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

RSE medal win is first for a Modern Linguist

Professor John Renwick reflects on winning the RSE Sir Walter Scott Medal for his work on Voltaire and Marmontel.

Year Abroad stories: Rosie Shackleton

German and History MA Hons graduate Rosie tells us about Wanderbücher for a post-Brexit Europe.

Meet our Graduates: Cristina Sandu

Having graduated with an MSc in Comparative Literature in 2015, Cristina is now a prize-winning writer and translator.

How can we best respond to the ethical demands of Gender-Based Violence translation?

Dr Charlotte Bosseaux talks to us about her new, AHRC-funded, practice-based research project.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2021: Aiswarya Jayamohan

First year PhD in English Literature candidate Aiswarya Jayamohan talks about their experience as a Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography.

Conversation to career starter - the German interview

Graduates Sarah Partington and Rosie Shackleton talk about a German classroom interview project that led to voluntary roles at the National Museum of Scotland.

What’s it like to be a virtual language ambassador?

Recent French and Spanish MA (Hons) graduate, Anna, talks us through her final year experience.

Karneval! German students share carnival culture with local primary school

Students Annabel, Jasmine and Lia tell us about their virtual Karneval workshop with Craigentinny Primary School.

Meet our graduates: Zara Zaman

Having graduated in 2021 in Arabic and French, Zara is the co-founding Director of the Inspire Launch Grow Awards emerging enterprise finalist, Edventure.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2021: Heather Milligan

First year PhD in English Literature candidate Heather Milligan tells us what it's like to be a Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction.