Enlightenment, Modern Languages

What early French female press can tell us about a key period for women in public life

This piece was originally published on The Conversation. Straddling the private and public domains, the early French women’s press – the various published journals and pamphlets that began to appear in the 18th and early 19th centuries – can provide a unique insight into women’s everyday struggles and successes during a particularly turbulent period in France’s … Continue reading

History, Journals, Modern Languages

Black History Month 2019

To mark Black History Month this year, we’ve put together a list of recent and forthcoming books and journal articles providing new insights into the area. Find out more about these books and articles below! Britain's Black Past Edited by Gretchen H. Gerzina In recent years researchers, both affiliated and independent, have done exciting new … Continue reading

Journals, Modern Languages, News

Modern Languages Open to launch a Linguistics Section

Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce the introduction of a Linguistics section to our open access platform, Modern Languages Open. The Linguistics Section will be edited by Nicola Bermingham (University of Liverpool), and will be supported by an Editorial Board which consists of Michelle Harrison (University of Leicester), Professor Kerstin Hoge (University of Oxford), … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Our Civilizing Mission – In Conversation with Nicholas Harrison

Nicholas Harrison's recent addition to the Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures series, Our Civilizing Mission, is both an exploration of colonial education and a response to current anxieties about the foundations of the ‘humanities’. Focusing on the example of Algeria, it asks what can be learned by treating colonial education not just as an example of colonialism but … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Figurations of the Feminine in the Early French Women’s Press, 1758-1848 – In Conversation with Siobhán McIlvanney

As LUP continues to celebrate its 120-year anniversary, this month we are focusing on the Eighteenth-Century. Siobhán McIlvanney's Figurations of the Feminine in the Early French Women's Press, 1758-1848 is the latest publication in our Eighteenth-Century Worlds series. The origins and early years of the French women’s press represent a pivotal period in the history of French women’s … Continue reading