Category Archives: European Literature

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 »

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 »

Environmental Cultures: Day 2

By | April 26, 2016

We spoke with author Serenella Iovino about her new book in the Environmental Cultures series, her research in ecocriticism, and Italy's place in the current eco-global debate: What inspired you to write about Italy’s landscapes from an ecocritical point-of-view? For better or for worse, Italy is every so often seen through the lens of clichés.… Read More »

Environmental Cultures: Day 1

By | April 25, 2016

Bloomsbury are delighted to be launching a brand new open access series in ecocriticism and the Environmental Humanities. Responding to one of the most urgent issues of our time, the Environmental Cultures series will be publishing innovative new research on the diverse ways in which culture has responded to the age of environmental crisis. The… Read More »

Patrick Modiano by Alan Morris

By | October 10, 2014

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 study, Alan Morris explores Modiano’s… Read More »

Charles Dickens in Europe – Five Things You May Not Know

By | August 22, 2013

We're very excited here at the Bloomsbury office to have received our rather beautiful printed copies of the magnificent two-volume Reception of Charles Dickens in Europe. Edited by Michael Hollington and a must for any University Library, this book brings together nearly fifty international contributors to provide a comprehensive survey of Charles Dickens's reception throughout… 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 »

In Conversation with Michael Lackey: Studying Nazi Christianity

By | June 8, 2012

Described as the 'Richard Dawkins of Literary Criticism' by Christopher Douglas (Associate Professor of English, University of Victoria), Michael Lackey is the author of our fascinating new book The Modernist God State in which he looks at the religious basis of modernist political movements. In this interview he reveals his experience of studying Nazi texts… Read More »

Beyond Discontent: ‘Sublimation’ from Goethe to Lacan

By | May 25, 2012

Beyond Discontent, the latest volume in our “New Directions in German Studies,” is by Eckart Goebel, Professor and Chair of German at New York University. The following, by the book’s translator, James C. Wagner, sums up its singular contribution rather neatly: "The fourth volume in Continuum's New Directions in German Studies series, Beyond Discontent: 'Sublimation'… Read More »

Guest post by Michelle Woods, author of Censoring Translation

By | May 15, 2012

Just after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, my aunt kept phoning my mother, who, having grown up in Prague, had been stranded in London in August 1968 after the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. “You missed the invasion,” my aunt kept saying, “come for the Revolution!” We did, and arrived in Prague the day… Read More »