Comparative Literature, Young Scholars Competition

Winner announced in the 2018 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Comparative Literature @BAVS_PGs

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the winner of the 2018 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Comparative Literature: WINNER Laëtitia Saint-Loubert The Caribbean in Translation: Remapping Thresholds of Dislocation   We are also pleased to announce the runner-up in the competition: RUNNER-UP  Marco Malvestio  The Conflict Revisited: The Second World War in Post-Postmodern Fiction… Continue reading Winner announced in the 2018 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Comparative Literature @BAVS_PGs

Comparative Literature, Competition, World literature, Young Scholars Competition

Calling all recent PhDs in #complit! One week left to apply! #competition #comparativeliterature @bclapostgrad

**Reminder: Deadline on 31 July 2018** Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the 2018 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Comparative Literature. Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in Comparative Literature for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish… Continue reading Calling all recent PhDs in #complit! One week left to apply! #competition #comparativeliterature @bclapostgrad

Comparative Literature, World literature

Call for proposals: 2018 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Comparative Literature

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the 2018 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Comparative Literature. Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in Comparative Literature for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang. Proposals… Continue reading Call for proposals: 2018 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Comparative Literature

Art, Comparative Literature, Literary Studies, Literature

Natasha’s Dress published

«Paola Colaiacomo’s book is a remarkable and vital study of Bloomsbury and its afterlife in literature, art and fashion. It moves subtly from Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry on to Katherine Mansfield and Luigi Pirandello. The illumination of a crucial period in modern culture is accomplished with skill and eloquence.» (Harold Bloom) «Colaiacomo provides fascinating… Continue reading Natasha’s Dress published

Comparative Literature, French Literature, French studies, German Literature and Culture, German Studies, Italian Studies, Women's Studies

Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity published

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and troubled relationships with food and bodies have been depicted by writers across a variety of languages and cultures, since before the medicalisation of eating disorders in the late nineteenth century to the present day. This cross-cultural volume explores the fictional portrayal of these self-destructive yet arguably self-empowering behaviours in contemporary… Continue reading Starvation, Food Obsession and Identity published

Comparative Literature, English literature, French Literature, French studies

The Epistolary Muse published

Epistolary fiction was in full flower during the period from 1652 to 1802, featuring the masterworks of Guilleragues, Richardson, Rousseau and Laclos. This study traces the development of the art of letter-writing and familiar correspondence and its adaptation by women writers into a remarkable range of literary genres, both fictional and non-fictional. In addition to… Continue reading The Epistolary Muse published

Comparative Literature, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Young Scholars Competition

Portraits of the Artist published

This book was the winner of the 2016 Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies, a collaboration between the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham and Peter Lang. The Dionysian – an impetus towards abandon, intoxication and creativity, but also chaos, death and dissolution – captured the imagination of both Gabriele D’Annunzio… Continue reading Portraits of the Artist published

American literature, American Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, English literature

Contemporary Writing and the Politics of Space published

This collective volume explores questions of space in contemporary literary texts from a range of theoretical perspectives. In addition to mapping the «spatial turn» in literary and cultural studies, this volume also brings together studies that apply spatial theory to the analysis of literary texts. Contributors tackle a broad range of themes, including how prose… Continue reading Contemporary Writing and the Politics of Space published

Comparative Literature

Photos from the book launch: Comparative Becomings

Comparative Becomings: Studies in Transition, edited by Michael G. Kelly and Daragh O’Connell, was launched on Friday 24 February at University College Cork. The event took place at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, as part of a multiple book launch to celebrate recent publications by members of the School. Congratulations on a successful… Continue reading Photos from the book launch: Comparative Becomings

Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature

Narrating the Passions published

The passions are at the heart of human experience. Literature, which foregrounds human experience, captures the complexity of the passions more acutely than the generalizations of theory. This collection of essays by leading comparatists acknowledges the timeless and ever-changing presence of the passions in literary texts and responds to multiple and changing contexts. Through the… Continue reading Narrating the Passions published