Jewish Studies

In Memoriam: Ada Rapoport-Albert

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization notes with sadness the death of Ada Rapoport-Albert, professor emerita of University College London, on Thursday 18 June 2020. She was an adviser to the Littman Library for over thirty years, and we are proud to have published three of her books: Hasidism Reappraised (1996), which she edited; Women … 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

Film studies

Pandemic Movies: What Terry Gilliam’s ’12 Monkeys’ Tells Us About the Future

by Susanne Kord A virus wipes out a substantial part of humanity and drives the rest indoors. Time, no longer neatly divided into work-, play- and sleepy time, becomes erratic and unstable: interminable boredom for many, a crazed race against time for scientists in search of a cure. How the story ends is as yet … Continue reading

Journals

International Development Planning Review 42.3 Open Access Special Issue

The latest issue of International Development Planning Review, guest-edited by Amrita Daniere and Vanessa Lamb, is a Special Issue on the critical issues of water and cities across Asia. Browse all articles in the Open Access issue here. When asked to describe the issue and highlight its importance, the editors stated the following: An opportunity … Continue reading

music

Researching Granville Bantock

John Dressler is the author of Granville Bantock (1868 - 1946), the latest title from Clemson University Press. The book is the first reference guide to musical, manuscript, and print sources for study of Bantock’s life and music. In this blog post, Dressler considers the lengthy research process behind his new book. Granville Bantock is not … Continue reading