Category Archives: Shakespeare Studies

Macbeth, Macbeth: Day 5

By | July 15, 2016

To end the week of blog posts celebrating the launch of Macbeth, Macbeth, John Schad, Professor of English at Lancaster University, and one of the editors of Beyond Criticism introduces the series—its inspiration, and what we might expect from it. For future Beyond Criticism news keep an eye on the series website at or… Read More »

Macbeth, Macbeth: Day 1

By | July 11, 2016

Bloomsbury are thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new series—Beyond Criticism—exploring (and breaking) the boundaries between criticism and creativity in the 21st century. To celebrate the series, we’ll be dedicating the whole week on the blog to the publication of the first title: Macbeth, Macbeth. Written by two leading Shakespearean scholars—Ewan Fernie of the… Read More »

New Releases: May 2016

By | May 5, 2016

May is shaping up to be an exciting month for Bloomsbury Lit—we have an incredible range of new titles coming out on subjects including Kerouac’s poetics, the future of literary theory, and reagency in the contemporary American novel. Take a look at some of our new titles below:   In Subject of the Event: Reagency… Read More »

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 »

Shakespeare’s Sonnets – new app from Arden Shakespeare and Touch Press

By | June 26, 2012

We are delighted to bring you news from some of our colleagues at Bloomsbury about an exciting new app that brings together Shakespeare's Sonnets on a new, innovative digital platform. Launching on Thursday 28th June from Arden Shakespeare and Touch Press, The Sonnets by William Shakespeare allows you to enjoy, explore and understand these immortal… Read More »

Times Higher Education Textbook Guide

By | February 24, 2012

We did a little dance of celebration around the office this week as 4 of our books were recommended in the Times Higher Education textbook guide! Below I have listed all 4 books, along with the quotes from the Times Higher Education, and specially created exclusive previews of the introduction and first chapter of each book.… Read More »

British Shakespeare Association Conference

By | February 18, 2012

Next week will be a busy and exciting one in the Continuum London office as we get ready for a number of conferences (specific details on each to follow on our blog!). The British Shakespeare Association Conference (24th – 26th Feb) is one that we are particularly looking forward to as the authors of Shakespeare… Read More »

The Shakespeare Blog

By | February 2, 2012

Google 'Shakespeare' and 'blog' and you are sure to be inundated with as much useless information as you are helpful. So take yourself first to The Shakespeare blog  and you will find a wealth of interesting articles about Shakespeare's plays and poems, and a really well thought out range of links to other brilliant online… Read More »

Nine Lives of William Shakespeare – reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement

By | January 27, 2012

Nine Lives of William Shakespeare by Graham Holderness published last year and had some exciting and rather amusing reviews in the Times Higher Education (Book of the Week no less!) and the Daily Mail (who can forget the 'Very Saucy Life of William Shagspere'). Now the Times Literary Supplement have followed their lead and published… Read More »