Professor M.W. Swales, FBA, appointed Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute

Monday 30 September 2013
Martin Swales, Professor Emeritus at University College London and Honorary Director of the Institute of Germanic Studies from 1989 to 1991, has been appointed to an Honorary Senior Fellowship at the Institute. Previous distinguished holders of the title included Siegbert Prawer, Mary Wilkinson and Geoffrey Templeman.

First Volumes in 'Studies in Contemporary Womens Writing' Series Published

Tuesday 10 September 2013
The first two volumes in the new series 'Studies in Contemporary Women's Writing', published by Peter Lang in association with the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing, have now appeared. Experiment and Experience: Women's Writing in France 2000-2010 is edited by Gill Rye and Amaleena Damlé (vol. 1)

Publication of CCWW Events

Tuesday 10 September 2013
Two publications drawn from CCWW events have been published this month: Writing Childhood in Post-War Women's Literature , ed. by Gill Rye (Forum for Modern Language Studies, 49.2 [special issue], (April 2013), drawn from CCWW cross-cultural seminars on 'Writing Childhood' (May 2010) and 'Creating the Child's Voice' (January 2011) Contents and

The IGRS to be known as the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) from 1 August 2013 - Our Website is currently under construction and a new logo will be introduced soon

Friday 19 July 2013
The Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies will be renamed the Institute of Modern Languages Research  to emphasise its wider remit. The School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London announced today the first changes to take effect following the successful outcome of its funding review by HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Migrant Memories

Monday 1 July 2013
Migrant Memories provides an innovative perspective on the power of cultural memory and the influence of cinema on the Italian diaspora in Britain. Based on extensive interviews with Southern Italian migrants and their children, this study offers a fresh understanding of the migrants’ journey from Italy to Britain since the early 1950s. The volume examines how the experience of contemporary Italian identity has been mediated through film, photography and popular culture through the generations.

Job Opportunity (Study Leave Cover in Italian)

Friday 31 May 2013
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies (0.7FTE) Reference Number: 045/13 Salary: £39,516 to 58,601 pa inc LW pro rata (0.7 FTE) Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract Closing Date: 10 June 2013 The Role

Research Studentship(s) in German Studies

Tuesday 14 May 2013
Applications are invited from well-qualified candidates with a good honours degree in German (Upper Second or First) for up to two Research Studentships made available by the Friends of Germanic Studies at the IGRS . The Studentships are designed to support research in any field of German studies.

2013 Robson-Scott Scholarship Winner

Friday 10 May 2013
The Institute is delighted to announce that the 2013 William Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship has been awarded to Michael Wood (Edinburgh). Established in memory of Professor W.D. Robson-Scott, Honorary Director of the Institute of Germanic Studies from 1968 to 1973, the scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to assist a postgraduate student registered at a University in the UK to travel abroad in connection with research bearing on the languages and literatures of the German-Speaking countries, the Netherlands, or Scandinavia.

Former Institute Student wins 2013 Prize for Promoting Culture in Germany

Tuesday 7 May 2013
Steffen Stadthaus has been awarded this year’s prize for the promotion of regional culture in Westphalia-Lippe. The award is in recognition of his research into the unpublished work of the writer Gustav Sack (1885-1916), and the exhibition he initiated in the Museum for Westphalian Literature in Oelde. The citation credits Stadthaus for bringing a largely forgotten, though major and exciting, author back to prominence.

2012 Bithell Prize Winners

Friday 26 April 2013
The Institute is delighted to announce that the 2012 Jethro Bithell Prize has been awarded to Steven Jefferson.  The Alice Emily Bithell Prize has been awarded to Ghoncheh Dolatshahi, also of King’s College London.