Modern Language Initiative Books

This Mellon-funded initiative publishes high-quality scholarship by first authors writing in English about linguistic cultural productions in languages other than English, including all types of literature, as well as other verbal productions such as rhetoric and film, in addition to performance, popular culture, and any other form that employs language. | MLI FAQ

Dagur Kari's Noi the Albino

by Bjorn Nordfjord

Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin's Yiddish Drama

by Barbara J. Henry

Art by the Book: Painting Manuals and the Leisure Life in Late Ming China

by J. P. Park

Disappearing Traces: Holocaust Testimonials, Ethics, and Aesthetics

by Dorota Glowacka

Subversive Seduction: Darwin, Sexual Selection, and the Spanish Novel

by Travis Landry

Icons of Danish Modernity: Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen

by Julie K. Allen

Women's Poetry of Late Imperial China: Transforming the Inner Chambers

by Xiaorong Li

Letters and Epistolary Culture in Early Medieval China

by Antje Richter

The Power of Song: Nonviolent Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution

by Guntis Smidchens

Thomas Vinterberg's Festen (The Celebration)

by C. Claire Thomson

Family Revolution: Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture

by Hui Faye Xiao

Verse Going Viral: China's New Media Scenes

by Heather Inwood

Literati Storytelling in Late Medieval China

by Manling Luo

God's Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria

by Ji Li

Writing the South Seas: Imagining the Nanyang in Chinese and Southeast Asian
Postcolonial Literature

by Brian Bernards

Heroines of the Qing: Exemplary Women Tell Their Stories

by Binbin Yang

Novel Medicine: Healing, Literature, and Popular Knowledge in Early Modern China

by Andrew Schonebaum

Roy Andersson's "Songs from the Second Floor": Contemplating the Art of Existence

by Ursula Lindqvist

Confucian Image Politics: Masculine Morality in Seventeenth-Century China

by Ying Zhang

The Edge of Knowing: Dreams, History, and Realism in Modern Chinese Literature

by Roy Bing Chan

Symptoms of an Unruly Age: Li Zhi and Cultures of Early Modernity

by Rivi Handler-Spitz

Fascism and Modernist Literature in Norway

by Dean Krouk

Many Faces of Mulian: The Precious Scrolls of Late Imperial China

by Rostislav Berezkin

Forming the Early Chinese Court: Rituals, Spaces, Roles

by Luke Habberstad

Transforming Monkey: Adaptation and Representation of a Chinese Epic

by Hongmei Sun