Book Announcement: Hungarian Perspectives on the Western Canon: Post-Comparative Readings

Hungarian Perspectives on the Western Canon: Post-Comparative Readings now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443844918
Hardback, pp305, £29.99 / $50.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Hungarian Perspectives on the Western Canon: Post-Comparative Readings, edited by László Bengi, Ernő Kulcsár Szabó, Gábor Mezei, Gábor Tamás Molnár and Pál Kelemen.

In this collection, Hungarian literature is read together with canonical works of the Western literary tradition. The book studies the distinction between “major” and “minor” literatures, showing that such parallel readings may highlight previously unknown components of the literary tradition. The book does not hold traditional comparative methods, based on verifiable mediations or transactions between national philologies and national literary narratives, to be the exclusive standard of interpretation; readings can concentrate on common surfaces and textual events instead. This is what is meant by ‘post-comparative’ perspectives, a term to indicate that the conditions of a comparative reading never precede the reading itself. On this basis, the present volume points at several possibilities of how a common ground between texts can be created, especially because the chapters within it perform parallel readings in highly different ways. Continue reading

Call for Articles: Women in Politics: An International Perspective

This interdisciplinary volume discusses women’s leadership, representation in parliament, women’s rights, cultural barriers, and democratization process. Gender inequality remains one of the most important questions and a major barrier to human development.

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Call for Articles: Information and Communication Technologies in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: An Extensive Outlook

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

Information and Communication Technologies in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: An Extensive Outlook

Editors

Anukrati Sharma, University of Kota, Rajasthan, India

O.P. Rishi, University of Kota, Rajasthan, India

Publisher

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK

Submission deadline (Chapter Abstract): July 1, 2017

We are delighted to announce the call for book chapters on Information and Communication Technologies in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry: An Extensive Outlook. We are hoping you will make this volume immensely beneficial by submitting your valuable contribution.

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Book Announcement: Advertising Culture and Translation: From Colonial to Global

Advertising Culture and Translation: From Colonial to Global now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443843898
Hardback, pp223, £57.99 / $98.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Advertising Culture and Translation: From Colonial to Global edited by Renato Tomei.

This book is the first comprehensive study combining and integrating advertising, culture and translation within the framework of colonial, Commonwealth, and postcolonial studies, and globalization. It addresses a number of controversial issues evident in two relatively young disciplines, as a result of decades of research and teaching in university courses. A cross-cultural approach to translational issues and the translatability of advertising cohesively is adopted here, exploring the dynamics of the conflict between the ‘centre’ and the ‘periphery’. It introduces the concept of advertising English as lingua franca (AELF), marking new trends in the domain of varieties of English around the world (VEAW). The data examined here show the ambivalent polarity conditioning advertising and translation: both have been mutually exclusive, and both have been subject to bans, censorship and ideological control, racism, propaganda, and stereotyping. In their fundamental principles and concepts of theories and applications, however, neither discipline cannot exist outside a free market and total freedom of expression and trust. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Forgotten British Film: Value and the Ephemeral in Postwar Cinema

Forgotten British Film: Value and the Ephemeral in Postwar Cinema now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443898904
Hardback, pp245, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Forgotten British Film: Value and the Ephemeral in Postwar Cinema by Philip Gillett.

Some films are remembered long after they are released; others are soon forgotten, but do they deserve oblivion? Are factors other than quality involved? This book exhumes some of the films released in Britain over the last seventy years from Daybreak (1948) to 16 Years of Alcohol (2003), and considers the reasons for their neglect. As well as exploring the contributions of those involved in making the films, the book examines such issues as marketing and the response of critics and audiences. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Holocaust Resistance in Europe and America: New Aspects and Dilemmas

Holocaust Resistance in Europe and America: New Aspects and Dilemmas now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443844987
Hardback, pp225, £52.99 / $90.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Holocaust Resistance in Europe and America: New Aspects and Dilemmas, edited by Victoria Khiterer with Abigail S Gruber.

This book brings together eleven essays that analyze different aspects of resistance to the Holocaust, which took many forms: armed and passive resistance, uprisings in ghettos and concentration camps, partisan and underground movements, the rescue of Jews, spiritual resistance, and preservation of Jewish artifacts and memories. Jewish resistance to the Holocaust faced numerous obstacles and difficulties. In many cases, resistance fighters risked not only their own lives, but also the lives of others. As such, there was a serious dilemma over whether to resist and over what methods of resistance should be used, because armed resistance could further harm the civilian population. The effort to resist was not in vain, however, regardless of whether the resistance participants survived or perished. To these fighters, resistance was seen as a moral victory over the Nazi regime. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Challenges of Anglophone Language(s), Literatures and Cultures

Challenges of Anglophone Language(s), Literatures and Cultures now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443817516
Hardback, pp340, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Challenges of Anglophone Language(s), Literatures and Cultures by Pavlina Radia.

This book explores scholarly challenges within the fields of Anglophone language, literature, and culture. The section focusing on language details issues falling within two areas: namely, language contact and the language-culture relationship, and stylistic and syntactic perspectives on the English language. The literature part investigates twentieth-century American, English, and Australian literature, dealing with both poetry and prose and discussing topics of identity, gender, metafiction, postmodern conditions, and other relevant theoretical issues in contemporary literature. The culture part treats theoretical approaches in cultural studies that are vital in today’s cultural context, especially in Central European universities, the Irish language and culture, and contemporary cultural phenomena inspired by the growing ubiquity of technological intrusions into various fields of cultural production. Continue reading