Book launch: Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity

Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity: Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing, edited by Petra M. Bagley, Francesca Calamita and Kathryn Robson, will be launched at the University of Nottingham on Friday 26 January 2018 at 9.30am. The launch is part of the Hungry for Words workshop being held at Nottingham 25-26 January. For more information, please … Continue reading


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 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


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


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


Series re-launch: New Studies in European Cinema

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the series New Studies in European Cinema under new editorship: New Studies in European Cinema Series Editors Wendy Everett (University of Bath) and Fiona Handyside (University of Exeter) With its focus on new critical, theoretical, and cultural developments in contemporary film studies, this series encourages … Continue reading

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