Cambria Press Book Highlight for MLA 2012: The Assassination of Shakespeare’s Patron

The Assassination of Shakespeare's Patron: Investigating the Death of the Fifth Earl of Derby By Leo Daugherty“This study of Lord Strange’s murder is cogent and marked by deep knowledge of the Age of Shakespeare. The peripheral illumination of Shakespeare’s stage career is very valuable.”

– Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University

The Assassination of Shakespeare’s Patron: Investigating the Death of the Fifth Earl of Derby by Leo Daugherty

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Cambria Press MLA BannerMake sure you visit the Cambria Press booth (601) in the book exhibit hall at the MLA annual convention!

Just look for this eye-catching banner, which will be flanked by posters of the beautiful hallmark Cambria book covers!

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Cambria Press Book Series Highlight for MLA 2012: Cambria Studies in Contemporary Theatre and Drama Series

Cambria Press John Clum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cambria Studies in Contemporary Theatre and Drama Series calls for monographs on any aspect of contemporary theatre:

 

  1. Edited anthologies of plays by a particular author, from a particular country, or focusing on a particular subject. These collections should begin with a critical introduction to the works selected and include biographical material on each playwright and a bibliography.
  2. The economics of theatre in a particular culture.
  3. The relationship of theatre to society in a particular culture. We are particularly interested in books that address the central question of what the function of theatre is for a particular culture. Who goes to the theatre? Is theatre being used to effect political or social change in any culture? Is there any viable countercultural theatre?
  4. Theatre and current social and political issues.
  5. Drama and other media. We are interested in studies of television drama as well as staged drama. Is the internet a viable medium for drama?
EDITORIAL BOARD
  • John M. Clum, Duke University (Series Editor)
  • Jon D. Rossini, University of California at Davis
  • Irene Eynat-Confino, University of Tel Aviv
  • Ananda Lal, Jadavpur University
  • Sean Metzger, Duke University
  • Edward Ziter, New York University

We are interested in seeing detailed proposals and sample chapters. Inquiries should include the author’s curriculum vitae.

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Cambria Press Book Series Highlight for MLA 2012: Cambria Sinophone World Series

Cambria Press Victor Mair

Cambria Press is proud to announce a new series that has evolved from an earlier one, the Culture, Literature, & Religion in Greater China Book Series.

The series will now be known as the Cambria Sinophone World Series to herald its new leadership and vision.

The Sinophone world refers to Sinitic-language cultures and communities born of colonial and postcolonial histories on the margins of geopolitical nation-states all across the world.

Professor Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania) is the series editor.

The members of the editorial board are:

  • Ann Huss (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Xiaofei Kang (George Washington University)
  • Jianmei Liu (University of Maryland)
  • Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)
  • Tansen Sen (Baruch College)
  • Shu-mei Shih (UCLA)
  • Jing Tsu (Yale University)
  • David Der-wei Wang (Harvard University)

Books published in the Culture, Literature, & Religion in Greater China Book Series include:

  • Translation Zones in Modern China: Authoritarian Command Versus Gift Exchange by Bonnie S. McDougall
  • An Existential Reading of the Confucian Analects by Andrew Zhonghu Yan
  • A Subversive Voice in China: The Fictional World of Mo Yan by Shelley W. Chan
  • The Jin Yong Phenomenon: Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History by Ann Huss and Jianmei Liu
  • Feminism and Global Chineseness: The Cultural Production of Controversial Women Authors by Aijun Zhu
  • Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber By Liu Zaifu (Translated by Shu Yunzhong)

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Cambria Press Book Series Highlight for MLA 2012: Cambria Studies in Classicism, Orientalism, and Medievalism

Cambria Press Nickolas Haydock

Cambria Press is proud to announce a new series, the Cambria Studies in Classicism, Orientalism, and Medievalism.

Classicism, orientalism, and medievalism are the three chief discourses through which western civilizations have constructed identities. The early-modern period richly demonstrates the interdependence of these discourses. If the identification of the Middle Ages as an historical period can be traced to the rise of a particular form of classicism, nineteenth-century passions for medievalism and orientalism are similarly reactions to the hegemony of classicism and enlightenment discourses. But such titanic shifts in periods and styles have often tended to overwhelm the subtler interdependence of these three discourses as well as their evolution over time. This series looks to inspire and produce monographs and collections of essays that will contribute to the study of these particular discourses as well as their interactions within specific contexts.

Nickolas A. Haydock (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez) is the series editor.

The members of the editorial board are:

  • John M. Ganim (University of California, Riverside)
  • Stephanie Trigg (University of Melbourne)
  • Stavros Deligiorgis (University of Iowa)
  • José Irizarry (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez)

Manuscript proposals are welcome. All inquiries should be directed to info@cambriapress.com.

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Cambria Press MLA Book Highlight: Situational Poetics in Robert Henryson’s The Testament of Cresseid by Nickolas A. Haydock

Cambria Press is proud to highlight the much-anticipated book, Situational Poetics in Robert Henryson’s The Testament of Cresseid, by Nickolas A. Haydock that was published and is already receiving rave reviews from prominent scholars in the field.

As Professor Stefan Hall puts it, “Robert Henryson deserves his exalted place in the ranks of the greatest Scottish writers, yet Professor Haydock’s book also situates Henryson in relation to English and Classical greats, worthy to be measured alongside Geoffrey Chaucer, Aesop, Boethius, and even Virgil. All in all, Haydock’s book takes its position alongside the very best studies of Robert Henryson and eclipses most if not all of them. Situational Poetics is a sophisticated and nuanced study of one of Scotland’s greatest poets and should prove engaging and invaluable to anyone studying the literature of late-medieval Britain.”

Come to the Cambria Press booth #601 at the MLA annual convention book exhibit hall to review this brilliant book!

Cambria Press Book Series Highlight for MLA 2012: Cambria Contemporary Literature, Film, and Theory Series

The Cambria Contemporary Literature, Film, and Theory Series is critically innovative, diverse in subject matter, and challenging to existing critical frames. Proposals that engender progressive debate in the fields of literary and/or cultural theory are welcome, as are author-specific or filmmaker-specific studies that deal with their subjects in critically original ways. The series does not align itself to any one particular critical or cultural frame; rather it reflects an aspiration to move beyond the limits of singular categories in order to explore how many ways of reading can intersect in fruitful ways. The general editor is Professor Neil Murphy of Nanyang Technological University.

 

The following is a sample list of authors of interest:

Martin Amis Margaret Atwood John Banville
Sebastian Barry Italo Calvino Peter Carey
Caryl Churchill Don deLillo Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Romesh Gunesekera Sunetra Gupta David Hare
Aidan Higgins Geoffrey Hill Ted Hughes
Sarah Kane Milan Kundera Hanif Kureishi
Tony Kushner Doris Lessing Naguib Mahfouz
Derek Mahon David Malouf Ian McEwan
Medbh McGuckian Vladimir Nabokov Harold Pinter
Salman Rushdie Tom Stoppard Jeanette Winterson

Manuscripts on filmmakers, particularly those who have perpetually expanded the aesthetic horizons of their medium and who have contributed to an ever-expanding filmic vocabulary, are also welcome.

Books that have been published in this series include:

Inquiries should be directed to info@cambriapress.com.

Learn more about this series at the MLA annual convention (http://www.mla.org/convention).

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