Adalgisa Giorgio becomes IMLR Associate Fellow

Thursday 1 September 2016
Dr Adalgisa Giorgio (Bath) has been appointed an Associate Fellow at the IMLR. The Fellowship runs for five years in the first instance. Adlagisa Giorgio is an acknowledged specialist in Italian women's writing and a long-standing member of the Steering Committee of the Centre for the Study of Women's Writing (CCWW) at the Institute, contributing to its online resources, publications, events and Fellowships programme. Further details .

Ernst Bloch Centre Transfers to the IMLR

Friday 15 July 2016
Founded in 2007 at the University of Sheffield, the Centre for Ernst Bloch Studies has transferred to the IMLR, where it will be known as the Ernst Bloch Centre for German Thought.

Fragile Memory

Friday 1 July 2016
Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity is an interdisciplinary study of commemorative sites related to human rights violations committed primarily during dictatorial rule in Argentina (1976-1983) and Uruguay (1973-1985). Taking as a departure point the ‘politics of memory’ – a term that acknowledges memory’s propensity for engagement beyond the cultural sphere – this study by Cara Levey shifts the focus away from exclusively aesthetic and architectural readings of marches, memorials and monuments to instead analyse their emergence and transformation in post-dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay.

Cold War Cities

Friday 1 July 2016
The Cold War left indelible traces on the city, where polarities on the global stage crystallized and intersected with political and social dynamics predating and bypassing the Blocs.

IMLR and the EU Referendum

Monday 27 June 2016
In view of the result of the referendum to leave the European Union, the IMLR reaffirms its solidarity with Europe and with Europeans in the UK, and will strive to strengthen communication and understanding between our countries and cultures at this difficult moment. Our ambition is to celebrate cross-European cultural collaboration. Let's work together to make this happen.

'Motherhood, Religions and Spirituality' Published

Monday 27 June 2016
Motherhood, Religions and Spirituality , edited by Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Gill Rye, is now available as a special issue of Religion and Gender (6.1, 2016). The concept for this interdisciplinary and cross-cultural publication – and some of the articles themselves – started life at the AHRC-funded 'Motherhood in post-1968 European Literature' Network Workshop on 'Motherhood, Religions and Spirituality', held at the University of London on 28 June 2013.

H.G. Adler – A Modernist in Exile

Thursday 9 June 2016
30 years after his death, light is now being shed on the work of novelist and scholar, H.G. Adler. Scholars from both sides of the Atlantic gathered at the IMLR recently for a conference to discuss the reception of his work.

Luisa Selis Visiting Fellowship in Cultural Memory

Thursday 26 May 2016
Scholars working in the field of the cultural memory of Sardinia will for the first time be able to spend three months in the spring pursuing research at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the University of London’s Institute of Modern Languages (IMLR) and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) in London. The cooperation between the IIC, Fondazione di Sardegna and the IMLR has resulted in the Visiting Fellowship being established in memory of the eminent anthropologist Luisa Selis.