Category Archives: American Literature

On Writing a Guide to Poetry (Part I)

By | December 8, 2015

Guest Post by Mark Yakich I’d wanted to call my book Poetry: A Guide for the Perplexed—not only because Bloomsbury has a series called “Guides for the Perplexed,” riffing off Maimonides’ 12th-century The Guide for the Perplexed, but because so many poems leave so many readers nonplussed—myself included. I am not someone who devoured books… Read More »

On Silence by John Biguenet

By | November 11, 2015

From Surrounded by Souvenirs of Life: A Conversation with John Biguenet by Jennifer Levasseur and Kevin Rabalais (The Los Angeles Review of Books, November 3, 2015)   How long have you wanted to write about silence? What drew you to the subject? When I was approached by the publisher and asked if I would write a… Read More »

Black Comics Wins Eisner Award

By | July 29, 2014

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 comic book industry.”  More information… Read More »

Book Launch and Poetry Reading for The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry

By | October 15, 2013

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. http://www.oseh-shalom.org/ 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 Neisser Moreno, and Pia Taavila-Borsheim.… Read More »

Call for Proposals – New Horizons for Contemporary Writing

By | September 16, 2013

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 (typically 90,000 words long) to… Read More »

Comparative Literature Roundup

By | August 8, 2013

Bloomsbury Literary Studies has been busy in 2013 – check out these recent additions to our comparative literature list! In The Book of Imitation and Desire: Reading Milan Kundera with René Girard Trevor Cribben Merrill offers a bold reassessment of Milan Kundera’s place in the contemporary canon. Building on theorist René Girard’s notion of “triangular… Read More »

Guest Post: The Textual Life of Airports author Chris Schaberg on the New Paperback Edition

By | April 22, 2013

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 the book being read at… Read More »

The Greatest Literary Moustaches!

By | November 21, 2012

It’s Movember and we love a good literary moustache. So much so, we’ve put together a collection of our all-time favourites! From the Walrus to the Mexican, and the Handlebar to the Horseshoe, it seems there is no end to the amount of creative facial topiary in the literary world… Something tells me Shakespeare set… Read More »

Louise Erdrich Wins National Book Award

By | November 15, 2012

Congratulations to Louise Erdrich for winning the National Book Award for Fiction with her novel The Round House. The National Book Awards ceremony was held last night a few blocks away from our New York office.  The complete list of winners and finalists can be found here. Last year, Bloomsbury published a collection of stellar… Read More »

Blockbuster Feminism: Peyton Place

By | November 2, 2012

(Grace Metalious rejected the formal studio photograph publishers provided choosing instead, a photo by local New Hampshire photographer Larry Smith for the book jacket of Peyton Place – 1956, Larry Smith, Laconia Evening Citizen) In December 1956, a few months after the publication of her novel Peyton Place, Grace Metalious was invited to appear on… Read More »