Ireland, Irish literature, Irish Studies, New book

Consuming Irish Children published

As far as Irish history is concerned, consuming Irish children was not only a matter for Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal. Late nineteenth-century Ireland saw the emergence of a thriving home-grown advertising industry, and the Irish child played a pivotal role in developing a nascent consumer state from the 1860s until 1921. Through extensive analysis… Continue reading Consuming Irish Children published

Early Modern Studies, French, French Literature, New book, Philosophy, Renaissance

Richard Scholar discusses Montaigne at the Oxford Literary Festival

We are delighted to announce that Dr Richard Scholar, author of Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking, will be presenting his book at the Oxford Literary Festival at 3.15pm on Friday 31 March. The event takes place in the Blackwell's Festival Marquee in the Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian library and is free to attend!… Continue reading Richard Scholar discusses Montaigne at the Oxford Literary Festival

Literary criticism, New book

The Enclosure of an Open Mystery

The similarities and differences between poetry and worship have intrigued writers since at least the nineteenth century, when John Keble declared that poetic symbols could almost partake of the nature of sacraments. Since then poets, philosophers and literary critics alike have evoked the terms 'sacrament' and 'incarnation' to make claims about art and poetry. Extending… Continue reading The Enclosure of an Open Mystery

Architecture, Art, gender, New book, Philosophy, Sociology

Francis Bacon

This collection of essays on Francis Bacon (1909-1992) pays tribute to the legacy, influence and power of his art. The volume widens the relevance of Bacon in the twenty-first century and looks at new ways of thinking about or reframing him. The contributors consider the interdisciplinary scope of Bacon's work, which addresses issues in architecture,… Continue reading Francis Bacon

Film Studies, German Literature and Culture, New book

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu made a spectacular entrance onto the German cultural scene in 1995 with Kanak Sprak: a volume of incendiary texts based on interviews with disaffected Turkish German youths, using an invented, stylized literary language, a hybrid of multiple varieties of German with a hip hop beat. A prolific and acclaimed novelist, dramatist, newspaper columnist, visual… Continue reading Feridun Zaimoglu

Globalization, Nationalism, New book

Changing Polish Identities

This book discusses how globalization transforms national identity, comparing the assertion that globalization disembeds national culture with contrasting claims that identities remain primarily anchored in national space. It examines the impact of mobility on identity and explores the role of virtual worlds in preserving national culture. The investigation is based around a case study looking… Continue reading Changing Polish Identities

Economics, New book, Politics, Trade Unions

Cross National Comparisons of Social Movement Unionism

For the past two decades efforts to halt the decline in union numbers and revitalize the labour movement have largely resided in social movement unionism (SMU). In the first English-language book to compare SMU in Japan, Korea and the United States, scholars from the three countries examine its emergence as a response to neoliberal globalization. Cross-National… Continue reading Cross National Comparisons of Social Movement Unionism

Literary criticism, New book, Postcolonial

The Fiction of J. M. G. Le Clézio: A Postcolonial Reading

Since the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to J. M. G. Le Clézio in 2008, there has been a wave of new interest in his oeuvre. This book traces the evolution of the writer's postcolonial thought from his early works to his groundbreaking autobiographical novel Révolutions, arguably his most subversive text to date. The author shows… Continue reading The Fiction of J. M. G. Le Clézio: A Postcolonial Reading

French, Literary criticism, New book, Theology

Evocations of Eloquence: Rhetoric, Literature and Religion in Early Modern France, Essays in Honour of Peter Bayley

Evocations of Eloquence is a collection of essays by leading scholars from France, Great Britain and North America is published in honour of Peter Bayley, former Drapers Professor of French at the University of Cambridge and a leading scholar of early modern France. The volume reflects his scholarly interest in the interface between religion, rhetoric… Continue reading Evocations of Eloquence: Rhetoric, Literature and Religion in Early Modern France, Essays in Honour of Peter Bayley

New book, Review

Interactivity – get a free book if you write a review

We are looking for someone to write us a review of Interactivity by Alec Charles. We will send you a free copy of the book so that you can write the review and then we will publish it across our social media. This would be a great opportunity for a media student or anyone interested in the… Continue reading Interactivity – get a free book if you write a review