About Bloomsbury Literary Studies
The Literary Studies list at Bloomsbury brings you a wide and varied
selection of books covering an even wider range of literary topics and
authors including Literary Theory, Contemporary Literature, Modernism,
North and South American Literature, Comparative Literature and Creative
Highlights include our Historicizing Modernism series, Bloomsbury Studies in the City, Bloomsbury Studies in Contemporary North American Fiction, New Directions in German Studies and New Directions in Religion and Literature series as well as many bestselling titles such as The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker, Key Terms in Literary Theory by Mary Klages and The Poetry Toolkit by Rhian Williams.
For more information about all of our new and forthcoming books visit our website, or alternatively follow us on Twitter!
We now encorporate the Continuum Literary Studies list. For more information about Bloomsbury acquiring Continuum read this blog post. You can also read about Continuum re-branding to Bloomsbury here.
Continuum is a leading academic publisher now owned by Bloomsbury Publishing plc, a prestigious independent publishing house based in London, New York, Doha, Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury was shortlisted for The Bookseller’s Academic, Education and Professional Publisher of the Year 2012.
As well as the Continuum and T&T Clark lists acquired in 2011, Bloomsbury publishes a number of prestigious and historic imprint names, including Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, Berg, and Bristol Classical Press. As of 1st September 2012, all new Continuum titles will be published under the Bloomsbury name, except for biblical studies and theology titles which will be co-branded with T&T Clark.
We enjoy the business of publishing, and thrive on working with authors and publishing partners to devise a successful approach for each title we publish. Our expertise and experience allow us to make quick decisions, and, when needed, to bring important ideas rapidly to a global readership. New technology provides many new paths to market, and Bloomsbury is actively engaged in digital distribution, in a way which maximises dissemination and protects rights holders.
We publish around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion. Our backlist comprises some 7,000 titles.
The Academic division of Bloomsbury publishes around 1,100 titles each year, with a particularly large presence in the Humanities and Religion. Our backlist comprises some 20,000 titles, with an increasingly important part of our programme coming from digital services. Our output includes textbooks, supplementary course books, research monographs, reference works and professional books, as well as related general non-fiction. Academic proposals are peer-reviewed before we commit to publication, to help ensure quality and to support the career progression of our authors.
Within Continuum and across Bloomsbury’s academic programme, we publish many world-leading writers, Nobel laureates and researchers in their fields, and actively seek out the emerging generation. These include Karl Barth, Joseph Ratzinger, Rowan Williams, George Bernard Shaw, Jonathan Sacks, Slavoj Žižek, Theodor Adorno, Martin Heidegger, Alain Badiou, Bertolt Brecht, Arthur Miller, Michael Frayn, Paulo Freire, M A K Halliday, Noel Coward, Willy Russell, Winston Churchill, Jean Anouilh, Edward Bond, Dario Fo, Tennessee Williams and Wole Soyinka.