Proposals welcome: Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture @WIGSblog

Peter Lang welcomes book proposals for the series Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture Series Editor: Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, University of Oxford https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/WGL Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture continues the mission of the book series Women in German Literature, which launched nearly twenty years ago. Originally focused primarily on … Continue reading

Danielle Hipkins speaking about Italy’s Other Women at Cinema Trevi in Rome

  Danielle Hipkins will be speaking about her book Italy’s Other Women: Gender and Prostitution in Italian Cinema, 1945-1960 on Tuesday 24 April at Cinema Trevi in Rome. The event forms part of a special exhibition entitled Donne proibite, organized by Emiliano Morreale in collaboration with Italy’s national film archive, the Cineteca Nazionale. It will also … Continue reading

Entries welcome: 2018 Women in German Studies Book Prize

Peter Lang are delighted to be sponsoring the 2018 Women in German Studies Book prize, which has just been announced on the Women in German Studies blog. The Women in German Studies Book Prize (for first books) was established in 2015. Sally-Ann Spencer (Victoria University of Wellington) was the inaugural winner. Her monograph,  Contemporary German-English … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: Writing for Freedom

Alberica Bazzoni’s Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative was launched on Monday 5 February at Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. Jennifer Burns (University of Warwick) moderated a fascinating discussion on contemporary Italian women’s writing with Alberica and Ursula Fanning (University College Dublin). A wine … Continue reading

Writing for Freedom published

Sicilian writer Goliarda Sapienza (1924–1996) is increasingly regarded as a central figure in modern Italian literature, especially with the international success of her masterpiece L’arte della gioia [The Art of Joy]. This book offers an in-depth analysis of Sapienza’s major works, identifying their main themes and central poetics, and establishing her originality and significance within … Continue reading

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

French Feminisms 1975 and After published

This volume explores contemporary French women’s writing through the prism of one of the defining moments of modern feminism: the writings of the 1970s that came to be known as «French feminism». With their exhilarating renewal of the rules of fiction, and a sophisticated theoretical approach to gender, representation and textuality, Hélène Cixous and others … Continue reading

Series re-launch: Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture

Peter Lang welcomes book proposals for the series Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture Series Editor: Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, University of Oxford https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/WGL Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture continues the mission of the book series Women in German Literature, which launched nearly twenty years ago. Originally focused primarily on … Continue reading

Book launch: Gender and Leadership in Education: Women Achieving Against the Odds

On 20 June, the launch of Gender and Leadership in Education: Women Achieving Against the Odds took place at the Institute of Education in London. The book, co-edited by Kay Fuller of the University of Nottingham and Judith Harford of University College Dublin, was written to celebrate the research career of Professor Marianne Coleman, who … Continue reading

One week left! Enter the Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition by 31 July 2015

The Oxford and Dublin offices of Peter Lang are delighted to announce the 2015 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in the fields of Irish Studies and Women’s Studies. Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in each field for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of each competition will … Continue reading

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