Literature, Modern Languages

An interview with Maria Kathryn Tomlinson, author of ‘From Menstruation to the Menopause’

To celebrate the publication and upcoming book launch of her new book, Dr. Tomlinson was interviewed by fellow LUP author, Dr. Wimbush to discuss the novel and the ways in which it handles representations of menstruation, childbirth and the menopause in women's writing in French.

Literature, Modern Languages, Political History, postcolonial studies

Female Francophone Aesthetics of Exile: In discussion with Antonia Wimbush

Author Antonia Wimbush offers an insight into issues of belonging, geographical mobility and the self in contemporary autofictional literature.

Literature, Modern Languages, News

Mapping the Amazon: Cutting through the Entanglement of Literature and Extractivism

In this exclusive interview, the book's author, Amanda Smith, discusses both the literary and commercial outputs of Amazonia and their impacts on a regional and global scale.

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 Tsymbalyuk, 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

Modern Languages

My Black Stars

Listen to the following chapters from My Black Stars for free below. This project was conducted with students from the Universities of Stirling and Strathclyde. Introduction Read by Lilian Thuram (in French) ‘Uproot the Tree of Slavery with me’: Toussaint Louverture Read by Emma Robinson (in English) The Poet of Paradise Lost: Phillis Wheatley Read by Kirsten … Continue reading