Art, Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, identity studies, Music, theatre

Rethinking ‘Identities’

This volume sets out to re-imagine the theoretical and epistemological presuppositions of existing scholarship on identities. Despite a well-established body of scholarly texts that examine the concept from a wide range of perspectives, there is a surprising dearth of work on multiple, heterogeneous forms of identity. Numerous studies of ethnic, linguistic, regional and religious identities… Continue reading Rethinking ‘Identities’

Europe, gender, Islamic Studies

To Veil or not to Veil

Immigration has become a contentious issue in Europe in recent decades, with immigrants being accused of resisting integration and threatening the secular fabric of nationhood. The most extreme form of this unease has invented and demonized an Islamic 'other' within Europe. This book poses central questions about this global staging of difference. How has such… Continue reading To Veil or not to Veil

Architecture, Art, gender, New book, Philosophy, Sociology

Francis Bacon

This collection of essays on Francis Bacon (1909-1992) pays tribute to the legacy, influence and power of his art. The volume widens the relevance of Bacon in the twenty-first century and looks at new ways of thinking about or reframing him. The contributors consider the interdisciplinary scope of Bacon's work, which addresses issues in architecture,… Continue reading Francis Bacon

gender, Literary criticism, Lusophone, New book, Postcolonial

Magic Stones and Flying Snakes

Ana Margarida Martins' book is the first to identify an important theoretical overlap between Anglo-Saxon and Lusophone postcolonial theories: the systematic neglect of gender and sexual variables in the analysis of the marketing of cultural difference in the post colonial era. Drawing on the theoretical work of Graham Huggan and Boaventura de Sousa Santos, the author of… Continue reading Magic Stones and Flying Snakes

gender, New book, Women in German Literature

Playing House

Playing House: Motherhood, Intimacy and Domestic Spaces in Julia Franck's Fiction On sale now one of our new titles just released in the Women in German Literature Series on Julia Franck, winner of the 2007 German Book Prize for Die Mittagsfrau (The Blind Side of the Heart), who puts the experience of women - and mothers - at… Continue reading Playing House