Book Announcement: Uniting Regions and Nations through the Looking Glass of Literature

Uniting Regions and Nations through the Looking Glass of Literature now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp172, £45.99 / $78.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Uniting Regions and Nations through the Looking Glass of Literature by Karoline Szatek-Tudor.

This volume of essays emphasizes the common theme that bodies of water may segregate, but, ironically, also unite nations and their readers through the literature that authors from various countries produce. It reveals the importance of valuing literature that, over time, has travelled down bubbling streams, across lakes, along ocean waves, and white-water rivers because fiction, drama, and poetry know neither actual nor artificial boundaries, and, therefore, they cross-fertilize, and even transform, beliefs, practices, and roles across cultures.

Topics examined here range from South Africa’s on-going crises that, in part, mirror those of Somalia and Mozambique to poetry that has been reinvented as a literature in movement and to philosopher Henri Bergson’s influence on other philosophers, as well as Nikos Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek. The scholars contributing to this collection hail from across the globe, allowing the work to add to conversations on regional and international literary study, with special emphasis on writings from such places as Japan, Luxembourg, the Caribbean, the United States, Hungary, South Africa, Greece, and Turkey.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

Uniting Regions and Nations through the Looking Glass of Literature can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Author

Karoline Szatek-Tudor is a Shakespeare/Early Modern specialist who teaches at Curry College in Milton, USA. Szatek-Tudor has chaired sessions, presented papers, and participated in seminars at numerous national and international conferences, including the Modern Language Association annual convention; the biannual Blackfriars Conference; the Shakespeare Society of America; the Renaissance Society of America; the Region, Nation, and Literature Association; and the International Shakespeare Association. Her most recent publications include Discourse of Space in Shakespeare’s and Other Early Modern English Pastoral Drama, as well as a number of collections of essays, such as “What Country’s This? And Whither are We Gone?”: Papers Presented at the Twelfth International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation, From Around the Globe: Secular Authors and Biblical Perspectives, and Buffy Conquers the Academy. Her recent articles include “The Power of Storytelling: Bird Tales in Shakespeare and Hungary,” in Contested Identities: Literary Negotiations over Space and Time, and “Women and Crowds at the Theatre,” co-written with Andrew Gurr.

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