Literature, Poetry

Poetry, Money & Me

Poetry & Money: A Speculation by the award-winning poet Peter Robinson is a study of the relationships between poets, poetry, and money from Chaucer to contemporary times. Through its close readings of poems over many centuries directly or indirectly engaged with money, the book demonstrates the extent to which money and its metaphors permeate areas … Continue reading

History

Professor John Oldfield introduces his new book on transatlantic abolitionism: The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind explores the close affinities that bound together anti-slavery activists in Britain and the USA during the middle decades of the nineteenth century, shedding important new light on the emergence of a vibrant and broad-based political culture that forced abolition to the centre of public debate. Author J. R. Oldfield introduces this new addition to our Liverpool Studies in International Slavery series in this blog post.

Literature

The formal and the informal, the redacted and the omitted: working with the Henry Crabb Robinson archive

Philipp Hunnekuhl is the author of Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790–1811, published recently in the Romantic Reconfigurations: Studies in Literature and Culture 1780–1850 series. The book is the first comprehensive study of Robinson’s achievements as a pioneering literary critic and cross-cultural disseminator. In this blog post, Hunnekuhl reflects on working with the manuscripts of … Continue reading

Journals, Modern Languages, News

Critical Digital Pedagogies in Modern Languages – a Tutorial Collection

This month we launch a special collection of self-learning online tutorials exploring critical pedagogies in Modern Languages. Paul Spence, who co-edited the collection with Renata Brandao, explains how the collection came about and what it aims to achieve. The research was carried out as part of the Language Acts and Worldmaking project, funded by the … Continue reading