The School of Modern Languages houses eight subjects – Arabic, Comparative Literature, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian and Spanish – three Research Institutes – European Cultural Identity Studies, Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central and Eastern European Studies, and Contemporary and Comparative Literature. Some 50 members of staff, 50 postgraduate students and 500 undergraduates come together to form a dynamic and cohesive academic community. Language teaching combines the latest digital technology and a strong emphasis on accuracy and fluency, facilitated by regular small group teaching. Our research and teaching are closely linked, allowing us to draw on world-leading scholarship to teach across an exceptionally broad range of literatures and cultures, from medieval to twenty-first century.
Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton,
Head of School
University Teaching Excellence Awards 2013
The core team responsible for the initial setting up and running of undergraduate and MLitt Comparative Literature programmes in the School (Dr Emily Finer, Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton, Dr Colette Lawson, and Dr Henriette Partzsch) has been awarded one of only four University Teaching Excellence Awards for 2013. Dr Colette Lawson was also short-listed for the Student Union award for best undergraduate dissertation supervisor. More from News and Events