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Collision and collusion: contrasting representations of the translator-author relationship in two contemporary Francophone novels (2018)
Journal Article
Mevel, P., & Cornelio, D. (2018). Collision and collusion: contrasting representations of the translator-author relationship in two contemporary Francophone novels. TTR: Traduction, Terminologie, Rédaction, 29(1), 139–160. doi:10.7202/1050711ar

Here we will focus on French writer Brice Matthieussent’s 2009 Vengeance du Traducteur and Québécois Jacques Poulin’s 2006 La traduction est une histoire d’amour which present apparently contradictory viewpoints on the role of the translator and tran... Read More

Reformers and revolutionaries: the battle for the working classes in Gibraltar and its hinterland, 1902-1921 (2018)
Journal Article
Grocott, C. A., Stockey, G., & Grady, J. (2018). Reformers and revolutionaries: the battle for the working classes in Gibraltar and its hinterland, 1902-1921. Labor History, 59(6), 692-719. doi:10.1080/0023656X.2018.1470064

This article examines labour organisation in Gibraltar and its hinterland from c.1902-1921. It demonstrates that the traditionally strong links which had existed between organisations in Gibraltar and neighbouring Spain - links based upon a shared be... Read More

Technology and femininity in Marcel L'Herbier's L'Inhumaine (2018)
Journal Article
Shingler, K. (in press). Technology and femininity in Marcel L'Herbier's L'Inhumaine. Modernist Cultures,

This article examines the intersection of technology and femininity in Marcel L’Herbier’s 1924 silent film L’Inhumaine, focusing on the film’s articulation of a figure of machine-woman who may be read as alternately inhuman and posthuman. The article... Read More

The history of language learning and teaching in Britain (2018)
Journal Article
McLelland, N. (2018). The history of language learning and teaching in Britain. Language Learning Journal, 46(1), 6-16. doi:10.1080/09571736.2017.1382052

This article provides an overview, based on the most recent research available, of the history of language learning and teaching (HoLLT) in Britain. After an overview of the state of research, we consider which languages have been learnt, why, and ho... Read More

An English cover-up: masks, murders, and English cruelty in Goncourt, Lorrain, and Schwob (2017)
Journal Article
Scott, H. (in press). An English cover-up: masks, murders, and English cruelty in Goncourt, Lorrain, and Schwob. Dix-Neuf, 21(3), doi:10.1080/14787318.2017.1386886

Fin-de-siècle writers from diverse disciplines were drawn to the seductive potential of masks and disguise; mask-wearing characters of indefinite identity, indeterminate gender, and insecure psychology proliferate in their texts. However, when charac... Read More

Developing Terra Nullius: colonialism, nationalism, and indigeneity in the Andaman Islands (2017)
Journal Article
Sen, U. (in press). Developing Terra Nullius: colonialism, nationalism, and indigeneity in the Andaman Islands. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 59(4), doi:10.1017/S0010417517000330

This article explores in detail the legal structures and discursive framings informing the governance of one particular ‘backward’ region of India, the Andaman Islands. It traces the shifting patterns of occupation and development of the Islands in t... Read More

‘Sell[ing] what hasn’t got a name’: An exploration of the different understandings and definitions of ‘community engagement’ work in the performing arts (2017)
Journal Article
Mutibwa, D. H. (2017). ‘Sell[ing] what hasn’t got a name’: An exploration of the different understandings and definitions of ‘community engagement’ work in the performing arts. European Journal of Cultural Studies, doi:10.1177/1367549417722107

Widely known to promote broader involvement in the processes which define the arts and culture (Webster, 1997), community engagement work in the performing arts — despite employing a set of commonly recognised norms — has tended to be conceptualised... Read More

“As usual, I'll have to take an IOU”: W.E.B. Du Bois, the gift of black music and the cultural politics of obligation (2017)
Journal Article
Heffernan, N. (in press). “As usual, I'll have to take an IOU”: W.E.B. Du Bois, the gift of black music and the cultural politics of obligation. Journal of American Studies, doi:10.1017/S0021875817000883

In The Souls of Black Folk (1903) W. E. B. Du Bois described African American music as a “gift” to America, contesting the tendency to regard white interest in black culture as appropriation or theft. Yet this metaphor invoked the complex circuits of... Read More

Taking exception: Christopher Phelps challenges Jefferson Cowie’s The great exception (2017)
Journal Article
Phelps, C., & Cowie, J. (2017). Taking exception: Christopher Phelps challenges Jefferson Cowie’s The great exception. Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 14(2), doi:10.1215/15476715-3790223

A "Point/Counterpoint" interview of historian Jefferson Cowie with deliberately provocative thesis-testing questions.

German global soft power, 1700-1920 (2016)
Book Chapter
McLelland, N. (2016). German global soft power, 1700-1920. In W. Frijhoff, & K. Sanchez-Summerer (Eds.), Linguistic and cultural foreign policies of European states: 18th-20th centuriesAmsterdam University Press

This article provides the first overview of the reach and 'soft power' of German language and culture in Europe and beyond, from 1700 to 1920, shortly after the end of the First World War. Besides the role of the state (weak, until deliberate policie... Read More

The entwinement of politics, arts, culture and commerce in staging social and political reality to enhance democratic communication (2016)
Journal Article
Mutibwa, D. H. (2016). The entwinement of politics, arts, culture and commerce in staging social and political reality to enhance democratic communication. International Journal of Communication, (5997–6016). ISSN 1932-8036

This article explores how four British and German theatre companies that originated in the countercultural era continue to survive in an increasingly austere economic climate. Although their survival strategies have been marked by remarkable resilien... Read More

E a Galiza...? Lusofonias transversais (2016)
Journal Article
Vidal Bouzon, Á. J. (2016). E a Galiza...? Lusofonias transversais. ISSN 1888-8763

Resumo Através de uma leitura filosófica do conto de José A. Lozano “Porco transgénico” (2001) este trabalho tenta indicar as linhas de delimitação da condição identitária galega em que assenta a legenda que Daniel Castelao colocou ao pé da lâmina n... Read More

A web of opportunity or the same old story? Women digital entrepreneurs and intersectionality theory (2016)
Journal Article
Martinez Dy, A. C., Marlow, S., & Martin, L. (2016). A web of opportunity or the same old story? Women digital entrepreneurs and intersectionality theory. Human Relations, 70(3), 286-311. doi:10.1177/0018726716650730

This article critically analyses the manner in which intersectionality and related social positionality shape digital enterprise activities. Despite popular claims of meritocratic opportunity enactment within traditional forms of entrepreneurship, as... Read More

Feedback on feedback: does it work? (2015)
Book Chapter
Speicher, O., & Stollhans, S. (2015). Feedback on feedback: does it work?. In L. Bradley, F. Helm, M. Guarda, & S. Thouësny (Eds.), Critical CALL: proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, ItalyResearch-publishing.net. doi:10.14705/rpnet.2015.000384

It is well documented that providing assessment feedback through the medium of screencasts is favourably received by students and encourages deeper engagement with the feedback given by the language teacher (inter alia Abdous & Yoshimura, 2010; Brick... Read More

‘I second that emotion’: a case for using imaginative sources in writing civil rights history (2015)
Journal Article
Monteith, S. (in press). ‘I second that emotion’: a case for using imaginative sources in writing civil rights history. Patterns of Prejudice, 49(5), doi:10.1080/0031322X.2015.1103439

Imaginative sources are a rich archival store. Facts may be as slippery as the sources in which they are contained, but to limit the sources we use in building a civil rights historiography is to risk curtailing the reach and interdisciplinary scope... Read More

Teach yourself Chinese--how? The history of Chinese self-instruction manuals for English speakers, 1900-2010 (2015)
Journal Article
McLelland, N. (2015). Teach yourself Chinese--how? The history of Chinese self-instruction manuals for English speakers, 1900-2010

This paper examines the history of self-instructional manuals of (Mandarin) Chinese published in Britain between 1900 and 2010, one of the main ways of learning Chinese for most of the 20th century in Britain, when Chinese instruction was virtually n... Read More