Book Launches

À la recherche de l’homme nouveau. Alberto Savinio et les avant-gardes à Paris 1911-1937, by Rossella Maria Bondi, will be launched on 4 March 2021 at 8pm GMT, at an online event co-organised by the Maison Française d’Oxford and the Oxford Italian Association. Respondent: Dr Barbara Giraud-Pavlov (Oxford Brookes University). Also in discussion: Dr Tristan Alonge (Maison Française d’Oxford), Prof. Timothy Mathews (UCL)

Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 835 4422 9320

Passcode: 449946




Innesti: Primo Levi e i libri altrui, edited by Gianluca Cinelli and Robert Gordon, was launched virtually at the Università di Torino on 9 December 2020 at 17:00 (GMT+1). The editors will be joined by Matteo Milani (Unito), Gabriella Bosco (Unito), Riccardo Morello (Unito) and Domenico Scarpa (Centro Studi Primo Levi).

To read more about the launch, and to attend the virtual event, please follow this link:

The book was also launched virtually on Friday 20 November at 5.30pm GMT, at the Italian Cultural Institute, London.

The editors were joined by Ian Thomson and Anna Baldini, with an introduction from ICI Director Katia Pizzi and ASMI Chair Philip Cooke.

A video of the London event is available here:



Celluloid Subjects to Digital Directors: Changing Aboriginalities and Australian Documentary Film, 1901–2017 by Jennifer Debenham was launched virtually on Thursday 27 August at 5.30pm Australian Eastern Time.

Margo Neale, Indigenous Collections Manager, National Museum of Australia, and Andrew Pike, CEO of Ronan Films, spoke alongside the author.






Cli-Fi: A Companion, edited by Axel Goodbody and Adeline Johns-Putra, was launched at the Oxfam Bookshop (56 St Giles, Oxford) at 6 pm on Wednesday 11 March.

Axel Goodbody and Bradon Smith spoke about cli-fi (climate change fiction) and its value for teaching and learning about the environmental crisis.

A book display of examples of cli-fi was available in the Oxfam Bookshop window during the week.

The event coincides with Academic Book Week, 9-13 March 2020, whose theme is ‘Academic Books and the Environment’.



New book on Guinness launched!

Advertising the Black Stuff in Ireland 1959-1999: Increments of Change by Patricia Medcalf was launched on 11 March 2020 at Hodges Figges in Dublin from 6 to 8 pm.

Patrick McGuinness was a guest speaker.






Still Loitering: Australian Essays in Honour of Ross Chambers, edited by Valentina Gosetti and Alistair Rolls, was launched at the Australian Society for French Studies (ASFS) conference at the University of New England, Parramatta, on 10-12 December 2019.








Reading Colour: George, Rilke, Kandinsky, Lasker-Schüler by Rey Conquer was launched on Thursday 5 December at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.








Building Family Identity: The Orsini Castle of Bracciano from Fiefdom to Duchy (1470–1698), edited by Paolo Alei and Max Grossman, was launched on 30 November 2019 at the Castello di Bracciano in Rome.








Power-Knowledge in Tabari’s «Histoire» of Islam: Politicizing the past in Medieval Islamic Historiography by Amir Moghadam and Terence Lovat was launched at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford on 22 November 2019. The launch will take place in Talbot Hall, LMH in Norham Gardens at 2 pm.








Recalling the Celtic Tiger, edited by Eamon Maher, Eugene O’Brien and Brian Lucey, was launched at Trinity College Dublin on 19 October 2019. Available for purchase here.








Legacies of Indigenous Resistance: Pemulwuy, Jandamarra and Yagan in Australian Indigenous Film, Theatre and Literature by Matteo Dutto was launched at the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) annual conference in Toulon, France in September 2019.








Monstrous Fellowship: ‘Pagan, Turk and Jew’ in English Popular Culture, 1780-1845 by Toni Wein was launched on 26 February 2019 at California State University, Fresno, at 6 pm.








Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First-Century Italy and Beyond, edited by Claudia Gualtieri, was launched on Friday 25 January 2019 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) at 12:30 as part of their Book at Lunchtime series. Photos from the launch can be found here.








Remembering Rosenstrasse: History, Memory and Identity in Contemporary Germany by Hilary Potter was launched on Tuesday 11 December 2018 at the University of Leeds.








Unbridling the Western Film Auteur: Contemporary, Transnational and Intertextual Explorations, edited by Emma Hamilton and Alistair Rolls, was launched on Friday 27 July 2018 at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Photos from the launch can be found here.








RosenbaumThe Safe House Down Under, by Anna Rosenbaum, was launched at 2pm on Sunday 18 March 2018 at the Sydney Jewish Museum. See photos from the launch here.








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The Reimagining Ireland Reader, edited by Eamon Maher, was launched at 6.30pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018 at IT Tallaght, Dublin.








Davies et al. (Fighting Words) coverFighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World, edited by Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard and Benjamin Mountford, was launched at 4pm on Tuesday 20 February 2018 at the Australian National University.








Antonello et al.

Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art, edited by Pierpaolo Antonello, Matilde Nardelli and Margherita Zanoletti, was launched at 6pm on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at the Museo del Novecento, Milan.








Bazzoni coverAlberica Bazzoni’s monograph Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative was launched on 5 February 2018 at the University of Oxford.








Frame coverThe new, revised edition of The American President in Film and Television: Myth, Politics and Representation by Gregory Frame was launched at the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre in Bangor on 31 January 2018.








Bagley et al. coverPetra M. Bagley, Francesca Calamita and Kathryn Robson’s edited volume, Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity: Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing, was launched at the University of Nottingham on 26 January 2018.








Polak cover

Iva Polak’s monograph, Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction, was launched at Cafe U Dvoristu in Zagreb on 14 December 2017.








Oliver coverEmily Oliver’s monograph, Shakespeare and German Reunification: The Interface of Politics and Performance, was launched at the German Department at King’s College London on 23 November 2017.








Violi coverPatrizia Violi’s monograph Landscapes of Memory: Trauma, Space, History was launched at the Memory and Space Conference at the Senate House in London on Thursday 30 November 2017.








Bianchi & Garfitt coverNicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt’s edited collection Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? was launched in the Common Room, History Faculty at the University of Oxford on 28 November 2017.








Noy coverIrene Noy’s monograph, Emergency Noises: Sound Art and Gender, was launched on 28 November 2017 at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.








Kirkland coverEwan Kirkland’s monograph, Children’s Media and Modernity: Film, Television and Visual Games, was launched on 20 October 2017 at the Duke of York’s Picture House in Brighton.








Davies et al. (Fighting Words) coverFighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World, edited by Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard and Benjamin Mountford, was launched on 20 October 2017 in the Radcliffe Humanities Building at the University of Oxford.








Robert CraiCraig & Linge coverg and Ina Linge’s edited collection Biological Discourses was launched on 6 October 2017 at St John’s College, Cambridge.





























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