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Happy birthday, Katherine Mansfield!

By | October 14, 2018

Katherine Mansfield was born on October 14, 1888. To celebrate the 130th anniversary of her birth, Todd Martin explores Mansfield’s relationship to the Bloomsbury Group and her place in literary modernism. In one of the reviews of the first edition of Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group, the reviewer – commenting that the book was… Read More »

Q&A with Alice Bennett

By | October 10, 2018

Alice Bennett answered a few questions for us about her new book Contemporary Fictions of Attention: Reading and Distraction in the Twenty-First Century. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Contemporary Fictions of Attention is a book about how twenty-first-century writing has responded to the idea that reading books should improve concentration that… Read More »

Décor Nation

By | October 3, 2018

Guest post by Kati Stevens Holidays in the U.S. announce themselves through, among other things, domestic and commercial décor – Christmas being the most heavy-handed, with Halloween not far behind, and Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and the color-theme twins of Memorial Day and the 4th of July all putting in noble efforts. Traditionally,… Read More »

The Big Somewhere

By | September 19, 2018

Guest post by Steven Powell The Big Somewhere: Essays on James Ellroy’s Noir World is a comprehensive study of the Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction. The literary career of Ellroy is explored in full: from his legacy to his influence on other authors, via all the major works in the LA Quartet and Underworld… Read More »

Q&A with Graham Huggan

By | September 17, 2018

Graham Huggan answered a few questions for us about Colonialism, Culture, Whales, his new book in the Environmental Cultures series. Start reading Colonialism, Culture, Whales on Bloomsbury Collections.  How would you describe your book in one sentence? Colonialism, Culture, Whales looks at the transition from whale hunting (in the past) to whale watching (in the present),… Read More »

Happy birthday, H.D.!

By | September 10, 2018

H.D. was born on September 10, 1886. To honor the 132nd anniversary of her birth, Matte Robinson explores the mysteries of her poetry.  Back in the mid-aughts, my future wife and I drove the 555 miles to the Beinecke library at Yale. I was working on my dissertation and my supervisor’s scholarly edition of H.D.’s… Read More »

Q&A with Natasha Periyan

By | September 5, 2018

Natasha Periyan answers a few questions for us about The Politics of 1930s British Literature, her new book in the Historicizing Modernism series.  How would you describe your book in one sentence? A study of how 1930s writers engaged with education as they explored shifting democratic ideals, new gender identities and new aesthetic forms. What… Read More »