BCMCR Cultural Translation Research Library

Here you will find a (continually growing) catalogue of the work researchers at BCU have undertaken on and around cultural translation. They are broadly grouped by topic.


Saber, Dima and Webber, Nick (2016) ‘This is our Call of Duty’: hegemony, history and resistant videogames in the Middle East. Media, Culture & Society. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0163-4437

Milik, Oskar and Webber, Nick (2017) Barbarians at the Imperium Gates: Organizational Culture and Change in EVE Online.Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 10 (3). ISSN 1941-8477


Dudrah, Rajinder (2016) “Balle-Balle, Balle-Balle”: Fashion – British bhangra style. Atlantic Studies, 13 (4). pp. 491-511. ISSN 1478-8810

Huang, Ching-Yu (2011) The integration of Chinese historical costumes and contemporary women’s fashion: with special reference to the Shuitianyi. Doctoral thesis, Birmingham City University.

Collins, M. and Jarvis, J. (2016) The great leap from earth to heaven: The evolution of ballet and costume in England and France in the eighteenth century. Costume, 50 (2). pp. 169-193. ISSN 05908876 (ISSN)

Social Media

Ashton, Daniel and Patel, Karen (2018) Vlogging Careers: Everyday Expertise, Collaboration and Authenticity. In: The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 147-169. ISBN 978-3-319-66037-0, 978-3-319-66038-7

Patel, Karen (2017) Expertise and Collaboration: Cultural Workers’ Performance on Social Media. In: Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries. University of Westminster Press, pp. 157-176. ISBN 978-1-911534-29-7


Puttick, Mary-Rose (2016) A fine balance: Cultural and linguistic barriers shaping the lives of Somali refugee families in Manchester. Language Issues, 27 (1). pp. 5-12. ISSN 0268-5833

Dudrah, Rajinder (2017) Slanguages: Languages in the Creative Economy. [Show/Exhibition]

SLANGUAGES launch video here

Arts Policy & The Creative Industries

Naudin, Annette (2017) Cultural Entrepreneurs: Identity and becoming a cultural entrepreneur. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 9 (3). p. 1. ISSN 1742-5360

Naudin, Annette and Patel, Karen (2017) Entangled expertise: Women’s use of social media in entrepreneurial work.European Journal of Cultural Studies. ISSN 1367-5494

Leng, Jian (2015) Gatekeeping the arts: national policy, student perception and the art and design entrance examination in China. Doctoral thesis, Birmingham City University.


Wall, Tim and Pillai, Nicolas, ‘Screening popular music’s past: music documentary and biopics’ in Lauren Istvandity, Sarah Baker and Catherine Strong, eds. (2018), The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage [forthcoming].

Pillai, Nicolas, ‘Jazz and comics’, in Gebhardt, Nicholas, Nicole Rustin-Paschall and Tony Whyton, eds. (2017) The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies [forthcoming].

Pillai, Nicolas, ‘Brubeck betwixt and between: television, pop and the middlebrow’ in Roger Fagge and Nicolas Pillai, eds. (2017) New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice. Routledge, pp. 90-110.