Literature

“Quiet as it’s kept”: How The Bluest Eye Inaugurated a New Genre of Fiction 50 Years Ago

New from Clemson University Press, Writing the Survivor by Robin Field explores how rape novels place survivors at the heart of narratives of sexual violence rather than the perpetrators. In this blog post, Field reflects on the power of Toni Morrison's debut novel The Bluest Eye, to mark its 50th anniversary. The Bluest Eye was … Continue reading

Literature

The formal and the informal, the redacted and the omitted: working with the Henry Crabb Robinson archive

Philipp Hunnekuhl is the author of Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790–1811, published recently in the Romantic Reconfigurations: Studies in Literature and Culture 1780–1850 series. The book is the first comprehensive study of Robinson’s achievements as a pioneering literary critic and cross-cultural disseminator. In this blog post, Hunnekuhl reflects on working with the manuscripts of … Continue reading

Literature

Gendered Ecologies – In Conversation with Dewey W. Hall and Jillmarie Murphy

From Clemson University Press, Gendered Ecologies considers the value of interrelationships that exist among human, nonhuman species, and inanimate objects as part of the environment, and features observations by women writers as recorded in nature diaries, poetry, bildungsroman, sensational fiction, philosophical fiction, and folklore. We spoke to editors Dewey W. Hall and Jillmarie Murphy to … 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

Art, Literature

The Trouble with Diary: Reflections on Researching the Journal of Keith Vaughan for ‘Image of a Man’

Alex Belsey is the author of the recent Liverpool English Texts and Studies publication, Image of a Man, a comprehensive critical reading of the extraordinary journal written by post-war British painter Keith Vaughan. In this post, Alex Belsey looks back at researching Vaughan's journal and the many questions that arise when working with diaries, along with … Continue reading