TLS review of Oliver Ready’s Persisting in Folly

Oliver Ready’s Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963–2013 has been reviewed in this week’s issue of the TLS. The review is available to subscribers here. The theme of foolishness has long occupied an unusually prominent place in Russian culture, touching on key questions of national, spiritual, and intellectual identity. In literature, … Continue reading

Era mio padre published

Italian political terrorism of the 1970s has produced in its aftermath a rich body of memorial writing, created not only by victims or perpetrators but also by the secondary victims of violence, often children of the dead, who many years after their loss ask why their parents or relatives were chosen as targets, what it … Continue reading

Proposals welcome: Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture @WIGSblog

Peter Lang welcomes book proposals for the series Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture Series Editor: Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, University of Oxford https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/WGL Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture continues the mission of the book series Women in German Literature, which launched nearly twenty years ago. Originally focused primarily on … Continue reading

Danielle Hipkins speaking about Italy’s Other Women at Cinema Trevi in Rome

  Danielle Hipkins will be speaking about her book Italy’s Other Women: Gender and Prostitution in Italian Cinema, 1945-1960 on Tuesday 24 April at Cinema Trevi in Rome. The event forms part of a special exhibition entitled Donne proibite, organized by Emiliano Morreale in collaboration with Italy’s national film archive, the Cineteca Nazionale. It will also … Continue reading

Translating Popular Fiction published

Translating from English to Japanese poses particular challenges for the translator, arising from the significant linguistic and cultural differences between the two languages. This book explores the various options and techniques available to and used by translators when translating from English to Japanese. The work is rich in both the theory and practice of translation … Continue reading

History of English Literature, Volume 1 published

«Franco Marucci’s History of English Literature is unique in its field. There is no other book that combines such erudition and authority in such a compact format. An indispensable work of reference.» (J.B. Bullen, Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford) History of English Literature is a comprehensive, eight-volume survey of English literature from the Middle Ages … Continue reading

The Gothic published

What is the Gothic? From ghosts to vampires, from ruined castles to steampunk fashion, the Gothic is a term that evokes all things strange, haunted and sinister. This volume offers a new look at the world of the Gothic, from its origins in the eighteenth century to its reemergence today. Each short essay is dedicated … Continue reading

Indigenous Cultural Capital published

«This is a groundbreaking discussion of the representation of Aboriginal people in children’s literature. Importantly the book confirms Aboriginal agency through the deployment of indigenous cultural capital. The analysis of the circulation of cultural capital in Aboriginal writing is a significant and timely intervention into indigenous studies.» (Bill Ashcroft FAHA, Australian Professorial Fellow, University of … Continue reading

Italia lunare published

L’Italia degli anni Sessanta non è solo il paese del miracolo economico, delle migrazioni interne e dei conflitti sociali: è anche un paese che scopre (o riscopre) il proprio volto perturbante e lunare, attraverso un vero e proprio boom dell’occulto che investe ogni settore dell’industria culturale. A partire dal 1959 – quando il Dracula della … Continue reading

Transformative Education in Contemporary Ireland published

Contemporary Ireland is undergoing a radical shift in its sense of national identity, as the traditional narratives that shaped its past have come under intense scrutiny. The essays gathered here investigate the impact of different forms of education on Irish culture, society, politics, religion and economic success. While education for the knowledge economy has been … Continue reading

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