Shame, Masculinity and Desire of Belonging published

This study considers male shame in contemporary writing by men, examining why shame is often considered a female emotion and therefore denied in men. The author’s comparative approach to the private experience of shame in novels by Hanif Kureishi, Philip Roth and Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki demonstrates the extent to which shame conditions male behaviour, protecting the … 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

Book launch: The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

The Colours of the Past in Victorian England by Charlotte Ribeyrol will be launched on Thursday 20 October between 12pm and 2pm in the Sutro Room at Trinity College, Oxford. Nick Gaskill (Rutgers University) will be leading the round-table discussion. The experience of colour underwent a significant change in the second half of the nineteenth … Continue reading

Geoffrey Hill published

Geoffrey Hill (1932–2016) was often hailed as one of the most important – and one of the most difficult – poets of his lifetime. This book is a timely investigation into a writer whose work seems simultaneously to invite analysis and to refuse explanations of its sensuous, allusive language. It provides an introduction to Hill’s … Continue reading

New book series: Global Literary Modernisms

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the launch of the new book series:   Global Literary Modernisms   Series Editors: Professor Gregory Castle, Arizona State University Professor Alex Davis, University College Cork Professor Lee Jenkins, University College Cork   The Global Literary Modernisms series provides a platform for literary scholarship on modernism across genres … Continue reading

Book launch for Occupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Occupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland, edited by Dr Gregory Hulsman and Dr Caoimhe Whelan, will be launched as part of the Fields of Conflict conference taking place at Trinity College Dublin from 22 to 25 September. Please click here for more details about the conference.

Subjected Subcontinent published

This book offers a new, complex understanding of Indian writing in English by focusing its analysis on both Indo-Pakistani Partition fiction and novels written by women. The author gives a comprehensive outline of Partition novels in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh written in English as well as an overview of the challenges of studying Partition literature, … Continue reading

New publication: A Class Apart

The military man has long been one of literature’s archetypal figures. Using a comparative framework, this book traces the transformation of the military man in eighteenth-century British and French literature as this figure moved from noble warrior to nationalised professional in response to changes within the military structure, the role of empire and the impact … Continue reading

New publication: Death in Modern Scotland, 1855–1955

The period 1855 to 1955 was pivotal for modern Scottish death culture. Within art and literature death was a familiar companion, with its imagined presence charting the fears and expectations behind the public face of mortality. Framing new concepts of the afterlife became a task for both theologians and literary figures, both before and after … Continue reading

Spatial Perspectives published

This interdisciplinary collection explores the dynamic relationship between literature and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Contributions take the reader on a journey through unexplored byways, from Istanbul to New York to London, from event spaces to domestic interiors to the fictional buildings of the novel. Topics include the building of imaginary spaces, … Continue reading

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