Ingeborg Bachmann Centre Director Appointed

Tuesday 9 January 2018
The Institute is delighted to announce that Andrea Capovilla has been appointed as Director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture at the IMLR. Dr Capovilla read German, History and Philosophy at the University of Vienna, graduating with an MA dissertation entitled ‘Irmgard Keuns Romane im Kontext der Neuen Sachlichkeit’. Her doctoral thesis, Der lebendige Schatten. Film in der Literatur bis 1938 was published by Böhlau in 1994.

EU seeks Translators

Tuesday 12 December 2017
The European Commission's translation service is recruiting external translation capacity to translate EU documents into and out of the EU official languages. Anyone offering translation from French, Hungarian, Romanian or Bulgarian into English, or from English into Dutch, Czech, Irish or Maltese is invited to apply. The link below includes the invitations to tender, tender specifications, draft framework contract and a Q&A document (published 6 December 2017).

Chatting with Luther – Competition Winners Announced

Tuesday 5 December 2017
Shutterstock/Elena Dijour/2 Chairs in the Tuilleries The winners of the 2017 German writing competition, organised by the IMLR and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have just been announced. 1st prize in the Secondary Schools category went to Victoria Adjei (North London Collegiate), with 2nd being awarded to Panayotis Galatis (City of London School) and 3rd to Alex Davies (King’s College School, Wimbledon).

Landscapes of Memory

Friday 1 December 2017
Landscapes of Memory: Trauma, Space, History is now available. Since Auschwitz, and more and more frequently today, places that were theatres of mass suffering and other atrocities are becoming common features of our cultural landscape. What should we do with these places? Keep them as they were, to remind us of what actually took place there, as ideal museums of past evils? Or should we transform them and, if so, into which forms and according to which principles? Which pasts do these places transmit, and how?

The Right Skills? British Academy Report on Arts and Humanities Degrees Published

Tuesday 28 November 2017
The British Academy’s latest report, entitled The Right Skills. Celebrating Skills in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences , has just been published. Chaired by Professor Sir Ian Diamond, FBA, FRSE, FAcSS, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, the steering group looked at the benefits of degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences, the value of which are sometimes questioned as not being relevant and not equipping students with a tangible skill set.

Staging Canada at Expo67

Wednesday 8 November 2017
Staging Canada celebrated the 50th anniversary of the most successful world’s fair of the 20th century with a 4-day event across London featuring films, live performance, and the latest research on Expo, Montreal, Quebec and Canada during that magical year of 1967.

Job Opportunity - Director, Ingeborg Bachmann Centre

Wednesday 25 October 2017
The IMLR is seeking to appoint a Director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture (IBC). This is a part-time fixed-term appointment (1 day per week), and the appointee is expected to take up the appointment on or as soon after 2 January 2018 as possible. The appointment runs to 31 December 2018 in the first instance.

AHRC 'Literature under Constraint' Network Launched

Monday 2 October 2017
Today marks the launch of IMLR’s latest research project, the AHRC-funded Research network 'Literature under Constraint'. Principal Investigator Dr Dominic Glynn (IMLR) and Co-Investigator Dr Sébastien Lemerle (Paris Nanterre) have been awarded £37,824 over 18 months to assemble a cutting-edge network of researchers and stakeholders (publishers, writers and librarians) from the UK, Europe and North America to investigate how literary production in France from 1980 to the present has been shaped by political, cultural and socio-economic constraints.

Foreign Parts

Saturday 30 September 2017
How British was the British theatre during and after the Second World War? Richard Dove's new book,  Foreign Parts: German and Austrian Actors on the British Stage 1933-1960 ,  offers a case study in Anglo-German relations in the theatre. It  tells the unique story of five German-speaking actors who, after arriving as refugees from Nazi Germany, made the transition to the British stage in a period of heightened nationalism before and during World War II.

Chatting with Luther. 2017 German-Writing Competition

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Shutterstock/Elena Dijour/Two Chairs in the Tuilleries Following on from the success of the last three years’ competitions, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the IMLR are again joining forces to launch the 4th writing competition for all learners and lovers of German.