Literatures, Languages & Cultures



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

Intermediality the focus of new research partnership between Scotland and Japan

We talk to Fabien Arribert-Narce and Matthis Hervieux about a new collaboration with Meiji University in Tokyo.

The School of Scottish Studies Archives at 70

It’s 70 years since the University began collecting images, stories and voices of unheard Scottish lives. Lori Watson and Neill Martin reflect on this cultural milestone.

Meet our Undergraduate School Rep: Lucilla Luprano

Meet our Undergraduate School Rep: Lucilla Luprano
Lucilla, a second year joint honours student of Scandinavian Studies and Politics, tells us about her plans for the role which she'll hold for 2021/22.

Collaboration with National Library of Scotland sees launch of new digital resource

Research on the Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass Family has led to the development of an online learning resource on African American revolutionaries.

Inside The Inkwell

Poetry Editor Aarti Mukhedkar, a second year English Literature and History student, tells us what it's like to be involved in the PublishED society.

Stepping back into our French theatre archive

Graduate Marka Rifat reflects on her time in Les Escogriffes in the late 1970s and how student societies and creative networks can add so much to the university experience.

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

Photo of Kimaya Kulkarni
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.