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Fintar o destino: between the colonial bond and a postcolonial double-bind (2018)
Journal Article
Miranda, R. (2018). Fintar o destino: between the colonial bond and a postcolonial double-bind. Portuguese Studies, 34(2), (148-166). doi:10.5699/portstudies.34.2.0148. ISSN 0267-5315

The article addresses Fernando Vendrell’s Fintar o destino [Dribbling Fate] (1998) by considering the appropriation of sports by the Portuguese Estado Novo’s colonialist ideology and policies (inspired by Gilberto Freyre’s lusotropicalist theories).... Read More

Work in crisis: film, fiction and theory (2018)
Journal Article
Lane, J. F., & Waters, S. (2018). Work in crisis: film, fiction and theory. Modern and Contemporary France, 26(3), (225-232). doi:10.1080/09639489.2018.1448769. ISSN 0963-9489

L’oralité dans Allah Superstar : représentations, tensions, traduction (2018)
Journal Article
Mevel, P. (in press). L’oralité dans Allah Superstar : représentations, tensions, traduction. TTR: Traduction, Terminologie, Rédaction, ISSN 0835-8443

This article examines the way in which banlieue French—a largely predominantly spoken linguistic variety—is used narratively and aesthetically in Y. B.’s novel Allah Superstar, and makes suggestions with regards to its English language translation. T... Read More

Lessons from Lysenko (2017)
Book Chapter
Marks, J. (2017). Lessons from Lysenko. In N. Krementsov, & W. deJong-Lambert (Eds.), The Lysenko Controversy As A Global Phenomenon - Volume 2, 185-206. Palgrave MacMillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-39179-3_7

This chapter explores the question of whether we can still “learn lessons” from Lysenkoism. Contemporary allusions are often narrowly polemical, usually making the claim that scientific work is being marginalised for non-scientific reasons. However,... Read More

Language description, prescription and usage in seventeenth-century German (2014)
Book Chapter
McLelland, N. (2014). Language description, prescription and usage in seventeenth-century German. In G. Rutten, R. Vosters, & W. Vandenbussche (Eds.), Norms and Usage in Language History, 1600–1900. A sociolinguistic and comparative perspectiveBenjamins. doi:10.1075/ahs.3.11lel

This chapter examines the relationship between language prescription and language use in seventeenth-century German, reporting on a corpus investigation of the influence (or otherwise) of the leading grammarian Justus Georg Schottelius (1612–1676) on... Read More