Happy birthday, Arthur Schnitzler!

By | May 15, 2018

Guest post by Marie Kolkenbrock Arthur Schnitzler was born on this day in 1862. Arguably the most central figure of Viennese Modernism, Schnitzler is known for his sharp analytical gaze on the Austrian society and its bourgeois norms and conventions. On his 60th birthday in 1922, thus precisely 96 years ago today, no other than… Read More »

An Evening of Absolute Joyce

By | May 2, 2018

Guest post by Michelle Witen On Friday, April 20, 2018, James Joyce and Absolute Music received its official launch in Basel at the Labyrinth Book Shop, where it was greeted with a Q&A and wine reception, followed by a cocktail party at the local bar, L’Unique. The evening began with a co-launch Q&A at the… Read More »

Happy birthday, Vladimir Nabokov!

By | April 23, 2018

Although Vladimir Nabokov’s birth in 1899 on April 10 (‘Old Style’) translated to April 22 (‘New Style’) when Russia transitioned between the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the ‘New Style’ also dropped certain days. Hence, Nabokov’s first birthday was actually celebrated on April 23 (which meant getting to share his special day with Shakespeare rather than… Read More »

March & April: New Releases

By | April 18, 2018

It’s time for a March and April roundup! Highlighted below are the newest publications from Bloomsbury Literary Studies. In Otherwise, Revolution!: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead, Rebecca Tillett provides a groundbreaking reading of Almanac for the 21st century, comparing Silko’s activist armies with recent international popular social justice activism such as the Arab Spring, the international Occupy… Read More »

Black comics, electronic literature, religious poetry and more: Spring review highlights

By | April 11, 2018

Check out some recent reviews of Bloomsbury books and find your next read! Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation “The long-anticipated “Black Panther” film debuted in theaters on Feb. 17, and the response from critics and fans has been overwhelmingly positive. The movie earned $387 million in its opening weekend, which makes it the highest-grossing… Read More »

Q&A with Marie Kolkenbrock

By | April 4, 2018

Marie Kolkenbrock answered some questions about her new book in the New Directions in German Studies series, Stereotype and Destiny in Arthur Schnitzler’s Prose: Five Psycho-Sociological Readings. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Through five psycho-sociological readings, my book shows how Arthur Schnitzler’s prose texts suggest that stereotype and destiny form a… Read More »

Object Lessons Cover Reveal: Pixel, High Heel, Train, Fog

By | March 21, 2018

In the weeks following another successful batch of Object Lessons (if you haven’t already, check out our March OLs: Luggage, Rust, Souvenir, and Burger), we’re excited to look forward to the books coming down the pipeline. Especially exciting is that first real step toward a finished book, the front cover! We’ve collected below the four… Read More »

Q&A with Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado

By | March 14, 2018

Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado answered a few questions for us about the new volume he edited, Mexican Literature in Theory.  How would you describe your book in one sentence? An engagement between Mexican literature from the 19th to the 21st century and different schools of literary and critical theory, to explore the ways in which… Read More »

Bloomsbury Perspectives on Children’s Literature

By | March 8, 2018

Bloomsbury has been a committed publisher of literature for Children and Young Adults across its 30 year existence. Here at Bloomsbury Academic we are also dedicated to publishing the very best scholarship on writing for young people. In 2017 we’re delighted to be re-launching our flagship series Bloomsbury Perspectives on Children’s Literature. Edited by Lisa… Read More »

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children’s and Young Adult Literature

By | March 7, 2018

This week we’re celebrating the wonders of children’s literature with guest posts from authors making new contributions to the field. Below, Karen Coats explains her approach to the field in The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children’s and Young Adult Literature. In my early days as a graduate student, I asked my composition students to contact a caregiver… Read More »