German Literature and Culture, German Studies, Review, Theatre Studies

TLS Review of Emily Oliver’s Shakespeare and German Reunification

Shakespeare and German Reunification: The Interface of Politics and Performance by Emily Oliver is reviewed in the 1 June 2018 issue of the TLS. Read an excerpt from the review here. This book explores the relationship between politics and Shakespeare performance in East Germany before, during and after reunification in 1990. Analysing a wide range… Continue reading TLS Review of Emily Oliver’s Shakespeare and German Reunification

Ireland, Irish Studies, Review, Theatre Studies

Hear My Song: Irish Theatre and Popular Song reviewed in the Irish Times

    Joseph Greenwood's new book Hear My Song: Irish Theatre and Popular Song in the 1950s and 1960s was reviewed in the Irish Times on Saturday 3 March, by Professor Victor Merriman of Edge Hill University. Please click here to read the review.   A major obstacle for the scholar of theatre is the… Continue reading Hear My Song: Irish Theatre and Popular Song reviewed in the Irish Times

Review, Russia, Russian Studies

Review of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013

    Oliver Ready's Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013 has been reviewed by Josh Billings in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Please click here to read the review.     The theme of foolishness has long occupied an unusually prominent place in Russian culture, touching on key questions of… Continue reading Review of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013

Education, Religious Studies, Review

Review of Christian Faith in English Church Schools

    Trevor Cooling’s Christian Faith in English Church Schools has been reviewed on the website of Theos, the UK’s leading think tank on religion and society. Please click here to read the review.   Church schools are booming, becoming increasingly popular with parents across the world. However, research shows that teachers face considerable challenges… Continue reading Review of Christian Faith in English Church Schools

German Studies, Ireland, Irish Studies, journalism, Media Studies, Review

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 reviewed in the Irish Times

Australian Studies, Exile Studies, German Studies, history, Jewish studies, Music, Review

The Vanished Musicians reviewed in Australia’s Limelight magazine

Limelight, Australia's Classical Music and Arts Magazine, features an article by Clive Paget about The Vanished Musicians: Jewish Refugees in Australia by Albrecht Dümling. Read the article here. The book is being launched at multiple events in Australia in the next few days: SYDNEY TODAY: 23 August — 6 pm Goethe Institute 'Book Launch: The… Continue reading The Vanished Musicians reviewed in Australia’s Limelight magazine

Ireland, Jewish studies, Review

New Robert Briscoe biography reviewed in the Jewish Chronicle

Kevin McCarthy's new book Robert Briscoe: Sinn Féin Revolutionary, Fianna Fáil Nationalist and Revisionist Zionist has been reviewed by Professor Colin Shindler in the Jewish Chronicle. To read the review, please click here.   This biography reveals the full significance of Robert Briscoe’s influence within the contentious political culture of the early Irish state, as… Continue reading New Robert Briscoe biography reviewed in the Jewish Chronicle

French, Ireland, Irish Studies, Literature, Music, Review

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

Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Review

‘A nice addition to the linguistic studies of the Beijing Olympics’: Review of Mei Yang’s Carrying a Torch on Linguist List

Mei Yang's Carrying a Torch: The Beijing Olympic Torch Relay in the British and Chinese Media, the second volume in Peter Lang Oxford's New Approaches to Applied Linguistics series, has been reviewed on LINGUIST List. Please see the review here. The Olympic torch relay held before the 2008 Games was the moment when East met… Continue reading ‘A nice addition to the linguistic studies of the Beijing Olympics’: Review of Mei Yang’s Carrying a Torch on Linguist List

Art, Art History, Cultural Studies, English literature, Literature, Review, Visual Culture

The Poetics of Sight by John Harvey featured in Times Higher Education

The Poetics of Sight by John Harvey is featured in the 'What are you reading?' section of the Times Higher Education dated 16 July 2015. Read what Richard Howells of King's College London had to say here. «Ut pictura poesis», Horace said, but through the two millennia in which «the sister arts» have been compared,… Continue reading The Poetics of Sight by John Harvey featured in Times Higher Education