Modern Languages

Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon – In Conversation with Felipe Martínez-Pinzón and Javier Uriarte

Felipe Martínez-Pinzón and Javier Uriarte's Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon is the latest publication in our American Tropics series. The articles compiled in this book discuss different aspects of the cultures and literatures of the Amazon, focusing not on its natural resources or opportunities for economic exploit, but on the richness that inhabits … Continue reading

Journals, Modern Languages

Charles Forsdick on publishing Modern Languages research Open Access

Throughout April, we've been focusing on Open Access content as part of our #LUP120 celebrations. Charles Forsdick is Chair of the Modern Languages Sub-Panel for REF 2021 and AHRC Theme Leadership Fellow for Translating Cultures. Charles has written Open Access articles for our journals Francosphères and Contemporary French Civilization, and for LUP's platform Modern Languages Open. He … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Open Access and Modern Languages Open – In Conversation with Luis I. Prádanos and Julia Waters

To celebrate 120 years of Liverpool University Press, we’re focusing on a different theme each month. During April, we’ve been focusing on Open Access. Modern Languages Open (MLO) is a platform for the open access dissemination of peer-reviewed scholarship from across the modern languages to a global audience. Recent publications which have been added to … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Le mariage burlesque: Carnival cross-dressing in the French Caribbean

This piece was originally published on The Conversation. Anyone in the French Caribbean islands of Martinique or Guadeloupe during the carnival festivities will witness a unique and wonderfully subversive tradition: le mariage burlesque. As a legacy of the refusal to assimilate into a French model of marriage and family, le mariage burlesque parodies the idealised fiction of a heterosexual … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Middlebrow Matters – In Conversation with Diana Holmes

Middlebrow Matters is the first book to study the middlebrow novel in France. It asks what middlebrow means, and applies the term positively to explore the 'poetics' of the types of novel that have attracted 'ordinary' fiction readers - in their majority female - since the end of the 19th century.  The book has recently … Continue reading