Author Archives: David Avital

Call for Proposals: Environmental Cultures – A New Open Content Series

By | July 8, 2014

Environmental Cultures is a new open content series from Bloomsbury Academic that aims to publish innovative work in ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. Environmental crisis is simultaneously and inseparably material and cultural, destructive and revolutionary. Besides complicating and endangering relationships between humans and other beings, it transforms human identities, communities and nations in unpredictable ways.… Read More »

Call for Proposals – New Horizons for Contemporary Writing

By | September 16, 2013

Bloomsbury are very excited to be announcing the launch of a brand new series on contemporary literature, edited by Peter Boxall (University of Sussex), Stephen J. Burn (University of Glasgow) and Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading). Call for Proposals The editors invite proposals for a new series of research monographs (typically 90,000 words long) to… Read More »

Charles Dickens in Europe – Five Things You May Not Know

By | August 22, 2013

We're very excited here at the Bloomsbury office to have received our rather beautiful printed copies of the magnificent two-volume Reception of Charles Dickens in Europe. Edited by Michael Hollington and a must for any University Library, this book brings together nearly fifty international contributors to provide a comprehensive survey of Charles Dickens's reception throughout… Read More »

Late Walter Benjamin and On Modern Poetry – “Highly Recommended”

By | March 26, 2013

We were delighted to see a bumper crop of Bloomsbury titles reviewed in the latest issue of Choice, the review journal of the Association for College & Research Libraries. We were particularly delighted to receive the coveted "highly recommended" rating for not one but two of our books. Describing the book as "at once inventive… Read More »

Coming Soon: The Late Walter Benjamin

By | March 30, 2012

We tweeted about this book when we got our advanced copies a couple of weeks ago, but as it’s one of our most exciting and original publications this year, I really wanted to give it a proper launch on this blog. The Late Walter Benjamin is a rigorously researched exploration of the life and work… Read More »

New Directions in Religion and Literature

By | December 16, 2011

As we enter the season of religious holidays, I wanted to flag up the two new titles we’ve just published in what’s fast becoming one of my favourite series here at Continuum: New Directions in Religion and Literature. The first book is England’s Secular Scripture by Jo Carruthers of the University of Bristol, UK. Ranging… Read More »


By | October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween everyone! In the interests of public service, for anyone who is still struggling for a costume idea, I started thinking about the scariest characters in literature. There are obvious ones like the iconic Gothic figures (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein monster), but everyone will be going for those. How about Mephistopholes from Marlowe’s… Read More »

Nine Lives of William Shakespeare – Out Now!

By | October 21, 2011

With the weekend fast approaching, I thought I'd offer up a quick (but enthusiastic) suggestion for anyone looking for some stimulating weekend reading. Here at Continuum, we have just published a book that, for me personally, just might be one of the highlights of our publishing year: Graham Holderness's Nine Lives of William Shakespeare. Famously,… Read More »