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New Directions in Religion and Literature: Jo Carruthers on Englishness and Religious Identities

By | May 28, 2012

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 reverence’. The children imitate a… Read More »

Ideas Allowed: John Schad discusses The Late Walter Benjamin

By | May 15, 2012

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 interview with John, author guest… Read More »

Bloomsbury shortlisted for Academic, Education and Professional Publisher of the Year

By | May 14, 2012

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 chosen field, outstanding commercial success,… Read More »

In Conversation with John Schad: Walter Benjamin Revealed

By | May 3, 2012

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 life and death of Walter… Read More »

The Late Walter Benjamin: read the first two chapters here!

By | May 2, 2012

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, for free, exclusively on our… Read More »

Writing The Late Walter Benjamin: an author perspective

By | April 30, 2012

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 influenced and inspired the book.… Read More »

Comic Books and American Cultural History: An Anthology

By | April 26, 2012

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 the meantime, read an exclusive… Read More »

Benjamin, Barthes and the Singularity of Photography – a sneak peek at some of the photos!

By | April 5, 2012

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 the power and resonance of the… Read More »

Mad Men, the most literary show on television?

By | March 27, 2012

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, the Daily Telegraph have also… Read More »