Tag Archives: contemporary literature

Knowing One’s Place in Contemporary Irish and Polish Poetry

By | February 27, 2012

I am pleased to tell you about a new publication in comparative literature, which explores themes of belonging—or, more precisely, of not belonging—in contemporary poetry. Knowing One’s Place in Contemporary Irish and Polish Poetry offers both an extended comparative study of the affinities shared by Irish and Polish poetry as well as close readings of… Read More »

Our compendium of Hunter S Thompson quotes

By | February 20, 2012

For the last two weeks we've been tweeting daily quotes from our book on Hunter S Thompson, Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thomspon's America to celebrate its publication. They have varied from wild and rude to insightful, prescient and moving. Below is a collection of our favourite Hunter S Thompson quotes, taken from the great man… Read More »

Can you definte the meaning of Gonzo in one tweet? – the winners of our competition are announced!

By | February 17, 2012

Many thanks to everyone who entered our competition to define gonzo journalism in one tweet! It’s amazing to think that even though it’s been nearly 7 years since Hunter S Thompson’s death, his gonzo writing still triggers such enthusiasm and wit! It was as difficult to pick a winner as it is for scholars, journalists… Read More »

Contemporary Fiction Research Seminar at Birkbeck, University of London

By | February 1, 2012

As I'm sure you've noticed by now, we're big contemporary literature fans round here. We publish a wide range of secondary reading on some of the biggest contemporary fiction names out there – Philip Roth, Bret Easton Ellis, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and Julian Barnes to name but a few! (and of course, who can… Read More »