(Re)imagining African Independence published

The fortieth anniversary of the independence of the African countries colonized by Portugal presents a valuable opportunity to reassess how colonialism has been «imagined» through the medium of the moving image. The essays collected in this volume investigate Portuguese colonialism and its filmic and audio-visual imaginaries both during and after the Estado Novo regime, examining … Continue reading

Memories of the Future published

«Everywhere the crisis speeds toward places and people that have long kept the disasters they produced far away and for others. Across a series of groundbreaking essays, Memories of the Future sets into play a debate among scholars and artists about the politics of the future present. This collection refuses to offer an answer. It … Continue reading

InHabit launched @TORCHOxford

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions, edited by Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin and Jane Anderson, was launched on 3 May 2017 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities  (TORCH). It was featured as part of the Centre’s fortnightly book discussion ‘Book at Lunchtime’. The event was chaired by Elleke Boehmer, Director of TORCH and Professor of World … Continue reading

Invitation to submit book proposals to Modern French Identities

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the book series Modern French Identities with a new editorial board: Modern French Identities http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/MFI Series Editor Peter Collier (University of Cambridge) Editorial Board Contemporary Literature and Thought: Martin Crowley (University of Cambridge) Francophone Studies: Louise Hardwick (University of Birmingham) and Jean Khalfa (University of … Continue reading

Book launch: Inhabit: People, Places and Possessions

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions, edited by Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin and Jane Anderson, will be launched on 3 May 2017 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities  (TORCH). It will be featured as part of the Centre’s fortnightly book discussion ‘Book at Lunchtime’. The volume editors will be joined by: Dr Cathy Oakes (History of … Continue reading

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions published

Central to human life and experience, habitation forms a context for enquiry within many disciplines. This collection brings together perspectives on human habitation in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, social history, material culture, literature, art and design, and architecture. Significant shared themes are the physical and social structuring of space, practice and agency, consumption and … Continue reading

Photos from the Book Launch: The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

The Colours of the Past in Victorian England by Charlotte Ribeyrol was launched on Thursday 20 October in the stunning Sutro Room at Trinity College, Oxford. Nick Gaskill (Rutgers University) provided a fascinating introduction to the discussion of colour, to which volume editor Charlotte Ribeyrol, authors Stephano Evangelista and Lene Ostermark-Johansen, and Cultural Interactions series … Continue reading

Showcase Britain published

Showcase Britain explores the diverse aspects of British participation in the Vienna World Exhibition (Weltausstellung) of 1873. The exhibition covered a vast spectrum of human endeavour and achievement. The British involvement encompassed not only the national submission but also the British individuals who visited and contributed to the displays. The book offers a snapshot of … Continue reading

The Colours of the Past in Victorian England published

The experience of colour underwent a significant change in the second half of the nineteenth century, as new coal tar-based synthetic dyes were devised for the expanding textile industry. These new, artificial colours were often despised in artistic circles who favoured ancient and more authentic forms of polychromy, whether antique, medieval, Renaissance or Japanese. However … Continue reading

New publication: The Doppelgänger

The Doppelgänger – the double, twin, mirror image or alter ego of someone else – is an ancient and universal theme that can be traced at least as far back as Greek and Roman mythology, but is particularly associated with two areas of study: psychology, and German literature and culture since the Romantic movement. Although … Continue reading

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