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

Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature

Narrating the Passions published

The passions are at the heart of human experience. Literature, which foregrounds human experience, captures the complexity of the passions more acutely than the generalizations of theory. This collection of essays by leading comparatists acknowledges the timeless and ever-changing presence of the passions in literary texts and responds to multiple and changing contexts. Through the… Continue reading Narrating the Passions published

Art, Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, identity studies, Music, theatre

Rethinking ‘Identities’

This volume sets out to re-imagine the theoretical and epistemological presuppositions of existing scholarship on identities. Despite a well-established body of scholarly texts that examine the concept from a wide range of perspectives, there is a surprising dearth of work on multiple, heterogeneous forms of identity. Numerous studies of ethnic, linguistic, regional and religious identities… Continue reading Rethinking ‘Identities’

Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Europe

Readings in Twenty-First-Century European Literatures

Readings in Twenty-First-Century European Literatures brings together analyses of post-2000 literary works from twelve European literatures. Sharing a common aim – that of taking the first step in identifying and analysing some of the emergent trends in contemporary European literatures – scholars from across Europe come together in this volume to address a range of… Continue reading Readings in Twenty-First-Century European Literatures