MHRA Texts and Dissertations

Texts and Translations book series


Between 1970 and 2015, the MHRA Texts and Dissertations published outstanding doctoral theses. Its work continues in a different form under the Legenda imprint, which MHRA acquired full ownership of in 2016. In 2024, MHRA begin re-releasing early T&D titles, some of which remain in great demand, as Open Access ebooks on this website.

Subseries. From 1989 to 2013, some 28 Texts and Dissertations were joint publications with what is now the Institute of Modern Language Research, presenting theses in German and Austrian studies as volumes 14 to 41 of the Bithell Series of Dissertations. Titles were dual-numbered, so that for example T&D 68 is the same book as BSD 31. Rights in these titles are jointly held by MHRA and IMLR.

Proposals. The series has now closed, but books developed from doctoral theses are warmly welcomed across the range of our Legenda series. The Bithell Series of Dissertations continues to publish under the aegis of the Institute of Modern Language Research: see this page at the IMLR website for details.

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

History. As one of MHRA's original pair of book series, T&D published slowly but steadily from 1970 to 2005, when the acquisition of Legenda gave MHRA greater capacity for book publishing. This enabled a rapid expansion, so that one third of the entire T&D list appeared in the final decade, 2005-15. The Bithell series was particularly active, with Ritchie Robertson as convenor: he continues this work as general editor of our series Germanic Literatures. Volumes 92, 94 and 98, apparently missing from the roster of titles, were originally edited for T&D but transferred to Legenda when the series closed: books by Caroline Ings-Chambers (92), Rhian Atkin (94), and Andrea Gullotta (98).

100Between Two Worlds: The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Amy Fuller
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 10022 June 2015
99The Making of Jorge Luis Borges as an Argentine Cultural Icon
Mariana Casale O'Ryan
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 991 May 2014
97Phantom Images: The Figure of the Ghost in the Work of Christa Wolf and Irina Liebmann
Catherine Smale
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 97 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 4127 September 2013
96Mitos cristianos en la poesía del 27
Rocío Ortuño Casanova
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 961 May 2014
95Narrative Structure and Philosophical Debates in Tristram Shandy and Jacques le fataliste
Margaux Whiskin
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 951 January 2014
91El camino inverso: del cine al teatro: La vida en un hilo, de Edgar Neville y Mi adorado Juan, de Miguel Mihura
Joanna Bardzińska
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 911 May 2014
90Constructing Feminine Poetics in the Works of a Late-20th-Century Catalan Woman Poet: Maria-Mercè Marçal
Noèlia Díaz Vicedo
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 901 March 2014
89Time in the Philosophy of Gabriel Marcel
Helen Tattam
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 8931 January 2013
88Narrative and National Allegory in Rómulo Gallegos's Venezuela
Jenni M. Lehtinen
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 8831 January 2013
87Frontier Memory: Cultural Conflict and Exchange in the Romancero fronterizo
Sizen Yiacoup
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 871 October 2013
86The Prose of Sasha Sokolov: Reflections on/of the Real
Elena Kravchenko
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 8631 January 2013
85Bridal-Quest Epics in Medieval Germany: A Revisionary Approach
Sarah Bowden
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 85 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 4030 May 2012
84Crisis and Form in the Later Writing of Ingeborg Bachmann: An Aesthetic Examination of the Poetic Drafts of the 1960s
Áine McMurtry
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 84 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3930 May 2012
83The Signifying Self: Cervantine Drama as Counter-Perspective Aesthetic
Melanie Henry
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 831 February 2013
82Space in Theodor Fontane's Works: Theme and Poetic Function
Michael James White
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 82 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3830 May 2012
81Private Lives and Collective Destinies: Class, Nation and the Folk in the Works of Gustav Freytag (1816-1895)
Benedict Schofield
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 81 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3730 May 2012
80Max Jacob and the Poetics of Play
Anna J. Davies
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 8025 June 2010
79Kundera and the Ambiguity of Authorship
Christine Angela Knoop
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 7925 March 2011
78Diderot and Lessing as Exemplars of a Post-Spinozist Mentality
Louise Crowther
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 786 September 2010
77Shades of Grey: 1960s Lisbon in Novel, Film and Photobook
Paul Melo e Castro
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 7725 March 2011
76The Wallenstein Figure in German Literature and Historiography 1790-1920
Steffan Davies
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 76 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3619 February 2010
75E. T. A. Hoffmann and Alcohol: Biography, Reception and Art
Victoria Dutchman-Smith
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 75 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3519 February 2010
74Hamann's Prophetic Mission: A Genetic Study of Three Late Works against the Enlightenment
Timothy Beech
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 74 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3423 April 2010
73A Culture of Mimicry: Laurence Sterne, His Readers and the Art of Bodysnatching
Warren L. Oakley
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 736 September 2010
72Single Combat and Warfare in German Literature of the High Middle Ages: Stricker's Karl der Grosse and Daniel von dem Blühenden Tal
Rachel E. Kellett
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 72 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 331 August 2008