A curated selection of past events involving the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.
A two-day symposium on the impact of inequality in global cities, with a particular, comparative focus on Seoul.
Our Professor of Black Studies explores 200 Years of African Atlantic Art and Authorship (1818-2018).
Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig is a biennial academic conference series established in 2000 to promote research on any and all topics related to Gaelic as well as to promote research through the medium of Gaelic. We welcome the submission of abstracts for research papers and for posters on any area of scholarship relating to Gaelic, including literature (oral and written), song and musical traditions, history, onomastics, linguistics, sociolinguistics, education, language policy, media studies, politics, social policy, economics, and so forth.
This conference seeks to unveil, decode, and critically interrogate deeply rooted meanings that the senses have ingrained in the culture and society of modern China. Fourteen internationally recognised scholars from Asia, Europe and America, will critically examine the series of political, social, and technological revolutions that shaped the contours of modern China in the realm of the senses.
A one-day symposium on the evolution of narrative techniques towards noir aesthetics in world literatures.
A one-day event exploring interdisciplinary perspectives relating to memory, with a keynote by Professor Andrew Hoskins.
Our Chair of Contemporary Spanish Literature explores 'Spanish Literature: The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries'.
Professor Aneta Pavlenko (Center for Multilingualism, University of Oslo) explores multilingualism in Russia, starting from the age of Ivan III.
This follow-on event from the successful Conference ‘Narratives of the Therapeutic Encounter’ will explore the overlap between the therapeutic encounter and the writer’s relationship with the poem.
Five days of events on espionage fiction and film, and the ways in which secrecy and spying run through our history and culture.
Richard Morris from the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems joins us to talk about ‘The making, keeping and losing of memory’ .
'There’s something a bit harsh about you, Fleur’: Muriel Spark and her voices.
The annual production by Les Escogriffes, Edinburgh's student French Theatre Society.
A celebration of the first issue of our online Creative Writing magazine for students in European Languages and Cultures.
An evening dedicated to the translation of emotions, featuring guest speakers and colleagues from the University of Edinburgh.
Russian language students' adaptation of Teffi's 1907 play, a uniquely Russian combination of comedy and philosophy.
A night of absurdist comedy performed, in German, by students.
A unique soirée celebrating scientific film pioneer, Eric Lucey’s work with archive films, live music and spoken word.
An original play performed, in Italian and English, by students from European languages, in collaboration with Animation at ECA, the Modern Dance Society, and Edinburgh Studio Opera.
A one-day symposium bringing together Galician Studies researchers across disciplines.
A landmark Spanish play produced, directed and performed, in Spanish, by students.
A joint production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s 1988 play by the Edinburgh University Theatre Company and English Literature at LLC.
Brecht and the Art of Spectatorship
Japanese film festival
The Japanese film festival will be held at the University of Edinburgh on the 26th January, and the 2nd, 9th and 23rd of February. For the films this year we have selected a mixture of animé, comedy and drama films that will get you thinking about how we, as humans, should live our lives. Please book tickets in advance.
A free seminar by guest speaker, Dr Natalia Kaloh Vid (University of Maribor, Slovenia).
This interdisciplinary project seeks to explore the role that the creative arts (literature, film, media, art) have played in offering representations and explorations of minds, and relationships, therapies and mental health, and more pressingly, ill-health. (Event image courtesy of the Freud Museum London)
Announcing the programme for our fifth annual colloquium, which this year focuses on Celtic and Scandinavian mythology.
An illustrated conversation with Lubaina Himid, Alan Rice, Hannah Durkin and Celeste-Marie Bernier.
The Centre for the History of the Book Annual Public Lecture: an evening with Kathleen Jamie, one of the most important poets and prose writers working in Scotland today.
A two-day, student-led conference on literature and philosophy.
A two-day gathering on Afrodescendant film and media from Latin America.
Powerful Symbols and the British-Zionist Alliance: From Balfour to the Nakba.
This lecture by Dr William Lamb considers what we can learn about the Gaels’ traditional music and dance through their own inter-generational tales.
A hands-on workshop with Professor Nozomi Fukasawa, Kanazawa University, to try out a new type of speech activity called “Biblio Battle”, followed by a discussion of public speaking and how this skill is taught in Japanese language education.
A three-week celebration of the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema.
A showcase of poems from the most sustained literary effort of the modernist generation.
A three-day series of films and debates on the future of nuclear energy, with a particular focus on cultural responses to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident of 2011.
This talk by Prof Susan Stewart, Princeton University, looks closely at Ian Hamilton Finlay's place in the art history of his time by considering his most fundamental departure from prevailing avant-garde practice: that is, his immersion in history.
The 2017 O'Donnell Lecture will be given by Professor William Gillies. He will speak on the work of the North Uist poet John MacCodrum (1693-1779).
The Scottish Poetry Library is pleased to present a screening of "Seachd - The Inaccessible Pinnacle". Featuring the screenwriting and acting talents of two of Scotland's leading Gaelic poets, Angus MacNicol and Angus Peter Campbell.
The Business is a free, day-long event hosted by the University of Edinburgh on all aspects of the publishing world, with a wealth of insights from industry insiders – publishers, editors, novelists, poets, reviewers and translators.
All are welcome to join us at this first in what we hope will be an annual series of Mòd Lectures, sponsored by Celtic and Scottish Studies.
In this seminar Susanna Weygandt (Dalhousie University) examines the aesthetic practice of Ivan Vyrypaev, arguably one of Russia’s most popular and controversial contemporary theatre and film makers.