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Encounters with Albion

Thursday 30 August 2018
While much has been written about British attitudes to the Jewish refugees from Hitler who fled to this country after 1933, little attention has been paid to the ways in which those refugees perceived and depicted their (often somewhat reluctant) hosts. From their impressions on arrival, through the tumultuous events of World War II and mass internment, and on into the long period of integration after 1945, Anthony Grenville expertly traces the development of refugee responses to their new homeland.

Television Drama in Spain and Latin America Just Published

Tuesday 14 August 2018
Paul Julian Smith's latest book, Television Drama in Spain and Latin America addresses two major topics within current cultural, media, and television studies: the question of fictional genres and that of transnational circulation. While much research has been carried out on both TV formats and remakes in the English-speaking world, almost nothing has been published on the huge and dynamic Spanish-speaking sector.

Excavating Buried Memories in the Railways beneath London and Berlin

Friday 6 July 2018
Networked Remembrance is the first book to explore questions of urban memory within what are some of the most commonly experienced subterranean margins of the contemporary city: underground railways. Using London’s and Berlin’s underground railways as comparative case studies, this book reveals how social memories are spatially produced – through practices of cartography and toponymy, memory work and memorialization, exploration and artistic appropriation – within the everyday and concealed places associated with these transport networks.

Re-Educating German POWs after WW2

Monday 2 July 2018
At the end of WWII there were over 400,000 German POWs housed in 1,500 camps throughout the UK. Some were very young and had received their education under the Nazi system. To enable them to take their place in a democratic post-war Germany re-education was necessary. Some 200 lecturers travelled the length and breadth of the country to lecture in the camps and prepare the prisoners for civilian life. 

Sylvia Naish Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships for 2018-19 Announced

Thursday 21 June 2018
Sylvia Naish Visiting Fellowships have been awarded to Margit Dirscherl and Robert Leucht . Dr Margit Dirscherl (Munich) will be spending September 2018 at the Institute pursuing her research into Thomas Mann’s theoretical conceptualisation of railway stations, and Dr Leucht (Zurich) will be at the IMLR in January and February conducting research into Alexander Pope and the German writers of the mid-18 th century.

Winner of 2018-19 Miller Visiting Fellowship Competition Announced

Thursday 21 June 2018
Cole Collins has been awarded a Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Visiting Fellowship for 2018-19. Currently in the final stages of his PhD research at the University of Edinburgh, Cole Collins will be based at the Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies at the Institute from February until May 2019, during which time he will conduct research into the representations of women in a British context in the collages of Kurt Schwitters.

Winner of 2019 Luisa Selis Visiting Fellowship Announced

Thursday 21 June 2018
The IMLR and Istituto Italiano di Cultura Londra  (IIC) have pleasure in announcing the winner of the 2019 Luisa Selis Fellowship competition. Dr Sara Delmedico (Cambridge), whose topic of research is ‘Being a Woman in 19 th -Century Sardinia. Love, Seduction and Reputation in the Law in Action’ will spend April, May and June 2019 at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory  at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, and at the  Istituto Italiano di Cultura Londra  (IIC).

2018 DAAD-IMLR Competition Launched

Friday 1 June 2018
‘Auf deutschen Spuren’ is the title of this year’s competition, jointly organised by the DAAD and the IMLR. Following previous forays into poetry, prose, translation and dramatic dialogue, the fifth competition breaks new ground in asking entrants to make a short video on the theme ‘In the footsteps of German-language culture’.

2018 Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship Winner

Friday 18 May 2018
Sarah Muller is this year’s winner of the William Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship. The holder of MA degrees from the Universities of Glasgow and Sheffield, Sarah is currently in her second year of PhD research at the University of Sheffield working on primary school students’ linguistic repertoires and the Luxembourg education system, where German is the language of instruction although over 60% of students come from a romanophone background.

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