Transnational Modern Languages: Introducing the Book Series

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


This event, hosted by the IMLR as part of its summer programme of online events, marks the publication of the first volumes in the ‘Transnational Modern Languages’ series.

Specifically targeted at a student audience, the series aims to demonstrate the value – practical and commercial, as well as academic and cultural – of modern language study when conceived as transnational cultural enquiry. The individual volumes in the series as well as its anchoring text, Transnational Modern Languages: A Handbook, address how work on the transnational and the transcultural broadens the confines of Modern Languages. The event will begin with a short presentation by the editors of the series, followed by an introduction to the Handbook by Jenny Burns and Derek Duncan (eds).

Charles Burdett and Loredana Polezzi will then chair a discussion on the series as a whole, its individual volumes, and their potential role in the delivery of the Modern Languages curriculum in the UK and beyond. Participants include Claire Gorrara (Cardiff and UCML), Ana de Medeiros (KCL), Kombola Ramadhani Mussa (Cardiff) and Rachel Scott (Royal Holloway), as well as volume editors.
Period28 Jul 2020
Held atInstitute of Modern Languages Research
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Transnational Modern Languages