Legenda (General Series)
The original Legenda series, with its distinctive blue cover, continues to
present titles across a wide range of cultural topics.
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Germanic Literatures includes monographs and essay collections on literature originally written not only in German, but also in Dutch and the Scandinavian languages. Within the German-speaking area, it seeks also to publish studies of other national literatures such as those of Austria and Switzerland. The chronological scope of the series extends from the early Middle Ages down to the present day.
While the focus of Germanic Literatures is on written culture, Legenda also publishes on German film and television in the Moving Image series. Material on Yiddish literature and culture would similarly find a natural home with Studies in Yiddish.
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Italian Perspectives publishes books and collections of essays on any aspect and period of Italian literature, language, history, culture, politics, art, and media, as well as studies which take an interdisciplinary approach and are methodologically innovative. At a time of growing academic interest, the series aims to bring together different scholarly perspectives on Italy and its culture.
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Moving Image publishes cutting-edge work on European film and other screen media. Studies of European-language cinema, TV and video art from other continents, and diasporic and intercultural works (with some relation to Europe or its languages) are encompassed. This focus on European-language areas allows books in the series to place particular emphasis on: new modes of theoretical attention to arthouse, auteur and avant-garde cinema; the mutual influence between literature and cinema; the relation of screen media to the museum, to new modes and sites of display; the relation of screen media to the visual and plastic arts; the function and potential of screen media in reflection on European and postcolonial histories; the engagement of screen media with contemporary European and postcolonial politics. The series seeks to engage a diversity of theoretical, historical, and interdisciplinary approaches to the moving image, and invites in particular work from researchers working in areas of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies as well as in Cinema and Media Studies. Strong writing and close readings are hallmarks of our books.
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Research Monographs in French Studies
Research Monographs in French Studies are selected, edited
and supported by the Society for French
Studies. The series seeks to publish the best new work in all
areas of the literature, thought, theory, culture, film and language
of the French-speaking world. The target length for books in the series,
whilst not cast in stone, is 50,000–60,000 words, in the interests of
achieving a strongly focused argument. As innovation is a priority of
the series, volumes should predominantly consist of new material, although,
subject to appropriate modification, previously published research may form up
to one third of the whole.
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Each title in Selected Essays presents influential, but often scattered, papers by a major scholar in the Humanities. While these essays will, we hope, offer a model of scholarly writing, and chart the development of an important thinker in the field, the aim is not retrospective but to gather a coherent body of work as a tool for future research. Each volume contains a new introduction, framing the debate and reflecting on the methods used.
Selected Essays is curated by Professor Susan Harrow (University of Bristol).
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Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures
Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures are selected and edited by the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain & Ireland. The series seeks to publish the best new research in all areas of the literature, thought, history, culture, film, and languages of Spain, Spanish America, and the Portuguese-speaking world.
The Association of Hispanists of Great Britain & Ireland is a professional association which represents a very diverse discipline, in terms of both geographical coverage and objects of study. Its website showcases new work by members, and publicises jobs, conferences and grants in the field.
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Studies In Comparative Literature
Studies in Comparative Literature are produced in close collaboration with the British Comparative Literature Association, and range widely across comparative and theoretical topics in literary and translation studies, accommodating research at the interface between different artistic media and between the humanities and the sciences.
The British Comparative Literature Association aims to promote the scholarly study of literature, across languages and borders, national or other. We explore literature in relation to other disciplines and translations between languages and media. BCLA's primary interests are in literature, the contexts of literature, and the interaction between literatures.
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Studies In Yiddish
Studies in Yiddish is the only scholarly series in English that is dedicated to Yiddish, a transnational language whose interesting, if sometimes tragic, history spans more than a thousand years. Its high and low literary and non-literary texts and practices have been of central importance not only to Jewish existence and history but also to the wider cultural and creative life in Central and Eastern Europe, Israel and the New World. The series regularly publishes the proceedings of the International Mendel Friedman Conference, which is convened every two years at the University of Oxford. In addition, the series includes monographs and edited volumes on all aspects of Yiddish language and culture, and proposals for new publications are welcomed.
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Transcript publishes books about all kinds of imagining across languages, media and cultures: translations and versions, inter-cultural and multi-lingual writing, illustrations and musical settings, adaptation for theatre, film, TV and new media, creative and critical responses. We are open to studies of any combination of languages and media, in any historical moments, and are keen to reach beyond Legenda’s traditional focus on modern European languages to embrace anglophone and world cultures and the classics. We are interested in innovative critical approaches: we welcome not only the most rigorous scholarship and sharpest theory, but modes of writing that stretch or cross the boundaries of those discourses.
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Studies In Linguistics (now discontinued)
Studies in Linguistics presented monographs and collaborative volumes on a wide range of topics in linguistics, particularly European languages and their historical development.
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Special Lecture Series (now discontinued)
The Special Lecture Series was a forum to publish the annual Zaharoff Lectures
at the University of Oxford, and has now been discontinued, but some copies may still
remain available for sale. Note that Legenda does not own copyrights to these texts
and cannot licence them: any rights enquiries should be made to the respective authors.
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