Author Archives: Haaris Naqvi

The Textual Life of Airports in the New York Times

By | February 14, 2012

A nice shout out to Chris Schaberg’s The Textual Life of Airports in Joe Sharkey’s NYT article, “Handy Travel Tips From Those in the Know”: “And consider this from Christopher Schaberg, an assistant professor of English at Loyola University and the author of a book, The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight… Read More »

Benjamin, Barthes and the Singularity of Photography

By | February 10, 2012

Earlier this month we published an exciting new comparative study of Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes. Kathrin Yacavone (Department of French and Francophone Studies, the University of Nottingham, UK) looks at the importance of photography to these two thinkers and argues that, despite the different historical, philosophical and cultural contexts of their work, Benjamin and… Read More »

New Film about J. Hillis Miller

By | January 4, 2012

I've just learned about a new documentary on J. Hillis Miller entitled The First Sail: J. Hillis Miller. It was screened last October at the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere at the University of Florida. I am not sure how one gets to see the film (which was made by Dragan Kujundzic)… Read More »

Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction

By | July 8, 2011

Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction, edited by Chris Danta, Sue Kossew, and Julian Murphet, argues that the Nobel Prize winning author’s writings, and particularly his post-apartheid and Australia-era fiction, are driven by a form of controlled exposure, a conscious unfolding of the literary-theoretical seams of his work. The essayists reflect… Read More »

Roth and Trauma

By | July 6, 2011

In contrast to literary criticism of Philip Roth’s more recent fiction, which has focused on Post World War II America, Aimee  Pozorski sheds a very different light on Roth’s later novels in her new book Roth and Trauma: The Problem of History in the Later Works (1995-2010). She argues that Roth’s recent work highlights Americans’… Read More »

David Foster Wallace

By | April 13, 2011

A nice mention (towards the end) of Stephen Burn's David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: A Reader's Guide in an article in The Global and Mail (Canada) on DFW's just published posthumous novel The Pale King. We're bringing out a revised second edition of Burn's book in Spring 2012. More details down the road. Haaris

Stefan and Lotte in Rain Taxi

By | April 12, 2011

A thoughtful review of Stefan and Lotte Zweig’s South American Letters in the Spring 2011 issue of Rain Taxi. An excerpt below. Full review here. “… provides a detailed epistolary account of the life and times of one of Europe’s preeminent intellectuals. […] Ultimately, Stefan and Lotte Zweig’s South American Letters reads as a cruel… Read More »

Continuum – crowned Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year by the Independent Publishers Guild

By | March 11, 2011

We are delighted to announce that Continuum have been named Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year by the IPG (Independent Publisher's Guild) at the IPG 2011 Awards, run in association with London Book Fair and The Bookseller. To find our more (and see a picture of our CEO Oliver… Read More »