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Q&A with Rob Latham

By | March 22, 2017

Rob Latham answered a few questions for us about editing the new anthology Science Fiction Criticism.  Tell us a bit about a significant piece in the collection and why you selected it. Well, the volume is packed with classic essays, so it’s hard to pick just one. That said, I was very happy I was… Read More »

Egg Art

By | March 15, 2017

The following is adapted from Nicole Walker's Egg, now available from Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series. An egg, whole, uncracked makes a perfect arch. The eggshell’s beauty is the kind of beauty artists strive for. Foreshadowed, intentional, balanced, fragile. The opacity of the egg surprises. Its curves titillate. The potentiality the egg inspires. Although an archetype… Read More »

Q&A with Trent Hergenrader

By | March 7, 2017

Trent Hergenrader answered some questions for us about the new book Creative Writing Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in the Classroom and the collaboration process with his co-editors, Joseph Rein and Michael Dean Clark. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Creative Writing Innovations is about showcasing non-traditional approaches to teaching creative writing as practiced… Read More »

Q&A with Jesús Blanco Hidalga

By | February 23, 2017

Jesús Blanco Hidalga answered some questions for us about his new book, Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community: Narratives of Salvation. How would you describe your book in one sentence? In my book I offer a close analysis of Jonathan Franzen’s fiction that integrates formal and ideological approaches and maps the relationship of his… Read More »

Q&A with Lucas Thompson

By | February 2, 2017

We asked Lucas Thompson to answer a few questions about his studies on David Foster Wallace and his new book, Global Wallace: David Foster Wallace and World Literature. How would you describe your book in one sentence? My book is an argument for reimagining David Foster Wallace as being not merely an American but also… Read More »

Call for Proposals: 21st Century Genre Fiction

By | January 26, 2017

The Bloomsbury 21st Century Genre Fiction series seeks new titles addressing innovative trends and development in contemporary genre writing, considering the function of genre in both reflecting and shaping sociopolitical and economic developments of the twenty-first century. The series provides exciting and accessible introductions to new genres in twenty-first-century fiction for fans and critics alike. Exploring… Read More »

Q&A with Alexandra Berlina

By | December 15, 2016

Alexandra Berlina answered a few questions for us about her new book, Viktor Shklovsky: A Reader, a collection of Shklovsky's key criticism taken from the major theoretical writings as well as from letters and memoirs, and presented in new translations with introductory material and commentary. Tell us a bit about a significant piece in the collection… Read More »

Macbeth, Macbeth: Day 3

By | July 13, 2016

Continuing our celebrations of the launch of Macbeth, Macbeth — a creative response to Shakespeare’s tragedy by Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey — today we look at responses to the book by some of its earliest readers: Slavoj Žižek, International Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, UK: “Macbeth, Macbeth is as close as one can come to… Read More »

Macbeth, Macbeth: Day 2

By | July 12, 2016

Continuing our celebration of the publication of our new book Macbeth, Macbeth by Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey—at the same time a thrilling sequel to and deeply lived commentary on Shakespeare’s great tragedy—here is a reading from the book performed by actress Stephanie Greer: As the porter sleeps in the shadow of Dunsinane, his son approaches… Read More »