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John Kasper and Ezra Pound: Saving the Republic publishes this month. The book examines Pound’s correspondence with this militant far-right American activist who first came to prominence with his violent campaigns against desegregation in the Civil Rights era. We asked author Alec Marsh a few questions about the book and... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
We are getting reading for the Modernist Studies Association conference in Pittsburgh. We are going to have new paperback editions of our Historicizing Modernism series along with the first the first print edition by Bloomsbury of The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project. Stop by for a 35% discount on displayed titles... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of Chaucer's death. Gail Ashton, author of the forthcoming Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture discusses Chaucer in this latest post! What the Dickens shall we do about Chaucer? Ever wondered why no one in the UK seems to read Chaucer anymore? Why Gail Ashton sees a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Congratulations to 2014 Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano! Check out our book Patrick Modiano by Alan Morris. This is the first English literary study of this best-selling French author, whose works are found increasingly in translation throughout the world and who is attracting considerable critical attention outside France. In this lucid... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
New Guest post from author E. Dawson Varughese! The author of Bloomsbury’s Reading New India doesn’t simply keep her world literature interests between the covers of her books. E. Dawson Varughese takes her literary arts installation the KARVAN to literary festivals, schools and libraries so that people can travel the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Congratulations to Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II for winning the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Scholarly/Academic Work over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con! The Eisner awards, according the website are “considered the ‘Oscars’ of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
We are getting ready for the American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference in Portland Oregon. We are bringing many new textbooks including new editions of best-selling titles Forensic Linguistics, Developing Materials for Language Teaching and Quantitative Research in Linguistics: An Introduction. Stop by to receive a 35% discount on all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, author of The New Human in Literature: Posthuman Visions of Changes in Body, Mind and Society after 1900 was recently interviewed by Jutland Station. He discusses his book that addresses literature's changing ideas of mankind. Along with the the interview is a fantastic review: In The New... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Thursday 6th March 2014. A special day for books, for reading, for learning: all around the globe children are dressing up, reading aloud, receiving book tokens, celebrating their favourite stories. Well we couldn’t let them have all the fun! We’d like to know what your favourite Bloomsbury academic book is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
For the third week of Bloomsbury Linguistics' Five Fun Facts about Languages, we've moved things up a gear and broadened our horizons to look at one of the biggest languages in the world. Here are our Five Fun Facts about Spanish! Let us know what you think @BloomsburyLing #5funfacts. 1)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
It's week two of our Fun Facts about Languages series, and today we're back with five titbits of information about an emerging dialect of the English language in the UK - Jafaican. Give it a read and let us know what you think by tweeting us @BloomsburyLing. 1) Jafaican (from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
It's Friday! To celebrate, Bloomsbury Linguistics has put together an 18 question crossword about all things linguistics. Click on the crossword below for a bigger (more readable!) copy. Print it out, give it a go and let us know how you get on @BloomsburyLing! Andrew Wardell Editorial Assistant | Linguistics Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
To kick start our new weekly blog series, Bloomsbury Linguistics’ Five Fun Facts about Languages, we've chosen five fun, or at least vaguely interesting, facts about Welsh for your entertainment. Remember, you can share any of your fun facts about Welsh by tweeting us @BloomsburyLing, #5funfacts. So, here we go!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
Hello, and welcome to the first entry in what will be a series of short blog posts giving you five fun(ish) facts about languages from across the globe. From dead ancient languages to emerging new dialects, join Bloomsbury Linguistics on a journey of discovery as we seek some interesting facts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
We are delighted to announce that Centre21 has been invited to host a stage at Latitude Festival 2014. The University of Brighton is joining one of the UK’s biggest festivals by organising a tribute to miners’ strike poetry: The Miners’ Strike 30 Years On. From the press release: Dr Katy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Continuing a mulit-year streak, two Literary Studies books have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013. Congratulations to On Modern Poetry by Robert Rowland Smith and Writing the Self by Peter Heehs. More about Choice Outstanding Academic Titles: Every year, Choice subject editors single out for recognition the most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Today sees the much anticipated release of Neil Cohn’s The Visual Language of Comics! Packed full of illustrations, many drawn by Neil himself - which really pop from the page - this beautiful book presents Cohn’s provocative theory that drawings and sequential images are structured the same way as language... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
They say that you should never judge a book by its cover. But whoever said that perhaps hadn’t seen the cover for Language in Education, which publishes in the UK today! Here are some nice things people have said: “An invaluable resource for learning, reflection and enrichment about the infinitely... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
Bloomsbury Linguistics is delighted to announce the arrival of the first advance copies of the latest edition of Forensic Linguistics! Publishing in the UK in early December, the third edition of John Olsson’s seminal work, co-authored by June Luchjenbroers, is (we think) the best practical introduction to forensic linguistics available.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
BOOK LAUNCH AND POETRY READING: Anthology of Jewish American Poets Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Oseh Shalom Congregation, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, MD. Reading by poets featured in the just-released The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry: Deborah Ager (co-editor), Nancy Naomi Carlson, Rachel Malis, Yvette... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
In a recent blog post, The New Yorker recommended "Signs and Symbols" for weekend reading. The story, which centers on an elderly couple’s attempt to visit their son in a sanitarium, is one of the best examples of Nabokov’s multilayered narrative style. In a letter to Katharine A. White, The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Last week I had the chance to meet with Maria-Carolina Cambre, author of our forthcoming Semiotics of Che Guevara. She was in London courtesy of her winning a prize, and we always like to shout about it when our authors win prizes for being excellent. Her book is part of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Bloomsbury Linguistics
My book The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight is now out in paperback, beautifully rebranded under the Bloomsbury imprint, and there have been some nice reviews to coincide with the release of the new affordable edition. In a few cases, readers have sent me photos of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
2012 was another great year for Literary Studies publishing. Two of our titles The Comic Mode in English Literature and The Nine Lives of William Shakespeare (which is now under The Arden Shakespeare brand) were named Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice. Here is more about the award: Every year, Choice... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies
The internet's celebration of Pride and Prejudice's 200th anniversary is still going strong. Bloomsbury author Evan Gottlieb just published this article for the Huffington Post: Jane Austen and Zombies: Old Novels, New Insights. From the article: For those of us who teach and write about 18th- and 19th-century literature, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Bloomsbury Literary Studies