The Edge of Words


The Edge of Words is a major five-year research project bringing together the Division of European Languages and Cultures, Celtic and Scottish Studies, Film Studies, and Translation Studies


Its aim is to home in on the borderline which defines everything we do: between words (in any language), and what lies beyond them. It is funded by the School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, and its activities are hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

Statement of purpose

The Edge of Words statement of purpose
This page discusses our intellectual statement of purpose.

Project aims

The Edge of Words project aims
The project has three main aims, building on its statement of intellectual purpose.

Structure of events

The Edge of Words structure of events
This page gives an idea of the schedule for the events in the first year.


The Edge of Words support
The Edge of Words Initiative is supported financially by the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Project leaders

The Edge of Words project leaders
The Project Leaders for the Edge of Words project.