Winner of the 2017 Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies: WINNER Dr Lauren Selfe Representations of Muslim Women in German Popular Culture, 1990–2016   We are also pleased to have a runner-up in the competition this year: RUNNER-UP Dr … Continue reading

Biological Discourses published

The relationship between biological thought and literature, and between science and culture, has long been an area of interest by no means confined to literary studies. The Darwin Anniversary celebrations of 2009 added to this tradition, inspiring a variety of new publications on the cultural reception of Darwin and Darwinism. With a fresh scope that … Continue reading

Carl Wilhelm Frölich’s «On Man and his Circumstances» published

This book includes both the original German version and, for the first time, an English translation of Carl Wilhelm Frölich’s important essay of 1792, which Georg Foster praised as «one of the rarest creations of our time, the work of a young, right-thinking and sensitive man.» Published anonymously, Frölich’s treatise consists of ten Platonic-like dialogues … Continue reading

Forces of Ambiguity published

Thomas Mann’s novel Der Zauberberg (1913–1924) illustrates a change in the author’s conceptions of life, death, disease and Eros following World War I. Set in a Swiss tuberculosis sanatorium, the novel’s main protagonist, Hans Castorp, comes into contact with three pedagogic figures who each represent a different attitude towards these themes. The humanist Settembrini, for … Continue reading

Reminder: Invitation for submissions to the Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies

*Reminder: Due 31 May 2017* The Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham and Peter Lang Oxford invite submissions for their 2017 Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies. Submissions are invited from early career scholars in German Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of … Continue reading

Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies

The Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham and Peter Lang Oxford invite submissions for their 2017 Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies. Submissions are invited from early career scholars in German Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the prize will receive a … Continue reading

Andreas Dresen published

« Andreas Dresen belongs to a select group of leading German filmmakers whose successful career unfolded after the fall of the Berlin Wall. This collection of essays, the first focused entirely on the by now already extensive oeuvre of the DEFA-trained filmmaker, […] is an enticing invitation to contemplate the many important contributions Dresen has … Continue reading

Winner of the Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the winner of the Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies: WINNER Dr Jessica Wood   Portraits of the Artist: Dionysian Creativity in Selected Works by Gabriele D’Annunzio and Thomas Mann Congratulations to our winner! The book will be published in … Continue reading

Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents published

This book examines German media representations of Ireland from 1946 to 2010, from the post-war period to the years of the so-called «Celtic Tiger» and Ireland’s subsequent economic downturn. It charts both the patterns and the inconsistencies in depictions of Ireland in the weekly publications Der Spiegel and Die Zeit, as well as in German … Continue reading

Travel Texts and Moving Cultures published

How does the experience of travel transform culture over time? This question is at the heart of this book, which brings together two main areas of scholarship: the cultural analysis of German literature and film and the emerging field of mobilities studies, which places movement and travel at the centre of human experience. The author … Continue reading

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