Literatures, Languages & Cultures


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

Meet our graduates: Harry Richards

Harry Richards on set
Having graduated with an MA in Spanish and History in 2020, filmmaker Harry’s short film SANTI was selected for the BFI Future Film Festival 2022.

Meet our graduates: Anke-Beate Stahl

Anke-Beate Stahl in her studio
Artist, curator and teacher Dr Anke-Beate Stahl came to Edinburgh in 1989 as an undergraduate student to study Swedish and Old Icelandic and fell in love with Scotland.

Meet our graduates: Becky Waterton

Photo of Becky Waterton
Deputy Editor of The Local in Sweden, Becky graduated with an MA (Hons) in German and Scandinavian Studies in 2017.

Festive festschrifts – graduates edit books in honour of PhD mentors

Ian Giles and Chris Cooijmans holding their books by the Swedish Runestone
We sit down with Scandinavian Studies graduates Christian Cooijmans and Ian Giles, editors of two new books honouring the work of their PhD supervisors Arne Kruse and Bjarne Thorup Thomsen.

Experiencing the Edinburgh festivals as an intern

Susanna Demelas in front of a window
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

The Film Dispatch founder Niamh and social media manager Kunlin in front of the main library in George Square
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

Carolina Buffoli smiling at camera inside a cafe with Edinburgh Castle in the background.
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

Photo of a woman in a Ukrainian blouse standing outside McEwan Hall
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.