Category Archives: Author Interviews

Q&A with Hywel Dix

By | September 6, 2017

Hywel Dix answered some questions for us about his new book The Late-Career Novelist: Career Construction Theory, Authors and Autofiction. How would you describe your book in one sentence? The Late-Career Novelist is the first major study of the often-neglected later works by major, established contemporary writers. What drew to you writing about this subject? Like… Read More »

Q&A with Matthew Griffiths

By | August 24, 2017

Matthew Griffiths answered some questions for us about The New Poetics of Climate Change: Modernist Aesthetics for a Warming World, now out in the Environmental Cultures series.  How would you describe your book in one sentence? Poets need more sophisticated ways of writing to engage with climate change, and Modernism provides valuable resources for them… Read More »

Q&A with Meera Atkinson

By | July 27, 2017

Meera Atkinson answered some questions for us about her new book, The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma. How would you describe your book in one sentence? The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma explores how literature testifies to trauma transmissions and how certain kinds of writing reveal their social operations and political underpinnings. What drew to you writing… Read More »

Q&A with Jos Smith

By | June 14, 2017

Jos Smith answered some questions for us about The New Nature Writing: Rethinking the Literature of Place, the latest volume in the Environmental Cultures series. How would you describe your book in one sentence? An appraisal of shifting cultural attitudes to nature and place in the UK over the last forty years through a detailed… Read More »

H.G. Wells, Tom Cruise, Life on Mars and Doctor Who

By | September 8, 2016

Peter Beck reflects on points raised by his recently published book The War of the Worlds: from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and beyond: In The War of the Worlds: from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and beyond (Bloomsbury: 2016), you state that H.G. Wells’s book, though published… Read More »

Q&A with Michael Richardson

By | August 25, 2016

Michael Richardson answered a few questions for us about his new book, Gestures of Testimony: Torture, Trauma, and Affect in Literature. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Gestures of Testimony argues that writing torture and its traumas in fiction requires re-thinking the relationship between state power, tortured and torturing bodies, and literary… Read More »

Q&A with Susan Gustafson

By | July 7, 2016

Susan Gustafson, author of the recently released Goethe's Families of the Heart, answered a few questions for us about how she came to write her new book. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Goethe’s Families of the Heart outlines the families and relationships that Goethe highlights throughout his works that are based on… Read More »

Environmental Cultures: Day 5

By | April 29, 2016

We hope you’ve enjoyed hearing about our Environmental Cultures series this week and have had a chance to browse the texts of the first two books on our open access platform. Look out for these books coming later this year: The next book arrives in August, when we publish Cities and Wetlands: The Return of… Read More »