Peter Lang at the Society for Italian Studies conference

We are delighted to be attending the Society for Italian Studies conference at the University of Hull from 27-29 June 2017. Please come by the Peter Lang bookstand to see our latest publications in Italian Studies and meet with Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor. A 30% conference discount will be available!    

A System That Excludes All Systems published

For many decades Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone di pensieri has been seen as a collection of temporary thoughts and impressions whose final expression is to be found in the published poems (the Canti) and satirical dialogues (the Operette morali). The conceptual consistency of the work was thereby denied, privileging Leopardi the poet over Leopardi the thinker. … 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

Reminder – 15 April deadline for Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies

The deadline for the Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies is 15 April 2017. We welcome your proposals!   ITALIAN MODERNITIES BOOK SERIES, 2007-2017 To mark the 10th anniversary of the Italian Modernities book series, Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies 2017. Proposals … Continue reading

Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies

ITALIAN MODERNITIES BOOK SERIES, 2007-2017 To mark the 10th anniversary of the Italian Modernities book series, Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies 2017. Proposals for the competition should be submitted to Christabel Scaife (c.scaife@peterlang.com) by 15 April 2017. These should include a book proposal (including rationale, … Continue reading

New publication: New Visions of the Child in Italian Cinema

The figure of the child has long been a mainstay of Italian cinema, conventionally interpreted as a witness of adult shortcomings, a vessel of innocence, hope and renewal, or an avatar of nostalgia for the (cinematic) past. New Visions of the Child in Italian Cinema challenges these settled categories of interpretation and reconsiders the Italian … Continue reading

Psychiatry, Subjectivity, Community

Law 180, which abolished mental asylums in Italy, was passed in 1978. It came to be known as the ‘Basaglia Law’, after the physician whose work revolutionised psychiatry in Italy and worldwide. Franco Basaglia (1924-1980) battled to overturn an obsolete but prevalent conception of psychiatry, rooted in the asylum, where allegedly dangerous madmen were incarcerated … Continue reading

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