Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity published

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and troubled relationships with food and bodies have been depicted by writers across a variety of languages and cultures, since before the medicalisation of eating disorders in the late nineteenth century to the present day. This cross-cultural volume explores the fictional portrayal of these self-destructive yet arguably self-empowering behaviours in contemporary … Continue reading

French Feminisms 1975 and After published

This volume explores contemporary French women’s writing through the prism of one of the defining moments of modern feminism: the writings of the 1970s that came to be known as «French feminism». With their exhilarating renewal of the rules of fiction, and a sophisticated theoretical approach to gender, representation and textuality, Hélène Cixous and others … Continue reading

Series re-launch: Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the series Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France under new editorship: Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/RAF Series Editors Patrick McGuinness (University of Oxford) and Valentina Gosetti (University of New England, Australia) … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: Writing the Great War

Nicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt’s edited collection Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? was launched in the Common Room, History Faculty at the University of Oxford on Tuesday 28 November at 5.30 pm. The launch took place during the drinks reception to follow Professor John Horne’s valedictory Leverhulme lecture ‘War as … Continue reading

Book launch: Writing the Great War

Nicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt’s edited collection Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? will be launched in the Common Room, History Faculty at the University of Oxford on Tuesday 28 November at 5.30 pm. The launch will take place during the drinks reception to follow Professor John Horne’s valedictory Leverhulme lecture … Continue reading

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

Discours et terminologie dans la presse scientifique française (1699–1740) published

Ce volume analyse le rapport étroit qui existe entre la structuration des connaissances et l’évolution terminologique et langagière dans la presse scientifique française, en tant que genre textuel, au cours des quarante premières années du XVIIIe siècle. L’auteur part de l’hypothèse que, pendant certaines périodes complexes de l’histoire des sciences, l’évolution de la langue et … Continue reading

Managing Time published

This volume offers a multidimensional exploration of the theme of time in early modern France: of time past, time present and time future, in literature and in life. In poetry, the importance of past and future perspectives was studied by Maynard and La Fontaine. The dynamics of tragic drama were haunted by the past, driven … Continue reading

Voyages between France and Ireland published

The voyage – the quest, the odyssey, the expedition – is one of the driving forces of civilisation. From ancient times to the present day, human beings have travelled through necessity (wars, persecutions, economic and political pressures), by vocation (religious and humanitarian) and for pleasure (tourism, culture and sport). A voyage intensifies our perception of … Continue reading

Book launch: Managing Time: Literature and Devotion in Early Modern France

Richard G. Maber and Joanna Barker’s edited collection Managing Time: Literature and Devotion in Early Modern France will be launched on Tuesday 12 September in conjunction with the Society for Early Modern French Studies’ 40th Annual Conference. The launch will take place prior to the conference dinner, in the Senate Room at Durham Castle.   … Continue reading

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