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LTS publishes articles on the topics which are the focus of the Research Priority Area: Language, Texts and Society. This includes:

  • Literary interventions: studying the ways in which literary texts intervene in their sociopolitical contexts
  • Translating cultures: focusing on translation, cultural transfer, language policy, image and identity construction
  • Performance con/texts: investigating relationships between performances and audiences
  • Texts in professional and educational contexts: language learning and teaching; professional communications in first, second or foreign languages
  • Innovative methods to investigate language and texts

LTS Journal is produced in collaboration with postgraduate colleagues at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Leicester.

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ISSN: 2517-648ZX


Latest issue - Issue 2, Spring 2018



Debating the Revolution: The Evolving Role of the Visual Arts in Cuba

Nostalgia in Urban Cinema: A Comparative Analysis of Zhang Yang’s Shower (1999) and Jia Zhangke’s 24 City (2008)

The Baba and the Bolshevichka – Learning to Read Soviet: Representations of Women’s Literacy in Early Soviet Culture

The Importance of Linguistic Markers of Identity and Authenticity in German Gangsta Rap

The Role of Shame in Language Learning

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Book Reviews


Previous issues

Issue 1, Spring 2017



  • Melanie Fitton-Hayward, Katrina Wilkins, Nicola Thomas, Samuel Cooper, Abdulmalik Ofemile
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Caso Colosio: Re-examining Historical Narratives

Trading on Strikes: Trade Unions in Steve Ely’s ‘Ballad of the Scabs’ and Helen Mort’s ‘ Scab’

A Discussion of Cultural Studies and Contemporary Television

Book Reviews





We welcome proposals for articles on any topic relevant to the interests of the RPA on an ongoing basis. Send submissions to

We also welcome proposals for book reviews and translations into English of CC:BY articles originally published in other languages. Contact for more information.

Please refer to our Contributor Style Guide when preparing manuscripts for submission, ensuring that all document formatting is consistent with our conventions.


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