Spotlight on: Modern Languages

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For February we are putting a spotlight on our Modern Languages books, journals and digital collections.

Liverpool University Press is dedicated to the field of Modern Languages and aims to continually evolve as the discipline does. Our Modern Languages list has a strong collection on literature, cinema, popular culture, and theory, particularly in Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures and Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures. We also aim to publish volumes with a focus on society, media, history, politics, international relations, human geography, social anthropology, and environmental studies.

As Modern Languages has evolved into a more interdisciplinary field we aim to reflect this in our books, demonstrated especially in the development of Transnational Italian Cultures and Transnational Modern Languages. We hope to focus on Modern Languages not just in terms of their separate national traditions but also in a postcolonial, global, and transnational context.


Order before 28th February 2021 using code MLA30 at the checkout to take advantage of this offer (30% deducted at checkout).

Our Modern Languages Journals bring content from a range of perspectives in the world of Modern Languages, including linguistics, culture, literature, performing and visual arts, media, gender studies, social sciences and anthropology.

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Francosphères, edited at the Centre for Postcolonial Studies in Paris and London, seeks to question the presence of French language and culture across frontiers and borders.

link to EJLP page

European Journal of Language Policy / Revue européenne de politique linguistique is a peer-reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press in association with the Conseil Européen pour les langues / European Language Council.

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Building on the long-standing success of Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, founded by Edgar Allison Peers in 1923, the Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies focuses on contemporary scholarship across all areas of the Hispanic world.

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Modern Languages Open (MLO), a peer-reviewed online platform for the Open Access publication of research from across the modern languages to a global audience.

Link to ML Archive

A collection of over 40,000 pages of leading academic journal research published in French Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Romance Studies. With no online hosting fees, access is available in perpetuity.

Link to TML digital collection

The Transnational Modern Languages Digital Collection promotes a model of Modern Languages not as the inquiry into separate national traditions, but as the study of languages, cultures and their interactions.