Ireland, Irish literature, Irish Studies, New book

Consuming Irish Children published

As far as Irish history is concerned, consuming Irish children was not only a matter for Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal. Late nineteenth-century Ireland saw the emergence of a thriving home-grown advertising industry, and the Irish child played a pivotal role in developing a nascent consumer state from the 1860s until 1921. Through extensive analysis… Continue reading Consuming Irish Children published

Literary criticism, Literature

The Shaping of English Poetry, Volume II

This second volume of essays under the title The Shaping of English Poetry continues the project set out in the Preface to the first volume, discussing the three golden poets of the Golden Age of English poetry in the second half of the fourteenth century. The first two essays address the great alliterative poems Sir Gawain and the… Continue reading The Shaping of English Poetry, Volume II

Film Studies, Ireland, Psychology

Irish Myth, Lore and Legend on Film

This book examines film versions of Irish myth, lore, and legend, concentrating particularly on stories which encompass the life journey of the hero, as proposed by Carl Jung and adapted by Joseph Campbell. After establishing the usefulness of film as cultural critique, the author provides intertextual and comparative readings of a number of films which… Continue reading Irish Myth, Lore and Legend on Film

Literary criticism, Literature, Russia

Stalin’s Ghosts

Stalin's Ghosts examines the impact of the Gothic-fantastic on Russian literature in the period 1920-1940. It shows how early Soviet-era authors, from well-known names including Fedor Gladkov, Mikhail Bulgakov, Andrei Platonov and Evgenii Zamiatin, to niche figures such as Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskii and Aleksandr Beliaev, exploited traditional archetypes of this genre: the haunted castle, the deformed body,… Continue reading Stalin’s Ghosts

Literary criticism, New book, Postcolonial

The Fiction of J. M. G. Le Clézio: A Postcolonial Reading

Since the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to J. M. G. Le Clézio in 2008, there has been a wave of new interest in his oeuvre. This book traces the evolution of the writer's postcolonial thought from his early works to his groundbreaking autobiographical novel Révolutions, arguably his most subversive text to date. The author shows… Continue reading The Fiction of J. M. G. Le Clézio: A Postcolonial Reading

New book, Review

Interactivity – get a free book if you write a review

We are looking for someone to write us a review of Interactivity by Alec Charles. We will send you a free copy of the book so that you can write the review and then we will publish it across our social media. This would be a great opportunity for a media student or anyone interested in the… Continue reading Interactivity – get a free book if you write a review