Literatures, Languages & Cultures



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

Teaching trio on awards shortlist

Three of our fantastic teaching staff have been shortlisted for this year’s Students’ Association Teaching Awards.

Telling stories of future fossils

We talk to Royal Society of Literature award-winner, David Farrier, about why it’s important for literature to engage with place, time and the environment and about how students can get involved.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes - our students' perspective

English Literature PhD students, Olivia and Joanna, talk to us about what it's like to be student co-ordinators on Britain's oldest literary awards.

Mixing it up: Italian and History of Art

Graduate, Madeline Robinson, tells us about the benefits of doing a joint degree in two great cultural subjects.

Undergraduate Awards 2018 open for entry

Highly Commended 2017 entrant, Sarah Thomson, talks to us about the submission process and how it feels to be selected in the awards.

Treasured volume of Renaissance plays saved for nation

A detail from the Ben Jonson book
Annotated plays by influential English dramatist Ben Jonson - earmarked for sale in North America - have been acquired by the University of Edinburgh.

Year abroad stories: Bethan Morrish

French and English Literature MA (Hons) student, Bethan, reports from Brussels where she is working for BBC News Europe.

Treading the boards

We talk to cast and crew of this year’s plays in European Languages and English Literature.

Staff and students come together to celebrate the Día de Rosalía de Castro

We showcase an ambitious project to read the pioneering author’s work in 21 different languages.

Fostering connections and communities

We talk to Danielle Howarth about student-led Peer Support initiatives in our School.