When Novels Perform History published

«The dramatic dichotomies of immersion vs estrangement provide the hermeneutic framework for this innovative take on recent Australian and Canadian fiction’s engagement with history. Theoretically sophisticated and meticulously researched, When Novels Perform History studies the performative/theatrical modes deployed in well-selected examples of postcolonial historical fiction, offering ways to challenge national myths while telling (or, rather, … Continue reading

Series re-launch: Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the series Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France under new editorship: Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/RAF Series Editors Patrick McGuinness (University of Oxford) and Valentina Gosetti (University of New England, Australia) … Continue reading

Book launch: Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction

Iva Polak’s monograph Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction will be launched on Thursday 14 December at the Zagreb cafe and bookclub U Dvoristu (In the Backyard). Keep an eye on the cafe’s Facebook page at https://hr-hr.facebook.com/cafeudvoristu for further details! This is the first book in our World Science Fiction Studies series, edited by Sonja Fritzsche. … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: Writing the Great War

Nicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt’s edited collection Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? was launched in the Common Room, History Faculty at the University of Oxford on Tuesday 28 November at 5.30 pm. The launch took place during the drinks reception to follow Professor John Horne’s valedictory Leverhulme lecture ‘War as … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: @IreneNoy’s Emergency Noises @CourtauldRes #emergencynoises

Irene Noy’s monograph, Emergency Noises: Sound Art and Gender, was launched on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Accompanied by sounds from nature, the author, Professor Simon Shaw-Miller (University of Bristol), Astrid Schmetterling (Goldsmiths) and Frances Carey (The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust) provided fascinating commentary on the book, … Continue reading

Review of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013

    Oliver Ready’s Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013 has been reviewed by Josh Billings in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Please click here to read the review.     The theme of foolishness has long occupied an unusually prominent place in Russian culture, touching on key questions of … Continue reading

Winner of the Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Memory Studies published: Networked Remembrance by Samuel Merrill

«In this rich and fascinating book Samuel Merrill explores the underground transport networks of London and Berlin. Networked Remembrance marks a significant addition to the literature on intersections between memory, space and urban culture.» — Matthew Gandy, Professor of Geography, University of Cambridge «Merrill’s richly illustrated text offers uniquely moving accounts about the ‹everyday undergrounds› … Continue reading

Consuming Irish Children published

As far as Irish history is concerned, consuming Irish children was not only a matter for Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal. Late nineteenth-century Ireland saw the emergence of a thriving home-grown advertising industry, and the Irish child played a pivotal role in developing a nascent consumer state from the 1860s until 1921. Through extensive analysis … Continue reading

Devolutionary Readings published

The September 1997 vote approving devolution, albeit by a tiny margin, was a watershed moment in recent Welsh history. This volume of essays considers the English-language poetic life of Wales since that point. Addressing a range of poets who are associated with Wales by either birth or residence and have been significantly active in the … Continue reading

Pentecostal-Charismatic Prophecy published

«This book provides the most important account of prophecy among Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians in recent years. Working from an empirical-theological approach, it offers major insights from a study of Kenyan Pentecostals. Dr. Muindi should be congratulated for moving the boundary of knowledge in such a significant manner. I commend this study to all scholars … Continue reading

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