Tag Archives: contemporary literature

“Isn’t it Every Girl’s Dream to be Married in White?” – Angela Carter’s Gothic Bride

By | October 30, 2012

Angela Carter’s Bridal Gothic

Johnny Depp and The Rum Diary

By | June 28, 2012

I came across a fantastic interview with Johnny Depp in November 2011 edition of Vanity Fair and I had to share it with you. Johnny Depp and Hunter S Thompson's friendship has been documented in great detail, but I didn't realise that Johnny Depp had discovered the long-forgotten (by Thompson) The Rum Diary in the… Read More »

Contemporary Fiction Research Seminar – University of London, Saturday 30th June

By | June 27, 2012

The last Contemporary Fiction Research Seminar of the summer semester at the Institute of Education – University of London, will take place on Saturday June 30 in room 261, on the second floor of Senate House from 2-4 pm.  The session is a special seminar to launch the publication of the anthology Alan Moore and the Gothic… Read More »

Kurt Vonnegut’s Last Laugh: Guest Post by Robert T. Tally Jr.

By | March 15, 2012

'Five years ago, on March 14, 2007, the much beloved American satirist Kurt Vonnegut fell down the front steps of his New York City brownstone, smashing his head on the sidewalk; four weeks later, he died.  So it goes.  Vonnegut made this last phrase immortal by enshrining it as the appropriate response to news of… Read More »

Relax with personal screens in every seat

By | March 8, 2012

Day 4 of our photo blog 'If screening hinges on pleasure, this in no way means that screening practices are superfluous. Indeed, even at their most pleasurable and seemingly distracting, screens are functional apparatus, administering and facilitating the everyday operations of airports. For instance, Gillian Fuller helpfully outlines the screening function of airport windows in her… Read More »

International Women’s Day: our favourite female writers

By | March 8, 2012

Exciting news in the Bloomsbury offices today as 3 of our female authors have been longlisted for the Orange Prize! This is especially significant as today is International Women's Day. In celebration of this, we've decided to take a look at some of our favourite female writers in the Bloomsbury office and included some exclusive previews for you… Read More »

David Gooblar talks Philip Roth in the Quarterly Conversation

By | March 5, 2012

Everything you could want to know about Philip Roth (and writing about Philip Roth) is covered in this fascinating interview with David Gooblar (author of The Major Phases of Philip Roth) in the Quarterly Conversation. Highlights include: How did you come to write about Philip Roth? What led you to do this book? DG: I… Read More »

Knowing One’s Place in Contemporary Irish and Polish Poetry

By | February 27, 2012

I am pleased to tell you about a new publication in comparative literature, which explores themes of belonging—or, more precisely, of not belonging—in contemporary poetry. Knowing One’s Place in Contemporary Irish and Polish Poetry offers both an extended comparative study of the affinities shared by Irish and Polish poetry as well as close readings of… Read More »

Our compendium of Hunter S Thompson quotes

By | February 20, 2012

For the last two weeks we've been tweeting daily quotes from our book on Hunter S Thompson, Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thomspon's America to celebrate its publication. They have varied from wild and rude to insightful, prescient and moving. Below is a collection of our favourite Hunter S Thompson quotes, taken from the great man… Read More »

Can you definte the meaning of Gonzo in one tweet? – the winners of our competition are announced!

By | February 17, 2012

Many thanks to everyone who entered our competition to define gonzo journalism in one tweet! It’s amazing to think that even though it’s been nearly 7 years since Hunter S Thompson’s death, his gonzo writing still triggers such enthusiasm and wit! It was as difficult to pick a winner as it is for scholars, journalists… Read More »