The Anomaly of ‘Enemy Aliens’ Working in WW2 Propaganda

Thursday 17 June 2021
It is little known that much of Britain’s wartime propaganda was prepared and delivered by foreigners, not least those officially designated as ‘enemy aliens’, and despite the problems that arose, such as internment, deportation and espionage, the relationship between the British authorities and the refugees proved to be mutually beneficial.

Same Storm, Different Boat

Tuesday 18 May 2021
‘Same storm, different boat’ is how Catherine Davies, Professor of Linguistics at Leeds University at the recent CCWW workshop ‘Covid and the Woman Writer’ summed up the widely different impact of the lockdown on men and women. This finding was highlighted by journalist and author Sonka Hecker in an article on the workshop published in the Berliner Zeitung on 15 May 2021.

'Women in Transition' Published Today

Friday 7 May 2021
Those who missed the CCWW-sponsored conference held in September 2018 at King’s College London and St Peter’s College, Oxford, will be interested in the volume that was published on 7 May 2021. Entitled Women in Transition. Crossing Boundaries, Crossing Borders , the volume is edited by Maria-José Blanco and Claire Williams. The essays by scholars, students and writers as well as artists from around the world connect different cultures and genres, emphasizing the links that unite and bind women together rather than those which separate them.

'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).