Book Announcement: Rhetorical Criticism in Communication Studies: Workshop for a Dream

Rhetorical Criticism in Communication Studies: Workshop for a Dream now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895118
Hardback, pp166, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Rhetorical Criticism in Communication Studies: Workshop for a Dream by Georgina Gabor.

This book focuses on seven entries in Carl R. Burgchardt’s Readings in Rhetorical Criticism, to which it adds a complementary effort. While maintaining a strategy of ongoing dialogue with both the prospective reader and the texts under scrutiny, the book acknowledges the author’s privileged moment of essential identification and represents a step out of the limiting frame of the inherently political character of inquiry. This allows the book to present personal narrative about guidance by specific critics such as Edwin Black, Forbes Hill, Karlyn Khors Campbell, Kenneth Burke, William Lewis, and Raymie McKerrow through the labyrinth of “that Leviathan, the public mind” (H. Wichelns). Continue reading

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Book Announcement: English Without Boundaries: Reading English from China to Canada

English Without Boundaries: Reading English from China to Canada now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp310, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of English Without Boundaries: Reading English from China to Canada, edited by Jane Roberts and Trudi L. Darby.

This volume brings together a compendium of world-class research on English, from the Anglo-Saxons to Big Data. Selected from papers presented at the 2016 conference of the International Association of University Professors of English, the essays demonstrate the strength of English studies across the world, with contributions from scholars in China, Finland, Israel, Italy, Japan and Portugal, as well as from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The essays not only cross geographical boundaries, but also disciplinary ones. Contributors write about English through the prism of gender studies, history, linguistics, the digital humanities, theatre history and the history of the book; topics covered include mainstream writers such as Shakespeare and Milton, and shine light on less well-known topics such as Welsh poetry of the Wars of the Roses and captivity narratives in seventeenth-century North America. Bringing together perspectives on English from around the world, English Without Boundaries is a unique collection showing the energy and breadth of English studies today. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Politics within Parentheses: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies

Politics within Parentheses: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp120, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Politics within Parentheses: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies by Georgina Gabor.

The book purports to mediate between various culturally determined profiles of the discipline of Communication Studies. While it directs the reader’s attention to landmark American texts in intercultural communication, it also signals the potential to make reading a relational praxis, thus writing a way out of the disciplinary meta-narratives of identification. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Gloria Naylor’s Fiction: Contemporary Explorations of Class and Capitalism

Gloria Naylor’s Fiction: Contemporary Explorations of Class and Capitalism now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895910
Hardback, pp142, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Gloria Naylor’s Fiction: Contemporary Explorations of Class and Capitalism, edited by Sharon A. Lewis and Ama S. Wattley.

This edited volume offers innovative ways of analyzing economics in Gloria Naylor’s fiction, using interpretive strategies which are applicable to the entire tradition of African American literature. The writers gathered here embody years of insightful and vigorous Naylor scholarship. Underpinning each of the essays is a celebratory validation that Naylor is one of the most provocative novelists of our time. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Fear, Trauma and Paranoia in Bret Easton Ellis’s Oeuvre: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter

Fear, Trauma and Paranoia in Bret Easton Ellis’s Oeuvre: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879057
Hardback, pp175, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Fear, Trauma and Paranoia in Bret Easton Ellis’s Oeuvre: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter by Javier Martín Párraga.

Bret Easton Ellis is one of the most famous and controversial contemporary American novelists. Since the publication of his opus primum, Less than Zero (1985), critics and readers alike have become fascinated with the author’s style and topics; which were extremely appealing to the MTV generation that acknowledged him as their cultural guru. As a result, an early review of the novel declared, “American literature has never been so sexy”. Continue reading

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

9781443886482
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