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

New publication: Strange Adventures

Strange Adventures examines portrayals of womanhood in the works of prize-winning French author Pierrette Fleutiaux. Fleutiaux’s refreshing pictures of womanhood offer insights into how women can become more whole, substantial and free in themselves and in their relationships, as well as how they can contribute to the external world through their creativity and leadership. The … Continue reading

Anna Haag and her Secret Diary of the Second World War published

How was it possible for a well-educated nation to support a regime that made it a crime to think for yourself? This was the key question for the Stuttgart-based author Anna Haag (1888–1982), the democratic feminist whose anti-Nazi diaries are analysed in this book. Like Victor Klemperer, she deconstructed German political propaganda day by day, … Continue reading

Marital Separation in Contemporary Ireland published

This book is based on detailed interviews with a group of Irish women who have experienced marital separation. It links the women’s accounts with literature on the values and beliefs about marriage, women and family which were prevalent when they were growing up in Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s. The book chronicles their young … Continue reading

Gender and Leadership in Education published

The under-representation of women in leadership positions in educational settings is a widely acknowledged, complex phenomenon that seems to persist, despite the fact that teaching as a profession is dominated by women. Over recent decades, scholars have investigated the factors contributing towards this under-representation, with a particular focus on the personal, organisational and social/cultural levels. … Continue reading

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