imlr books

Formerly known as 'igrs books', 'imlr books' comprises monographs and volumes of essays in the field of Modern Languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and comparative studies), and is published by the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London.
Selection of titles for inclusion in the series is by annual competition, details of which are announced via appropriate JISCMail lists. Proposals for monographs, conference volumes, or thematically-linked collections of essays, between 30,000 and 100,000 words in length, are chosen by the series’ Editorial Board, which is advised by a peer review committee of senior academics in the field.
Titles below are available from the online bookshop (follow the title link) or from the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Orders, which may be placed by post, facsimile or email, will be acknowledged by the issue of a pro forma invoice for the amount due. Volumes are despatched on settlement of invoice.

Volume Description
1 Freethinkers, Libertines and 'Schwärmer'. Heterodoxy in German Literature, 1750-1800 by K.F. Hilliard
9780854572250 [292pp; 2011]
2 The Fevered Novel from Balzac to Bernanos: Frenetic Catholicism in Crisis, Delirium and Revolution by Francesco Manzini
9780854572267 [269pp; 2011]
3 Terrorism, Italian Style. Representations of Political Violence in Contemporary Italian Cinema ed. Ruth Glynn; Giancarlo Lombardi; Alan O'Leary
9780854572281 [244pp; 2012]
4 Word on the Street ed. Elisha Foust; Sophie Fuggle
9780854572298 [312pp; 2011]
5 Technology's Pulse: Essays on Rhythm in German Modernism by Michael Cowan
9780854572304 [252pp; 2011]
6 Writing and Muslim Identity: Representations of Islam in German and English Transcultural Literature, 1990–2006 by Frauke Matthes
9780854572311 [268pp; 2012]
7 Vicissitudes. Histories and Destinies of Psychoanalysis ed. Sharon Kivland; Naomi Segal
9780854572342 [352pp; 2013]
8 Constance Pascal (1877–1937): Authority, Femininity and Feminism in French Psychiatry by Felicia Gordon
9780854572366 [254pp; 2013]
9 From North Africa to France: Family Migration in Text and Film by Isabel Hollis-Touré
9780854572403 [164pp; 2015]
10 Poets as Readers in Nineteenth-Century France: Critical Reflections ed. Joseph Acquisto, Adrianna M. Paliyenko and Catherine Witt
9780854572465 [272pp; 2015]
11 Writing and the West German Protest Movements: The Textual Revolution by Mererid Puw Davies
9780854572519 [294pp; 2016]

imlr books - 2017 Competition


Writing and the West German Protest Movements
Writing and the West German Protest Movements. The Textual Revolution
by Mererid Puw Davies



  • Constance Pascal (1877-1937)
  • '... an authoritative and readable account of a complex subject ... '
  • (French History, 28 (4), 2014)
  • The Fevered Novel from Balzac to Bernanos
    '... a stimulating, original and important contribution not just to fiction studies but to a more general understanding of French culture and society.'  (Owen Heathcote in Modern Language Review, 109.3, 2014)
  • Technology's Pulse: Essays on Rhythm in German Modernism
    'In Michael Cowan's fascinating account of German culture of the 1910s and 1920s, rhythm holds together in unstable union precisely these conflicting impulses, and it is the great merit of the book that it repeatedly demonstrates the surprising variety of ways in which this tension can be negotiated.' (Ben Morgan in Modernism/ Modernity, vol. 20.4, 2013)

  • Freethinkers, Libertines and 'Schwärmer'
  • 'This eminently readable and convincing survey of an important chapter in literary and intellectual history marks an auspicious beginning to the series it inaugurates.' (H.B. Nisbet in Modern Language Review, 107.3, 2012)