Invitation for proposals: Cultural History and Literary Imagination book series

New proposals are welcome for the book series Cultural History and Literary Imagination Series Editors: Christian J. Emden (Rice University) and David Midgley (University of Cambridge) This series promotes critical inquiry into the relationship between the literary imagination and its cultural, intellectual or political contexts. The series encourages the investigation of the role of the … Continue reading

Xu Daozhi wins Biennial Australian Studies in China Book Prize 2018

Xu Daozhi was awarded the Biennial Australian Studies in China Book Prize 2018 for an Original Work of Scholarship (in English) for her book Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives in Australian Children’s Literature. Congratulations, Daozhi! Her book was published earlier this year in the Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives series edited by Anne Brewster and affiliated … Continue reading

The Gothic published

What is the Gothic? From ghosts to vampires, from ruined castles to steampunk fashion, the Gothic is a term that evokes all things strange, haunted and sinister. This volume offers a new look at the world of the Gothic, from its origins in the eighteenth century to its reemergence today. Each short essay is dedicated … Continue reading

The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction published

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first volume in the Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book series, edited by Anne Brewster. This is the first in-depth, broad-based study of the impact of the Australian High Court’s landmark Mabo decision of 1992 on Australian fiction. More than any other event in Australia’s legal, political … Continue reading

Natasha’s Dress published

«Paola Colaiacomo’s book is a remarkable and vital study of Bloomsbury and its afterlife in literature, art and fashion. It moves subtly from Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry on to Katherine Mansfield and Luigi Pirandello. The illumination of a crucial period in modern culture is accomplished with skill and eloquence.» (Harold Bloom) «Colaiacomo provides fascinating … Continue reading

When Novels Perform History published

«The dramatic dichotomies of immersion vs estrangement provide the hermeneutic framework for this innovative take on recent Australian and Canadian fiction’s engagement with history. Theoretically sophisticated and meticulously researched, When Novels Perform History studies the performative/theatrical modes deployed in well-selected examples of postcolonial historical fiction, offering ways to challenge national myths while telling (or, rather, … Continue reading

Book launch: Fighting Words

Fighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World, edited by Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard and Benjamin Mountford, will be launched on Friday 20 October 2017 at 12.30 pm in the Radcliffe Humanities Building at the University of Oxford. The launch will include a discussion by an expert panel: Wale Adebanwi (Rhodes Professor of Race … Continue reading

A circulação literária e cultural published

Uma questão importante para os estudos literários é a circulação de obras além de seu lugar de origem. Muitos outros aspectos devem ser levados em consideração também, como a posição assimétrica dos autores e de suas obras na circulação internacional, condicionada pela posição relativa de línguas e culturas em um mercado global. Este volume estuda … Continue reading

Book launch: Biological Discourses

Robert Craig and Ina Linge’s edited collection Biological Discourses will be launched on Friday 6 October 2017 at St John’s College, Cambridge in the Wilberforce Room at 5pm. Please RSVP or

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

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The Oxford International Art Fair

Oxford International Art Fair 2017 - Oxford Town Hall