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The Mauritian Novel – In Conversation with Julia Waters

In advance of the publication, Julia Waters discusses her book The Mauritian Novel, what prompted her research, and why this book is such a timely a study in the field. As Mauritian ecologist Vincent Florens asserts, Mauritius truly is a ‘laboratoire du monde’. With no original, in-dwelling inhabitants, Mauritius’s present-day population is made up entirely … Continue reading


Postgrowth Imaginaries now openly available on Modern Languages Open

Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce that the second monograph to feature on Modern Languages Open is Postgrowth Imaginaries: New Ecologies and Counterhegemonic Culture in Post-2008 Spain by Luis I. Prádanos. Postgrowth Imaginaries brings together environmental cultural studies and postgrowth economics to examine radical cultural shifts sparked by the global financial crisis. The globalization of an economic … Continue reading

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Comparative Literature Section Launch Issue

Modern Languages Open, a peer-reviewed platform for the open access publication of research from across the modern languages, has published the Comparative Literature Section Launch Issue. This special issue has been compiled to mark the launch of the Comparative Literature section of Modern Languages Open, and includes original articles by Michael Cronin, Andrew Ginger, Florian Mussgnug, Francesca … Continue reading

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Modern Languages Open: Italian Special Collection

Modern Languages Open (MLO), a peer-reviewed platform for the open access publication of research from across the modern languages, has published the Special Collection ‘Italy Made in Britain. Contemporary British Perspectives on Italian Culture’. This special issue is about how contemporary Britain perceives and imagines Italy, and how it mirrors itself in Italy’s image. Access … Continue reading

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Special Collection: Reading between the Bloodlines: Reflections on the German-Language Family Story

Modern Languages Open recently published a German Special Collection which considers German-language family novels. The guest editors of this special edition have selected "Writing as Return: A Commentary on Doron Ravinovici’s ‘Nach Wilna" by Todd Herzog and Hillary Hope Herzog as a particularly influential piece. The article is available to read open access here. When asked … Continue reading