Category Archives: Literature

Distant and Neglected Voices: Outside of Europe…

Pocahontas_by_Simon_van_de_Passe_1616By Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett and Dr Helena Sanson

Women’s contribution to language codification across the ages extends well beyond Europe. Since many traditional histories of linguistics focus primarily on the western tradition, the contribution of women outside Europe is even …

Distant and Neglected Voices: Europe…

Women_in_the_History_of_LinguisticsBy Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett and Dr Helena Sanson

Where are all the female linguists? If we look at most histories of linguistics, women are either completely absent or relegated to footnotes. Of the 1,500 entries in the first edition of …

An Ariosto Walk in London

Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture, 1516-2016By Professor Jane E Everson and Dr Stefano Jossa

London has been a pole of attraction to European travellers at least since the days of the Tudors. It has even attracted people without their consent or after their death. All …

Roland Barthes’ “American Delirium”

By Professor Jonathan Culler Transatlantic Barthes_e-flyer

Roland Barthes, the French cultural critic and literary theorist, had a complex, vexed relation to the United States.  His attitude towards other countries was much less equivocal: Japan he idealized as a repository of mythical signs, …