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OWRI-Project Fellowships and Doctoral Studentships - Closing Date for Applications Extended

Wednesday 22 February 2017
The closing date for receipt of applications for the OWRI-Project Visiting Fellowships and Doctoral Studentships has been extended to 31 May 2017.  In connection with the OWRI AHRC-funded interdisciplinary project, the IMLR is now offering Visiting Fellowships in the field of languages and communities, as well as a Doctoral Studentship in the Culture of Latin American communities in the UK. The research will feed into the  ‘ Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’  based at the IMLR.

Chartered Institute of Linguists’ Appeal to Prime Minister

Monday 20 February 2017
Ahead of today’s first House of Lords debate on the Brexit Bill, the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) appealed to the Prime Minister to put an immediate end to the uncertain status of 3.3 million EU citizens living and working in the UK. The government has stated that it would like to offer the 3 million EU citizens settled in the UK before the referendum the right to remain ( The Guardian , 16 January 2017), however, this appears to be linked to obtaining reciprocal rights for 1.2 million British people currently resident in the EU countries.

2017 Sylvia Naish Lecture Competition Winner Announced

Friday 17 February 2017
The 2017 Sylvia Naish Lecture is to be given by Stephan Ehrig , who will be speaking on Adolf Dresen's Kleist-Projekt at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin. Ehrig studied at the Universities of Leipzig and Provence and is currently completing his PhD at the University of Bristol. 

Cross-Language Dynamics Project Opportunities at the IMLR

Wednesday 1 February 2017
In connection with the OWRI AHRC-funded interdisciplinary project, the IMLR is now offering Visiting Fellowships in the field of languages and communities, as well as a Doctoral Studentship in the Culture of Latin American communities in the UK. The research will feed into the  ‘ Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’  based at the IMLR.

Award of Bithell Prizes

Thursday 26 January 2017
The Bithell Prizes for 2016 have been awarded to  Alyson Richens  and Stephanie Homer . The Alice Emily Bithell Prize , for the best performance in the modern literature papers of the University of London's BA examination, was awarded to Alyson Richens, who completed a BA Honours degree at King’s College London, and achieved grades of over 80 in all her final-year literature papers. Currently on the MSt course at the University of Oxford, Alyson is expected to return to King’s in the autumn to embark on PhD research.

2017-18 Annual Visiting Fellowships Competition Now Open

Wednesday 25 January 2017
The IMLR's annual Fellowships competition offers opportunities for visiting scholars, with or without funding, to conduct research into any field relevant to the work of the Institute. Up to fifteen Visiting Fellowships/Scholarships are available for 2017-18 on a non-stipendiary basis, tenable at the Institute or at one of the IMLR's six research centres: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies  

New Title in Bithell Series of Dissertations Available

Monday 23 January 2017
Volume 45 in the Institute's 'Bithell Series of Dissertations' is now available.  13th-century author Konrad von Würzburg has long been recognised as an exceptionally self-conscious poet, who frequently reflects on the nature, status and function of poetry, and who at times appears more concerned with the sparkling surface of his discourse than with the events he narrates. Taking these observations as a starting point, Esther Laufer's book is the first comprehensive examination of the metapoetics in his Trojanerkrieg .

'Nina Bouraoui, Autofiction and the Search for Selfhood' Published

Tuesday 13 December 2016
The motif of the ‘identity quest’ features strongly in much contemporary French women’s writing, but nowhere more so than in the work of French-Algerian author Nina Bouraoui. Author of numerous books since 1991 and winner of the 2005 Prix Renaudot , Bouraoui persistently explores the question of self-expression in her work, experimenting with a variety of self-representational modes and emphasising the importance of language to the construction of her sense of self.

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