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

The digital humanities, the ‘Vandegrifter’, and me: Dr Robyn Pritzker

The recent English Literature PhD graduate traces her journey from book historian to digital encoder of Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson’s previously-unknown short stories.

Finding the study path that’s right for you

Fourth year student Natalie Hotchkiss talks about taking time out and changing degrees midway through her undergraduate programme.

The return of the noh masters

Japanese Studies students tell us about their involvement in Munenori Takeda’s visit to Edinburgh as part of a UK tour of performances and workshops.

Meet our graduates: Francesca Triggs

While working as a trainee solicitor, Francesca (MA Hons, 2017) has recently had her research on “Positive Energy” in Chinese discourse published in the British Journal of Chinese Studies.

Meet our Traditional Artist in Residence

We chat to Mike Vass about coming of age in Edinburgh’s traditional music session scene and his current role searching for treasures in the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

Meet our Postgraduate School Rep: Xiaotong Ma

MSc student Xiaotong tells us why she stood in the Students' Association Postgraduate Elections, and how Translation Studies at Edinburgh has opened her mind to critical thinking.

What Hamish Henderson means to our students

Final year Scottish Studies student, Euan Lownie, reflects on the legacy of one of the most prolific contributors to the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

From Arthur's Seat - growing a digital platform out of a writing community

Magali Roman, editor-in-chief of this year's Creative Writing anthology, shares her experiences of leading a large student publishing team.

Meet our graduates: Bárbara Fernández Melleda

Having completed her PhD in Chilean Women's Poetry in 2019, Bárbara is now an Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies at the University of Hong Kong.

Breathing new life into Early Modern research

Literature and History PhD student, Thom Pritchard, talks to us about the student-run Edinburgh Early Modern Network of postgraduate students and staff.