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.

Catherine Davies appointed Director of the Institute of Modern Languages Research

Tuesday 22 July 2014
The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) has great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Professor Catherine Davies as its new director. Currently Professor of Hispanic and Latin American studies at Nottingham University, Catherine Davies will succeed Professor Bill Marshall, who returns to the School of Languages, Cultures and Religions at the University of Stirling. She will assume the directorship from 1 August 2014 on secondment from Nottingham. Dr Katia Pizzi will serve as Acting Director until this date.  

Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration

Tuesday 1 July 2014
The Great War continues to play a prominent role in contemporary consciousness. With commemorative activities involving 72 countries, its centenary is a titanic undertaking: not only ‘the centenary to end all centenaries’ but the first truly global period of remembrance.

New Publication

Thursday 19 June 2014
Aventures et expériences littéraires: Écritures des femmes en France au début du vingt-et-unième siècle is the latest title to be published arising from an event organised by the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing at the IMLR.