2014 Sylvia Naish Lecture Competition Winner

Tuesday 7 January 2014
The Institute is delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Sylvia Naish Lecture competition is Katie Stone. Katie is a research student at Clare College, Cambridge, where she is working on gendered interpretations of German wartime suffering and guilt in post-1945 literature. Her supervisor is Dr Charlotte Woodford.

London Büchner Conference ‘Outstanding‘

Thursday 12 December 2013
The two-day conference, marking the 200th birthday of Georg Büchner and held at the IMLR on 14 and 15 November, was hailed by Burghard Dedner, one of the foremost experts in the field, as one of the outstanding events in a year filled with commemorations and conferences.

Just published!

Friday 29 November 2013
The Reception of Classical Antiquity in German Literature (the 14th volume in the series ‘London German Studies’) is now available.

New Publications drawn from CCWW Events

Thursday 14 November 2013
We are pleased to announce the publication of Marie Darrieussecq , edited by Helena Chadderton and Gill Rye, a special issue of Dalhousie French Studies 98 (Spring 2012) and 'Non sto quindi a Napoli sicura di casa'. Identità, spazio e testualità in Fabrizia Ramondino , edited by Adalgisa Giorgio (Perugia: Morlacchi Editore University Press, 2013). There will be a presentation in Rome on 29 November 2013, at the Casa della donna.

Political Cabaret in Exile - Music from the Miller Archive at the Bloomsbury Festival

Thursday 10 October 2013
The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) will be contributing to the 2013 Bloomsbury Festival with an event centred on the music of the Austrian exile theatre, Das Laterndl . Drawing on the archive of Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller, key figures in the Laterndl , pianist Malcolm Miller and actor/singer Julian Forsyth will perform songs from cabaret pieces by the Viennese cabaret writer Jura Soyfer and from Brecht’s Dreigroschenoper .

The British Academy and The Guardian launch new Language Festival

Wednesday 9 October 2013
The British Academy and The Guardian have launched a new Language Festival for November 2013, to promote and raise the profile of higher levels of language learning. The joint Language Festival will build on the success of the British Academy’s Language Week held last year. Throughout November, the festival will provide a platform for schools, HEIs, students, policy makers and businesses from across the UK to discuss, debate and explore the academic, cultural and economic benefits of language learning.

Professor M.W. Swales, FBA, appointed Honorary Senior Fellow of the Institute

Monday 30 September 2013
Martin Swales, Professor Emeritus at University College London and Honorary Director of the Institute of Germanic Studies from 1989 to 1991, has been appointed to an Honorary Senior Fellowship at the Institute. Previous distinguished holders of the title included Siegbert Prawer, Mary Wilkinson and Geoffrey Templeman.

First Volumes in 'Studies in Contemporary Womens Writing' Series Published

Tuesday 10 September 2013
The first two volumes in the new series 'Studies in Contemporary Women's Writing', published by Peter Lang in association with the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing, have now appeared. Experiment and Experience: Women's Writing in France 2000-2010 is edited by Gill Rye and Amaleena Damlé (vol. 1)