Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

Professor Nevena Stojanovic welcomes chapter proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of the famous nineteenth-century French Jewish actress Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858).

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Justice, Memory and Redress in Romania. New insights

“Transitional justice” is a term broadly used to designate the various practices associated with the process of coming to terms with and shedding light over a troubled, violent or disturbing collective past. It stems both from the need to reckon with and understand an uneasy legacy, and from the aspiration to redress its wrongdoings. The complex practices of denazification after the Second World War or the different lustration measures taken after the collapse of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe illustrate the highly intricate processes of “transitional justice” and the extent of the issues they entail: from questions regarding the politics of memory to difficulties in clearly defining notions such as resistance, dissent, collaboration or consent; from the legal dilemmas of retrospective justice to the sometimes problematic cultural memory practices, etc.

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Call for Articles: Interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to intercultural competence development

Call for Chapter Proposals

Interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to intercultural competence development

Interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to intercultural competence development is a new edited volume that will be comprised of innovative and interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to intercultural competence development among clinicians, practitioners, academicians, and researchers in the following fields: medicine, translation and interpretation, criminal justice and law, business, education, and psychology. Hence, the academic readership extends beyond a single discipline and critically engages researchers across diverse professions. This volume aims to pave the way to promote collaborative efforts and re-examine the role of intercultural competence development in a globally changing landscape.

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Call for Papers: Forty Years of Popular Culture in Italy

Call for Papers

Forty Years of Popular Culture in Italy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Editors: Enrico Minardi (Arizona State University); Paolo Desogus (Sorbonne Universités)

Some of the most original pages from Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks are dedicated to the subject of mass culture. Antonio Gramsci was in fact the first one to realize the relevance of the cultural industry’s products as far as their ideological content, embedded world views, and expressive forms are concerned. His interpretative model later influenced Umberto Eco who successfully combined the Gramscian methodology with his own semiotic approach in some of his most important essays (regarding a manifold variety of cultural artifacts, belonging to categories as diverse as cinema, comics, advertising, and journalism).

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Book Announcement: Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two

Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two—Falling out of Place and into History now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500211
Hardback, pp553, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two—Falling out of Place and into History by Norman Simms.

The focus of this volume is on essential themes, images and generic patterns, beginning with a Talmudic legend about four scholars. They, by means of daring mystical interpretations of Scripture, entered a Paradise, representing different means of imaginative reading, perception, memory and application of the law. One of them died, one went mad, another became a heretic and the other came back as a traditional exegete and teacher. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris

Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500167
Hardback, pp179, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris, edited by Nancy Vosburg and Nina L. Molinaro.

Crime fiction written by women in Spain and Latin America since the late 1980s has been successful in shifting attention to crimes often overlooked by their male counterparts, such as rape and sexual battery, domestic violence, child pornography, pederasty, and incest. In the twenty-first century, social, economic, and political issues, including institutional corruption, class inequality, criminalized oppression of immigrant women, crass capitalist market forces, and mediatized political and religious bodies, have at their core a gendered dimension. The conventions of the original noir, or novela negra, genre have evolved, such that some women authors challenge the noir formulas by foregrounding gender concerns while others imagine new models of crime fiction that depart drastically from the old paradigms. This volume, highlighting such evolution in the crime fiction genre, will be of interest to students, teachers, and scholars of crime fiction in Latin America and Spain, to those interested in crime fiction by women, and to readers familiar with the sub-genres of crime fiction, which include noir, the thriller, the police procedural, and the “cozy” novel. Continue reading

Book Annoucement: Contemporary Identity and Memory in the Borderlands of Poland and Germany

Contemporary Identity and Memory in the Borderlands of Poland and Germany now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500150
Hardback, pp572, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Contemporary Identity and Memory in the Borderlands of Poland and Germany by Aleksandra Binicewicz.

The book analyses issues associated with the contemporary and memory in the Polish-German borderlands – a complex, multidimensional cultural and geographic area. The first section of the book, which focuses on contemporary issues, is divided into three parts: namely, a theoretical body, records of conversations with the inhabitants of the borderlands who are engaged in social activities, and records of workshops and conversations that brought together teenage inhabitants of the borderlands. Close cooperation with the inhabitants of two borderland towns resulted in several interesting perspectives on the borderlands, which are seen as a physical space, as well as a mental, intimate, close, and sometimes frustrating space subject to micro- and macro-scale transformations. In this book, the borderlands are viewed from these two perspectives. The micro-scale, is marked out by the individual experience of the inhabitants of the borderlands, and the macro-scale by the institutional framework established for the purpose of constructing an integrated community on the border. Continue reading