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Bloomsbury Literary Studies
New York/ London
Bringing you the latest book news and views from the Continuum Literary Studies team in London and New York
Interests: books, publishing, literary studies, literature, shakespeare, beckett, religion, comics, romanticism, theatre studies,
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Willard Bohn answered some questions for us about editing the new anthology Surrealist Poetry. Tell us a bit about a significant piece in the collection and why you selected it. I selected “When I Sleep I See Clearly,” by J. V. Foix, for two reasons. Since Barcelona was, and continues... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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January 4, 2017 - Object Lessons series editors Ian Bogost (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Christopher Schaberg (Loyola University New Orleans) have been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a traveling seminar program for writers, arranged to coincide with major academic conferences across the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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Rob Latham answered a few questions for us about editing the new anthology Science Fiction Criticism. Tell us a bit about a significant piece in the collection and why you selected it. Well, the volume is packed with classic essays, so it’s hard to pick just one. That said, I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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The following is adapted from Nicole Walker's Egg, now available from Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series. An egg, whole, uncracked makes a perfect arch. The eggshell’s beauty is the kind of beauty artists strive for. Foreshadowed, intentional, balanced, fragile. The opacity of the egg surprises. Its curves titillate. The potentiality the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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Trent Hergenrader answered some questions for us about the new book Creative Writing Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in the Classroom and the collaboration process with his co-editors, Joseph Rein and Michael Dean Clark. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Creative Writing Innovations is about showcasing non-traditional approaches to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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Jesús Blanco Hidalga answered some questions for us about his new book, Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community: Narratives of Salvation. How would you describe your book in one sentence? In my book I offer a close analysis of Jonathan Franzen’s fiction that integrates formal and ideological approaches and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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We asked Lucas Thompson to answer a few questions about his studies on David Foster Wallace and his new book, Global Wallace: David Foster Wallace and World Literature. How would you describe your book in one sentence? My book is an argument for reimagining David Foster Wallace as being not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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The Bloomsbury 21st Century Genre Fiction series seeks new titles addressing innovative trends and development in contemporary genre writing, considering the function of genre in both reflecting and shaping sociopolitical and economic developments of the twenty-first century. The series provides exciting and accessible introductions to new genres in twenty-first-century fiction... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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Alexandra Berlina answered a few questions for us about her new book, Viktor Shklovsky: A Reader, a collection of Shklovsky's key criticism taken from the major theoretical writings as well as from letters and memoirs, and presented in new translations with introductory material and commentary. Tell us a bit about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Bloomsbury is delighted to announce that we are currently seeking proposals for a new book series, Bloomsbury Studies in Critical Poetics, which seeks to publish the best contemporary scholarship on poetry from across the world. This series, edited by Daniel Katz, Professor of English at the University of Warwick, UK,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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Is there any better gift to give or receive than books? We don’t think so! So we’ve asked some of our authors to share with us their Bloomsbury Holiday Wish Lists, to help inspire your gift-giving this season! Today's Wish List is from David Hering, author of David Foster Wallace:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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An excerpt from the Object Lessons book Silence by John Biguenet In our first visit to Florence, while still students, my wife and I found a little restaurant near our bat-infested pensione as sunset turned the Arno bronze. Having been raised by her grandmother from Viareggio, the nearby beach resort,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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This week, the Bloomsbury Literary Studies team is heading to the annual conference of the German Studies Association. We’re excited to showcase sixteen volumes from New Directions in German Studies, our fantastic series that uses new perspectives and methodologies to reframe aspects of the discipline and shed light on underrepresented... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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Peter Beck reflects on points raised by his recently published book The War of the Worlds: from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and beyond: In The War of the Worlds: from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and beyond (Bloomsbury: 2016), you state... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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Michael Richardson answered a few questions for us about his new book, Gestures of Testimony: Torture, Trauma, and Affect in Literature. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Gestures of Testimony argues that writing torture and its traumas in fiction requires re-thinking the relationship between state power, tortured... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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Guest post by Martin Paul Eve What does it mean to write a cultural history of passwords? Aren't passwords, after all, digital phenomena, part of computers and the internet? Surely passwords aren't really old enough to have a history? Well, Ali Baba's “Open Sesame” suggests otherwise. As does Aeneas Tacitus's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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Guest post by Josephine Donovan I’ve long been concerned about the aestheticization of evil; that is, the setting off or the framing of evil deeds as material to be appreciated for the beauty of its arrangement (in the case of pictures) or for the transgressive thrill provided (in the case... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
To end the week of blog posts celebrating the launch of Macbeth, Macbeth, John Schad, Professor of English at Lancaster University, and one of the editors of Beyond Criticism introduces the series—its inspiration, and what we might expect from it. For future Beyond Criticism news keep an eye on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
“One of the things we hope is that the book is a sort of testimony or its own small monument to the extra life in the play, the uncontainable… it would be nice to think that the reader takes what we’ve done as permission, as authorisation, as a kind of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Continuing our celebrations of the launch of Macbeth, Macbeth — a creative response to Shakespeare’s tragedy by Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey — today we look at responses to the book by some of its earliest readers: Slavoj Žižek, International Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, UK: “Macbeth, Macbeth is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Continuing our celebration of the publication of our new book Macbeth, Macbeth by Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey—at the same time a thrilling sequel to and deeply lived commentary on Shakespeare’s great tragedy—here is a reading from the book performed by actress Stephanie Greer: As the porter sleeps in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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Susan Gustafson, author of the recently released Goethe's Families of the Heart, answered a few questions for us about how she came to write her new book. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Goethe’s Families of the Heart outlines the families and relationships that Goethe highlights throughout... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Bloomsbury are thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new series—Beyond Criticism—exploring (and breaking) the boundaries between criticism and creativity in the 21st century. To celebrate the series, we’ll be dedicating the whole week on the blog to the publication of the first title: Macbeth, Macbeth. Written by two... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
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May is shaping up to be an exciting month for Bloomsbury Lit—we have an incredible range of new titles coming out on subjects including Kerouac’s poetics, the future of literary theory, and reagency in the contemporary American novel. Take a look at some of our new titles below: In Subject... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Continuing the celebrations for our new open access Environmental Cultures series, today we hear from three members of the series’ international Editorial Board who tell us about their ambitions for the series and the forthcoming books they are looking forward to reading. Professor Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, University of Warwick, UK:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies