Tag Archives: literary studies

Happy Birthday C. S. Lewis

By | November 29, 2012

The literary themes featured in C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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 »

Ewan Fernie discusses The Faerie Queen

By | November 7, 2012

Ewan Fernie is the editor of our new book Redcrosse: Remaking Religious Poetry for Today's World – a new form of liturgy based on Spenser's epic poem The Faerie Queen. In the following extract from the Introduction to the book, Ewan talks about how powerful The Faerie Queen is today, and how Spenser's early modern… Read More »

“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

Cataloguing the Output of a Literary Legend: Jon Wise on the Works of Graham Greene

By | June 29, 2012

By 1949 Graham Greene was an internationally renowned writer. The Heart of the Matter had sold over 300,000 copies in its first three years of publication. The iconic The Third Man was about to hit the big screen. The same year, no doubt aware that his literary legacy should be chronicled, the author gave permission… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Tracing a Literary Fantasia: an extract from Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx

By | June 1, 2012

'With a few chapters left to write of Murphy in January 1936, Samuel Beckett ventured within what he called ‘the abhorred gates’ of Trinity College, Dublin library for the first time since resigning from a teaching post at his old University 4 years earlier. He returned repeatedly to the library over the following 3 months… Read More »

In Conversation with David Tucker: Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx

By | June 1, 2012

David Tucker is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex and currently teaches at the University of Oxford, UK. He is the editor of British Social Realism in the Arts since 1940 (Palgrave, 2011) and author of the latest book in our Historicizing Modernism series  – Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx: Tracing 'a… Read More »

Comic Books and American Cultural History: An Anthology

By | April 26, 2012

Comic Books and American Cultural History: An Anthology has just published in the UK and I am delighted to say that it is available on inspection for all lecturers cosidering course adoption of at least 12 copies or more! Further details of how to order can be found here. In the meantime, read an exclusive… Read More »