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Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature

by Mariacruz Castro Ricalde, Mauricio Díaz Calderón & James Ramey Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (September 30, 2017)

"It was a great night for Mexico, as usual." Donald Trump's words about Alejandro González Iñárritu on Oscars’ night 2014 were a preview of his now-notorious attitude toward Mexicans: "He´s walking away...


William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience

by Brendan Cooper Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 08, 2017)

William Blake (1757–1827) is one of the most significant figures in the history of English poetry. He is also one of the most mysterious, most challenging, and most frequently misunderstood. His Songs of Innocence...


Re-Place

by Lisa FitzGerald Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 03, 2017)

What role does nature play in the cultural world of the theatre? Is the auditorium not a natural environment, and how can theatre and nature aesthetics co-exist in the productive expression of performance? Re-Place:...


Belonging

by Noel O'Connell Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 17, 2017)

This book weaves intensely personal and evocative stories into a layered autoethnographic text about the author’s experience of childhood deafness, sign language and education. Interwoven with the performative...


Biological Discourses

by Robert Craig & Ina Linge Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 10, 2017)

The relationship between biological thought and literature, and between science and culture, has long been an area of interest by no means confined to literary studies. The Darwin Anniversary celebrations of...


The Mind's Isle

by Adrian Kempton Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 17, 2017)

Taking as its point of departure The Odyssey, Plato’s account of Atlantis and The Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, this book examines the profound influence of these works on the development of island fiction...


Contemporary Writing and the Politics of Space

by David Walton & Juan Antonio Suárez Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (July 27, 2017)

This collective volume explores questions of space in contemporary literary texts from a range of theoretical perspectives. In addition to mapping the «spatial turn» in literary and cultural studies, this...


Autumnal Faces

by Katarzyna Bronk Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (July 13, 2017)

Autumnal Faces is a timely study within the ever-growing research on the ways older people and ageing itself have been conceptualized and represented in the popular imagination and, more specifically, in drama...


The Shaping of English Poetry – Volume IV

by Gerald Morgan Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (July 26, 2017)

This fourth volume of essays under the title The Shaping of English Poetry consolidates the work of the previous three volumes on the great subjects of English literature in the Medieval and Renaissance periods....


Battleground Bodies

by Eleanor Jones Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (May 26, 2017)

This is the first book to provide a comparative exploration of the gendered and sexual body in Mozambican literature, engaging with the work of six authors spanning different generations, styles and aesthetics....


Memories of the Future

by Deborah Jaffé & Stephen Wilson Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2017)

What is a memory of the future? Is it a myth, a fiction of a severed arm, a post-human debate or a broken time machine? In an increasingly insecure future-world there is an urgency to consider and debate these...


Literary and Cultural Circulation

by Jose Luis Jobim Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 17, 2017)

An important question concerning literary studies is the circulation of literary works beyond their place of origin. Many other aspects must also be taken into consideration, such as the asymmetric positioning...


Translation, Globalization and Younger Audiences

by Michal Borodo Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 10, 2017)

Translating for younger audiences is in need of critical investigation, as children’s and teenagers’ literature and media products are being increasingly globalized and glocalized, with translation playing...


A Land on the Threshold

by Georg Grote & Hannes Obermair Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (May 26, 2017)

Among the many commemorations of World War I, little was made of the 100th anniversary of the secret Treaty of London between Italy and the Western War Allies in April 1915, which sealed the fate of South Tyrol...


Sculpting the Woman

by Jamilla Rosdahl Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (March 21, 2017)

What is femininity?

Why does the idea of femininity not seem to «fit» with muscular women?

Why are muscular women the object of such controversy and skepticism?

Why do some women build muscle despite these strong...


Persisting in Folly

by Oliver Ready Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (March 14, 2017)

The theme of foolishness has long occupied an unusually prominent place in Russian culture, touching on key questions of national, spiritual, and intellectual identity. In literature, the figure of the fool...


Navigating Maritime Languages and Narratives

by Maria Giovanna Petrillo & Raffaella Antinucci Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (February 20, 2017)

The book collects scholarly essays in the fields of English and French maritime terminology and sea literature. It focuses on the linguistic, literary and cultural exploration of the sea, considering new directions...


Irish Diasporic Narratives in Argentina

by Sinéad Wall Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (March 21, 2017)

Departure from Ireland has long occupied a contradictory position in Irish national discourse, alternately viewed as exile or betrayal. This book analyses how departure, as well as notions of home, identity...


Mazes and Amazements

by Shlomy Mualem Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (February 23, 2017)

Borges gained his first lessons in philosophy from his father while still a young boy – an intimate home schooling that grew into a long-term obsession. Its ubiquitous presence in his thought and writing has...


John Berryman

by Philip Coleman & Peter Campion Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (March 10, 2017)

Drawing on the proceedings of two conferences organized to celebrate the centenary of John Berryman’s birth in 2014, John Berryman: Centenary Essays provides new perspectives on a major US American poet’s...


Capital-in-Crisis, Trade Unionism and the Question of Revolutionary Agency

by Shaun May Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (March 21, 2017)

The entry of the capital relation into its epoch of structural crisis forms the basis for the development of the author’s conception of revolutionary agency. Drawing on the work and achievements of both Marx...


Shame, Masculinity and Desire of Belonging

by Aneta Stepien Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (February 23, 2017)

This study considers male shame in contemporary writing by men, examining why shame is often considered a female emotion and therefore denied in men. The author’s comparative approach to the private experience...


Poetics of the Antilles

by Jean Khalfa Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (February 07, 2017)

The essays collected in this volume study the poetry and thought of four major Francophone Caribbean writers: Saint-John Perse, Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon and Édouard Glissant. In a context where identity...


New Crops, Old Fields

by Conor Caldwell & Eamon Byers Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (February 07, 2017)

From our homes to our houses of government, from our schoolyards to our stadia, from our galleries to our gable walls, folklore is not only preserved but continues to be reimagined in all aspects of everyday...


Forces of Ambiguity

by Jessica Macauley Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (May 29, 2017)

Thomas Mann’s novel Der Zauberberg (1913–1924) illustrates a change in the author’s conceptions of life, death, disease and Eros following World War I. Set in a Swiss tuberculosis sanatorium, the novel’s...


Becoming Vampire

by Simon Bacon Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (February 07, 2017)

Becoming Vampire is an interdisciplinary study of how the figure of the vampire in the twenty-first century has been used to create and define difference, not as either a positive or negative attribute, but...


‘Slight Return’

by Anne Karhio Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (January 16, 2017)

This volume examines the relationship between poetic language and place in the work of Paul Muldoon. Through a close reading of the formal and stylistic aspects of his poems, the book explores the question of...


Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory

by Ruud van den Beuken, Marguérite Corporaal & Christopher Cusack Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (February 15, 2017)

Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory presents the latest research from Irish studies scholars across a variety of disciplines, including history, literature, theatre, photography and folklore, and generates...


Andreas Dresen

by Julian Preece & Nick Hodgin Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (January 25, 2017)

Andreas Dresen is a leading European filmmaker whose œuvre now spans three decades and includes some of the most acclaimed German films of recent times, such as Halbe Treppe (Grill Point, 2002), Sommer vorm...


Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction

by Iva Polak Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (July 19, 2017)

This is the first study that brings together the theory of the fantastic with the vibrant corpus of Australian Aboriginal fiction on futurities. Selected works by Ellen van Neerven, Sam Watson, Archie Weller,...


Comparative Becomings

by Michael G. Kelly & Daragh O'Connell Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (November 30, 2016)

The comparative gesture performs both the act and the question of transition between the terms compared. Understood as an intercultural practice, comparative literature may thus also be understood as both a...


Geoffrey Hill

by Alex Pestell Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 30, 2016)

Geoffrey Hill (1932–2016) was often hailed as one of the most important – and one of the most difficult – poets of his lifetime. This book is a timely investigation into a writer whose work seems simultaneously...


'Inspiring a Mysterious Terror'

by Jarlath Killeen & Valeria Cavalli Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (September 06, 2017)

Best known for his Gothic masterpiece Uncle Silas and the vampire story Carmilla, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was a prolific writer whose extensive body of work included historical, sensation and horror novels,...


Travel Texts and Moving Cultures

by Anita Perkins Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (August 05, 2016)

How does the experience of travel transform culture over time? This question is at the heart of this book, which brings together two main areas of scholarship: the cultural analysis of German literature and...


A Unified and Integrative Theory of Language

by Pablo Kirtchuk Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (September 30, 2016)

Language requires investigation within a broad framework, which can only be achieved if the elements studied belong to all realms of verbal (and to some extent non-verbal) communication. Grammar is merely the...