Literatures, Languages & Cultures



News and features from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Out of the classroom, into the cinema

We talk to students Lucy, Nina, Ella and Harriet about their involvement in the eighth Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

In memoriam: Ian Revie

A tribute to the first Head of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Shaping the Sustainable European University

Students of Spanish, Rachel Weller and Gabriel Vargas, talk to us about their involvement in the second Una Europa Student Congress.

Meet our graduates: Dima Alzayat

Shortlisted for this year’s James Tait Black Awards and the Dylan Thomas Prize, Dima graduated with an MSc in Creative Writing in 2013.

My summer school experience: Katie Cameron

We hear from a Year 3 French and German student about attending an online summer school on the European Union.

RSE medal win is first for a Modern Linguist

Professor John Renwick reflects on winning the RSE Sir Walter Scott Medal for his work on Voltaire and Marmontel.

Year Abroad stories: Rosie Shackleton

German and History MA Hons graduate Rosie tells us about Wanderbücher for a post-Brexit Europe.

Meet our Graduates: Cristina Sandu

Having graduated with an MSc in Comparative Literature in 2015, Cristina is now a prize-winning writer and translator.

How can we best respond to the ethical demands of Gender-Based Violence translation?

Dr Charlotte Bosseaux talks to us about her new, AHRC-funded, practice-based research project.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2021: Aiswarya Jayamohan

First year PhD in English Literature candidate Aiswarya Jayamohan talks about their experience as a Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography.