Modern Languages

Transnational Modern Languages: A Handbook

By Jennifer Burns and Derek Duncan (eds) The term ‘handbook’ probably suggests some kind of guide or even instruction manual informing the reader what they need to know to get on top of a particular topic. Transnational Modern Languages: A Handbook has a different set of ambitions and priorities, not least because ‘Transnational Modern Languages’ … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Transnational German Studies: Embracing Travels of the Mind

By Rebecca Braun & Benedict Schofield This blog shares some key insights we have gained from editing the volume Transnational German Studies. We are presenting them here in the form of three provocations – provocations for research and teaching in German Studies and the Modern Languages, but also for the Arts and Humanities more widely. … Continue reading

Journals, Modern Languages

Call for Papers! Bulletin of Hispanic Studies invites proposals for its 2023 Special Issue slot.

The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies invites proposals for its 2023 Special Issue slot. Special Issues should focus on a particular theme, time period, approach or other area of interest that falls within the remit of the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, broadly defined as encompassing all aspects of literature, linguistics, culture, cultural history, film and visual … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Towards a Transnational Portuguese Studies

By Hilary Owen and Claire Williams Transnational Portuguese Studies edited by Hilary Owen and Claire Williams uses the idea of the ‘transnational’ as a means of thinking beyond the disciplinary frames of the nation-state and ‘methodological nationalism’ which have tended to shape Modern Languages as traditionally conceived. Our book aligns itself with the other volumes of the … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Transnational French Studies: it’s not all baguettes and berets

By Charles Forsdick and Claire Launchbury As a site of arrival, transit and departure, the airport epitomizes the transnational. Exemplary in this regard is France’s largest international airport, Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle. Opened in 1974, by taking the name of the recently deceased de Gaulle, it sought to project French exceptionalism, a renewed national self-confidence in the aftermath … Continue reading