances et l’évolution terminologique et langagière dans la presse scientifique française, en tant que genre textuel, au cours des quarante premières années du XVIIIe siècle. L’auteur part de l’hypothèse que, pendant certaines périodes complexes de l’histoire des sciences, l’évolution de la langue et… Continue reading Discours et terminologie dans la presse scientifique française (1699–1740) published