Meet our Authors: Dimitrios Kassis – August 2017

Dimitrios Kassis holds a PhD from the Faculty of English Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His doctoral thesis was entitled Representations of the North in Victorian Travel Literature, published in 2015. He has received a Master’s degree in Education Studies (with Distinction) from Roehampton University in London.

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Book Announcement: Arthur Miller’s Century: Essays Celebrating the 100th Birthday of America’s Great Playwright

Arthur Miller’s Century: Essays Celebrating the 100th Birthday of America’s Great Playwright now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp255, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Arthur Miller’s Century: Essays Celebrating the 100th Birthday of America’s Great Playwright, edited by Stephen Marino.

Arthur Miller was one of the major American dramatists of the twentieth century, clearly ranking with other truly great American playwrights, including Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, and Edward Albee. The centennial of Miller’s birth in New York City on October 17, 1915 was celebrated around the world with a panoply of staged productions, theatrical events, media documentaries, and academic conferences. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Pluralism, Pragmatism and American Democracy: A Minority Report

Pluralism, Pragmatism and American Democracy: A Minority Report now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp320, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Pluralism, Pragmatism and American Democracy: A Minority Report, edited by H.G. Callaway.

This book presents the author’s many and varied contributions to the revival and re-evaluation of American pragmatism. The assembled critical perspective on contemporary pragmatism in philosophy emphasizes the American tradition of cultural pluralism and the requirements of American democracy. Based partly on a survey of the literature on interest-group pluralism and critical perspectives on the politics of globalization, the monograph argues for reasoned caution concerning the practical effects of the revival. Undercurrents of “vulgar pragmatism” including both moral and epistemic relativism threaten the intellectual and moral integrity of American thought – and have contributed to the present sense of political crisis. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich

Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp195, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich by Marta J. Lysik.

This study portrays how Louise Erdrich’s writing extends Bakhtin’s concepts of dialogism and the novel through an investigation of a selection of her works, as well as her practices of writing, co-writing, re-writing, and reading novels. Erdrich’s hallmark dialogic literary style and practice encompasses writing a series of books; re-cycling protagonists, narrators, events, themes and settings; re-writing previously published novels; employing heteroglossia and polyglossia; co-authoring texts, blogging about books; translating different epistemologies for different audiences; and spotlighting families as the main thematic concern in dialogue with her own parenting experiences as depicted in her memoirs.
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Book Announcement: The Lure of Olde Arizona (paperback)

Paperback edition of The Lure of Olde Arizona now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp370, £44.99 / $75.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of The Lure of Olde Arizona by William Mallinson.

This book affords the reader an in-depth history of Arizona from the Paleographical era up until Statehood. The author has recorded music in Arizona and is a specialist on the advent of the recording industry from its inception in Arizona during the 1950s and 60s. The book examines the early ‘roots’ of the indigenous people, together with contemporary accounts of early settlers.
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Book Announcement: Narrative Framing in Contemporary American Novels: Twice-Mediated Fiction

Narrative Framing in Contemporary American Novels: Twice-Mediated Fiction now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp190, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Narrative Framing in Contemporary American Novels: Twice-Mediated Fiction by Sławomir Studniarz.

This volume examines a range of novels and novellas published over the course of nearly forty years, from 1968 to 2014, including E.L. Doctorow’s Andrew’s Brain, John Gardner’s “The King’s Indian,” Paul Auster’s Travels in the Scriptorium, Peter Straub’s Mr. X, and Joyce Carol Oates’ Expensive People.
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Book Announcement: Harbors, Flows, and Migrations: The USA in/and the World

Harbors, Flows, and Migrations: The USA in/and the World now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp604, £80.99 / $137.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Harbors, Flows, and Migrations: The USA in/and the World, edited by Vincenzo Bavaro, Gianna Fusco, Serena Fusco and Donatella Izzo.

Poised between the land and the sea, enabling the dynamic flow of people and goods, while also figuratively representing a safe place of rest and refuge, the harbor constitutes a liminal, ambivalent space par excellence that has been central to the American imagination and history since the early colonial days. From the mythical tales of discovery and foundation to the endless flows of migrants, through the dark pages of the slave trade and the imperialistic dream of an ever-expanding nation, harbors, both as a trope and as physical spaces, powerfully signify the American experience. Continue reading