Journals, Modern Languages

Modern Languages Open launches new Special Collection, The Global Crisis in Memory

Modern Languages Open, a fully Open Access platform, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest collection, The global crisis in memory: populism, decolonisation and how we remember in the twenty-first century. Guest edited by Eva Spišiaková, Charles Forsdick, and James Mark, the special collection looks at populism, decolonisation and how we remember in … Continue reading

Modern Languages, postcolonial studies

Searching for Japan: 20th Century Italy’s Fascination with Japanese Culture – an interview with Michele Monserrati

Comparing Japan and Italy is quite unusual and a bit counterintuitive. When did you decide to write a book about this subject? The idea first came to me when I was an undergraduate at the University of Florence. I was part of a committee comprised of both students and faculty for a short-story prize on … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Glissant Translation Project: An interview with Charles Forsdick and Alexandre Leupin

Since Édouard Glissant’s death in February 2011, the work of the Martinican author and thinker has provided increasing number of readers with a unique insight into contemporary questions of globalization and its various impacts. Glissant’s writings reflect on slavery, racism, colonialism and the afterlives of empire, offering a vision of a culturally diverse and interrelated … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Transnational Modern Languages: A Handbook

By Jennifer Burns and Derek Duncan (eds) The term ‘handbook’ probably suggests some kind of guide or even instruction manual informing the reader what they need to know to get on top of a particular topic. Transnational Modern Languages: A Handbook has a different set of ambitions and priorities, not least because ‘Transnational Modern Languages’ … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Transnational German Studies: Embracing Travels of the Mind

By Rebecca Braun & Benedict Schofield This blog shares some key insights we have gained from editing the volume Transnational German Studies. We are presenting them here in the form of three provocations – provocations for research and teaching in German Studies and the Modern Languages, but also for the Arts and Humanities more widely. … Continue reading