Book launch: Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative

Alberica Bazzoni’s monograph Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative will be launched on Monday 5 February at 5.15pm. The event has been organized by the Gender and Authority Research Network at the University of Oxford and will take place at 47 Wellington Square, Oxford. It will be chaired by Dr … 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

2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners

Congratulations to all our Young Scholars Competition winners this year! The 2017 competition was held in three fields: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Modern Italian Studies and Irish Studies.   Nineteenth-Century Studies WINNER Clare Stainthorp Constance Naden: Scientist, Philosopher, Poet RUNNER-UP Tai-Chun Ho Civilian Poets and Poetry of the Crimean Conflict: The War at Home   Modern Italian … Continue reading

Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art published

Bruno Munari was one of the most important and eclectic twentieth-century European artists. Dubbed the «Leonardo and Peter Pan» of contemporary art, he pioneered what would later be labelled kinetic art, playing a key role in the constitution and definition of the aesthetic programmes of groups such as Movimento Arte Concreta and Programmed Art. He … Continue reading

Multilingual Films in Translation published

A contribution to the ever-growing field of audiovisual translation studies, this volume investigates the processes involved in the translation of multilingual films, a media genre where language, culture and identity are closely interwoven. To explore the relationships that get established between audiovisual translation, linguistic diversity and identity, the book analyses a corpus of immigrant films … Continue reading

Pirandello e un mondo da ri-disegnare published

L’ultimo volume di studi dell’EPZ (Centro Europeo di Studi Pirandelliani) vuole contribuire ad allargare l’interesse della critica pirandelliana ad aspetti teorici che tengano conto del ruolo del Sud italiano nella geopolitica mondiale odierna. La premessa ai lavori sull’opera di Luigi Pirandello presenti in questo volume è la presa d’atto della specificità di alcuni luoghi nei … Continue reading

Winners of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the joint winners of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies:   WINNERS   Maria Morelli Queer(ing) Gender in Contemporary Italian Women’s Writing: Maraini, Sapienza, Morante   Nina Valbousquet Rome, Zion, and the Fasces: Italian Catholics and Antisemitism in Europe (1918–1946)   Congratulations to Maria … Continue reading

Peter Lang at the Society for Italian Studies conference

We are delighted to be attending the Society for Italian Studies conference at the University of Hull from 27-29 June 2017. Please come by the Peter Lang bookstand to see our latest publications in Italian Studies and meet with Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor. A 30% conference discount will be available!    

A System That Excludes All Systems published

For many decades Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone di pensieri has been seen as a collection of temporary thoughts and impressions whose final expression is to be found in the published poems (the Canti) and satirical dialogues (the Operette morali). The conceptual consistency of the work was thereby denied, privileging Leopardi the poet over Leopardi the thinker. … Continue reading

A Land on the Threshold published

Among the many commemorations of World War I, little was made of the 100th anniversary of the secret Treaty of London between Italy and the Western War Allies in April 1915, which sealed the fate of South Tyrol for the duration of the twentieth century by passing it from Austria to Italy. In May 2015, … Continue reading

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