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.
Upcoming conferences and events
Love Today: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (16 December 2013)
Research Colloquium, Forum for Modern Language Studies
‘What is the Contemporary?’ (1-3 September 2014)
a multi-disciplinary international conference hosted by ICCL
3 December 2013
Russian Research Seminar
'Man, Myth and Mystery: Telling Yeshua's story in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita'
5pm, Buchanan 216
4 December 2013
CINECLUB jp rebella
Ciclo de la mujer española
Julio Medem, Caótica Ana (2007)
With English subtitles
4pm, School 1
19 December 2013
PG research seminar
‘Undoing the Stereotype: Contemporary Representations of Germanness’
'Negated Passive Participles in English'
5-6.30pm, Buchanan 216