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

Luigi Ghirri and the Photography of Place published

The photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) was one of the most significant Italian artists of the late twentieth century. This volume – the first scholarly book-length publication on Ghirri to appear in English – introduces his photographic and critical work to a broader audience and positions Ghirri as a key voice within global artistic debates. It … Continue reading

Reminder – 15 April deadline for Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies

The deadline for the Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies is 15 April 2017. We welcome your proposals!   ITALIAN MODERNITIES BOOK SERIES, 2007-2017 To mark the 10th anniversary of the Italian Modernities book series, Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies 2017. Proposals … Continue reading

Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies

ITALIAN MODERNITIES BOOK SERIES, 2007-2017 To mark the 10th anniversary of the Italian Modernities book series, Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies 2017. Proposals for the competition should be submitted to Christabel Scaife (c.scaife@peterlang.com) by 15 April 2017. These should include a book proposal (including rationale, … 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

Staging the Fascist War published

Historians regard the Italian home front during the Second World War as an observation post from which to study the relationship between Fascism and society during the years of the collapse of the Mussolini regime. Yet the role of propaganda in influencing that relationship has received little attention. The media played a crucial role in … Continue reading

The Politics of Dubbing published

During the late 1920s and the 1930s, the Italian government sought various commercial and politically oriented solutions to cope with the advent of new sound technologies in cinema. The translation of foreign-language films became a recurrent topic of ongoing debates surrounding the use of the Italian language, the rebirth of the national film industry and … Continue reading

New publication: Italian Political Cinema

Despite the powerful anti-political impulses that have pervaded Italian society in recent years, Italian cinema has sustained and renewed its longstanding engagement with questions of politics, both in the narrow definition of the term, and in a wider understanding that takes in reflections on public life, imaginary, and national identity. This book explores these political … Continue reading

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