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

Going digital with traditional songs and tunes

We hear from student Sam Shackleton and graduate Scott Gardiner about the joy of performing in the University’s annual St Andrew’s Day concert.

Meet our graduates: Kimaya Kulkarni

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An MSc in Comparative Literature graduate, Kimaya is the founding editor of the bilingual Bilori Journal, part of the ‘decoloniszing our bookshelves’ project on marginalised and intersectional identities.

Thriving in Scotland’s culture - Professor of Gaelic honoured for contribution to Public Life

Wilson McLeod talks about his Saltire Society honour, one of six Fletcher of Saltoun Awards given to Scotland’s leading figures in 2020.

Setting foot in the film industry with the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

We talk to graduates Laura Tribaudino and Tessa Duncan about their experiences of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival. ESFF 2020 runs from 6th-25th October.

Translation Challenge win - following the language to perfection

We hear from Dr Eleoma Bodammer, Reader in German Studies, about her prize-winning translation of Zafer Şenocak’s short poems.

Meet our graduates: Amy Rhianne Milton

Just one year on from graduating in Playwriting, Amy has been longlisted for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting and had a play commissioned by Traverse. Matterhorn runs online from 27th August to 9th September.

Scottish Literature students launch new international press with poetic response to COVID-19

We talk to Patrick Jamieson and Daniela Silva about Taproot Press and its origins in Scotland's radical publishing scene.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2020: Alice Rae

Literature and Classics PhD student Alice Rae describes how being Lead Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction has added to her interdisciplinary study experience.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2020: June Laurenson

In her second year as Lead Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, we talk to PhD student June Laurenson about judging Britain's oldest literary awards.

From Arthur's Seat - inspired by Edinburgh

Lena Kraus, Editor-in-Chief of Volume Five of our Creative Writing anthology, chats about the joy of leaving university a published writer.