'Windows' Conference Proceedings Just Published

Friday 20 May 2016
A selection of the papers given at the 'Windows' conference, held at the Institute in July 2013, is now available. Edited by the conference organisers, Heide Kunzelmann and Anne Simon, The Window: Motif and Topos in Austrian, German and Swiss Art and Literature , appears as volume XV in the series 'London German Studies', published by the IMLR in conjunction with iudicium verlag, Munich.

IMLR and IALS seek ECR in Translation Studies

Tuesday 17 May 2016
The IMLR has recently launched a new collaborative project with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, exploring the under-researched world of legal translation. While translation studies has developed into one of the most rapidly growing fields of modern language research during recent years, aspects of legal translation have historically received very little attention. The new project will draw together the world-leading expertise and resources of the two institutes to create a hub of research exploring the range of themes surrounding the translation of legal texts and speech.

Fascinating Insight into Forgotten German-Jewish Women Authors

Tuesday 19 April 2016
By 1900, Berlin could lay claim to becoming the metropolis of the new century, the very exemplar of urban modernity. The sheer speed of the physical and social transformation of the capital city of unified Germany was spectacular. Godela Weiss-Sussex 's study explores the intersection of two key discourses of secular modernity, women's emancipation and Jewish emancipation. Berlin was the cultural arena where conflict between modernisation and reaction was played out most sharply, and was the scene too of lived tensions between progressive hopes and regret for lost beliefs.

Institute Contributes to Major New Project

Wednesday 23 March 2016
The IMLR is to play a central role in a new £3.9 million research project investigating the impact of modern languages learning on contemporary issues such as social cohesion, migration, business and diplomacy. Entitled ‘Cross-language dynamics: reshaping community’, it is one of four interdisciplinary projects to be given funding under the multi-million pound Arts & Humanities Research Council ’s Open World Research Initiative ( OWRI ).

Giorgio Pressburger Discusses Latest Publication with Katia Pizzi

Monday 21 March 2016
I racconti triestini , published in October 2015 by Marsilio Editore in Venice, was among the topics discussed by Giorgio Pressburger in an interview with Katia Pizzi following a screening of the documentary L’orologio di Monaco on 16 March at the Italian Cultural Institute.

2015 Bithell Prize Winners

Wednesday 16 March 2016
The IMLR is delighted to announce that the Bithell Prizes for 2015 have been awarded to Katherine Calvert and Joseph Prestwich , both students at King's College London. First awarded in 1977, the Jethro Bithell and Alice Emily Bithell Prizes were established in memory of Dr Jethro Bithell, Reader in German and Head of Department at Birkbeck College, and his wife, Dr Alice Emily Bithell, both of whom were generous benefactors of the Institute of Germanic Studies, forerunner of the IMLR.

The Curious Incident of the Disappearing French Circumflex

Thursday 10 March 2016
Dominic Glynn, the IMLR’s Lecturer in French Studies, has been exploring the controversy that is raging in France over the implementation of spelling reforms, not least the disuse of the circumflex in words such as goût (taste) or île (island).