This launch issue for MLO’s Digital Modern Languages section explores both digital transformations in the study of modern languages and cultures, and the role of multilingual and transcultural perspectives in making sense of digitally mediated methods, platforms and spaces.
Emerging from the British Academy-funded workshop “Slavic Studies Goes Public: Creating an ECR Network for the Public Humanities”, this collection showcases the innovative public engagement projects in the interdisciplinary field of Slavic Studies, while providing a space for self-reflection, institutional criticism, and the expression of dissent.
This edited collection of online tutorials explores the theories and applications of digital methods and tools for teachers, learners and researchers engaging with modern languages and cultures. It provides a snapshot of emerging languages-focused critical digital pedagogies.
Over the past decade, ‘coming to terms with the past’, a notion associated with an international liberal consensus, has increasingly been challenged. This collection explores, in various contexts, how diverse populist and nationalist movements are mobilizing memory in new ways.
This special collection re-reads Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s much-debated notion of “minor literature” in the context of contemporary Jewish writing by women writers situated within the German-language literary landscape, highlighting both new issues in German Jewish literature and culture and innovative approaches to the framework of “minor literature”.
This collection will feature the introductions to the volumes in the Transnational Modern Languages book series.
This special collection offers an exploration of poetic engagements with statelessness in a selection of poetry in the French language in the period since 1900.
On 12 March 2018, Mauritius celebrated fifty years as an independent nation amidst much fanfare. Yet behind the nation’s official image of multicultural ‘unity in diversity’ lurk deep socio-economic inequalities and inter-ethnic tensions that are insistently critiqued in its literature.
Postgrowth Imaginaries: New Ecologies and Counterhegemonic Culture in Post-2008 Spain by Luis I. Prádanos
This special issue has been compiled to mark the launch of the Comparative Literature section of Modern Languages Open, and includes original articles by Michael Cronin, Andrew Ginger, Florian Mussgnug, Francesca Orsini, Haun Saussy and Galin Tihanov.
The three articles in this collection had their origin at a symposium on 1 February 2014, at Darwin College, Cambridge.
Cultures of Anyone: Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis (Luis Moreno-Caballud) studies the emergence of collaborative and non-hierarchical cultures in the context of the Spanish economic crisis of 2008
This special issue aims at interrogating contemporary Britain’s clichés about Italy, showing how the construction of Italy still corresponds to a horizon of expectations more than to reality.
This special edition considers German-language family novels, which are experiencing renewed interest in public and academic discussions alike.