Book Announcement: Fatherhood in Contemporary Discourse: Focus on Fathers

Fatherhood in Contemporary Discourse: Focus on Fathers now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp275, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Fatherhood in Contemporary Discourse: Focus on Fathers, edited by Anna Pilińska.

This volume offers a variety of perspectives on contemporary fatherhood: from analyses of literature, film, drama, and popular culture, to issues tackled by psychology, gender studies, and social sciences. Arranged into thematic sections, the chapters cover a wide range of approaches to fatherhood, including studies and analyses based on fieldwork and interviews with participants. Each chapter discusses various culture-dependent models of masculinity in relation to the topic of fatherhood depicted in works of literary and film art, emphasizing the crucial factors and features which make all these models different from one another and using examples of such cultural contexts as Australia, China, Indonesia, Brazil, and Iran. With the use of methodological tools provided by literature studies, film studies, culture studies, psychology, gender and queer studies, and sociology, the book is a comprehensive insight into current research on both real-life and fictional realizations of fatherhood.

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:

Fatherhood in Contemporary Discourse: Focus on Fathers 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 Editor

Anna Pilińska is a teaching assistant at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. She is currently affiliated at the Institute of English Studies, in Wroclaw, in the Section of American Literature and Culture, and she is working on her PhD dissertation on the constructions of masculinities in American prose after 1950. Her interests include the work of the author Vladimir Nabokov, postmodern prose, film adaptations, poetry, and translation. She has participated in several international conferences and co-edited a book, All Equally Real: Femininities and Masculinities Today (2014). In addition, her MA dissertation “Lolita: Between Adaptation and Interpretation. From Nabokov’s Novel and Screenplay to Kubrick’s Film” won second prize in a contest on Vladimir Nabokov essays (and was subsequently published as a book in 2015).

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