‘Owen Barfield in Contemporary Contexts: Exploring His Thought and Influence’ is a proposed edited collection that will focus on the life, work, and ideas of Owen Barfield. The book will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and the editor Martin Ovens invites contributors to submit book chapter proposals by October 1st, 2018. Continue reading
Giada Goracci received a PhD in English Studies from the University of Verona in 2015. Her areas of research include gender studies, literature and film, literature and fashion studies, ethics, power, and the body. She is currently teaching Scientific English at the University of Verona. Giada serves on the Editorial Board for Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, published by the University of Nis, Serbia, and the SDU Journal of English Studies, published by Suleyman Demirel University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She is also a member of the Italian Association of English Studies (AIA) and the Italian Association of Law and Literature (AIDEL). Continue reading
Harry Edwin Eiss is a Full Professor at Eastern Michigan University, where he teaches world mythology, literature and creative writing. He has spent his life in a search for meaning and value, resulting in an interdisciplinary exploration of neurology, psychology, theology, philosophy and all of the arts and humanities. This resulted in his own theory of metaesthetics, which involves an application of the cutting edges of these disciplines to how humans think and comprehend existence. Continue reading
This reviewer suspects that most Meyerbeer ‘opera buffs’, will be familiar with a basic outline of his life and the dating of the openings of his main grand operas. The author goes further and embraces much of Meyerbeer’s less well known music. But there is so much more in this very fine biography, whose scholarship is immediately apparent from Letellier’s consideration of his sources. This is a Critical Life, which has to take account of the music for which he dedicated his life, but also the man.
Recently, there has been an ongoing international debate on the use of technology, innovative approaches and research to transform teaching and learning in schools at all levels. In the book Innovations, Technologies and Research in Education, Linda Daniela and her contributors add to this discussion by providing fresh and valuable insights from research and practice within these fields. Continue reading
This month we are pleased to support World Immunization Week, taking place between the 24th and 30th of April. The World Health Organization estimates that immunization currently prevents between 2-3 million deaths per year, but that almost this amount again could be prevented if global vaccination coverage was to improve. World Immunization Week seeks not only to highlight the importance of vaccines and immunization efforts worldwide, but also to celebrate the commitment and efforts of those individuals who devote their lives to stopping preventable diseases.
Our April Book of the Month is This Deep Pierian Spring: An Account of the Human Quest for Meaning by M.F. Sia and S. Sia.
Questions about the meaning of life and the nature of our being are as old as philosophy itself. In this acclaimed work M.F. Sia and S. Sia entwine philosophical themes with a narrative, storytelling approach to probe these longstanding questions.