Featured Review: Literary Pairs in Comparative Readings Across National and Cultural Divides

Today's featured review is reprinted with thanks to VTU Review: Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In it Vakrilen Kilyovski details the strengths of Yarmila Nikolova Daskalova's monograph Literary Pairs in Comparative Readings Across National and Cultural Divides (2018), a volume which offers an original and insightful reading of the literary text as a powerful means of … Continue reading Featured Review: Literary Pairs in Comparative Readings Across National and Cultural Divides

Featured Review: Rhapsody of Northern Art

Peter Hupfauf is an artist and art historian based in Sydney with an interest in Old Norse culture. His most recent publication, Rhapsody of Northern Art (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019), presents fascinating artefacts produced between the late Bronze Age and the start of the Romanesque Period in order to argue that such items should be … Continue reading Featured Review: Rhapsody of Northern Art

Featured Review: Colonial Self-Fashioning in British India, c. 1785-1845: Visualising Identity and Difference

Today's featured review is by the eminent art historian Charlies Greig. You can read his thoughts on Prasannajit de Silva's book Colonial Self-Fashioning in British India, c. 1785-1845: Visualising Identity and Difference below. "Up until recently there has been a widely held and romanticised view that the last thirty years of the 18th century was a period … Continue reading Featured Review: Colonial Self-Fashioning in British India, c. 1785-1845: Visualising Identity and Difference

Featured Review: Essays in Keynesian Persuasion

The prominent and renowned post-Keynesian economist and academic ​Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Harcourt AO has become the most recent voice to provide critical acclaim for Maria Cristina Marcuzzo’s collection Essays in Keynesian Persuasion (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019). Harcourt is Emeritus Reader in the History of Economic Theory, University of Cambridge (1998), Emeritus Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge … Continue reading Featured Review: Essays in Keynesian Persuasion

Featured Review: Homage to Political Philosophy: The Good Society from Plato to the Present

James Flynn’s valuable introduction to political philosophy has already received a wealth of critical praise. Charles Murray, Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of The Bell Curve (1994), called it “a book that makes political philosophy come alive”: “It mixes passages from classical texts with problems posed by today’s headlines. It describes complex … Continue reading Featured Review: Homage to Political Philosophy: The Good Society from Plato to the Present

Featured Review: Memory, Place and Autobiography: Experiments in Documentary Filmmaking

The influential and pioneering film journal Jump Cut has focused on media and its relation to class, race, and gender since 1974. Its autumn 2019 edition features an article by Gail Vanstone which highlights the numerous strengths of Jill Daniels’ recent monograph with Cambridge Scholars, Memory, Place and Autobiography: Experiments in Documentary Filmmaking. Daniels is … Continue reading Featured Review: Memory, Place and Autobiography: Experiments in Documentary Filmmaking

The New Gendered Plundering of Africa: Nigerian Prostitution in Italy by Carmela Grillone: Featured Review

Carmela "Milly" Grillone’s interest in international criminology resulted from the killing of a member of her family: the anti-mafia police officer Ninni Cassarà, brutally murdered during the “Years of Lead”. After having served as an international development worker in the UN and in NGOs for over a decade in the peripheries of the world (Africa, … Continue reading The New Gendered Plundering of Africa: Nigerian Prostitution in Italy by Carmela Grillone: Featured Review