• MHRA Acquires Legenda

    MHRA Acquires Legenda

    MHRA is pleased to announce that, as from 1 October 2016, it is now the sole publisher of Legenda, the book imprint in which it has been a partner since the late 1990s and joint owner since 2004. As a result, more than 450 titles have been added to this relaunched website.

  • An Impossible Man

    An Impossible Man

    Now published in our growing library of translations is Hofmannsthal's comic masterpiece An Impossible Man, a classic Viennese play in a new English translation by Alexander Stillmark expressly intended for the stage.

  • Calls and Deadlines

    Calls and Deadlines

    Austrian Studies 26, which has the working title Austria in Transit: Displacement and the Nation State, has opened its call for papers.

    Applications for Conference Grants for events in August 2017 to January 2018 are due in by 31 January 2017.

  • Selected Essays

    Selected Essays

    We are pleased to announce a new Legenda book series, Selected Essays.

  • Conference 2017

    Conference 2017

    The call for proposals to speak at The Sacred in the Secular, this year's early career conference (13 October 2017), is now open.


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We take a broad and inclusive definition of European culture, from French writers in Martinique to Portuguese in Angola. Minority cultures are studied alongside more familiar: we publish on Catalan as well as Spanish, Yiddish as well as German, contemporary Belarusian poetry as well as Russian.

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Dec 16, 2016, 4:19 AM
Volume 90 of the The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, surveying 2015, is now out.
Nov 16, 2016, 11:36 AM
Thursdays with Leila, coming soon from New Translations, is the first English edition of the bestselling novelist of the 20th century.
Nov 16, 2016, 3:59 AM
Paola Perazzolo's edition of Gabriel-Marie Legouvé's 1792 play La Mort d'Abel has been published in Critical Texts.

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