Book Announcement: Education in a Multicultural Cyprus

Education in a Multicultural Cyprus now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp280, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Education in a Multicultural Cyprus, edited by Iacovos Psaltis, Nicos Anastasiou, Hubert Faustmann, Maria Hadjipavlou, Hakan Karahasan and Marilena Zackheos.

Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Maronites, Latins, and Armenians have been the primary historical communities that make up the multicultural landscape of Cyprus. However, the continuing conflict between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots has geographically, socially and psychologically segregated these communities, while the influx of economic migrants, especially after Cyprus’s accession to the EU in 2004, has, in turn, contributed to Cyprus’s challenges, arising from multiculturalism, in an altogether different perspective. How has education, over time, addressed and re-examined all these issues introduced by Cyprus’ complex evolving multiculturalism and ethnic diversity? How can education better attend to current problems of coexistence in Cyprus, and what kind of role can it play in a federal re-united country? Continue reading

Book Announcement: Hamlet’s Age and the Earl of Southampton

Hamlet’s Age and the Earl of Southampton now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp165, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Hamlet’s Age and the Earl of Southampton by Lars Kaaber.

Hamlet’s Age and the Earl of Southampton investigates the exact age of the eponymous prince in Shakespeare’s play, a topic which has been subject to frequent debates over the past 239 years. Whether Hamlet is sixteen, eighteen or, as the Gravedigger states in Act V, thirty years old may seem irrelevant to performances of the play (since actors tackling the part are very rarely in their teens), but it still tends to influence our general view of the Danish prince. Romantic criticism in the early 19th century insisted on a heroic and supremely intelligent teenage prince, and, to a large extent, this view of Hamlet still prevails. Whether Shakespeare meant his protagonist to be the irreproachable prince of Romantic fancy, however, remains a question. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Medusa Gaze in Contemporary Women’s Fiction: Petrifying, Maternal and Redemptive

The Medusa Gaze in Contemporary Women’s Fiction: Petrifying, Maternal and Redemptive now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp299, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Medusa Gaze in Contemporary Women’s Fiction: Petrifying, Maternal and Redemptive, edited by Adriana Teresa Damascelli.

This book offers striking insights into the desires and frustrations of women through the narratives of impressive contemporary novelists. Crafting its analysis on the gaze as presented by Lacan and Sartre, the book demonstrates how the subject creates her own ego against her alter egos or hostile others in the mirrors facing her, offering insight into women’s powers and weaknesses. The first two mirroring chapters trace the women stalking its pages under a panoptic gaze, as they learn how to revert their look defiantly back onto others. Some win assurance through their own assertive gaze; others are stared down, reduced to psychic trauma, madness and even suicide beneath the demeaning force of the looks of others. Continue reading

Book Announcement: A Conceptual Metaphor Account of Word Composition: Potentiality of “Light” in English and Chinese

A Conceptual Metaphor Account of Word Composition: Potentiality of “Light” in English and Chinese now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp125, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Conceptual Metaphor Account of Word Composition: Potentiality of “Light” in English and Chinese by Meihua Zheng.

This book describes the emergence of new meanings in two languages, English and Chinese. Drawing on a corpus methodology, it presents metaphors as a basic instrument of thinking and cognition studies from a conceptual metaphor perspective, probing the compositional potentiality of “light” in English and Chinese, and highlighting the generative mechanism for word composition through metaphorization. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Translation, the Canon and its Discontents: Version and Subversion

Translation, the Canon and its Discontents: Version and Subversion now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp210, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Translation, the Canon and its Discontents: Version and Subversion, edited by Miguel Ramalhete Gomes.

This collection addresses the complex process by which translation and other forms of rewriting have contributed to canon formation, revision, destabilization, and dismantlement. Through the play between version and subversion, which is inherent to any form of rewriting, these essays – focusing on translations since the sixteenth century down to the present day – stress the role of translation and adaptation as potentially transformative mediations, capable of shaping and undermining identities. Such manipulation is deeply ambivalent, since it can be used as a means of disseminating the ideology of oppressive regimes at the expense of the source text; but it can also serve to garner attention to marginalised texts. This tense interplay between political, social, and aesthetic purposes almost inevitably generates discontents, which may turn out to be the outcome of translation in general. However, discontent is a relational concept, depending on where one stands in the field of competing positions that is the canon. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics

Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp270, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics, edited by Victor Kennedy and Michelle Gadpaille.

Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Music and Song Lyrics looks at a variety of popular and folk music from around the world, with examples of British, Slovene, Chinese and American songs, poems and musicals. Charles Taylor says that “it is through story that we find or devise ways of living bearably in time”; one can make the same claim for music. Inexorably tied to time, to the measure of the beat, but freed from time by the polysemous potential of the words, song rapidly becomes “our” song, helping to cement memory and community, to make the past comprehensible and the present bearable. The authors of the fifteen chapters in this volume demonstrate how lyrics set to music can reflect, express and construct collective identities, both traditional and contemporary. Continue reading

Call for Papers: Culture in/and Academia: Culture between Aesthetics, Praxis, and Politics, 6-8 December 2017

Call for Papers

Culture in/and Academia: Culture between Aesthetics, Praxis, and Politics

6-8 December 2017

“Culture” is not an object to be described, neither is it a unified corpus of symbols and meanings that can be definitively interpreted. Culture is contested, temporal, and emergent. Representation and explanation—both by insiders and outsiders—is implicated in this emergence.

James Clifford, Writing Culture

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