New Guide to Romance Collections in the Senate House Library and Institutes

Wednesday 10 January 2018
Philippe Garnier et al., Dialogues en quatre langues ( 1656) The IMLR website now hosts an interactive guide to the Romance language collections in Senate House Library and the libraries of the School of Advanced Study. It offers a broad overview of the collections, identifies some of the key areas of strength within and across individual libraries, and provides information on how to locate and access these unique resources.

Ingeborg Bachmann Centre Director Appointed

Tuesday 9 January 2018
The Institute is delighted to announce that Andrea Capovilla has been appointed as Director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture at the IMLR. Dr Capovilla read German, History and Philosophy at the University of Vienna, graduating with an MA dissertation entitled ‘Irmgard Keuns Romane im Kontext der Neuen Sachlichkeit’. Her doctoral thesis, Der lebendige Schatten. Film in der Literatur bis 1938 was published by Böhlau in 1994.

EU seeks Translators

Tuesday 12 December 2017
The European Commission's translation service is recruiting external translation capacity to translate EU documents into and out of the EU official languages. Anyone offering translation from French, Hungarian, Romanian or Bulgarian into English, or from English into Dutch, Czech, Irish or Maltese is invited to apply. The link below includes the invitations to tender, tender specifications, draft framework contract and a Q&A document (published 6 December 2017).

Chatting with Luther – Competition Winners Announced

Tuesday 5 December 2017
Shutterstock/Elena Dijour/2 Chairs in the Tuilleries The winners of the 2017 German writing competition, organised by the IMLR and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have just been announced. 1st prize in the Secondary Schools category went to Victoria Adjei (North London Collegiate), with 2nd being awarded to Panayotis Galatis (City of London School) and 3rd to Alex Davies (King’s College School, Wimbledon).

The Right Skills? British Academy Report on Arts and Humanities Degrees Published

Tuesday 28 November 2017
The British Academy’s latest report, entitled The Right Skills. Celebrating Skills in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences , has just been published. Chaired by Professor Sir Ian Diamond, FBA, FRSE, FAcSS, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, the steering group looked at the benefits of degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences, the value of which are sometimes questioned as not being relevant and not equipping students with a tangible skill set.

Job Opportunity - Director, Ingeborg Bachmann Centre

Wednesday 25 October 2017
The IMLR is seeking to appoint a Director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture (IBC). This is a part-time fixed-term appointment (1 day per week), and the appointee is expected to take up the appointment on or as soon after 2 January 2018 as possible. The appointment runs to 31 December 2018 in the first instance.

AHRC 'Literature under Constraint' Network Launched

Monday 2 October 2017
Today marks the launch of IMLR’s latest research project, the AHRC-funded Research network 'Literature under Constraint'. Principal Investigator Dr Dominic Glynn (IMLR) and Co-Investigator Dr Sébastien Lemerle (Paris Nanterre) have been awarded £37,824 over 18 months to assemble a cutting-edge network of researchers and stakeholders (publishers, writers and librarians) from the UK, Europe and North America to investigate how literary production in France from 1980 to the present has been shaped by political, cultural and socio-economic constraints.

Chatting with Luther. 2017 German-Writing Competition

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Shutterstock/Elena Dijour/Two Chairs in the Tuilleries Following on from the success of the last three years’ competitions, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the IMLR are again joining forces to launch the 4th writing competition for all learners and lovers of German.

Brief Forms in Medieval and Renaissance Hispanic Literature

Friday 21 July 2017
Based on a conference held at the IMLR in March 2016, the studies in Brief Forms in Medieval and Renaissance Hispanic Literature engage in different ways with the ideas of André Jolles (1874-1946), whose Einfache Formen [Simple Forms] was first published in 1930.