Photos from the book launch: Fighting Words @TORCHOxford

Fighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World, edited by Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard and Benjamin Mountford, was launched today at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) in the Radcliffe Humanities Building at the University of Oxford. The launch included an introduction by the volume editors and a fascinating discussion with an … 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

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 k.linge@exeter.ac.uk or robert.craig@uni-bamberg.de.

Fighting Words published

Can a book change the world? If books were integral to the creation of the imperial global order, what role have they played in resisting that order throughout the twentieth century? To what extent have theories and movements of anti-imperial and anticolonial resistance across the planet been shaped by books as they are read across … Continue reading

InHabit launched @TORCHOxford

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions, edited by Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin and Jane Anderson, was launched on 3 May 2017 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities  (TORCH). It was featured as part of the Centre’s fortnightly book discussion ‘Book at Lunchtime’. The event was chaired by Elleke Boehmer, Director of TORCH and Professor of World … Continue reading

History and Fiction is shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award – Congratulations, @GillianPolack!

History and Fiction: Writers, their Research, Worlds and Stories by Gillian Polack has been shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review, part of the Australian SF (‘Ditmar’) Awards 2017. Congratulations, Gillian! The full shortlist for the 2017 awards are available here, including Gillian’s nomination under the ‘Best Novel’ category, as well! … Continue reading

New book series: Global Literary Modernisms

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the launch of the new book series:   Global Literary Modernisms   Series Editors: Professor Gregory Castle, Arizona State University Professor Alex Davis, University College Cork Professor Lee Jenkins, University College Cork   The Global Literary Modernisms series provides a platform for literary scholarship on modernism across genres … Continue reading

Crossing Borders published

In the twentieth century, the boundaries between different literary genres started to be questioned, raising a discussion about the various narrative modes of factual and fictional discourses. Moving on from the limited traditional studies of genre definitions, this book argues that the borders between these two types of discourse depend on complex issues of epistemology, … Continue reading

France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives reviewed in the Irish Times

France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives, edited by Una Hunt and Mary Pierse, was reviewed by Professor Harry White in the Irish Times on Friday 22 January. Click here to read the review.   The rich association between Ireland and France is embodied in music, art and creative writing from both countries and this collection … Continue reading

Spatial Perspectives published

This interdisciplinary collection explores the dynamic relationship between literature and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Contributions take the reader on a journey through unexplored byways, from Istanbul to New York to London, from event spaces to domestic interiors to the fictional buildings of the novel. Topics include the building of imaginary spaces, … Continue reading

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