Book launch: Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative

Alberica Bazzoni’s monograph Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative will be launched on Monday 5 February at 5.15pm. The event has been organized by the Gender and Authority Research Network at the University of Oxford and will take place at 47 Wellington Square, Oxford. It will be chaired by Dr … Continue reading

Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity published

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and troubled relationships with food and bodies have been depicted by writers across a variety of languages and cultures, since before the medicalisation of eating disorders in the late nineteenth century to the present day. This cross-cultural volume explores the fictional portrayal of these self-destructive yet arguably self-empowering behaviours in contemporary … Continue reading

French Feminisms 1975 and After published

This volume explores contemporary French women’s writing through the prism of one of the defining moments of modern feminism: the writings of the 1970s that came to be known as «French feminism». With their exhilarating renewal of the rules of fiction, and a sophisticated theoretical approach to gender, representation and textuality, Hélène Cixous and others … Continue reading

Winner of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies

The Peter Lang Dublin office is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies:   WINNER Mercedes del Campo Alternative Ulsters: Troubles Short Fiction by Women Writers, 1968–1998   Congratulations to Mercedes! Her book will be published in the Reimagining Ireland book series (https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/REIR), edited by Eamon Maher. Many thanks to all … Continue reading

Series re-launch: Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture

Peter Lang welcomes book proposals for the series Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture Series Editor: Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, University of Oxford https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/WGL Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture continues the mission of the book series Women in German Literature, which launched nearly twenty years ago. Originally focused primarily on … Continue reading

Anne Brontë and the Trials of Life published

The trials Anne Brontë experienced in her lifetime left her with a deep interest in the psychology of suffering. This study, which considers both her novels and her poetry, focuses on the exploration of suffering in her work by examining her anatomisation of the trials her characters face and the strategies they deploy to cope … Continue reading

Nina Bouraoui, Autofiction and the Search for Selfhood published

The motif of the ‘identity quest’ features strongly in much contemporary French women’s writing, but nowhere more so than in the work of Nina Bouraoui. Author of numerous books since 1991 and winner of the 2005 Prix Renaudot, Bouraoui persistently explores the question of self-expression in her work, experimenting with a variety of self-representational modes … Continue reading

Book launch: Gender and Leadership in Education: Women Achieving Against the Odds

On 20 June, the launch of Gender and Leadership in Education: Women Achieving Against the Odds took place at the Institute of Education in London. The book, co-edited by Kay Fuller of the University of Nottingham and Judith Harford of University College Dublin, was written to celebrate the research career of Professor Marianne Coleman, who … Continue reading

Subjected Subcontinent published

This book offers a new, complex understanding of Indian writing in English by focusing its analysis on both Indo-Pakistani Partition fiction and novels written by women. The author gives a comprehensive outline of Partition novels in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh written in English as well as an overview of the challenges of studying Partition literature, … Continue reading

2016 Women in German Studies Book Prize

The invitation to submit a proposal for the 2016 Women in German Studies Book Prize, sponsored by Peter Lang, has been announced today on the Women in German Studies blog. The Women in German Studies Book Prize (for first books) was established in 2015. Sally-Ann Spencer (Victoria University of Wellington) was the inaugural winner. Her … Continue reading

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