Now out: Garzone, G.; Logaldo, M.; Santulli, F. (eds.) 2020. Investigating Conflict Discourses in the Periodical Press. Bern/New York: Peter Lang.

The contributions collected in this book deal with the representation of conflict in the periodical press, which has often been an arena of adversarial stances, staged and enacted either within the same publication or enlarged to involve various newspapers and magazines in a series of provocations and replies. Underlying all the contributions is the awareness that the periodical press provides an ideal terrain for research on the discursive representation of conflict, having the prerogative to combine insight with a constant updating of the debate. The issue is approached in an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing linguistics and discourse analysis with Periodical Studies, hence highlighting the connection between language and ideology. The focus on lexical choices and rhetorical devices used to tackle current controversial issues such as Brexit, immigration, violence in sports, policies regarding health and food, women’s role and legal matters ultimately transcends national boundaries to become more widely representative of today’s discourses of conflict.

This volume is the outcome of the papers presented by linguists at the 6th ESPRit conference held in Milan in 2017. For more information, please visit the website of the publisher,

ESPRit is pleased to inform you of the publication of Periodici del Novecento e del Duemila fra avanguardie e postmoderno, an Italian-language volume edited by prof. Paolo Giovannetti in the context of his research project "Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Periodicals: Between the Avant-Gardes and Postmodernism." Below is a short description of this publication:

The volume aims to provide a contribution to research in the field of periodical studies. As a recently defined field, the historical-theoretical study of periodicals implies multidisciplinary competences that bring together specific areas such as literature, linguistics, philosophy, law, science, as well as librarianship and archiving. It also involves different approaches, from the historical approach (history of the press, history of journalism, history of art, etc.) to the semiotic one (visual and media studies). The periodical field thus identified allows many issues to be reconsidered in an innovative way: in literature, for instance, it prompts a re-reading of national canons and assumed categories such as avant-garde, modernism, postmodernism.

Our best congratulations to prof. Giovannetti and to the volume's contributors!