Literature

The Coronavirus Pandemic, Science Fiction, and the Contingent Nature of Roads

In this blog post Jeremy Withers, author of Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles, considers the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our urban environments, in relation to science fiction’s frequent focus on futuristic and post-apocalyptic settings The coronavirus pandemic shattered our world.  This first wave of this crisis led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, staggering … Continue reading

Literature

A century since One Man’s Initiation: 1917

2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of John Dos Passos' first published novel, One Man's Initiation: 1917. In this blog post, Lisa Nanney - author of John Dos Passos & Cinema and editor of The Paintings and Drawing of John Dos Passos, both published by Clemson University Press - assesses the novel's beginnings, rooted in the … Continue reading

Literature, Poetry

New and forthcoming in Literary Studies

We were really looking forward to the English Shared Futures conference, so we’re delighted to see that the conference is still taking place online this week. We thought this was a good opportunity to share our conference discount online and remind you about the 50% discount across all ebooks. Find out more about our new … Continue reading

Literature

Fighting for the Future – In Conversation with Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala

Fighting for the Future, the latest from our Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series, is the first book to explore Star Trek: Discovery, the newest instalment in the Star Trek franchise. The volume brings together eighteen essays and one interview from a variety of disciplines including cultural and media studies, literary studies, history and political science - we … Continue reading

Jewish Studies, Journals, Literature, Modern Languages

Modern Languages Open launches new Special Collection, Rethinking Minor Literatures

Modern Languages Open, a fully Open Access platform, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest collection, Rethinking Minor Literatures. Guest edited by Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex (University of Cambridge) and Dr Maria Roca Lizarazu (University of Birmingham), the special collection re-reads Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s much-debated notion of “minor literature” in the context … Continue reading