Landscapes of Memory published

Praise for the Italian edition: «A lucid and highly articulate semiotic inquiry of trauma sites … Violi records what she sees and hears, recounts her own responses and those of others, photographs the places, describes them, reconstructs their historical background, and at the same time she interprets them with great acumen, using categories borrowed from … Continue reading

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions published

Central to human life and experience, habitation forms a context for enquiry within many disciplines. This collection brings together perspectives on human habitation in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, social history, material culture, literature, art and design, and architecture. Significant shared themes are the physical and social structuring of space, practice and agency, consumption and … Continue reading

Peter Lang attending MeCCSA in January

Peter Lang will be attending MeCCSA this January, and Lucy Melville, Publishing Director, would be delighted to hear from scholars looking to place their work in one of our series, or as standalone monographs and collected editions. She is now coordinating appointments and would be glad to hear from you. Alternatively, please come by the … Continue reading

New book series: Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the launch of the new book series Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies Series Editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro   Andreas Huyssen´s groundbreaking book After the Great Divide refers to the seemingly insurmountable distance between ‘high art’ and ‘mass culture’. … Continue reading

‘Tickling the Palate’ reviewed in the Irish Times

‘Tickling the Palate’: Gastronomy in Irish Literature and Culture, edited by Maírtín Mac Con Iomaire and Eamon Maher, was reviewed by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne in the Irish Times on Saturday 28 June. Click here to read the review.   This volume of essays, which originated in the inaugural Dublin Gastronomy Symposium held in the Dublin … Continue reading

Review of Psychiatry, Subjectivity, Community: Franco Basaglia and Biopolitics

Psychiatry, Subjectivity, Community: Franco Basaglia and Biopolitics, by Alvise Sforza Tarabochia, is reviewed in the online journal State of Mind: Il giornale delle scienze psicologiche. Please click here to read the review.

Book launch: Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture

Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture: A Century of Romantic Futurisms by Ricarda Vidal will be launched at 6pm on Monday 28th October at the Department of German, King’s College London.

Making Sense

This book is a collection of essays and creative expressions, written and produced in response to the second Making Sense colloquium, which was held in 2010 at the Centre Pompidou and the Institut Télécom in Paris. The contributions to the volume represent the ongoing aim of Making Sense: providing a voice that is at once … Continue reading

Reaching Athens

Why do revivals and adaptations of Greek tragedy still abound in European national theatres, fringe stages and international festivals in the twenty-first century? Taking as its starting point the concepts of myth developed by Jean-Luc Nancy and Roland Barthes and the notion of the ‘classical’ outlined by Salvatore Settis, this book analyses discourses around community, … Continue reading

Forthcoming: Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture

Why are we so obsessed with cars? Shiny objects of desire, cars never cease to fascinate us. As symbols of freedom they return again and again in art and film, even if real freedom is sometimes only achieved in the final explosive crash – the climax of the sheer exhilaration of speed.  ‘Car crash culture’ … Continue reading

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