English literature, nineteenth-century studies, Victorian Studies

Writing and Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century relaunched with new co-editor

We are pleased to announce the relaunch of Writing and Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century Edited by Professor J. B. Bullen (Kellogg College, Oxford) with new co-editor Associate Professor Charlotte Ribeyrol (Sorbonne Université, Paris) The long nineteenth century, extending from the Napoleonic Wars to the First World War, was a time of enormous change… Continue reading Writing and Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century relaunched with new co-editor

English, English literature

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 History of English Literature, Volume 1 published

English literature, Poetry, Welsh Studies

Devolutionary Readings published

The September 1997 vote approving devolution, albeit by a tiny margin, was a watershed moment in recent Welsh history. This volume of essays considers the English-language poetic life of Wales since that point. Addressing a range of poets who are associated with Wales by either birth or residence and have been significantly active in the… Continue reading Devolutionary Readings published

Book launch, English literature, German Literature and Culture, German Studies

Book launch: Shakespeare and German Reunification

Emily Oliver’s monograph, Shakespeare and German Reunification: The Interface of Politics and Performance, will be launched at the German Department at King’s College London on Thursday 23 November at 6 pm. The event will take place as part of a multiple book launch to celebrate recent publications by current and former members of the German… Continue reading Book launch: Shakespeare and German Reunification

Comparative Literature, English literature, French Literature, French studies

The Epistolary Muse published

Epistolary fiction was in full flower during the period from 1652 to 1802, featuring the masterworks of Guilleragues, Richardson, Rousseau and Laclos. This study traces the development of the art of letter-writing and familiar correspondence and its adaptation by women writers into a remarkable range of literary genres, both fictional and non-fictional. In addition to… Continue reading The Epistolary Muse published

English literature, Russian Literature

Vladimir Nabokov and the Ideological Aesthetic published

This book argues that ideology is a prism through which the work of Vladimir Nabokov needs to be considered. It is thus the first attempt to foreground questions of ideology and politics within a field that has historically been resistant to such readings. The perception of Nabokov as an apolitical writer is one which the… Continue reading Vladimir Nabokov and the Ideological Aesthetic published

African literature, American literature, English literature, Literature, Postcolonial Studies, World literature

Photos from the book launch: Fighting Words @TORCHOxford

Fighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World, edited by Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard and Benjamin Mountford, was launched today at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) in the Radcliffe Humanities Building at the University of Oxford. The launch included an introduction by the volume editors and a fascinating discussion with an… Continue reading Photos from the book launch: Fighting Words @TORCHOxford

English literature, Victorian Studies, Women's Studies

Anne Brontë and the Trials of Life published

The trials Anne Brontë experienced in her lifetime left her with a deep interest in the psychology of suffering. This study, which considers both her novels and her poetry, focuses on the exploration of suffering in her work by examining her anatomisation of the trials her characters face and the strategies they deploy to cope… Continue reading Anne Brontë and the Trials of Life published

English literature

The Mind’s Isle published

Taking as its point of departure The Odyssey, Plato’s account of Atlantis and The Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, this book examines the profound influence of these works on the development of island fiction as a genre specific to English literature. Close readings of island fictions from the past four centuries reveal the many ways… Continue reading The Mind’s Isle published

English, English literature, Poetry, Student Guide

New student guide: William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience

William Blake (1757–1827) is one of the most significant figures in the history of English poetry. He is also one of the most mysterious, most challenging, and most frequently misunderstood. His Songs of Innocence and of Experience, on the surface so simple, are laden with mysteries that seem to deepen on every reading. In this… Continue reading New student guide: William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience