Tag Archives: literary studies

Johnny Depp and The Rum Diary

By | June 28, 2012

I came across a fantastic interview with Johnny Depp in November 2011 edition of Vanity Fair and I had to share it with you. Johnny Depp and Hunter S Thompson's friendship has been documented in great detail, but I didn't realise that Johnny Depp had discovered the long-forgotten (by Thompson) The Rum Diary in the… Read More »

In Conversation with Michael Lackey: Studying Nazi Christianity

By | June 8, 2012

Described as the 'Richard Dawkins of Literary Criticism' by Christopher Douglas (Associate Professor of English, University of Victoria), Michael Lackey is the author of our fascinating new book The Modernist God State in which he looks at the religious basis of modernist political movements. In this interview he reveals his experience of studying Nazi texts… Read More »

Tracing a Literary Fantasia: an extract from Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx

By | June 1, 2012

'With a few chapters left to write of Murphy in January 1936, Samuel Beckett ventured within what he called ‘the abhorred gates’ of Trinity College, Dublin library for the first time since resigning from a teaching post at his old University 4 years earlier. He returned repeatedly to the library over the following 3 months… Read More »

In Conversation with David Tucker: Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx

By | June 1, 2012

David Tucker is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex and currently teaches at the University of Oxford, UK. He is the editor of British Social Realism in the Arts since 1940 (Palgrave, 2011) and author of the latest book in our Historicizing Modernism series  – Samuel Beckett and Arnold Geulincx: Tracing 'a… Read More »

Comic Books and American Cultural History: An Anthology

By | April 26, 2012

Comic Books and American Cultural History: An Anthology has just published in the UK and I am delighted to say that it is available on inspection for all lecturers cosidering course adoption of at least 12 copies or more! Further details of how to order can be found here. In the meantime, read an exclusive… Read More »

Kurt Vonnegut’s Last Laugh: Guest Post by Robert T. Tally Jr.

By | March 15, 2012

'Five years ago, on March 14, 2007, the much beloved American satirist Kurt Vonnegut fell down the front steps of his New York City brownstone, smashing his head on the sidewalk; four weeks later, he died.  So it goes.  Vonnegut made this last phrase immortal by enshrining it as the appropriate response to news of… Read More »

Relax with personal screens in every seat

By | March 8, 2012

Day 4 of our photo blog 'If screening hinges on pleasure, this in no way means that screening practices are superfluous. Indeed, even at their most pleasurable and seemingly distracting, screens are functional apparatus, administering and facilitating the everyday operations of airports. For instance, Gillian Fuller helpfully outlines the screening function of airport windows in her… Read More »

International Women’s Day: our favourite female writers

By | March 8, 2012

Exciting news in the Bloomsbury offices today as 3 of our female authors have been longlisted for the Orange Prize! This is especially significant as today is International Women's Day. In celebration of this, we've decided to take a look at some of our favourite female writers in the Bloomsbury office and included some exclusive previews for you… 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 »