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

Experiencing the Edinburgh festivals as an intern

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English Literature student Susanna Demelas tells us about spending the summer working on some of the biggest festivals in Edinburgh as the College Festival Projects Intern.

The Film Dispatch: The story continues

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We sat down with online student-run magazine The Film Dispatch to catch up on their first six months and hopes for the future.

Sharing a love of literature with people around the world

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PhD student in English Literature Carolina Buffoli talks to us about her role as a Teaching Assistant on the 'How to Read a Novel' MOOC.

Lifting the veil on poetry

Photo of Patrick Errington holding his Emerging Writers award in front of a red and white screen
Patrick Errington talks about his Emerging Writers Award win and helping his students find their voice and community.

Languages in the community - welcoming Ukrainian families to Edinburgh

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We hear from Ekaterina Popova and students about helping Ukrainian refugees adjust to life in Edinburgh.

Breathing new life into fascinating archival footage of Scotland's lifeboats on our wild seas

Photo of Shona Thomson with composers after a performance
Shona Thomson tells us how the making of her FOCAL Award-shortlisted film is being used on our Film, Exhibition and Curation programme to help students explore working with archives.

What it is like having a writing mentor?

Tim Tim performing at Summerhall in Edinburgh
We talk to Creative Writing student Tim Tim Cheng about her experience as a mentee of the Roddy Lumsden Memorial Mentorship and getting involved with the creative community in Edinburgh and beyond.

Exploring the legacies of Robert Louis Stevenson's Pacific writing

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We hear from the researchers behind Remediating Stevenson, a new three-year project to engage contemporary readers in Samoa, Scotland and Hawai'i.

From Arthur's Seat – encouraging diverse voices

Vidisha Ghosh and Olivia Thomakos, Editors-in-Chief of Volume Seven of our Creative Writing anthology, tell us about guiding a student publishing team and embracing the unpredictability of the creative process.

Modern languages research ranked 3rd in the UK

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We have been rated 3rd in the UK by Times Higher Education for the quality and breadth of our research in Modern Languages using the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).