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Macbeth, Macbeth: Day 3

By | July 13, 2016

Continuing our celebrations of the launch of Macbeth, Macbeth — a creative response to Shakespeare’s tragedy by Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey — today we look at responses to the book by some of its earliest readers: Slavoj Žižek, International Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, UK: “Macbeth, Macbeth is as close as one can come to… Read More »

Macbeth, Macbeth: Day 2

By | July 12, 2016

Continuing our celebration of the publication of our new book Macbeth, Macbeth by Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey—at the same time a thrilling sequel to and deeply lived commentary on Shakespeare’s great tragedy—here is a reading from the book performed by actress Stephanie Greer: As the porter sleeps in the shadow of Dunsinane, his son approaches… Read More »

Introducing Five New Object Lessons

By | March 24, 2016

March is a thrilling month for Literary Studies list for many reasons, not least of which is that five new Object Lessons titles are now available in the UK and around the world! Hood, Bookshelf, Shipping Container, Cigarette Lighter, and Dust join the OL series, each volume of which is a look inside the hidden lives… Read More »

Bloomsbury Holiday Wish Lists – Featuring Mark Yakich

By | December 7, 2015

Is there any better gift to give or receive than books? We don’t think so! So we’ve asked some of our authors to share with us their Bloomsbury Holiday Wish Lists, to help inspire your gift-giving this season! Today’s wish list is from Mark Yakich is the author of Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide He is… Read More »

Modernist Studies Association 2014 Sneak Peak

By | October 31, 2014

We are getting reading for the Modernist Studies Association conference in Pittsburgh. We are going to have new paperback editions of our  Historicizing Modernism series along with the first the first print edition by Bloomsbury of The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project.  Stop by for a 35% discount on displayed titles along with a chance to… Read More »

New Research in Contemporary American Literature

By | August 29, 2013

Lots of new research in Contemporary American Literature from Bloomsbury Literary Studies!  Check out some of our recent titles: American Fiction in Transition: Observer-Hero Narrative, the 1990s, and Postmodernism is a study of the observer-hero narrative. Through the lens of this transitional genre, the book explores the 1990s in relation to debates about the end… Read More »

On Jane Austen and Zombies

By | January 30, 2013

The internet's celebration of Pride and Prejudice's 200th anniversary is still going strong. Bloomsbury author Evan Gottlieb just published this article for the Huffington Post: Jane Austen and Zombies: Old Novels, New Insights. From the article: For those of us who teach and write about 18th- and 19th-century literature, the unexpected success of Seth Grahame-Smith's… Read More »

The Textual Life of Airports Review

By | January 25, 2013

We just received this fantastic review for The Textual Life of Airports from the journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Here is an excerpt from it: His astute and idiosyncratic analysis ranges from boys' detective fiction and the sort of popular novel that sells well at airport bookstores (which passengers consume so voraciously at… Read More »

Zombie London in 28 Days Later

By | October 31, 2012

We discuss the literary and cinematic depiction of Zombie London in 28 Days Later and key literary writers….

Dressing up on Halloween

By | October 29, 2012

The most popular contemporary venue for costuming and disguise in the masquerade and fancy dress traditions is Halloween. This ritual but informal festival has become a representation of North Americanness, both for new immigrants and in places where North American culture is transplanted and marketed. Halloween has transcended its ethnic roots, appropriating and transforming some… Read More »