Book Announcement: English Without Boundaries: Reading English from China to Canada

English Without Boundaries: Reading English from China to Canada now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp310, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of English Without Boundaries: Reading English from China to Canada, edited by Jane Roberts and Trudi L. Darby.

This volume brings together a compendium of world-class research on English, from the Anglo-Saxons to Big Data. Selected from papers presented at the 2016 conference of the International Association of University Professors of English, the essays demonstrate the strength of English studies across the world, with contributions from scholars in China, Finland, Israel, Italy, Japan and Portugal, as well as from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The essays not only cross geographical boundaries, but also disciplinary ones. Contributors write about English through the prism of gender studies, history, linguistics, the digital humanities, theatre history and the history of the book; topics covered include mainstream writers such as Shakespeare and Milton, and shine light on less well-known topics such as Welsh poetry of the Wars of the Roses and captivity narratives in seventeenth-century North America. Bringing together perspectives on English from around the world, English Without Boundaries is a unique collection showing the energy and breadth of English studies today.

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All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact

English Without Boundaries: Reading English from China to Canada 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 Editors

Jane Roberts is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London and Emeritus Professor of Medieval Literature and History of the Language at King’s College London. Publications include Guide to Scripts Used in English Writings Up to 1500 (2005) and Kane from Canada (2016), a memoir by George Kane. She is one of the editors of the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Thesaurus of Old English.

Trudi L. Darby is Visiting Research Fellow in the London Shakespeare Centre at King’s College London, and has published on the influence of Miguel Cervantes on Shakespeare’s contemporaries. She was textual editor for Much Ado About Nothing (2016) and edited William Rowley’s play A Shoemaker, A Gentleman (2002).


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