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

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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

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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Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece Awarded Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to announce that Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece: Writing History from a Female Perspective, by Evy Johanne Håland, has been awarded the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize by the American Folklore Society (AFS).

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Book Announcement: Representations of Female Identity in Italy: From Neoclassism to the 21st Century

Representations of Female Identity in Italy: From Neoclassism to the 21st Century now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873352
Hardback, pp220, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Representations of Female Identity in Italy: From Neoclassism to the 21st Century, edited by Silvia Giovanardi Byer and Fabiana Cecchini.

This volume explores a variety of iconic female characters in Italian literature, art and film who depict distinct representatives of female identity within this national culture. The contributors here apply various methodologies to characterize the evolution of women’s identity and their representation in such expressive modalities, drawing from literature, film, drama, history, the humanities, media and cultural studies. Cross-genre, cross-cultural, and cross-national explorations are also utilised here in order to underline the multifaceted ways in which de facto female characterization occurred. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges and Achievements

Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges and Achievements now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443872812
Hardback, pp150, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges and Achievements by Hend T. Al-Sudairy.

The first book to situate the Saudi woman in a broader cultural context, this text explores a variety of themes, historical developments, and social taboos. It also investigates a wide range of writing by Saudi women, beginning with the first attempt by a woman to write for the public in the middle of the twentieth century up to the peak of the Saudi woman’s literary production in this millennium.
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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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