This is David Avital's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following David Avital's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
David Avital
Recent Activity
Environmental Cultures is a new open content series from Bloomsbury Academic that aims to publish innovative work in ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. Environmental crisis is simultaneously and inseparably material and cultural, destructive and revolutionary. Besides complicating and endangering relationships between humans and other beings, it transforms human identities, communities... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Bloomsbury are very excited to be announcing the launch of a brand new series on contemporary literature, edited by Peter Boxall (University of Sussex), Stephen J. Burn (University of Glasgow) and Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading). Call for Proposals The editors invite proposals for a new series of research monographs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
We're very excited here at the Bloomsbury office to have received our rather beautiful printed copies of the magnificent two-volume Reception of Charles Dickens in Europe. Edited by Michael Hollington and a must for any University Library, this book brings together nearly fifty international contributors to provide a comprehensive survey... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
We were delighted to see a bumper crop of Bloomsbury titles reviewed in the latest issue of Choice, the review journal of the Association for College & Research Libraries. We were particularly delighted to receive the coveted "highly recommended" rating for not one but two of our books. Describing the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
We tweeted about this book when we got our advanced copies a couple of weeks ago, but as it’s one of our most exciting and original publications this year, I really wanted to give it a proper launch on this blog. The Late Walter Benjamin is a rigorously researched exploration... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
As we enter the season of religious holidays, I wanted to flag up the two new titles we’ve just published in what’s fast becoming one of my favourite series here at Continuum: New Directions in Religion and Literature. The first book is England’s Secular Scripture by Jo Carruthers of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
On a gloomy late-autumn Monday (at least here in London), I’m sure I can’t be the only one who might be on the look out for something to lighten the mood... With impeccable timing, Continuum Literary Studies is coming to the rescue with our latest publication: The Comic Mode in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
As the new academic year is now well and truly in full swing, I thought I'd go back to a topic of some of our recent posts and highlight some more of our new books for students. In particular, I wanted to flag up our rapidly growing Continuum Renaissance Drama... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Happy Halloween everyone! In the interests of public service, for anyone who is still struggling for a costume idea, I started thinking about the scariest characters in literature. There are obvious ones like the iconic Gothic figures (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein monster), but everyone will be going for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
With the weekend fast approaching, I thought I'd offer up a quick (but enthusiastic) suggestion for anyone looking for some stimulating weekend reading. Here at Continuum, we have just published a book that, for me personally, just might be one of the highlights of our publishing year: Graham Holderness's Nine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
"Something has happened - Julian Barnes has won the Booker Prize at the fourth attempt. That 'Something happened' is all one can say of any historical event according to Adrian Finn, the lost link in the chain of responsibility running through Barnes's winning novella, The Sense of an Ending. This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Happy UK National Poetry Day! We're all poetry fans here at Continuum and if you are too, you’ll be keen to check out the official website which lists poetry-themed events going on up and down the country, including a National Poetry Live event happening right across the road from our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
The summer really seems to have vanished in the blink of an eye, hasn’t it? All of a sudden, here we are at the start of a new academic year! So while some of you may be planning lectures and seminars, or returning to study or even heading off to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
"After winning the David Cohen Prize earlier this year, Julian Barnes may finally add the Booker to his list of awards. Previously shortlisted in 1984 for Flaubert's Parrot, in 1998 for England, England and in 2005 for Arthur and George, Barnes has now made the 2011 shortlist of six for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
As I’m sure most of you will know by now, today has been one of the most important dates in the UK literary calendar, with the announcement of the shortlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize. Predictably, this year’s shortlist has already prompted quite a bit of commentary. The shortlist... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
After yesterday’s Michael Ondaatje post, I thought it would be good to stick with the theme of contemporary writing from North America by telling you about a couple of other new titles we’ve just published. Contemporary American fiction is something of a speciality of ours here at Continuum and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
We are excited to announce that, over the weekend, ownership of Continuum passed from Nova/Paul Investments Capital Management to Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury are a prestigious, innovative and independent-minded publisher who are planning to grow the academic and professional arm of their business with Continuum as the cornerstone. Acquiring Continuum is a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Just a reminder to say that Continuum will be in attendance at this weekend’s Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive conference at the University of York this weekend. It’s shaping up to be a hugely interesting conference, with some fascinating keynotes, seminars and presentations as well as performances, readings and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Hello! I am very happy to be writing my first blog post as the new Editorial Assistant for Continuum’s Literary Studies list and who better to write about whilst making my first mark at Continuum than Oscar Wilde, a man who certainly made his mark on the world. Our great... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Right, we’re rapidly heading into the weekend, so for anyone looking for some literary-themed reading, I thought I’d make some suggestions. Last month, we published two new titles in our flagship Shakespeare Now! series that I most definitely recommend. The two new books in the series share a common desire:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Hello! Hope everyone's having a great week. You may remember last month, I was writing about our exciting new Continuum Studies in North American Fiction series. Well, I was delighted to see that we’ve had our first review for the series – the rather wonderful Gothic Imagination blog recently posted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Before we hit the weekend, here's another new book that I should have posted about ages ago. In Shakespeare and Popular Music, Adam Hansen (Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Northumbria, UK) offers a fantastic survey of the surprising places where the Bard has popped up in contemporary... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Ok, I know it’s the 1st day of February today and Christmas seems like it was a LONG time ago already, but I’ve been wanting to blog about my Christmas reading. It’s a new book in our New Directions in Religion and Literature series that landed on my desk just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Just before Christmas, we were very pleased indeed to receive from the printers advanced copies of the first books in a very exciting new series we’re about to launch: Continuum Studies in Contemporary North American Fiction. For many readers, the US and Canada are producing some of the most exciting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Hello! I thought it was about time that I made my first post as the new Senior Editor on Continuum's Literary Studies list. Choosing a subject for my first post has proven to be quite a challenge: we're in the very fortunate position of having published some really great new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies