'Schreibtischpendler' - Word of the Future?

Friday 26 March 2021
Max Weber's illustration for  Schreibtischpendler  © DAAD (2021) Schreibtischpendler, Umweltschädenstrauss , and zoomschick  were just three of the winning ‘Words of the Future’ announced at the prize-giving event for this year’s DAAD-IMLR German-language competition on 24 March.

By Women, for Everyone

Monday 8 March 2021
Godela Weiss-Sussex 'Women's writing is not a genre reserved for women readers' says Godela Weiss-Sussex in her article for the School of Advanced Study's blog Talking Humanities .

Gisela Holfter awarded the 'Bundesverdienstkreuz' for her Contribution to Irish-German Relations

Wednesday 3 March 2021
Gisela Holfter, Associate Professor of German at the University of Limerick and Director of the Centre for Irish-German Studies, has been awarded the prestigious Bundesverdienstkreuz by the Federal Republic of Germany. This award, equivalent to the Order of Merit, is awarded for political, economic, social and intellectual achievements, and is the highest recognition in Germany for services to the common good.

Award of 2020 Alice Emily Bithell Prize

Tuesday 9 February 2021
Dr Jethro Bithell  (from the IMLR archives) The Institute is pleased to announce that the 2020 Alice Emily Bithell Prize has been awarded to Chantal Krishnadasan of Birkbeck College. Chantal, who was registered for Birkbeck College’s BA in Modern Languages, completed modules on Literature and Society since 1945, the German Novelle, Culture in the Weimar Republic, and Franz Kafka, achieving First Class marks in all four.

Writing the Black Decade Published

Wednesday 3 February 2021
Writing the Black Decade: Conflict and Criticism in Francophone Algerian Literature by Joseph Ford has just been published in Lexington Books' series  After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France (Rowman & Littlefield).

IMLR joins UCML in Expressing Concerns at the UK's Withdrawal from Erasmus+

Friday 15 January 2021
The IMLR and its six research centres have joined the University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) and learned societies and organisations to express concerns at the withdrawal of the UK from the Erasmus+ programme. The UK government is urged to reconsider its position and to ensure that the Turing scheme offers the same or increased global opportunities compared to the Erasmus+ programme. Read the full letter sent to the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education

IMLR/OWRI release New Report on the Latin American Community in Southwark

Friday 18 December 2020
London’s Latin American community is the eighth largest, and one of the fastest growing, non-UK born populations in the city ( McIlwaine and Bunge 2016) . The recognition of Latin Americans as an ethnic minority in the UK has been long claimed by the Latin American community and in 2012, Southwark became the first council in the UK to recognise Latin Americans as an ethnic group. In 2018, Southwark Council in partnership with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, secured funding to work with the Latin American community organisations in Southwark.