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

Literature

The Coronavirus Pandemic, Science Fiction, and the Contingent Nature of Roads

In this blog post Jeremy Withers, author of Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles, considers the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our urban environments, in relation to science fiction’s frequent focus on futuristic and post-apocalyptic settings The coronavirus pandemic shattered our world.  This first wave of this crisis led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, staggering … 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

News

*Deadline now passed* Job Vacancy: Marketing Assistant

Please note the deadline for applications for this job have now passed. Widely recognized for its progressive and energetic approach to publishing, Liverpool University Press (LUP) is an award-winning scholarly publisher, producing 150 books every year, 37 academic journals and 5 digital collections. The Press has grown significantly in recent years and is based in … 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