Book Announcement: Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference

Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp185, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference, edited by Colin Stanley.

When the archive of the English philosopher and polymath Colin Wilson (1931–2013) was opened at the University of Nottingham, UK, in the summer of 2011, it was agreed among those present that a Conference should be arranged there to discuss his work. 2016 was mooted as an appropriate date coinciding with the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of his first (and still most famous) book, The Outsider; a book that has remained in print since publication day in May 1956 and now been translated into well over 30 languages. Continue reading

Book announcement: Lost in the Antebellum (paperback)

Paperback edition of Lost in the Antebellum now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp215, £39.99 / $67.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Lost in the Antebellum by Robert D. Morritt.

This volume is a compendium of the thoughts and works of authors, and of prose and scientific thought prior to the American Civil War. Featured are Maury the oceanographer; the author William Gilmore Simms, of whom Edgar Allen Poe remarked was the best American novelist in recent decades; the Hutchinson Family Singers whose concert tours in the USA and Britain did much to serve the cause of emancipation; the “real” story of Davy Crockett, the American frontiersman who died with Jim Bowie at the Alamo, which is more interesting than the old fictional accounts of his life; and “Six Days in the Moon,” a tale of an event that allegedly occurred in June 1844, by “an Aerio-Nautical Man” who has just returned from the Moon. Also featured are contemporary composers, explorers, poets and filibusters.
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Book Announcement: Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich

Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp195, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich by Marta J. Lysik.

This study portrays how Louise Erdrich’s writing extends Bakhtin’s concepts of dialogism and the novel through an investigation of a selection of her works, as well as her practices of writing, co-writing, re-writing, and reading novels. Erdrich’s hallmark dialogic literary style and practice encompasses writing a series of books; re-cycling protagonists, narrators, events, themes and settings; re-writing previously published novels; employing heteroglossia and polyglossia; co-authoring texts, blogging about books; translating different epistemologies for different audiences; and spotlighting families as the main thematic concern in dialogue with her own parenting experiences as depicted in her memoirs.
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Meet our Authors: Alain Kerhervé – June 2017

Alain Kerhervé is Professor in English Studies at the University of Western Brittany, France. He is the director of the HCTI research laboratory, based at the university, and a member of the Société d’Etudes anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. He wrote a book on Mary Delany (1700-1788), published by L’Harmattan in 2004, edited Mary Delany’s court letters (Pickering-Chatto, 2015) and completed several book projects with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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Book Announcement: The Faustus Myth in the English Novel

The Faustus Myth in the English Novel now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp135, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Faustus Myth in the English Novel by Şeyda Sivrioğlu.

The Faustus myth, before being identified as a myth, was the folktale of a man named Faustus who lived in Germany. Underneath the popularity of this myth lies the basic human instinct to trespass the limits of traditional knowledge in pursuit of self-definition, authentic knowledge and power. This search and transgression also involve the desire to exercise the right of making free authentic choices. Faustus represents universal issues that are relevant for all human beings, which explains the reason why he has acquired mythic stature. Indeed, a most persistent myth has evolved, the appeal of which has led one writer after the other to reshape it.
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Book Announcement: Reflections on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Reflections on Medieval and Renaissance Thought now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp200, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Reflections on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, edited by Darci N. Hill.

The collection of articles gathered in this volume grew naturally and spontaneously out of the Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought hosted by Sam Houston State University in April 2016. This anthology reflects the diverse fields of study represented at the conference. The purpose of the conference, and consequently of this book of essays, is partially to establish a place for medieval and renaissance scholarship to thrive in our current intellectual landscape. This volume is not designed solely for scholars, but also for generalists who wish to augment their knowledge and appreciation of an array of disciplines; it is an intellectual smorgasbord of philosophy, poetry, drama, popular culture, linguistics, art, religion, and history.
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Book Announcement: Narrative Framing in Contemporary American Novels: Twice-Mediated Fiction

Narrative Framing in Contemporary American Novels: Twice-Mediated Fiction now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp190, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Narrative Framing in Contemporary American Novels: Twice-Mediated Fiction by Sławomir Studniarz.

This volume examines a range of novels and novellas published over the course of nearly forty years, from 1968 to 2014, including E.L. Doctorow’s Andrew’s Brain, John Gardner’s “The King’s Indian,” Paul Auster’s Travels in the Scriptorium, Peter Straub’s Mr. X, and Joyce Carol Oates’ Expensive People.
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