Transnational Modern Languages

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Transnational Modern Languages

A Handbook

Transnational Modern Languages, 7


June 1st, 2022


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In a world increasingly defined by the transnational and translingual, and by the pressures of globalization, it has become difficult to study culture as primarily a national phenomenon. A Handbook offers students across Modern Languages an introduction to the kind of methodological questions they need to look at culture transnationally. Each of the short essays takes a key concept in cultural study and suggests how it might be used to explore and illuminate some aspect of identity, mobility, translation, and cultural exchange across borders. The authors range over different language areas and their wide chronological reach provides broad coverage, as well as a flexible and practical methodology for studying cultures in a transnational framework. The essays show that an inclusive, transnational vision and practice of Modern Languages is central to understanding human interaction in an inclusive, globalized society. A Handbook stands as an effective and necessary theoretical and thematically diverse glossary and companion to the ‘national’ volumes in the series.

“There are years of work, the hard work of rethinking and questioning, and above all, including that lend this volume its boundless energy and radiance. To see this set of topics, these key words, as the stuff of a scholarly volume, relaunches, better than anything else, the study of modern languages.”
Clorinda Donato, California State University, Long Beach

Author Information

Jennifer Burns is a Professor of Italian at the University of Warwick. Derek Duncan is Professor of Italian at the University of St Andrews.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
An Introduction (Jennifer Burns and Derek Duncan)9
1. Animal (Florian Mussgnug)17
2. Bilingualism (Claudia Peralta)25
3. Borders (Elizabeth Nijdam)33
4. Cities (Lorraine Leu)41
5. Colonization (Derek Duncan)49
6. Communities (Naomi Wells)57
7. Conflict (Connor Doak)67
8. Cosmopolitanism (Luke Sunderland)77
9. Creativity (Alice Kettle and Tamsin Koumis)85
10. Digital (Thea Pitman and Claire Taylor)95
11. Ecologies (Sophie Fuggle)105
12. Ethics (Rachel Scott)113
13. Event (Margaret Hills de Zárate)121
14. Flow (Alan O’Leary and Rachel Johnson)131
15. Futures (Monica Seger)141
16. Human (Jennifer Burns)149
17. Knowledge (Charles Burdett)157
18. Language (Nicola McLelland)165
19. Liveness (Benedict Schofield)175
20. Locality (Marion Demossier)183
21. Me (Abigail Brundin)191
22. Me (Aurélie Zannier-Wahengo)199
23. Mimesis (Ricardo Roque)209
24. Miscegenation (Jeroen Dewulf)217
25. Multi-lingualism (Hilary Footitt)225
26. Performance (Julia Prest)235
27. Postcolonial (Charles Forsdick)243
28. Premodernities (Sharon Kinoshita)251
29. Routes (Peter Campbell and Krešimir Vuković)259
30. Sexualities (Elliot Evans)269
31. Sound (Cara Levey)279
32. Stories (Emma Bond)287
33. Stories (Julian Preece)297
34. Translation (Lucas Nunes Vieira)305
35. Translation (Loredana Polezzi)313
36. Translation (Zrinka Stahuljak)321
37. Voice (yasser elhariry)331
Language and Languages341
Practices and Forms347