Shakespeare isn't the only one celebrating this month, it is also Samuel Beckett's birthday. We publish lots of books on Beckett – below are some extracts that you can read for free. Get to grips with Samuel Beckett with our book Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed - tackling all the daunting questions that emerge from… Read More »
Congratulations to Stephen Prickett. The International Conference on Romanticism has just awarded European Romanticism the Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize for the best book in Romanticism Studies in 2010. The first anthology to place British Romanticism within a comprehensive and multi-lingual European context, European Romanticism offers a new intellectual map of Romanticism. Everything is reprinted in the… Read More »
Earlier this month Robert Harvey was invited to the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung in Berlin to speak about his recently published Witnessness. More details here. To read a preview of this book please click on the widget to the left.
In an essay for the series “Why Criticism Matters,” Stephen Burn heralded Steven Moore’s The Novel: An Alternative History as a potential starting point for literary criticism in the age of digital media. Burn argues that the Amazon.com review has ended the time of the critic as a 'cultural arbiter,' passing down informed opinions to… Read More »
Always searching for new areas to explore and advance, Josephine Donovan has written and edited influential works in areas as varied as Feminist Theory, Animal Rights, and what she calls local-color American literature. It is the development of her work in this last area that is the impetus for her soon to be published European… Read More »