IMLR and the EU Referendum

Monday 27 June 2016
In view of the result of the referendum to leave the European Union, the IMLR reaffirms its solidarity with Europe and with Europeans in the UK, and will strive to strengthen communication and understanding between our countries and cultures at this difficult moment. Our ambition is to celebrate cross-European cultural collaboration. Let's work together to make this happen.

'Motherhood, Religions and Spirituality' Published

Monday 27 June 2016
Motherhood, Religions and Spirituality , edited by Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Gill Rye, is now available as a special issue of Religion and Gender (6.1, 2016). The concept for this interdisciplinary and cross-cultural publication – and some of the articles themselves – started life at the AHRC-funded 'Motherhood in post-1968 European Literature' Network Workshop on 'Motherhood, Religions and Spirituality', held at the University of London on 28 June 2013.

H.G. Adler – A Modernist in Exile

Thursday 9 June 2016
30 years after his death, light is now being shed on the work of novelist and scholar, H.G. Adler. Scholars from both sides of the Atlantic gathered at the IMLR recently for a conference to discuss the reception of his work.

Luisa Selis Visiting Fellowship in Cultural Memory

Thursday 26 May 2016
Scholars working in the field of the cultural memory of Sardinia will for the first time be able to spend three months in the spring pursuing research at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the University of London’s Institute of Modern Languages (IMLR) and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) in London. The cooperation between the IIC, Fondazione di Sardegna and the IMLR has resulted in the Visiting Fellowship being established in memory of the eminent anthropologist Luisa Selis.

'Windows' Conference Proceedings Just Published

Friday 20 May 2016
A selection of the papers given at the 'Windows' conference, held at the Institute in July 2013, is now available. Edited by the conference organisers, Heide Kunzelmann and Anne Simon, The Window: Motif and Topos in Austrian, German and Swiss Art and Literature , appears as volume XV in the series 'London German Studies', published by the IMLR in conjunction with iudicium verlag, Munich.

IMLR and IALS seek ECR in Translation Studies

Tuesday 17 May 2016
The IMLR has recently launched a new collaborative project with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, exploring the under-researched world of legal translation. While translation studies has developed into one of the most rapidly growing fields of modern language research during recent years, aspects of legal translation have historically received very little attention. The new project will draw together the world-leading expertise and resources of the two institutes to create a hub of research exploring the range of themes surrounding the translation of legal texts and speech.