Giving Shape to the Moment published

This is the first book to provide a critical assessment of the work of the Irish author Mary O’Donnell. The essays collected here engage with O’Donnell’s writing across multiple genres and explore the themes and preoccupations that have characterized her oeuvre. Alongside her creative work, O’Donnell’s has been a steady and continuing voice for many … Continue reading

Southern Hemisphere Ethnographies of Space, Place, and Time published

This book is about exciting ethnographic happenings in the Global South. It brings together a wide range of authors who explore the spatial and temporal forms of various ethnographic projects, examining how individuals relate to their homes, their nation-states and their «moments» and trajectories. It also seeks to contest the twenty-first-century hegemonic colonialist project: to … Continue reading

Back to the Future published

«From Goethe to Seghers, from German-Jewish photography to contemporary museum practices, this volume offers an intriguing overview of the current state of German studies. It demonstrates that, while language and literature remain central to the enterprise, German studies in North America resonates with the questions faced by the humanities today.» (Stephen Brockmann, Professor of German, … Continue reading

Knowledge Construction in Academia published

«With this volume, Elena Sheldon further contributes to our understanding of contemporary efforts being made by Spanish researchers to publish in English. Although she adopts an elaborate analytic approach (move analysis, engagement aspects of appraisal theory, and textography), her ultimate aim is to provide pedagogical assistance for her target audience.» (John M. Swales, University of … Continue reading

Disenchanted Europeans published

‘In a feat of careful research and textual analysis, Mikołajewski captures the way these Polish exile writers moved physically and existentially across the chasm of the Second World War, adjusting their views to the massive shifts in politics and society the war entailed. In the case of Bobkowski, his wartime anti-Semitism was an element he … Continue reading

Dante’s «Convivio» published

Dante’s unfinished work, the Convivio, his first book written in exile, is often overlooked. This volume, instead of promoting the idea that Dante’s career evolved continuously from the youthful Vita nova through to the Commedia, takes the Convivio as Dante’s first attempt to reassemble and reshape the remains of his Florentine past — from his … Continue reading

Averoff published

This book chronicles Greece’s turbulent history during the first half of the twentieth century as it both shaped and was shaped by one of its most distinguished political figures, Evangelos Averoff-Tossizza. Written by his daughter, the book is part historical biography, part coming-of-age novel, part memoir. It draws extensively on Averoff’s prolific literary oeuvre and … Continue reading

Simon Bennett on James Nesbitt’s History Channel series on 9 April

Simon Bennett, author of How Pilots Live and series editor for Systems Thinking for Safety, will appear on James Nesbitt’s History Channel series, ‘Disasters that Destroyed Britain’. For information, click here. Simon Bennett will appear on the segment on the Munich Air Crash airing on Monday 9 April on The History Channel at 9pm.

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