Book of the Month – May 2018

Our May Book of the Month is The Medusa Gaze in Contemporary Women’s Fiction: Petrifying, Maternal and Redemptive by Gillian M. E. Alban.

The Greek monster Medusa is arguably the original stuff of nightmares – countless venomous snakes for hair and a gaze that turned all who looked at her to pure stone. Her legend lives on in fiction, poetry, film, and art. Yet as this book by Gillian M.E. Alban suggests, the figure of Medusa is one that helps reveal much about the contemporary desires and frustrations of women. Continue reading

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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – May 2018

This month, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Clara Sarmento has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our most exciting publications from 2017. Clara is currently the director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, where she is a Full Professor with Tenure, member of the Consulting Board, and director of the MA programs in Specialized Translation and Interpreting and in Intercultural Studies for Business. She is a world renowned expert in the fields of Anglo-American and Portuguese literature and culture, anthropology, cultural and intercultural studies, and gender studies. Continue reading

Meet our Authors: Giada Goracci – April 2018

Giada Goracci received a PhD in English Studies from the University of Verona in 2015. Her areas of research include gender studies, literature and film, literature and fashion studies, ethics, power, and the body. She is currently teaching Scientific English at the University of Verona. Giada serves on the Editorial Board for Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, published by the University of Nis, Serbia, and the SDU Journal of English Studies, published by Suleyman Demirel University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She is also a member of the Italian Association of English Studies (AIA) and the Italian Association of Law and Literature (AIDEL). Continue reading

Call for Chapters: Women and Leadership

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. This edited volume (under contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing) analyses women’s leadership roles world-wide. Continue reading

CSP author Shahnaz Shoro provides guest lecture at WEN February meeting

Cambridge Scholars author Dr Shahnaz Shoro was honoured to provide the guest lecture at the last monthly meeting of the Writers and Editors Network (WEN), an organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the art and skill of writing and editing. It aims to foster literacy and to assist, empower and provide moral support to writers and editors from all disciplines.

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The Historical Enigma of the Snake Woman from Antiquity to the 21st Century

Angela Giallongo’s book The Historical Enigma of the Snake Woman offers an excitingly thought-provoking evaluation of the snake woman coursing through history, particularly the Gorgon Medusa, while encapsulating hybrid creatures like Mélusine, Echidna, the Furies or Erinyes, the Hydra and the Basilisk. Giallongo draws her readers through a captivating trail of history, mythology, philosophy, literature and narrative to show how such creatures came to represent woman as the Other, through her deathly gaze and serpentine locks.

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Meet our Authors: Arundhati Bhattacharyya – December 2017

Dr Arundhati Bhattacharyya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Diamond Harbour Women’s University in West Bengal, India. She is an alumna of Presidency College, Kolkata (now Presidency University) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and she obtained her PhD from the University of Calcutta.

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