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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.

Brief Forms in Medieval and Renaissance Hispanic Literature

Friday 21 July 2017
Based on a conference held at the IMLR in March 2016, the studies in Brief Forms in Medieval and Renaissance Hispanic Literature engage in different ways with the ideas of André Jolles (1874-1946), whose Einfache Formen [Simple Forms] was first published in 1930.

Job Opportunity - Ingeborg Bachmann Centre Directorship

Tuesday 18 July 2017
The Institute of Modern Languages Research is now seeking to appoint a Director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture . This is a part-time fixed-term appointment (1 day per week) commencing on1 October 2017 and ending on 31 December 2018 in the first instance.

Memories of the Future

Wednesday 5 July 2017
What is a memory of the future? Is it a myth, a fiction of a severed arm, a post-human debate or a broken time machine? In an increasingly insecure future-world there is an urgency to consider and debate these questions. Memories of the Future: On Countervision, edited by Stephen Wilson and Deborah Jaffé ,  addresses these concerns by speculating on the connections between memory and futurity in fields such as counter-histories, women’s studies, science fiction, art and design, technology, philosophy and politics.

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