Brill Literature and Cultural Studies Newsletter (July 2016)
Political Poetry across the Centuries Brill at the 2016 Pacific Sociological Association meeting (Oakland, CA, March 30 - April 2).
LSS presents another exciting Newsletter from Brill — on Literature and Cultural Studies — featuring information on new and forthcoming titles, journals, book reviews, and upcoming events.

Educators and researchers in this field should pay special attention to Brill's newly published Political Poetry across the Centuries, featured to the left and below. This important volume — part of Brill's series on the Interaction of Art, Thought and Power — offers a broad perspective of political poetry, from Plato until the post-war era. For information on ordering, and to read sample chapters, please click here.

We urge you to order this book for yourself, or to ask your library to obtain a copy of this essential work. Brill publications are of the highest quality and belong in every college library seeking to develop a serious collection of titles. To see all of Brill's new publications on Literature and Cultural Studies, click here.

      Literature and Cultural Studies


The Fictional World of Javier Marías

Language and Uncertainty

Marta Pérez-Carbonell

June 2016

ISBN 9789004310957/E-ISBN 9789004310971

List price: EUR 80.- / US$ 104.-

Foro Hispánico, 53

Political Poetry across the Centuries

Edited by Hans-Christian Günther

June 2016

ISBN 9789004323520/E-ISBN 9789004323537

List price: EUR 102.- / US$ 123.-

Studies on the Interaction of Art, Thought and Power, 8

English Topographies in Literature and Culture

Space, Place, and Identity
Edited by Ina Habermann and Daniela Keller

August 2016 - ISBN 978 90 04 32226 4

List price: EUR 104.- / US$ 125.-

Spatial Practices, 23

The Mischievous Muse: Extant Poetry and Prose by Ibn Quzmān of Córdoba (d. AH 555/AD 1160)

James T. Monroe

August 2016 - ISBN 978 90 04 32376 6

List price: EUR 230.- / US$ 276.-

Brill Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures, 39

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We're sorry to learn that French poet Yves Bonnefoy has passed away at the age of 93. Bonnefoy has written over 100 books, and taught comparative poetics at the prestigious College de France from 1981 to 1994, as well as teaching at a number of US universities. Click here to read the article by The New York Times.

Texts Waiting for History

William Shakespeare Re-Imagined by Heiner Müller

Miguel Ramalhete Gomes


“This excellently-researched and clearly argued book will be of interest to any Shakespeareans interested in Müller’s adaptations of Shakespeare and those who are interested in the pleasures and paradoxes of rewriting Shakespeare more generally. It combines breadth with depth in an engaging and thoughtful way and argues for the centrality of Shakespeare to Müller’s development as a dramatist without suggesting that this is an inevitable or necessary trajectory. As a comprehensive account of Müller’s transformative engagement with Shakespeare, it will certainly become a key reference for future studies of these plays.”

-Francesca Rayner, University of Minho, Portugal in Sederi, Vol. 25 pp. 207-11


“Gomes manages to give an extensive and well-written reimagining of Müller’s turn to Shakespeare as he reworked four of his most widely discussed plays […] Gomes’s claim to read Müller’s plays as powerful interventions in a complex political and cultural context is broadly successful. He thereby not only contributes an important new aspect to scholarship on Müller but has also produced an excellent general introduction to Müller’s plays.”

-Stephan Ehrig, University of Bristol in Modern Language Review, Vol. 110.4 2015 pp. 1171-73

Masja Horn and Christa Stevens will be attending the 21st World congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, held at the University of Vienna, from 21 to 27 July 2016.


Masja Horn will be attending the 14th International Triennial Conference of the British Comparative Literature Association, held at the University of Wolverhampton, from 12 to 15 July 2016.

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