Journals, News

Open Access: Libraries’ Questions Answered

Providing information to direct libraries and institutions (as well as individuals) to the relevant OA initiatives, this article helps organisations to make informed decisions on funding, and to spread awareness of the numerous benefits offered by OA in education more widely.

History

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus – In Conversation with Jenny March

Jenny March’s new translation of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus brings alive the power and complexities of Sophocles’ writing; Oedipus’ fate is cruel and undeserved, but his courage and compassion endure to the end. This new edition includes an introduction, the Greek text, facing-page translation, and commentary. We discussed this new publication with the author. Firstly, what … Continue reading

History, Journals, Modern Languages, News

‘Why the French Hate Doggie Bags’ – In Conversation with Janet Beizer

'Why the French Hate Doggie Bags', first published in Contemporary French Civilization, Volume 42, Issue 3-4, examines the negative publicity attached to taking home leftovers from restaurants in France, and has a rising Altmetric score of 196. We spoke to the author, Janet Beizer, to find out more about the article.  Firstly, could you tell … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Our Civilizing Mission – In Conversation with Nicholas Harrison

Nicholas Harrison's recent addition to the Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures series, Our Civilizing Mission, is both an exploration of colonial education and a response to current anxieties about the foundations of the ‘humanities’. Focusing on the example of Algeria, it asks what can be learned by treating colonial education not just as an example of colonialism but … Continue reading