CCWW Offers One-Stop Access to Work on Contemporary Women's Writing

Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW) is pleased to announce the CCWW SAS-Space collection. Part of the School of Advanced Study’s e-repository, SAS-Space, at the University of London, this collection contributes to CCWW’s online resources for the promotion and facilitation of research on contemporary women’s writing.

Prizewinners of Poetry Competition Announced

Friday 5 December 2014
Writing a good poem can be difficult, and doing it in a second language more so. Yet more than 180 people, including school students, rose to that challenge from the Institute of Modern Languages Research , the British Museum and the German Academic Exchange Service ( DAAD ).

Funded Doctoral Study at the IMLR (London Arts and Humanities Partnership)

Friday 5 December 2014
The competition for postgraduate studentships under the London Arts and Humanties Partnership scheme is now open and applications are invited for qualified candidates in the field of modern languages. Up to 80 studentships are available from the academic year 2015-2016 for postgraduate research at the School of Advanced Study (University of London), King's College London, and University College London within the framework of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership.

Germany: Memories of a Nation (11-12 December 2014)

Tuesday 2 December 2014
Germany: Memories of a Nation IMLR- and DAAD Events in Partnership with the Exhibition at the British Museum Friday, 12 December 2014, 18.50-19.20 and 19.40-20.10 Join us for two events, organised by the IMLR and the DAAD in partnership with the exhibition at the British Museum. Dinggedichte ('thing poems'): 18.50-19.20pm (West Clore Foyer)

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at the IMLR (part-time)

Friday 10 October 2014
An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified individual to develop research promotion and facilitation activities in the field of Germanic Studies at the Institute of Modern Languages Research. This will include convening academic events, coordinating publications, and developing new collaborations to benefit the Institute. The post-holder will also be expected to carry out and present high quality research in the field, and to seek new areas of research.

CCWW Facebook Launched

Thursday 2 October 2014
The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW) is now on Facebook. The Centre aims to connect scholars interested in women’s writing (particularly post-1968 but a wider understanding of 'contemporary' is also welcomed), stimulate networking opportunities, foster cross-cultural collaboration, generate and facilitate research projects. Its presence on Facebook adds social networking to our programme of events, publications and on-line resources. 

What is the 'value' in studying German?

Tuesday 23 September 2014
Exploring the State of Global German Studies, the conference, ‘German in the World’, organised by the IMLR, King’s College London and Queen Mary, University of London, has sparked a line of enquiry that is likely to run for years to come.

Come and Celebrate National Poetry Day with Us (2 October 2014)

Thursday 18 September 2014
The IMLR, University of London Senate House, and Senate House Libraries will be hosting an 'open mic' session between 11 am and 3 pm in the Crush Hall at Senate House. Anyone wishing to read a poem of their choice is welcome to do so. The event is free, and all voices and languages are cordially invited.For more information please visit:

Institute and DAAD launch Poetry-Writing Competition in conjunction with ‘Germany – Memories of a Nation’ Exhibition

Monday 15 September 2014
Each of the iconic objects in the exhibition opening at the British Museum this autumn tells a story. The competition organised by the IMLR in conjunction with the German Academic Exchange Service invites secondary school students, undergraduates and members of the public to bring these stories to life by writing a ‘Dinggedicht’, or poem based on one of the exhibits.