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Voicing Voluntary Childlessness

by Natalie Edwards Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 29, 2015)

The decision to reject motherhood is the subject of several key works of literature in French since the new millennium. This book looks at first-person accounts of voluntary childlessness by women writing in...


Japan Copes with Calamity

by Tom Gill, Brigitte Steger & David H. Slater Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 20, 2015)

Four years after the 3.11 disaster in Japan, this acclaimed collection of ethnographies in English on the Japanese communities affected by the giant Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters continues...


Exploring the Utopian Impulse

by Michael J. Griffin & Tom Moylan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 16, 2015)

Exploring the Utopian Impulse presents a series of essays by an international and trans-disciplinary group of contributors that explores the nature and extent of the utopian impulse. Working across a range of...


Demand the Impossible

by Tom Moylan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 05, 2014)

Although published in 1986, Demand the Impossible was written from inside the oppositional political culture of the 1970s. Reading works by Joanna Russ, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marge Piercy, and Samuel R. Delany...


Of Mermaids and Others

by Cary A. Shay Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 30, 2014)

This volume is a critical introduction to the poetry of Irish writer Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Writing poetry exclusively in Irish but allowing and overseeing translations of her work into several languages, primarily...


Nationalisms and Identities among Indigenous Peoples

by Martina Neuburger & H. Peter Dörrenbächer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 06, 2014)

This book investigates nationalisms and the emergence of national identities among the Indigenous peoples across North America. It examines the many difficulties which the Native communities have had to face...


The Poetics of Sight

by John Harvey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 26, 2015)

«Ut pictura poesis», Horace said, but through the two millennia in which «the sister arts» have been compared, little has been said about the nature of sight itself. What we see in «our mind’s eye» as...


Shockwaves of Possibility

by Phillip E. Wegner Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 22, 2014)

Shockwaves of Possibility explores the deep utopianism of one of the most significant modern cultural practices: science fiction. The author contends that utopianism is not simply a motif in SF, but rather is...


Speaking the Postcolonial Nation

by Luis R. Mitras, Jessica Falconi, Sheila Khan & Kamila Krakowska et al. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 18, 2014)

This volume brings together interviews on the topic of the postcolonial nation and its narrations with prominent writers from Angola and Mozambique. The interviewees offer personal insights into the history...


Narrating the Postcolonial Nation

by Luis R. Mitras, Rita Chaves, Hilary Owen & Livia Apa et al. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 18, 2014)

The essays collected in this volume look at the way that Mozambican and Angolan literary works seek to narrate, re-create and make sense of the postcolonial nation. Some of the studies focus on individual works;...


Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine

by Marguérite Corporaal, Christopher Cusack, Lindsay Janssen & Ruud van den Beuken Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 23, 2014)

The 150th anniversary of Ireland’s Great Famine in the 1990s generated a significant increase in scholarship on the history of the crisis and its social and cultural aftermath. Two decades later, interest...


A History of Football in North and South Korea c.1910–2002

by Jong Sung Lee Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 04, 2015)

For the Koreans, no sport has surpassed football in terms of its popularity and national importance, from the Japanese colonization era onwards. However, its importance has developed over time as a result of...


Views of Albion

by Andrzej Szczerski Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 27, 2015)

Views of Albion is the first comprehensive study of the reception of British art and design in Central Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. The author proposes a new map of European Art Nouveau, where...


Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain

by Beatrice Laurent Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

Artists, scientists and the wider public of the Victorian era all seem to have shared a common interest in the myth of the Briar Rose and its contemporary implications, from the Pre-Raphaelites and late Victorian...


Historical Memories in Culture, Politics and the Future

by Rahman Haghighat Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 30, 2014)

This book is written to satisfy the individual’s desire for intellectual stimulation, to sow in the mind the seed of new ideas, and involve the reader in productive debates. It covers culture, history and...


France and Ireland in the Public Imagination

by Benjamin Keatinge & Mary Pierse Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2014)

This engaging collection of essays considers the cultural complexities of the Franco-Irish relationship in song and story, image and cuisine, novels, paintings and poetry. It casts a fresh eye on public perceptions...


New Critical Perspectives on Franco-Irish Relations

by Anne Goarzin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 30, 2015)

This collection of critical essays proposes new and original readings of the relationship between French and Irish literature and culture. It seeks to re-evaluate, deconstruct and question artistic productions...


The Cinema of the Swimming Pool

by Christopher Brown & Pam Hirsch Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 25, 2014)

The swimming pool frequently appears in film not merely as a setting but as a dynamic site where social, political, cultural and aesthetic forces converge. What is it about this space that has so fascinated...


Contested Borders

by Ilir Kalemaj Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 03, 2014)

This book argues that power struggles between internal and diasporic elites play a central role in the development of political agendas that have the potential to shift national borders. The author uses Albania...


Ballet Body Narratives

by Angela Pickard Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 30, 2015)

Ballet Body Narratives is an ethnographic exploration of the social world of classical ballet and the embodiment of young ballet dancers as they engage in «becoming a dancer» in ballet school in England. In...


Alternative Worlds

by Ricarda Vidal & Ingo Cornils Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 22, 2014)

In an attempt to counteract the doom and gloom of the economic crisis and the politicians’ overused dictum that ‘there is no alternative’, this interdisciplinary collection presents a number of alternative...


The Long Seventh Century

by Thomas J. MacMaster, Emanuele E. Intagliata & Alessandro Gnasso Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

This volume represents a selection of papers presented at the 2013 Edinburgh Seventh Century Colloquium, showcasing the latest scholarship from a rising generation of academics. The volume traverses the globe...


Spectacle

by Jennifer Creech & Thomas O. Haakenson Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 31, 2015)

How does the visual nature of spectacle inform the citizenry, destabilize the political, challenge aesthetic convention and celebrate cultural creativity? What are the limits – aesthetic, political, social,...


Eccentricity and Sameness

by Charlotte Ross Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 16, 2015)

Dispelling widespread views that female same-sex desire is virtually absent from Italian literature and cultural production in the modern era, this groundbreaking study demonstrates that narratives of lesbianism...


Queering Paradigms IV

by Rodrigo Borba, Branca Falabella Fabrício, Elizabeth Sara Lewis & Diana de Souza Pinto Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 16, 2014)

South-North Dialogues on Queer Epistemologies, Embodiments and Activisms is composed of research presented at the fourth international Queering Paradigms Conference (QP4), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In...


Fighting for Britain?

by Juliette Pattinson & Wendy Ugolini Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 31, 2015)

This edited collection focuses on the negotiation of national, geographic and cultural identities during the Second World War among the constituent countries of the United Kingdom. Adopting a four nations approach,...


Cartographies of Differences

by Ulrike M. Vieten & Gill Valentine Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2016)

This volume investigates the process of learning how to live with individual and group differences in the twenty-first century and examines the ambivalences of contemporary cosmopolitanism. Engaging with the...


Cultures of Boxing

by David Scott Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 30, 2015)

Bringing together boxing writers from different cultural and disciplinary perspectives, this book offers a vital and original contribution to the understanding of this enduringly fascinating and controversial...


Returning the Gaze

by Asma Agzenay Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 20, 2015)

This book is proposed as a contribution to postcolonial critiques of the colonial and postcolonial exotic. It investigates the exotic as a representation of colonial cultural difference in colonial discourse,...


The Men with Broken Faces

by Marjorie Gehrhardt Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 30, 2015)

Facially wounded servicemen were perhaps the ultimate victims of the First World War. They became walking reminders of the conflict and their experiences reveal the impact of the war not only on the combatants...


Utopia in Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone African Countries

by Francisco Bethencourt Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 31, 2015)

This book studies the history, literature and culture of Portuguese-speaking countries through the lens of utopia. The role of utopia in Portuguese literature is the object of fresh analyses ranging from Camões...


Language, Identity and Migration

by Vera Regan, Chloé Diskin & Jennifer Martyn Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 04, 2015)

This volume presents a collection of the latest scholarly research on language, migration and identity. In a globalised world where migratory patterns are in constant flux, the traditional notion of the ‘immigrant’...


France and Ireland

by Mary Pierse & Una Hunt Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 31, 2015)

The rich association between Ireland and France is embodied in music, art and creative writing from both countries and this collection provides a tantalising selection of these interweaving influences. The book...


The Racial Horizon of Utopia

by Edward K. Chan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 04, 2015)

Race and utopia have been fundamental features of US American culture since the origins of the country. However, racial ideology has often contradicted the ideals of social and political equality in the United...


Transnational Revolutionaries

by David Doolin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 18, 2015)

The organization of several thousand Irish American men into a military outfit, which then attempted to invade Canada from within the United States, is a significant historical event that remains largely unexplored...


Queering Paradigms V

by Manuela Lavinas Picq, Maria Amelia Viteri, Marcelo Aguirre & Ana María Garzón Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 18, 2015)

The authors of this edited volume use a queer perspective to address colonialism as localized in the Global South, to analyse how the queer can be decolonized and to map the implications of such conversations...


Some Ethnolinguistic Notes on Polar Eskimo

by Stephen Leonard Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 07, 2015)

This book serves as an insightful ethnographic introduction to the language and oral traditions of the Inugguit, a sub-group of the Inuit who live in north-west Greenland. A unique work, it encompasses an overview...


The Vanished Musicians

by Albrecht Dümling & Diana K. Weekes Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 15, 2016)

About 9,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany settled in Australia between 1933 and 1945, a small fraction of the hundreds of thousands who fled. Although initially greeted with a mixed reception as «enemy...


The Doppelgaenger

by Deborah Ascher Barnstone Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 29, 2016)

The Doppelgänger – the double, twin, mirror image or alter ego of someone else – is an ancient and universal theme that can be traced at least as far back as Greek and Roman mythology, but is particularly...


New Perspectives on Irish TV Series

by Flore Coulouma Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 03, 2016)

Within the growing field of television studies, little work has yet been done on the Irish context. This volume aims to fill this gap by offering new and compelling studies of contemporary Irish TV series. Fictional...


The Colombian Political Novel 1951–1987

by Alvaro Quiroga-Cifuentes Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 03, 2015)

This book explores the environment and cultural context of Colombian political novels published between 1951 and 1987. Challenging the label of «novelas de la violencia», the author analyses them as products...


History and Fiction

by Gillian Polack Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 29, 2016)

Shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review

Fiction plays a vital role in describing history and transmitting culture. How writers understand and use history can play an equally important...


Popular Politics and Popular Culture in the Age of the Masses

by Jeffrey Hill Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 12, 2014)

The book is a selection of essays from the author’s work since the early 1980s. It presents an analysis of political and cultural trends based upon a series of case studies drawn from the North West of England,...


Performativity in the Gallery

by Outi Remes, Laura MacCulloch & Marika Leino Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 19, 2013)

This book coincides with an increase in the programming of live art elements in many galleries and museums. Traditional art history has, however, been wary of live art’s interdisciplinarity and its tendency...


Media and Cosmopolitanism

by Aybige Yilmaz, Ruxandra Trandafoiu & Aris Mousoutzanis Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

This collection of essays examines the relationship between the media and cosmopolitanism in an increasingly fragmented and globalizing world. This relationship is presented from multiple perspectives and the...


Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the Twenty-First-Century University

by Mark Orme Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

‘Internationalisation’ is a key issue impacting on higher education today, but what is actually meant by this term and how does it relate to the notion of ‘global citizenship’, which also features prominently...


Ethnicity and Tribal Theology

by Songram Basumatary Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 18, 2014)

The Church and wider society in Northeast India have witnessed a number of shifts in ethnic identity and the resultant inter-ethnic conflicts since the 1980s are threatening the peaceful co-existence of various...


Translating German Novellas into English

by Marc J. Schweissinger Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 05, 2014)

Translation of fiction is always interpretation. This book discusses the challenges facing translators of fictional works from German into English using as examples English translations of canonical German novellas...


Invisibility Studies

by Henriette Steiner & Kristin Veel Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 06, 2015)

Invisibility Studies explores current changes in the relationship between what we consider visible and what invisible in different areas of contemporary culture. Contributions trace how these changes make their...


Time and Space in Contemporary Greek-Cypriot Cinema

by Lisa Socrates Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

Why does the 1974 war in Cyprus remain so dominant in Greek-Cypriot cinema? How has this event shaped the imagination of contemporary filmmakers, and how might one define the new national cinema that has emerged...