Journals, Modern Languages, News

Introducing “Slavic Studies Goes Public – Who? What? Why? Where? When?”: a Modern Languages Open Special Collection

This month we launch a special collection in Slavic Studies at Modern Languages Open, comprising of six short essays and three critical-creative pieces. Victoria Donovan, James Rann, and Darya Tsymbalyukthis, who guest edited the collection, explain how it came about and what it aims to achieve. The collection emerges from the British Academy-funded workshop “Slavic … Continue reading

Literature

Writers and Their Work: July 2021

Have you ever been unsure of where to start when studying the life and works of a distinguished writer for the first time? Our Writers and Their Work series provides brief but rigorous critical examinations of the works of eminent writers and schools of writing, serving as accessible introductions to anyone who wants to broaden … Continue reading

Film studies

Psycho and Peeping Tom, why was one revered and the other reviled?

From Auteur's Devil's Advocates series, Peeping Tom charts the 1960 film's origins, production and devastating critical reception. In this blog post, author Kiri Bloom Walden compares Peeping Tom to its contemporary horror classic, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). In 1960 two ground-breaking films by two famous British directors were released. One ultimately became a huge success, … Continue reading