Children’s Media and Modernity published

Throughout the modern era the figure of the child has consistently reflected adult concerns about industrialisation, urbanisation, technology, consumerism and capitalism. Children represent a symbolic retreat from modern life, culturally aligned with fairy tales, medievalism, animals and nature. Yet children also embody the future and are often identified with the most contemporary forms of popular … Continue reading

Peter Lang at the NECS-European Network for Cinema and Media Studies conference

Lucy Melville, Publishing Director at Peter Lang Oxford, will be attending the NECS-Network for Cinema and Media Studies conference at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 between 29 June and 1 July. Lucy would be happy to meet conference attendees at the Peter Lang bookstand in the publishers’ forum. A selection of our latest publications in film … Continue reading

Series re-launch: European Connections: Studies in Comparative Literature, Intermediality and Aesthetics

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the series European Connections under new editorship: European Connections: Studies in Comparative Literature, Intermediality and Aesthetics   http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/EC Series Editors: Hugues Azérad (Magdalene College, University of Cambridge) and Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh) Editorial Board: Vincent Ferré (University Paris-Est Créteil), Robin Kirkpatrick (University of Cambridge), … Continue reading

The Newsroom published

Journalists are in the daily business of making the unseen visible, of connecting us to the world beyond our direct experience. In doing this, objectivity becomes a pivotal issue, and a highly debated topic both in academia and everyday life. The first systematic approach to the issue of objectivity was initiated by the discipline of … Continue reading

Peter Lang attending MeCCSA in January

Peter Lang will be attending MeCCSA this January, and Lucy Melville, Publishing Director, would be delighted to hear from scholars looking to place their work in one of our series, or as standalone monographs and collected editions. She is now coordinating appointments and would be glad to hear from you. Alternatively, please come by the … Continue reading

The Archers in Fact and Fiction published

If you have ever wondered about the ethical implications of Dr Richard Locke’s affair with Shula Hebden Lloyd, or whether the ergonomic design of tractor seats could have prevented Tony Archer from getting a bad back, then this book is for you. Leading academics from across the United Kingdom use storylines from BBC Radio 4’s The … Continue reading

Political Animals published

Newspapers have long been enthralled by accounts of cute, cuddly, strange, dangerous and endangered beasts, and by extraordinary and sometimes apocryphal narratives of natural phenomena. This study explores the incidence of several such stories in the British press: from reports of the “ethnic” conflicts between different species of squirrel to the tragedy of Cecil the … Continue reading

Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents reviewed in the Irish Times

  Fergal Lenehan’s new book Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents: German Media Representations of Ireland, 1946-2010 was reviewed in the Irish Times on Saturday 1 October, by their Berlin correspondent Derek Scally. Please click here to read the review. This book examines German media representations of Ireland from 1946 to 2010, from the post-war period … 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

Political Communication in the Age of Dissemination published

This book addresses the concept and forms of dissemination in political communication and news media. It studies the new age of dissemination in global communication manifested in a new relationship between political communication and media systems. The broad aim of this study is to investigate the «media reality» of political communication in this new age. … Continue reading

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