Legenda (General Series)

Legenda book series

The original Legenda series, with its distinctive blue cover, continues to present titles across a wide range of cultural topics.

Proposals. For details of how to propose Legenda books, see this link.

Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.

History. When the Legenda imprint began in 1995, this was initially its only series, and for several years it carried a wide range of mainstream Humanities titles. The series is sometimes called Blue Legenda, after its distinctive colour. (This ink was originally mixed by our first printers, who gave it the name Baudelaire Blue, though in 2005 this was replaced by Pantone Dark Blue 281, which looks almost identical but was easier to calibrate.) As more specialised Legenda series were opened, so the original blue series was scaled back, but it remains vibrant as a venue for titles which range across the field, or which mark significant events, or which lie in language areas not covered by other series. The past chairs of the Editorial Board were Malcolm Bowie, Martin McLaughlin, and Ritchie Robertson.

Advisory Editors

  • Chair: Professor Colin Davis (Royal Holloway)
  • English: Professor Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)
  • English: Professor Suzanne Raitt, William and Mary College, Virginia (English)
  • French: Professor Malcolm Cook (University of Exeter)
  • French: Professor Marian Hobson Jeanneret (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Russian: Professor Catriona Kelly (New College, Oxford)
  • Russian: Professor David Shepherd (Canterbury Christ Church University)
vol 3The History of Language Learning and Teaching III: Across Cultures
Edited by Nicola McLelland and Richard Smith 
Legenda (General Series) vol 3 of 315 October 2017
vol 2The History of Language Learning and Teaching II: 19th-20th Century Europe
Edited by Nicola McLelland and Richard Smith 
Legenda (General Series) vol 2 of 315 October 2017
vol 2Selected Essays of Malcolm Bowie II: Song Man
Malcolm Bowie
Legenda (General Series) vol 2 of 24 December 2013
vol 1The History of Language Learning and Teaching I: 16th-18th Century Europe
Edited by Nicola McLelland and Richard Smith 
Legenda (General Series) vol 1 of 315 October 2017
vol 1Selected Essays of Malcolm Bowie I: Dreams of Knowledge
Malcolm Bowie
Legenda (General Series) vol 1 of 24 December 2013
The Multilingual Muse: Transcultural Poetics in the Burgundian Netherlands
Edited by Adrian Armstrong and Elsa Strietman 
Legenda (General Series) 15 February 2018
Intimacy and Distance: Conflicting Cultures in Nineteenth-Century France
Philippa Lewis 
Legenda (General Series) 15 September 2017
Writers' Block: The Paris Antifascist Congress of 1935
Jacob Boas 
Legenda (General Series) 19 December 2016
Cultural Reception, Translation and Transformation from Medieval to Modern Italy
Edited by Guido Bonsaver, Brian Richardson, and Giuseppe Stellardi 
Legenda (General Series) 15 April 2017
The Italian Renaissance: A Zest for Life
Edited by Michel Jeanneret and Nicolas Ducimetière 
Legenda (General Series) 6 March 2017
Pietro Bembo: A Life in Laurels and Scarlet
Marco Faini 
Legenda (General Series) 6 March 2017
Gentry Life in Georgian Ireland: The Letters of Edmund Spencer (1711-1790)
Edited by Duncan Fraser and Andrew Hadfield 
Legenda (General Series) 15 April 2017
Writing the Landscape: Women and Nature in the Works of French Female Novelists 1789-1815
Christie Margrave 
Legenda (General Series) 15 February 2018
The Made and the Found: Poetry and Prose for Michael Sheringham
Edited by Patrick McGuinness and Emily McLaughlin 
Legenda (General Series) 15 June 2017
Cognitive Confusions: Dreams, Delusions and Illusions in Early Modern Culture
Edited by Ita Mac Carthy, Kirsti Sellevold and Olivia Smith 
Legenda (General Series) 13 February 2017
Performing Medieval Text
Edited by Ardis Butterfield, Henry Hope and Pauline Souleau 
Legenda (General Series) 15 July 2017
Montaigne in Transit: Essays in Honour of Ian Maclean
Edited by Neil Kenny, Richard Scholar and Wes Williams 
Legenda (General Series) 19 December 2016
Haunted Serbia: Representations of History and War in the Literary Imagination
David A. Norris 
Legenda (General Series) 1 September 2016
Decadence and the Senses
Edited by Jane Desmarais and Alice Condé 
Legenda (General Series) 15 April 2017
Aloysius Bertrand's Gaspard de la Nuit: Beyond the Prose Poem
Valentina Gosetti 
Legenda (General Series) 1 September 2016
Louisa Waterford and John Ruskin: 'For you have not Falsely Praised'
Caroline Ings-Chambers
Legenda (General Series) 16 March 2015
Intellectual Life and Literature at Solovki 1923-1930: The Paris of the Northern Concentration Camps
Andrea Gullotta 
Legenda (General Series) 15 July 2017
The Poetry of Ernest Jones: Myth, Song, and the ‘Mighty Mind’
Simon Rennie 
Legenda (General Series) 1 September 2016
Lucidity: Essays in Honour of Alison Finch
Edited by Ian James and Emma Wilson 
Legenda (General Series) 1 September 2016
Algernon Swinburne and Walter Pater: Victorian Aestheticism, Doubt and Secularisation
Sara Lyons
Legenda (General Series) 1 July 2015