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Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
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Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
This December, Bloomsbury Linguistics will be publishing Dr David Evans' edited volume, Language and Identity: Social Groups and Cultures in the World. In this week's blog post, editor Dave Evans tells us more about this exciting project. This book is a ‘must read’ for serious students of language/linguistics for an... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
It’s week 13 and we’re moving on to yet enough continent in our quest to discover more about different languages around the world. Traditionally spoken in the Arctic north of America, these are our Five Fun Facts about Inuit! 1) The Inuit language is divided into two major dialect groups,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
Welcome to week 12 of our language odyssey! At the end of last week’s post, we touched upon one of the most ancient language families, Austronesian, and it sparked our interest. So, for this week we’ve decided to look at another language in the Austronesian family - this is our... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
Hello! It’s been a few days in coming but now that Easter (and the inevitable backlog of work that involves) is out of the way, we’re happy to present, at last, our Five Fun Facts about the languages of Papua New Guinea! 1) More than 850 languages are used within... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
As part of our Signs of Life series, we bring you some of the finest interpretations of language in sign form from across the world. This one, close to home, was spotted in East London. The Spag Bowl Related articles Bloomsbury Linguistics' Five Fun Facts about Languages Bloomsbury Linguistics' Five... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
'In his 1935 study, Some Versions of Pastoral, rather than presenting a genre rooted in escapism, fantasy or paradise, William Empson described the pragmatic, instrumental value of pastoral, its way of ‘putting the complex into the simple’. But he also radically demonstrated, in examining such seemingly disparate texts as Troilus... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Is poetry rational? Is poetry reasonable? Is rhyme rational? Is rhyme reasonable? Does reason rhyme? Is rhyme a kind of non-reason, or nonsense? It is readily accepted among today’s cultural elite that modern poetry doesn’t have to rhyme – as if it is an unreasonable demand to be so reasonably... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
The search for UK and Ireland's BIGGEST Harry Potter fan begins! Fifteen years ago today, on 26th June 1997, Bloomsbury published a book about a boy wizard on Bloomsbury's newly launched Children's list called Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. From an idea born on a train journey, to its... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Samuel Beckett's German Diaries 1936 - 1937 by Mark Nixon is one of our flagship Beckett publications, launching the publication of our Historicizing Modernism series last year. I am delighted to report that it has had a rave review in the Times Literary Supplement. Normally at this point I would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Described as the 'Richard Dawkins of Literary Criticism' by Christopher Douglas (Associate Professor of English, University of Victoria), Michael Lackey is the author of our fascinating new book The Modernist God State in which he looks at the religious basis of modernist political movements. In this interview he reveals his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
David Tucker is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex and currently teaches at the University of Oxford, UK. He is the editor of British Social Realism in the Arts since 1940 (Palgrave, 2011) and author of the latest book in our Historicizing Modernism series - Samuel Beckett... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Congratulations to Madeline Miller and all our Bloomsbury colleagues for their success at the Orange Prize 2012 last night! Madeline won the coveted prize for her fantastic debut novel The Song of Achilles - a gripping and touching love story between exiled princeling Patroclus and Achilles, strong, beautiful and the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
In Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden the children sit in their newly restored garden, bursting to express their sense of celebration. Ben the gardener suggests they sing the Doxology hymn, even though ‘He had no opinion of the Doxology and he did not make the suggestion with any particular... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
John Schad will be taking part in a series of Ideas Allowed talks in Hull on the 24th May, discussing and reading from his fantastic new book, The Late Walter Benjamin. Regular visitors to our blog will be more than familiar with this book - we have posted up an... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
I am delighted to report that Bloomsbury has been shortlisted for Academic, Education and Professional Publisher of the Year by the Bookseller Industry Awards. Exciting times! The judges for this award will be looking for companies specialising in academic, educational or professional publishing, which demonstrate consistent high-quality publishing within its... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
John Schad is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Lancaster and author of our new fictional narrative The Late Walter Benjamin. 'Set partly in Watford and partly in the haunted wing of the English language' (Ian Macmillan, on BBC Radio 3's 'The Verb'), this documentary novel juxtaposes the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
As mentioned previously, we're really excited to be publishing The Late Walter Benjamin this week! On Monday John Schad (the author) gave us an insight into his experience of writing about Walter Benjamin, and today I'm delighted to bring you the first couple of chapters of the book to read,... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
This week we publish The Late Walter Benjamin, a documentary novel that creatively explores the life and thought of Walter Benjamin in the political context of a post-War London estate. In this blog post, our author John Schad looks back on his personal engagement with Walter Benjamin and how it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Comic Books and American Cultural History: An Anthology has just published in the UK and I am delighted to say that it is available on inspection for all lecturers cosidering course adoption of at least 12 copies or more! Further details of how to order can be found here. In... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
'Anyone writing fiction – indeed anyone writing full stop – needs to know much more than how to craft words on a page. They also have to have a sense of how to delve into that mystical, magical area where true stories lie: the place of creativity and inspiration. Sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
If a picture paints a thousand words, it’s equally a moment caught in time. But how do we understand and interpret this and other photographic images? Along with film, photography has straddled the personal and the historical. Many theories – some philosophical, others not - have sprung up to explain... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
As mentioned previously on this blog, we are big fans of all things Americana and in particular, the television phenomenon that is Mad Men. So much so, that we put together our own literary guide to Mad Men on this blog last week. But we are not the only ones,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
What place did feminist writing have in the modernist movement? Seeing as we are attending the Moving Modernisms conference this week, lets turn our attention to Virginia Woolf... 'Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own is a key feminist text that explores the relationship between women and literature and economics. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies