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Founded in 1995 by Malcolm Bowie and others within the University of Oxford, Legenda has always been a collaborative publishing enterprise, directly governed by scholars. The MHRA joined this collaboration in 1998, became half-owner in 2004, in partnership with Maney Publishing and then Routledge, and has since 2016 been sole owner.

Titles range from medieval texts to contemporary cinema and form a widely comparative view of the modern humanities, including works on Arabic, Catalan, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish literature. Editorial boards and committees of more than 60 leading academic specialists work in collaboration with bodies such as the Society for French Studies, the British Comparative Literature Association and the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland.

Books in JSTOR from Legenda
142 Books in JSTOR Copyright Date
Accent, Rhythm and Meaning in French Verse 2018
Adapting the Canon: Mediation, Visualization, Interpretation 2020
Affective Spaces: Migration in Scandinavian and German Transnational Narratives 2021
Agnès Varda Unlimited: Image, Music, Media 2016
André Chénier: Poetry and Revolution 1792-1794 2021
The Art of Cervantes in Don Quixote: Critical Essays 2019
Arthur Symons: Poet, Critic, Vagabond 2018
Balzac's Love Letters: Correspondence and the Literary Imagination 2016
Blanchot and the Moving Image: Fascination and Spectatorship 2017
Bodies of Disorder: Gender and Degeneration in Baroja and Blasco Ibáñez 2017
Broken Glass, Broken World: Glass in French Culture in the Aftermath of 1870 2016
Brute Meaning: Essays in Materialist Criticism from Dickens to Hitchcock 2020
Catalan Narrative 1875-2015 2020
Chantal Akerman: Afterlives 2019
Childhood, Memory, and the Nation: Young Lives under Nazism in Contemporary German Culture 2020
Chivalry, Academy, and Cultural Dialogues: The Italian Contribution to European Culture 2016
Cognitive Confusions: Dreams, Delusions and Illusions in Early Modern Culture 2016
Comedy and Trauma in Germany and Austria after 1945: The Inner Side of Mourning 2016
Comparative Literature in Britain: National Identities, Transnational Dynamics 1800-2000 2019
Confrontational Readings: Literary Neo-Avant-Gardes in Dutch and German 2020
Contemporary Fictions: Essays on American and Postcolonial Narratives 2020
Contemporary French Poetry: Towards a Minor Poetics 2021
Contemporary Galician Women Writers 2020
Cortázar and Music 2019
The Cultural Legacy of María Zambrano 2017
Cultural Reception, Translation and Transformation from Medieval to Modern Italy: Essays in Honour of Martin McLaughlin 2017
Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio: Literature, Doctrine, Reality 2020
Death Sentences: Literature and State Killing 2019
Decadence and the Senses 2017
Depicting the Divine: Mikhail Bulgakov and Thomas Mann 2019
Encounters with Albion: Britain and the British in Texts by Jewish Refugees from Nazism 2018
Enlightenment and Religion in German and Austrian Literature 2017
Erotic Literature in Adaptation and Translation 2018
E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Orient: Romantic Aesthetics and the German Imagination 2016
Film Festivals: Cinema and Cultural Exchange 2021
The First English Translations of Molière: Drama in Flux 1663-1732 2020
The Foreign Connection: Writings on Poetry, Art and Translation 2020
Foreign Parts: German and Austrian Actors on the British Stage 1933-1960 2017
Form and Reform in Eighteenth-Century Spain: Utopian Narratives and Socio-Political Debate 2019
Forms of Thinking in Leopardi’s Zibaldone: Religion, Science and Everyday Life in an Age of Disenchantment 2019
Fragments, Genius and Madness: Masks and Mask-Making in the fin-de-siècle Imagination 2021
France, Algeria and the Moving Image: Screening Histories of Violence 1963–2010 2017
Francisca Wood and Nineteenth-Century Periodical Culture: Pressing for Change 2020
Franz Grillparzer’s Dramatic Heroines: Theatre and Women’s Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century Austria 2018
Freedom and the Subject of Theory: Essays in Honour of Christina Howells 2019
The French Art Novel 1900-1930 2016
From Doubt to Unbelief: Forms of Scepticism in the Iberian World 2019
Fulvio Tomizza: Writing the Trauma of Exile 2018
Futurism: A Microhistory 2017
Gentry Life in Georgian Ireland: The Letters of Edmund Spencer (1711-1790) 2017
Georg Hermann: A Writer’s Life 2019
Gómez Manrique, Statesman and Poet: The Practice of Poetry in Fifteenth-Century Spain 2018
Gravity and Grace: Essays for Roger Pearson 2019
Hispanic Baroque Ekphrasis: Góngora, Camargo, Sor Juana 2020
The History of Language Learning and Teaching I: 16th-18th Century Europe 2018
The History of Language Learning and Teaching II: 19th-20th Century Europe 2018
The History of Language Learning and Teaching III: Across Cultures 2018
Humanizing Childhood in Early Twentieth-Century Spain 2020
I Suffer, Therefore I Am: Engaging with Empathy in Contemporary French Women’s Writing 2019
Intellectual Life and Literature at Solovki 1923-1930: The Paris of the Northern Concentration Camps 2018
Intimacy and Distance: Conflicting Cultures in Nineteenth-Century France 2017
Invention: The Language of English Renaissance Poetics 2019
Isak Dinesen Reading Søren Kierkegaard: On Christianity, Seduction, Gender, and Repetition 2017
Italy and the USA: Cultural Change Through Language and Narrative 2019
Jean-François Vilar: Theatres Of Crime 2020
John Ruskin's Continental Tour 1835: The Written Records and Drawings 2016
José Saramago: History, Utopia, and the Necessity of Error 2016
The Journalist in the French Fin-de-siècle Novel: Enfants de la presse 2018
Laforgue, Philosophy, and Ideas of Otherness 2018
The Language of Disease: Writing Syphilis in Nineteenth-Century France 2020
The Law of Poetry: Studies in Hölderlin’s Poetics 2019
The Living Death of Modernity: Balzac, Baudelaire, Zola 2021
Louis-René des Forêts and Inner Autobiography 2020
The Made and the Found: Essays, Prose and Poetry in Honour of Michael Sheringham 2017
Marie NDiaye: Inhospitable Fictions 2017
The Marvellous and the Miraculous in María de Zayas 2019
Mary Shelley and Europe: Essays in Honour of Jean de Palacio 2020
Maud Beerbohm Tree: Lady of the Stage 2018
Memory Across Borders: Nabokov, Perec, Chamoiseau 2016
Memory and Utopia: The Poetry of José Ángel Valente 2020
Metamorphosis in Modern German Literature: Transforming Bodies, Identities and Affects 2016
Metaphor in European Philosophy after Nietzsche: An Intellectual History 2020
Minding Borders: Resilient Divisions in Literature, the Body and the Academy 2017
The Modern Culture of Reginald Farrer: Landscape, Literature and Buddhism 2018
The Modern Spanish Canon: Visibility, Cultural Capital and the Academy 2018
A Modernist in Exile: The International Reception of H. G. Adler (1910-1988) 2019
Montaigne in Transit: Essays in Honour of Ian Maclean 2016
The Multilingual Muse: Transcultural Poetics in the Burgundian Netherlands 2017
Naturalism Against Nature: Kinship and Degeneracy in Fin-de-siècle Portugal and Brazil 2020
A 'New' Woman in Verga and Pirandello: From Page to Stage 2018
No Country for Nonconforming Women: Feminine Conceptions of Lusophone Africa 2018
The Novels of Carmen Laforet: An Aesthetics of Relief 2019
Pascal Quignard: Towards the Vanishing Point 2016
Paul Celan’s Unfinished Poetics: Readings in the Sous-Oeuvre 2018
Pepetela and the MPLA: The Ethical Evolution of a Revolutionary Writer 2019
Performing Medieval Text 2017
Perpetual Motion: Studies in French Poetry from Surrealism to the Postmodern 2017
Perspectives on Culture and Politics in the French Antilles 2018
The Philomena of Chrétien the Jew: The Semiotics of Evil 2020
Photographing the Unseen Mexico: Maya Goded’s Socially Engaged Documentaries 2018
The Poetics of Early Russian Crime Fiction 1860-1917: Deciphering Stories of Detection 2018
The Poetry of Céline Arnauld: From Dada to Ultra-Modern 2020
Poetry, Painting, Park: Goethe and Claude Lorrain 2020
Prismatic Translation 2019
Putting it About: Popular Views of Social Rights and Wrongs in Spain in the Long Nineteenth Century 2019
Queer Genealogies in Transnational Barcelona: Maria-Mercè Marçal, Cristina Peri Rossi, and Flavia Company 2019
Quim Monzó and Contemporary Catalan Culture (1975–2018): Cultural Normalization, Postmodernism and National Politics 2021
Reading Dante and Proust by Analogy 2019
Reflections in the Library: Selected Literary Essays 1926–1944 2016
Renaissance Vegetarianism: The Philosophical Afterlives of Porphyry’s On Abstinence 2020
Reprojecting the City: Urban Space and Dissident Sexualities in Recent Latin American Cinema 2016
The Rhetoric of Exile: Duress and the Imagining of Force 2016
The Rise of Spanish American Poetry 1500-1700: Literary and Cultural Transmission in the New World 2019
Rome: Modernity, Postmodernity and Beyond 2018
Saints and Monsters in Medieval French and Occitan Literature: Sublime and Abject Bodies 2017
Samuel Butler and the Science of the Mind: Evolution, Heredity and Unconscious Memory 2020
Santería, Vodou and Resistance in Caribbean Literature: Daughters of the Spirits 2019
Saracens and their World in Boiardo and Ariosto 2020
Scenographies of Perception: Sensuousness in Hegel, Novalis, Rilke, and Proust 2019
Self-Conscious Realism: Metafiction and the Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel 2021
Southern Regional French: A Linguistic Analysis of Language and Dialect Contact 2016
Spanish Culture from Romanticism to the Present: Structures of Feeling 2019
Spatial Plots: Virtuality and the Embodied Mind in Baricco, Camilleri and Calvino 2020
St Teresa of Ávila: Her Writings and Life 2018
Structures of Subjugation in Dutch Literature 2016
Sublime Conclusions: Last Man Narratives from Apocalypse to Death of God 2017
Swinburne’s Style: An Experiment in Verse History 2018
Theorizing Medieval Race: Saracen Representations in Old French Literature 2019
Thinking Cinema with Proust 2018
Three Cities of Yiddish: St Petersburg, Warsaw and Moscow 2017
Translating Petrarch's Poetry: L’Aura del Petrarca from the Quattrocento to the 21st Century 2020
Twentieth-Century Sephardic Authors from the Former Yugoslavia: A Judeo-Spanish Tradition 2020
Unidentified Narrative Objects and the New Italian Epic 2019
(Un)veiling Bodies: A Trajectory of Chilean Post-Dictatorship Documentary 2019
Utopian Identities: A Cognitive Approach to Literary Competitions 2018
Venetian Inscriptions: Vernacular Writing for Public Display in Medieval and Renaissance Venice 2021
Women and Nationhood in Restoration Spain 1874-1931: The State as Family 2019
Women, Men and Books: Issues of Gender in Yiddish Discourse 2019
Writers' Block: The Paris Antifascist Congress of 1935 2016
Writing the Landscape: Exposing Nature in French Women's Fiction 1789–1815 2019
Ying Chen’s Fiction: An Aesthetics of Non-Belonging 2020
Zola and the Art of Television: Adaptation, Recreation, Translation 2020