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

Journals

Star Wars: the evolution of the Death Star reflects Hollywood’s growing fears of a climate apocalypse

This piece was originally published on The Conversation.  Design for the ultimate Death Star – Star Wars: Rogue One. Lucasfilms/20th Century Fox Science fiction films are rarely about the future. Their distant planets and remote time periods instead seem to reflect upon the concerns and anxieties of the contemporary moment. For instance, 1978’s Invasion of the Bodysnatchers played … Continue reading

History

Smells, grid-planning, and urinary medicine… all in one season for LUP’s medieval list!

As part of focusing on Medieval Studies in August in celebration of #LUP120 we take a sneak preview of three medieval titles appearing in Spring 2020. Sense and Feeling in Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World edited by Maren Clegg Hyer and Gale Owen-Crocker and the fourth volume in The Material Culture of Daily Living … Continue reading

Journals, News

LUP Journals now indexed in the Cabells Whitelist

We are pleased to announce that Romani Studies, International Development Planning Review, Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History, Labour History Review, European Journal of Language Policy, Comma, The Indexer, and Archives are now indexed in the Cabells Whitelist. The Cabells Whitelist is a curated list of over 11,000 academic journals spanning 18 disciplines guides researchers and institutions in getting … Continue reading

History

Aris & Phillips Classical Texts: Marking 40 years of a unique series

When Adrian and Lucinda Phillips published the first Classical Text in 1979, they could not have known either how successful the series would go on to become, or how long running. The series was however founded on the principle, still essential to it today, that it should make works in Greek or Latin accessible to … Continue reading