How Pilots Live author Simon Bennett on the new Heathrow runway

Plans for extra Heathrow runway are ‘already obsolete’, says University of Leicester academic Dr Simon Bennett, author of How Pilots Live, reported to the Commons Transport Select Committee’s inquiry into modernisation of the UK’s airspace A researcher at the University of Leicester has told a Commons Transport Select Committee that plans to build a new … Continue reading

InHabit launched @TORCHOxford

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions, edited by Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin and Jane Anderson, was launched on 3 May 2017 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities  (TORCH). It was featured as part of the Centre’s fortnightly book discussion ‘Book at Lunchtime’. The event was chaired by Elleke Boehmer, Director of TORCH and Professor of World … Continue reading

David Jacques responds to Stonehenge tunnel debate

‘The Stonehenge world heritage site landscape is unutterably precious and you tamper with it at your peril … ‘ Series editor David Jacques, Blick Mead project director, responds to plans for the Stonehenge tunnel on the The Guardian website. Read the article here. For information about his series co-edited with Graeme Davis, Studies in the … Continue reading

Reminder: Invitation for submissions to the Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies

*Reminder: Due 31 May 2017* The Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham and Peter Lang Oxford invite submissions for their 2017 Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies. Submissions are invited from early career scholars in German Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of … Continue reading

Invitation to submit book proposals to Modern French Identities

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the book series Modern French Identities with a new editorial board: Modern French Identities http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/MFI Series Editor Peter Collier (University of Cambridge) Editorial Board Contemporary Literature and Thought: Martin Crowley (University of Cambridge) Francophone Studies: Louise Hardwick (University of Birmingham) and Jean Khalfa (University of … Continue reading

Book launch: Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013

Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013, by Oliver Ready, will be launched at 5.30pm on 16 May 2017 in the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Library Reading Room at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Professor Andrew Kahn, editor of the Russian Transformations series in which the book appears, will be joining the … Continue reading

Book launch: Inhabit: People, Places and Possessions

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions, edited by Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin and Jane Anderson, will be launched on 3 May 2017 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities  (TORCH). It will be featured as part of the Centre’s fortnightly book discussion ‘Book at Lunchtime’. The volume editors will be joined by: Dr Cathy Oakes (History of … Continue reading

Preparing Modern Languages Students for ‘Difference’ published

This book informs and encourages aspiring lecturers and teaching staff in Modern Languages who prepare students for using their language skills in and out of the classroom. Drawing on pedagogical, psychological and language-specific concepts of learning, the book illustrates how such concepts can enhance students’ experience of transitioning from school to university to residence abroad, … Continue reading

From Orientalism to Cultural Capital published

From Orientalism to Cultural Capital presents a fascinating account of the wave of Russophilia that pervaded British literary culture in the early twentieth century. The authors bring a new approach to the study of this period, exploring the literary phenomenon through two theoretical models from the social sciences: Orientalism and the notion of «cultural capital» … Continue reading

Luigi Ghirri and the Photography of Place published

The photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) was one of the most significant Italian artists of the late twentieth century. This volume – the first scholarly book-length publication on Ghirri to appear in English – introduces his photographic and critical work to a broader audience and positions Ghirri as a key voice within global artistic debates. It … Continue reading

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