Book Announcement: Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference

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

9781443881722
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.
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Book Announcement: Reflections on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

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

9781443886123
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

9781443873321
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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Book Announcement: Audiovisual Posthumanism

Audiovisual Posthumanism now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881777
Hardback, pp360, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Audiovisual Posthumanism, edited by Evi D. Sampanikou.

This volume deals with the challenges posthumanism meets as a successor to postmodernism in the field of artistic, literary and aesthetic expression. It also explores the ways social sciences and humanities are affected by posthumanism, and it asks how posthumanism can be an expansion of humanism in the contemporary world, rather than a transcendence of humanism. The chapters’ authors come from different countries, cultural backgrounds and study areas to present a varied perspective on posthumanism.
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Book Announcement: Human Development III

Human Development III now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879637
Hardback, pp150, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Human Development III, edited by Francisco Manuel Moreno Lucas, Maria Isabel Rojas Marin and Marco Bracci.

This collection is inspired by the idea of promoting human development in all its aspects and it presents perspectives, across the social sciences and humanities, on the journey human beings make to build and redefine their identity. It continues where the previous two volumes left off by deepening the natural conditions and human needs to respect man as he deserves and allow him to develop the potential that he contains.
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Book Review: Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference

The background to the landmark Colin Wilson Conference in 2016 – marking 60 years since publication of his first book The Outsider – is that when the Wilson archive was opened at the University of Nottingham, UK, in the summer of 2011, it was agreed among those attending that a conference should be arranged there to discuss his work.

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Book Announcement: Nietzsche’s Will to Power: Eagles, Lions, and Serpents (paperback)

Paperback edition of Nietzsche’s Will to Power: Eagles, Lions, and Serpents now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443899758
Paperback, pp245, £37.99 / $64.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Nietzsche’s Will to Power: Eagles, Lions, and Serpents by Raymond Angelo Belliotti.

This book represents a unique contribution to Nietzschean scholarship in its analysis of the concept of power as preliminary to addressing Nietzsche’s psychological version of will to power. It advances a fresh interpretation of will to power that connects it explicitly to the meaning of human life, and, in so doing, the author addresses major questions such as: What does will to power designate? What does it presuppose? What effects does it engender? What is its status, epistemologically and metaphysically? How is will to power to be evaluated? How persuasive is will to power as an explanation of fundamental human instincts and as the lynchpin of a way of life? Continue reading