Acclaimed author, Patricia Duncker, will be giving a reading at a book launch this evening which celebrates eight books written and edited by staff from the Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL).
Patricia, whose books include Hallucinating Foucault and The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge, has strong links with the CSL which opened in 2009.
The newly published works by staff from CSL, which is situated within the School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies, cover a range of subjects from the Boston Tea Party to crime culture in fiction and film and were published between 2010 and 2012. The authors will mark their achievements at the City’s Aspex Gallery by gathering with other members of the University and wider academic community.
The event also marks the launch of a new website on contemporary fiction by CSL. The centre brings together scholars from different fields within literary studies to foster research and dialogue across the wider discipline.
Dr. Christine Berberich, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, said that the launch was an chance to celebrate the range and versatility of staff within the centre: “The book launch is a welcome opportunity to showcase our strengths as a distinct research centre and demonstrate the achievements of staff within the centre and the school.”
The launch takes place on Wednesday 25 April 2012, 5.30pm–7.30pm, ASPEX Gallery, Gunwharf Quays. Wine and refreshments will be served and Blackwell’s University Bookshop will be present.
Full list of titles being launched:
Theo Savvas, American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past
Christopher Pittard, Purity and Contamination in Late Victorian Detective Fiction
Petra Rau (ed.), Conflict, Nationhood and Corporeality in Modern Literature: Bodies-at-War
Ben Dew (ed.), Tea and Politics: the Boston Tea Party (1773) and the Commutation Act (1784)
(Volume 4) Tea and the Tea-Table in Eighteenth-Century England
Christine Berberich & Arthur Aughey (eds.), These Englands. A Conversation on National Identity
Christine Berberich, Neil Campbell & Robert Hudson (eds.), Land & Identity: Theory, Memory and Practice
Bronwen Price (ed.), Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis
Bran Nicol, Patricia Pulham & Eugene McNulty (eds.), Crime Culture: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film