Modern Languages

Towards a Transnational Russian Studies

Transnational Russian Studies, the new book edited by Andy Byford, Connor Doak, and Stephen Hutchings, is the first volume to appear in LUP’s Transnational Modern Languages book series. The series aims to outline a fresh approach to research and teaching in modern languages, with the series editors hoping to move away from the traditional view that individual languages (e.g. French, German, or Russian Studies) function as individual siloes housing detailed expertise in France, Germany, and Russia, in favour of a vision of a unified modern languages field united by a common research question: how languages and cultures operate and interact across diverse axes of connection.

History, Journals, Modern Languages, News

‘Why the French Hate Doggie Bags’ – In Conversation with Janet Beizer

'Why the French Hate Doggie Bags', first published in Contemporary French Civilization, Volume 42, Issue 3-4, examines the negative publicity attached to taking home leftovers from restaurants in France, and has a rising Altmetric score of 196. We spoke to the author, Janet Beizer, to find out more about the article.  Firstly, could you tell … Continue reading

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