Lord Aberdare Literary Prize 2020

Rafaelle Nicholson’s Ladies and Lords: A History of Women’s Cricket in Britain has been shortlisted for the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize 2020! Congratulations to Rafaelle and thank you to the British Society of Sports History! Read more about the prize here.


Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition News

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the results of the 2020 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition for German Studies in America:

Joint Winners

Andrew Kless

Infighting at the Front: Officers, Bureaucrats, and Politicians at War in German-Occupied Russian Poland, 1914–1915

Claire E. Scott

Murderous Mothers: Postmodern Medea-Figures and Feminist Politics


Alexander Lambrow

Carl Schmitt’s Political Aesthetics

We congratulate our winners and runner-up! All books will be published in the German Studies in America series in 2021. Thank you to our distinguished editorial board and to all those who took part in the competition.

The Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition is an annual competition in selected fields. The 2021 competition for Science Fiction Studies has already begun inviting proposals, due on 30 November 2020. Please read more about it here.


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 participates in the program of the library crowd-sourcing platform Knowledge Unlatched (KU). Books awarded funding are made available Open Access under a CC-BY license without additional charge to the authors.

Titles released under our partnership with KU include

Pulling Together or Pulling Apart?: Perspectives on Nationhood, Identity, and Belonging in Europe, edited by Susana Bayó Belenguer and Nicola Brady

Fictions of African Dictatorship: Cultural Representations of Postcolonial Power, edited by Charlotte Baker and Hannah Grayson

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 Sales Representation

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.


Peter Lang Open 

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 Feminism, Writing and the Media in Spain and From Orientalism to Cultural Capital. All publications are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons licences CC-BY-NC-ND or CC-BY.

We welcome new proposals for our Open Access programme. Read more about our programme on our website here. Please contact for more information.






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