Monday, September 27, 2010

Forthcoming Poetry Titles

We’re pleased to announce that three new titles will soon be joining our Poetry in Translation series. These include two by one of Italy’s greatest twentieth-century poets, Ada Negri: The Book of Mara and Songs of the Island, both translated and introduced by Maria A. Costantini. Both will be available in December 2010.

The third is the medieval epic romance, Elye of Saint-Gilles, edited and translated by A. Richard Hartman and Sandra C. Malicote, available in November 2010. All three will be presented as dual-language editions.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hell on the Radio

On Sunday, September 26th, Eileen Gardiner will be interviewed on Tapestry, Canadian Broadcasting’s weekly show on faith. The show will be devoted to notions of the afterlife, and Gardiner’s segment will be discussing medieval and modern notions of hell. Mary Hynes hosts. Like NPR’s Speaking of Faith, this weekly program is an “engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith, science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths, athletes explore the hero’s journey as a spiritual metaphor, and architects examine the idea of space for the soul.”
Tapestry airs on CBC Radio One on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 Atlantic, Eastern and Central; 3:00 Pacific; and 4:00 Mountain. It is rebroadcast on Thursday at 3:00. After the first airing on September 26th, you can listen to the show or download a podcast at .
Dr. Gardiner is the author of several books on Hell, including Visions of Heaven and Hell Before Dante, and is the curator of the website “Hell-on-Line.” She was recently one of the scholars featured on the History Channel special, “Gates of Hell,” which is now also available on DVD and iTunes.