Journals, Modern Languages, News

Digital Modern Languages Section Launch Issue: a Modern Languages Open Special Collection

We are pleased to introduce the Digital Modern Languages Section Launch Issue. The issue explores both digital transformations in the study of modern languages and cultures, and the role of multilingual and transcultural perspectives in making sense of digitally mediated methods, platforms and spaces. The collection is published Open Access and is guest edited by Paul Spence (King’s College London) and Naomi Wells (School of Advanced Study, University of London).

History

Translating ‘Pearl’?

This month we published a new edition of the fourteenth-century poem Pearl, edited and translated by Thorlac Turville-Petre. Pearl concerns a father’s grief for the death of his infant daughter, whom he then meets in a dream. She attempts to bring him to an understanding of the place of death in the divine plan. This … Continue reading

Journals

Featured in Town Planning Review 92.6: Theorising small-town urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-scalar approach

The editors of Town Planning Review (TPR) have selected the following paper as the Featured Article in TPR 92.6. This paper is published Open Access and is free to read: 'Theorising small-town urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-scalar approach' by Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt When asked to describe the paper and highlight its importance, the author stated the … Continue reading

Enlightenment

Paul Rapin Thoyras and the art of eighteenth-century historiography

Miriam Franchina is the author of Paul Rapin Thoyras and the art of eighteenth-century historiography, the December volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. This is the first book on the genesis, impact and reception of the most-widely read History of England of the early 18th century and its complementary works: Paul Rapin Thoyras’ Histoire d’Angleterre 1724-27. It reconstructs … Continue reading