Department of European Languages and Cultures

Babble Issue Seven

Creative writing on the theme of 'another perspective'. Launch date: 6th December 2021.

We are delighted to introduce the seventh issue of our online Creative Writing magazine, Babble.

For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing…”

C.S Lewis

Issue Seven centres on the theme of 'alterity' or 'adopting another perspective'. Putting themselves in the place of entities usually devoid of words, the writers challenged their own imaginations to tell stories from new perspectives.

Issue Seven features 14 contributions from 13 students across our European languages: 13 on the theme 'another perspective' and one in the Melting Pot section.  

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Find out more about the editorial committee for this issue


About Babble

Babble is a Creative Writing magazine for students in European Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh.

We’re an online magazine, a creative space for you to practise your target language(s) and receive useful feedback and guidance on your work, whether that’s prose, drama, poetry or reviews.

We want to showcase what you’re good at, grow our sense of community, and promote multilingualism.

The first issue of Babble was supported by alumni and friends of the University of Edinburgh through an Innovation Initiative Grant. In March 2021, Issue Six's editorial committee was nominated for The Dean of Students Award for Contribution to Student Experience in the CAHSS Recognition Awards.

Babble is perhaps the finest symbol of our efforts to make DELC a welcoming, collaborative and encouraging community of linguists, whatever language they practise.

Véronique DesnainHead of the Department of European Languages and Cultures

Related links

Babble Issue Six 

Babble Issue Five

Babble Issue Four

Babble Issue Three

Babble Issue Two

Babble Issue One