Category Archives: European Literature

Samuel Beckett

By | April 14, 2011

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 »

European Romanticism wins 2010 International Romanticism prize

By | February 28, 2011

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 »

Stephen Burn praises The Novel: An Alternative History in The New York Times Book Review

By | January 14, 2011

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 »

European Local-Color Literature

By | August 31, 2010

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 »