Modern Languages

‘World-literature in French’: Ten Years On

To celebrate Free Read Friday this month, Charles Forsdick, James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool, interviewed Alain Mabanckou and Abdourahman Waberi to discuss the impact of the 2007 manifesto for a 'world-literature in French'. Ten years ago, on 15 March 2007, Le Monde des Livres published a manifesto advocating a  'world-literature in French'. Pointing to … Continue reading

History

Battle of Crécy wins Distinguished Book Prize 2017

Winners of the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Prize, Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries discuss the revolutionary findings presented in their book The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook. The Battle of Crécy is a deeply explored area of history. What prompted you to write this book? Kelly: I'd long had misgivings about the traditional understandings of the Battle of … Continue reading

Irish Studies

Jonathan Jeffrey Wright – Author Insights

To coincide with May's Free Read Friday - here are some author insights from Jonathan Jeffrey Wright on his book The ‘Natural Leaders’ and their World: Politics, Culture and Society in Belfast, c. 1801–1832.   1. What prompted you to write this book? The ‘Natural Leaders’ and their World is based on my doctoral research, which focused on … Continue reading

History

Tara Martin López – Author Insights

This month, The Winter of Discontent by Tara Martin López is our chosen #FreeReadFriday title. Learn more about the book below through our chat with the author, before it's available to download free this Friday (7th of October).  Tara Martin López is Professor of Sociology at Peninsula College.* 1. What prompted you to write this book? I first heard of … Continue reading

History

James Owen – Author Insights

James Owen, author of this month's #FreeReadFriday title, Labour and the Caucus gives us his insights into the book, its main arguments and highlights the theme of identity within the Labour Party. Read on to get a sense of Owen's book and peak your interest before downloading your next free LUP ebook! 1)      What prompted you to write this … Continue reading