Theories and Methodologies for Languages Research

Theories and Methodologies for Languages Research
26 January 2019, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Research Training
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The IMLR offers a programme in research skills and methods to its own students, to students at other institutes of the School of Advanced Study, and to graduate students (MA and research) of modern languages in universities in London and beyond. The programme, comprising a series of Saturday workshops, has been running since 1999 and it is taught by teachers from the Institute and University of London Colleges and other UK universities.

The programme is offered free to graduate students.

12.00 Enlightenment Critique (Adam Sharman, Nottingham)
This session covers the historico-philosophical critique that one finds in the different Enlightenments, including the Latin American one (and the one that has Latin America as its object) and also the critique of Enlightenment that one finds in our own times

13.00 Lunch break

14.30 Gender Studies (Catherine Smale, KCL) 
This session will introduce students to different strands of Gender Studies, and allow students the opportunity to explore ways in which Gender Studies theory and methodology may productively inform their own research projects

15.30 Tea break

16.00 Trans-nationalizing Modern Languages (Naomi Wells, IMLR)
The AHRC-funded Transnationalizing Modern Languages project developed a new model for Modern Languages research which moves beyond the inquiry into separate national traditions, to focus instead on how languages and cultures operate and interact across distinct historical and geographic contexts. As a former researcher on the project, I will explore what a ‘transnational’ approach to Modern Languages research means in practice, by drawing on examples from my own research and discussing with workshop participants how a transnational lens could be applied to their own work.


Kremena Velinova
020 7664 4884