American Studies, Film Studies

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Frank Capra and the Cinema of Identity published

This study proposes a new definition of Frank Capra’s work as a cinema of identity, focusing on his reflection on American national identity as well as his own positioning as a US immigrant. The interplay of celebration and interrogation is used to show the two poles of his films’ narrative structure, placing in a new… Continue reading ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Frank Capra and the Cinema of Identity published

Comparative Literature, French Literature, French studies, German Literature and Culture, German Studies, Italian Studies, Women's Studies

Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity published

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and troubled relationships with food and bodies have been depicted by writers across a variety of languages and cultures, since before the medicalisation of eating disorders in the late nineteenth century to the present day. This cross-cultural volume explores the fictional portrayal of these self-destructive yet arguably self-empowering behaviours in contemporary… Continue reading Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity published

French Literature, French studies, Gender Studies, Women's Studies

French Feminisms 1975 and After published

This volume explores contemporary French women’s writing through the prism of one of the defining moments of modern feminism: the writings of the 1970s that came to be known as «French feminism». With their exhilarating renewal of the rules of fiction, and a sophisticated theoretical approach to gender, representation and textuality, Hélène Cixous and others… Continue reading French Feminisms 1975 and After published

Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies

Nihilismo y verdad published

Las relaciones entre Nietzsche y América Latina están marcadas por el desencuentro. Lo cual no implica que Nietzsche no haya sido leído en Latinoamérica; pero es diferente aludir a Nietzsche, a asumir una perspectiva nietzscheana. Por eso, en vez de usar a Nietzsche para analizar su moral, para desplazar el punto de vista, en América… Continue reading Nihilismo y verdad published

Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Series

Celebrating ten years of the Hispanic Studies: Culture and Ideas series

This year we’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of our book series Hispanic Studies: Culture and Ideas! The first volume, Postmodern Spain by Antonio Sanchez, was published in 2007. Ten years later the series is going from strength to strength, with Volume 77 hot off the press this month – Anne-Marie Storrs’s book Loving’s the Strange… Continue reading Celebrating ten years of the Hispanic Studies: Culture and Ideas series

Irish Studies, Italian Studies, nineteenth-century studies, Young Scholars Competition

2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners

Congratulations to all our Young Scholars Competition winners this year! The 2017 competition was held in three fields: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Modern Italian Studies and Irish Studies.   Nineteenth-Century Studies WINNER Clare Stainthorp Constance Naden: Scientist, Philosopher, Poet RUNNER-UP Tai-Chun Ho Civilian Poets and Poetry of the Crimean Conflict: The War at Home   Modern Italian… Continue reading 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners

Communication Studies, conference, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies

Peter Lang at MeCCSA

Peter Lang will have a bookstand at MeCCSA on 10-12 January 2018 at London South Bank University. Please plan to come by our bookstand to see our latest publications and speak with our Publishing Director, Lucy Melville (l.melville@peterlang.com), and our Senior Commissioning Editor, Laurel Plapp (l.plapp@peterlang.com). We are also happy to schedule appointments in advance… Continue reading Peter Lang at MeCCSA

Competition, Ireland, Irish literature, Irish Studies, Women's Studies, Young Scholars Competition

Winner of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies

The Peter Lang Dublin office is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies:   WINNER Mercedes del Campo Alternative Ulsters: Troubles Short Fiction by Women Writers, 1968–1998   Congratulations to Mercedes! Her book will be published in the Reimagining Ireland book series (https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/REIR), edited by Eamon Maher. Many thanks to all… Continue reading Winner of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies

Art, Art History

Falling for Gravity published

This book begins with the observation that contemporary artists have embraced and employed gravity as an immaterial readymade. Necessarily focusing on material practices – chiefly sculpture, installation, performance, and film – this discussion takes account of how and why artists have used gravity and explores the similarities between their work and the popular cultural forms… Continue reading Falling for Gravity published

Education, Religious Studies

Educating for Sexual Virtue published

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an issue surrounded by controversy and debate, with important implications for the interconnected roles of the state, the school and the home and for the way we understand ourselves, our sexual identity and our personal relationships. This book charts the development of the moral and spiritual narrative in RSE… Continue reading Educating for Sexual Virtue published