vacancies

Vacancy: Editorial Assistant

We are pleased to be recruiting for a full-time Editorial Assistant in our busy Oxford office. We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organised and detail-oriented candidate to support our Commissioning Editors. The ideal candidate will be a native English speaker with some understanding of academic publishing. Fluency in another language (French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and/or Italian)… Continue reading Vacancy: Editorial Assistant

Health and Safety, Industrial Relations, New series

New series launched: Systems Thinking for Safety edited by Simon Bennett

Systems Thinking for Safety Edited by Simon Bennett This series draws on the success of the systems-thinking approach to safety management in commercial and military aviation, with a view to improving safety performance in other complex socio-technical systems, such as health-care, nuclear power generation, chemicals production, oil and gas extraction, deep mining and sea and… Continue reading New series launched: Systems Thinking for Safety edited by Simon Bennett

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

Book launch: Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity

Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity: Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing, edited by Petra M. Bagley, Francesca Calamita and Kathryn Robson, will be launched at the University of Nottingham on Friday 26 January 2018 at 9.30am. The launch is part of the Hungry for Words workshop being held at Nottingham 25-26 January. For more information, please… Continue reading Book launch: Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity

Irish Studies, Reader

The Reimagining Ireland Reader published

To mark the fact that the Reimagining Ireland series will soon have one hundred volumes in print, this book brings together a selection of essays from the first fifty volumes, carefully chosen to give a flavour of the diversity and multidisciplinary nature of the series. Following a chronological order, it begins with an essay by… Continue reading The Reimagining Ireland Reader published

Greek, Irish Studies, Poetry

Landscapes of Irish and Greek Poets published

Landscapes of Irish and Greek Poets juxtaposes two countries on the margins of Europe that display many affinities: Ireland and Greece. It investigates the ways in which contemporary poetry from both countries engages with external and internal landscapes, bringing together essays by poets and scholars, poems in English and Greek and interviews with the Irish… Continue reading Landscapes of Irish and Greek Poets published

Art History, Italian Studies

The Poetics of Decadence in Fin-de-Siècle Italy published

In the 1880s and 1890s, materialism in art was counterbalanced by attention to the subjective individual experience, expressed in the new modes inaugurated by Symbolism, Decadence and Aestheticism. In particular, Decadent artists and writers inspired the lasting name of an age fascinated by the contemplation of luxury and decay: the fin de siècle. Notions of… Continue reading The Poetics of Decadence in Fin-de-Siècle Italy published

Australian Studies, Literary Studies, New series

The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction published

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first volume in the Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book series, edited by Anne Brewster. This is the first in-depth, broad-based study of the impact of the Australian High Court’s landmark Mabo decision of 1992 on Australian fiction. More than any other event in Australia’s legal, political… Continue reading The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction published

American Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, Television Studies

New revised paperback edition available: The American President in Film and Television

«In the age of Trump, cinema’s relationship to politics has become more important than ever. In Frame’s brilliant book, the way presidents – real and fictional – have been portrayed on film becomes almost a playbook for the rise and conduct of the forty-fifth chief executive.» (Ian Scott, author of «American Politics in Hollywood Film»)… Continue reading New revised paperback edition available: The American President in Film and Television

Contemporary Literature, Italian Studies, Women's Studies, Young Scholars Competition

Writing for Freedom published

Sicilian writer Goliarda Sapienza (1924–1996) is increasingly regarded as a central figure in modern Italian literature, especially with the international success of her masterpiece L’arte della gioia [The Art of Joy]. This book offers an in-depth analysis of Sapienza’s major works, identifying their main themes and central poetics, and establishing her originality and significance within… Continue reading Writing for Freedom published

Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, European history, European Studies, German Studies, history, Memory Studies

The ‘Stolpersteine’ and the Commemoration of Life, Death and Government published

Since the beginning of the 1990s, the German artist Gunter Demnig has been installing his Stolpersteine [Stumbling Stones] all over Europe – including Russia – to commemorate the victims of National Socialism. Today, the Stolpersteine constitute the world’s second largest Holocaust monument. In this book the author addresses some of the most crucial issues raised… Continue reading The ‘Stolpersteine’ and the Commemoration of Life, Death and Government published