DAAD and IMLR Translation Competition Opens

Friday 2 October 2015
The competition to translate a short passage from Annett Gröschner’s recent novel Walpurgisnacht (Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2011) has just opened. Complementing the series organised by the IMLR in partnership with the University of Nottingham, Annett Gröschner and her translator, Katy Derbyshire, will feature at the next Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation at the IMLR on 10 December, which will be followed by the prize-giving.

What is Modern Languages Research? Podcasts Now Online

Wednesday 23 September 2015
Podcasts from the pilot workshop held on 15 July are now available. Organised in conjunction with the AHRC-sponsored project ‘Translating Cultures’, the event aimed to establish what constitutes Modern Languages as a disciplinary field and to identify the defining features of Modern Languages research as practised in the UK.

Biological Discourses Conference Report Published

Tuesday 7 July 2015
Angus Nicholl’s report on the conference that took place at St John’s College, Cambridge, in April, is now available on SAS-Space , the School of Advanced Study’s e-repository.

Québec Women’s Writing and Filmmaking Articles Published

Thursday 2 July 2015
A dossier of articles, drawn from the ‘Québec Women's Writing and Filmmaking’ conference, organised by the Centre for the Study of Women’s Writing and the Centre for Québec and French-Canadian Studies, both at the IMLR, is now available in Québec Studies, 59 (June 2015).

CCWW to Host 2016 SFS Visiting International Fellow

Tuesday 9 June 2015
Professor Barbara Havercroft (Associate Professor, Department of French and Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto) has been awarded the Society for French Studies’ Visiting International Fellowship for 2015-16.

Young Scholars Competition in Women's Studies

Tuesday 9 June 2015
The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW) is pleased to announce its association with the 2015 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Women’s Studies . The competition is directed to early career researchers, and the winner will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang. Research that fits within the scope of the CCWW's 'Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing' book series is especially encouraged. More about the CCWW

2015 William Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship

Monday 1 June 2015
The Institute is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2015 William Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship is Sharon Baker. Mrs Baker is in her second year of research at the IMLR, working on Hans Sachs’s commentary on civic decline. The award will enable her to travel to Bavaria to consult original manuscripts and early printed sources only available in the public archives in Nuremberg and Bamberg.

2014 Alice Emily Bithell Prize Winner

Monday 1 June 2015
The Institute is delighted to announce that the 2014 Alice Emily Bithell Prize has been awarded jointly to Catherine Angerson (Birkbeck College) and Sabrina Klein (King's College London). The Alice Emily Bithell Prize is awarded annually for the best performance in German in the University of London BA examinations. It was established in memory of Dr Bithell who, together with her husband, Dr Jethro Bithell, were generous benefactors of the then Institute of Germanic Studies.

New Publication in the 'Bithell Series of Dissertations'

Friday 15 May 2015
The Institute is delighted to announce publication of vol. 42 in the 'Bithell Series of Dissertations'. Seiriol Dafydd's Intercultural and Intertextual Encounters in Michael Roes's Travel Fiction investigates a specific aspect of travel literature – the fictional travel novel – and one practitioner of that sub-genre – the contemporary German author Michael Roes (b. 1960). The analysis focuses on two main areas of research.