Transnational Modern Languages promotes a model of Modern Languages not as the inquiry into separate national traditions, but as the study of languages, cultures and their interactions. The series aims to demonstrate the value – practical and commercial, as well as academic and cultural – of modern language study when conceived as transnational cultural enquiry.
The texts in the series are specifically targeted at a student audience. They address how work on the transnational and the transcultural broadens the confines of Modern Languages; opens an extensive range of objects of research to analysis; deploys a complex set of methodologies; and can be accomplished through the exposition of clearly articulated examples.
The series is anchored by Transnational Modern Languages: A Handbook, eds. Jenny Burns (Warwick) and Derek Duncan (St. Andrews), which sets out the theoretical and conceptual scope of the series, the type of research on which it is based and the kinds of questions that it asks.
Following on from the Handbook, the series includes a text for the study of the following Modern Languages:
Transnational French Studies, eds. Charles Forsdick (Liverpool) and Claire Launchbury (Leeds);
Transnational German Studies, eds. Rebecca Braun (Lancaster) and Ben Schofield (KCL);
Transnational Spanish Studies, eds. Catherine Davies (IMLR) and Rory O'Bryen (Cambridge);
Transnational Italian Studies, eds. Charles Burdett (Durham), Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff);
Transnational Portuguese Studies, eds. Hilary Owen (Manchester/Oxford) and Claire Williams (Oxford);
Transnational Russian Studies, eds. Andy Byford (Durham), Connor Doak (Bristol) and Stephen Hutchings (Manchester).
Proposals are warmly invited for the series; please contact the commissioning editor with a Proposal Submission Form.
Download the series flyer here.
Commissioning Editor: Chloe Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Charles Burdett, University of Bristol
Professor Jenny Burns University of Warwick
Professor Derek Duncan, University of St. Andrews
Professor Loredana Polezzi, University of Cardiff