Tag Archives: Continuum literary studies

Happy Birthday C. S. Lewis

By | November 29, 2012

The literary themes featured in C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Ewan Fernie discusses The Faerie Queen

By | November 7, 2012

Ewan Fernie is the editor of our new book Redcrosse: Remaking Religious Poetry for Today's World – a new form of liturgy based on Spenser's epic poem The Faerie Queen. In the following extract from the Introduction to the book, Ewan talks about how powerful The Faerie Queen is today, and how Spenser's early modern… 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 »

Hunter S Thompson’s explosive writing: an author guest post by William Stephenson

By | February 7, 2012

When studying for the part of Raoul Duke in Terry Gilliam’s film of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp stayed in Hunter S. Thompson’s basement in Owl Farm, the ‘fortified compound’ deep in the Colorado mountains that was Thompson’s retreat and writing base.  Depp shot with Thompson’s guns, wore his clothes, immersed himself… Read More »

Gonzo Republic: competition time!

By | February 6, 2012

Can you define the meaning of Gonzo in one tweet?  According to Hunter S Thompson his Gonzo style of writing was 'like falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool full of mermaids’. But… how would you define Gonzo? We're giving away copies of our new book on Hunter S Thompson in return… Read More »

‘Thompson did not share the spiritual focus of Emerson and Thoreau…’

By | February 2, 2012

Below is a snippet from the introduction to our exciting new book on Hunter S Thompson, Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thompson's America by William Stephenson. You can read the whole introduction to the book by clicking on the preview button at the bottom of this post. 'Thompson did not share the spiritual focus of Emerson… Read More »

Hunter S Thompson Celebration

By | February 1, 2012

Today we begin our Hunter S Thompson fortnight to celebrate the publication of Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thompson's America and to coincide with the anniversary of his death on the 20th Feb. We will be tweeting daily Hunter S Thompson quotes (ranging from the surreal to funny, provocative to poignant, and, in some cases, spookily… Read More »

Johnny Depp reads letters from Hunter S Thompson

By | January 19, 2012

We will be going a little Hunter S Thompson crazy on our blog and twitter as of the 1st of Feb, to celebrate the publication of our new book Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thompson's America. Written by William Stephenson, it takes you on a  journey across the surreal landscape of Thompson’s literary America – examining… Read More »