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MRes and PhD Study at the Institute

Tuesday 15 December 2015
The Institute is keen to recruit outstanding students to its MRes and PhD programmes from September 2015. The one-year MRes programme is supervised by the IMLR and includes a translation module delivered in conjunction with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). PhD supervision is available in French, German, Hispanic, Latin American Studies and Italian Studies, and can be offered as part of the LAHP programme , co-supervised with experts in King’s College or University College.

The Global Reach of La Rioja

Monday 14 December 2015
The evening celebrating the literature and wine of La Rioja region on 27 November drew a diverse audience of some 150 which included members of the Spanish diplomatic service, academics, students, translators, lawyers, film producers, musicians, publishers, and wine connaisseurs.

Literary Translators of the Future Discovered in DAAD-IMLR Competition

Monday 14 December 2015
Among the books and other prizes awarded on Thursday to the winners of the DAAD-IMLR translation competition, the most treasured must have been the opportunity to share in the Encounter between Annett Gröschner, whose prose they had translated into English, and Katy Derbyshire, translator of much of Gröschner’s work.

Modern-day 'salon littéraire' gets off to a great start at the Institut Français

Tuesday 24 November 2015
Maylis de Kerangal’s Naissance d’un pont , winner of the 2010 Médicis prize, was the novel chosen for discussion at the first of this season’s Reading Groups, a modern-day version of the salon littéraire , held at the Institut Français and chaired by Dr Dominic Glynn, the IMLR’s Lecturer in French.

Overwhelming Response to Translation Competition

Monday 23 November 2015
The response to the second online writing competition for learners of German, co-organised by the IMLR and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), has been overwhelming. Learners at all levels (school, university students, and the general public) were asked to translate a passage from Annett Gröschner's (as yet untranslated) novel Walpurgistag (Witches' Sabbath). Of the 205 valid entries received, those of school students made up one-third, easily outnumbering the other categories.

Exploring Everything - Everybody Exploring

Monday 23 November 2015
The 2015 ‘Being Human’ festival may just have drawn to a close, but the memories of its inspiring events will linger on. Amongst them was the IMLR-led ‘Senate House Revealed’, a pan-institute project organised by Samuel Merrill (IMLR), Carlos Galviz (ICwS), Michael Eades (Being Human Festival Curator) and John Stone (Senate House Estates), which involved Katia Pizzi (IMLR), Henry Irving (IES), Richard Simpson (IClS), Matthew Davies (IHR) and Claire Launchbury (IMLR/IHR).

Papers from Mothering and Migration Workshop Published

Friday 20 November 2015
Mothering and Migration: Interdisciplinary Dialogues, European Perspectives and International Contexts has been published. Papers drawn from the ‘Mothering and Migration’ Workshop, held on 26 April 2013, as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Motherhood in post-1968 European Literature’ Network, based at the Centre for the Study of Women’s Writing at the IMLR, are now available in Women’s Studies International Forum 52 (September-October 2015), edited by Anastasia Christou (Middlesex), Adalgisa Giorgio (Bath) and Gill Rye (IMLR).

A.S. Byatt at the IMLR

Monday 26 October 2015
Dame Antonia Byatt was the Institute's guest at this year's Bithell Memorial 'Lecture'. In conversation with Professor Emeritus Martin Swales (UCL) and Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex (IMLR), she spoke about the importance of German literature and culture in her work and mesmerized a capacity audience in the Court Room at Senate House.

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