The Institute has a well-established publications programme, comprising several book and lecture series as well as the Journal of Romance Studies.
A recent addition to its portfolio is ‘imlr books’ (until recently known as 'igrs books') a new book series in Modern Languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and comparative studies), of which the first eight volumes are now available. The series comprises monographs, conference volumes or thematically-linked collections of essays, with titles selected by annual competition.
The Journal of Romance Studies promotes innovative critical work in the areas of linguistics, literature, performing and visual arts, media, material culture, intellectual and cultural history, critical and cultural theory, psychoanalysis, gender studies, social sciences, and anthropology. Three issues are publshed annually, of which two are usually thematically linked and one is open. The primary focus is on those parts of the world that speak, or have spoken, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese but work on other cultures is included. Most issues cross national and disciplinary boundaries in order to stimulate new ways of thinking about cultural history and practice. Orders should be placed direct with Liverpool University Press.
Publications in the field of Germanic studies include the following series:
Publications of the Institute of Germanic Studies
Launched in 1956, this series comprises monographs, volumes of essays by a single author or by various hands, and the proceedings of conferences held at the Institute and occasionally, elsewhere. The sub-series London German Studies, publishes a selection of papers delivered at the Institute or further afield.
This occasional series includes Research in Germanic Studies, a comprehensive survey of newly published and ongoing work, published with the Conference of University Teachers in Great Britain and Ireland (CUTG). Issues from 1995-1996 to 1999-2000 inclusive are accessible in electronic form on the CUTG website. Most issues are also available in printed form.
Bithell Memorial Lectures
Published annually from 1975 to 1986, thereafter roughly at two- to three-year intervals.
Bithell Series of Dissertations
Launched in 1978, this series is designed to help young scholars publish recent work of high quality, accepted for a research degree by universities in the United Kingdom and Eire. Since 1989 the series has been published together with the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA). Recommendations for theses which might be considered for possible inclusion in the series should be made by the supervisor and/or examiner(s), and sent to the Convenor of the Bithell Editorial Board
Cultural Memories is a book series affiliated to the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research. Published by Peter Lang, the book series supports the Centre by furthering its research in cultural memory. Cultural Memories aims to bridge the gap between history, culture and memory, regarding them as complementary and intersecting sets within 'historical culture'. New methodological approaches are encouraged, encompassing a wide range of technologies of memory in cognate fields, including comparative studies, cultural studies, history, languages, literature, media and communication, the visual and performing arts, cognitive and neural science. While the series aims to enhance research in the broad field of memory studies, it also seeks to point in new directions, providing a unique platform for thought-provoking and forward-looking scholarship in the discipline. Orders should be placed online with Peter Lang.
The series, Studies in Contemporary Women's Writing, published by Peter Lang, is closely linked to the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing at the Institute of Modern Languages Research. The Centre exists to promote and facilitate national and international research in the wide field of post-1968 writing by women in and beyond its core languages of French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish (including Catalan and Galician). The series supports the Centre's work by publishing high-quality research on recent trends, issues and themes in women's writing, making connections between literature and women's lives, experiences and perspectives in the socio-political world. Studies in Contemporary Women's Writing also seeks to raise the profile of new or neglected authors and texts, as well as to expand understanding of the work of established authors. Orders should be placed online with Peter Lang.