Legenda book series


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.

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

Review copies. Journals wishing to review books in this series should please contact to request copies.

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. Transcript is the creation of the comparative literature scholar and novelist Matthew Reynolds, and began publishing in 2015. It benefits from close ties to the major OCCT (Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation) project.

Editorial Committee

  • Chair: Matthew Reynolds (Oxford)
  • Robin Kirkpatrick (Cambridge)
  • Laura Marcus FBA (Oxford)
  • Patrick McGuinness (Oxford)
  • Ben Morgan (Oxford)
  • Mohamed-Salah Omri (Oxford)
  • Tanya Pollard (CUNY)
  • Yopie Prins (Michigan)

Advisory Board

  • Jason Gaiger (Oxford)
  • Alessandro Grilli (Pisa)
  • Marina Grishakova (Tartu)
  • Martyn Harry (Oxford)
  • Linda Hutcheon (Toronto)
  • Calin-Andrei Mihailescu (London (Ontario))
  • Wen-Chin Ouyang (SOAS)
  • Clive Scott FBA (UEA)
  • Ali Smith
  • Marina Warner FBA (Birkbeck)
  • Shane Weller (Kent)
  • Stefan Willer (Berlin)