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Ashgate staff help to keep Vermont green and clean

Green Up Day SethA team from Ashgate’s Vermont office valiantly participated in Green Up Day (a statewide clean-up) earlier this month. Green Up Day takes place every year on the first Saturday in May, and is organised by Green Up Vermont.

In the photos here they can be seen ‘greening-up’ Burlington bikepath, which is a recreational path for biking and running that goes along Lake Champlain.

Green Up Day team shot

Rudyard Kipling – the Vermont Connection! (and a new Ashgate book)

Posted by Whitney Feininger, Assistant Editor for Literary Studies

This past March,  the travel section of the New York Times featured an article, Where Kipling Reared Mowgli (in Vermont), about  a weekend escape to Nualakha, the home Kipling designed and lived in the late nineteenth-century, in Brattleboro, Vermont. Brattleboro is about a two-hour drive from Ashgate’s North American office in Burlington, Vermont, where we handle all North American marketing as well as all literary studies commissioning.

One of the new May literary studies titles is Kipling’s Children’s Literature, by Sue Walsh, which examines several of Kipling’s texts against the critical implications of his work being labeled “children’s literature.”

“This exciting study interrogates the concept of “children’s literature”, revealing the richness and ambiguity of Kipling’s work in this genre. Sue Walsh challenges naive and simplistic assumptions about childhood, and reductive biographical approaches to children’s literature. In doing so, she illuminates central issues of language, identity and interpretation.”   Tess Cosslett, Lancaster University, UK

Kipling’s Children’s Literature is part of the Ashgate series, “Studies in Childhood, 1700 – Present”