Peter Lang Releases New OA Books in Partnership with Knowledge Unlatched

As part of its commitment to supporting the widest possible dissemination of knowledge, Peter Lang participated in the 2017 program of the library crowdsourcing platform Knowledge Unlatched (KU). All ten monographs that were selected for KU’s list of recommended titles were awarded funding. They will be made available in Open Access in the course of 2018 under a CC BY-NC license without extra charges for the authors.

Titles released under our partnership with KU include

Re/assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager: Narratives from the Field(s), edited by Annelies Kamp and Majella McSharry

Mothers on Mothers: Maternal Readings of Popular Television, by Rebecca Feasey

La memoria transgeneracional: Presencia y persistencia de la guerra civil en la narrativa española contemporánea, by Maura Rossi

De la genèse de la langue à Internet : Variations dans les formes, les modalités et les langues en contact, edited by Michael Abecassis and Gudrun Ledegen


UK Distribution is Expanding

Peter Lang has engaged Quantum Publishing Solutions Ltd as a representative to further broaden its distribution in the UK and Irish markets. Quantum will represent the group’s entire list of print publications, including non-English language content, to bookshops, libraries and other channels in the area.


Next-day Delivery in the UK and Ireland

Customers in the UK and Ireland can place next-day orders for Peter Lang books through Amazon Prime and from local bookshops, making our titles even easier to find and purchase. Our English-language books are stocked by Gardners in the UK. For a full listing of our partners worldwide, please see our website.


Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition News

Congratulations to all our Young Scholars Competition winners this year!

The 2017 competition was held in three fields: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Modern Italian Studies and Irish Studies.

Nineteenth-Century Studies


Clare Stainthorp

Constance Naden: Scientist, Philosopher, Poet


Tai-Chun Ho

Civilian Poets and Poetry of the Crimean Conflict: The War at Home

Modern Italian Studies


Maria Morelli

Queer(ing) Gender in Contemporary Italian Women’s Writing: Maraini, Sapienza, Morante

Nina Valbousquet

Rome, Zion, and the Fasces:

Italian Catholics and Antisemitism in Europe (1918–1946)

Irish Studies


Mercedes del Campo

Alternative Ulsters: Troubles Short Fiction by Women Writers, 1968–1998

The Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition is an annual competition in selected fields. Proposals are invited from early career scholars from selected regions. The winner of the competition in each field is offered a contract for a non-subsidized book to be published by Peter Lang. For general information, please contact Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, UK. E-mail: Tel: +44 (0) 1865 514160.


Open Access Publications from Peter Lang

Peter Lang is pleased to have an active open access publishing programme. All books are available for free download from the Open Access Publications page on our website and from OAPEN. Recent volumes include The Governance of Educational Welfare Markets and From Orientalism to Cultural Capital. All publications are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial, No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) licence.

We welcome new proposals for our open access programme. Please contact for more information.






Gregory Frame is Runner-up in the BAFTSS 2016 Best Book Award

Gregory FrFrame coverame’s The American President in Film and Television: Myth, Politics and Representation, was selected as the Runner-up in the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Book Award in 2016. The award ceremony took place at the BAFTSS annual conference in April 2016.

The award panel had this to say: ‘An assuredly deft and engaging exploration of how presidential figures function in American film and television, Gregory’s book is anchored in textual readings and it hits the right note … ‘ Read more on the BAFTSS website here.

For more information about the book, and to purchase a copy, click here.





Maura O’Connor Awarded the Kevin Brehony Book Prize

O'ConnorMaura O’Connor, author of The Development of Infant Education in Ireland, 1838-1948, was presented with her award as joint winner of the Kevin Brehony Book Prize on Saturday 22 November at the History of Education Society conference dinner.

The judging panel described the book as ‘a clearly written and lively account’ and ‘a much needed scholarly engagement with the relationship between past and present’, commenting on its ‘meticulous archival research’ and ‘careful positioning of Ireland within the wider European perspective’.

Available for purchase here.






David Snowdon awarded the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History

Snowdon coverDavid Snowdon’s book Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World has been chosen as the winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History (2013), awarded annually by the British Society of Sports History.

Congratulations to Dr Snowdon, who  has been invited to deliver the prestigious Aberdare Lecture at next year’s British Society of Sports History conference.

Available for purchase here.

Fiona Skillen’s monograph Women, Sport and Modernity in Interwar Britain was also highly commended by the prize committee as a runner-up. Her book is available for purchase here.


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