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.

Jüdische Literatur in Österreich nach Waldheim

Wednesday 31 May 2017
The German-language edition of Andrea Reiter's Contemporary Jewish Writing. Austria after Waldheim , published by Routledge in 2013, has been published by the New Academic Press in Vienna. 

2017 Winner of Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship Announced

Tuesday 30 May 2017
Nicole Robertson is the winner of this year’s William Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship. Nicole is in her second year of doctoral research at University College London, exploring the relationships that Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) and his son/literary trustee, Heinrich (1902-1982) had with translators, agents, and institutions involved in disseminating the writer’s work in Britain over the course of the last century.

2018 Luisa Selis Fellowship Winner Announced

Thursday 4 May 2017
Gianmarco Mancosu has been awarded the 2018 Luisa Selis Fellowship. Funded by the Fondazione di Sardegna in memory of anthropologist Luisa Selis, who specialised in the cultural memory of Sardinia, the Fellowship, established last year, enables researchers in this field (ethnography, anthropology and/or literature for example) to conduct research at the  Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory  at the  Institute of Modern Languages Research  and the  Istituto Italiano di Cultura Londra  (IIC).

Tale of Two Centuries of German Studies in the University of London Available

Monday 3 April 2017
In 1943, in the midst of a London still reeling from the Blitz, initial plans were laid for an Institute devoted to rebuilding relations between English and German scholars and academics once hostilities had ceased. Established in 1950, the Institute served for more than half a century as a research centre and focal point for researchers the world over. However, German Studies in London has a much older tradition which goes back almost two centuries.

2017 IMLR Regional Conference Grant Scheme - Winners Announced

Thursday 16 March 2017
The Institute is delighted to announce that grants have been awarded to the following successful applicants to this year’s Regional Conference Grant scheme: Dr Dunja Fehimović (Newcastle) and Dr Francisco-J Hernández Adrián (Durham): ‘Decentred/Dissenting Connections: Envisioning Caribbean Film and Visual Cultures' – June 2018 Professor Bill Marshall, Professor David Murphy, Professor Elizabeth Ezra, Dr Cristina Johnston (Stirling): ‘Cinéma-monde: Film, Borders, Translation’ – January/February 2018

2017 Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship Competition Now Open

Wednesday 1 March 2017
Applications are now invited for the 2017 Robson-Scott Travelling Scholarship. Established in memory of Professor William Robson-Scott, Honorary Director of the former Institute of Germanic Studies from 1968 to 1973, the scholarship is awarded by the Institute in the spring of each year. The award (£350) is designed to assist research students registered for an MPhil/PhD or equivalent degree at a UK University to travel abroad to carry out research bearing on the languages and literatures of the German-speaking countries, the Netherlands, or Scandinavia.