Since October 2004, the Legenda book imprint has been owned by an equal partnership between Maney Publishing and the MHRA. Our books are joint publications, and the partners each take an active part in management of the list.

The Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) encourages and promotes advanced study and research in the field of the modern humanities, especially modern European languages and literature, including English, and also cinema. It also aims to break down the barriers between scholars working in different disciplines and to maintain the unity of humanistic scholarship in the face of increasing specialization. The Association fulfils this purpose primarily through the publication of journals, bibliographies, monographs and other aids to research.

Besides Legenda, MHRA’s book series include Texts and Dissertations, Critical Texts, Tudor and Stuart Translations, European Translations, New Translations, Publications of the MHRA, and MHRA Bibliographies Series. MHRA also publishes its widely-used Style Guide, which Legenda follows, and a number of journals: Modern Language Review, The Yearbook of English Studies, Austrian Studies, Portuguese Studies, and The Slavonic and East European Review, together with the major annual surveys The Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature and The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies. See:

Maney Publishing is one of the few remaining independent British academic publishers. Founded in 1900 the company has offices both in the UK, in Leeds and London, and in North America, in Boston. Since 1945 Maney Publishing has worked closely with learned societies, their editors, authors, and members, in publishing academic books and journals to the highest traditional standards of materials and production.

Maney journals in the Humanities include Brontë Studies, Central Europe, Dix-Neuf, Dutch Crossing, Exemplaria, Hispanic Research Journal, Italian Culture, Italian Studies, The Italianist, The Keats-Shelley Review, Medieval Sermon Studies, Oxford German Studies, Publications of the English Goethe Society, Romance Studies, Seventeenth-Century French Studies, and Slavonica, and Maney also publishes the Society for Italian Studies Occasional Papers. See: