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.

'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 ).