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22 June 2017

Hispanic Studies are very proud to announce that Lizzie Grant, Year 4 Student in Spanish and Portuguese, has just won this year's Premio de Melhor Aluno de Lingua Portuguesa - Millenium BCP given by Instituto Camões-London and the Portuguese Embassy.

Lizzie's Long Essay was on nation-builging and utopia in Angolan post-independence literature, a comparison between the work of Pepetela and Ondjaki, and it was a beautiful peace of language and research combined. Lizzie will go to London on July 7 to receive the award from the Portuguese Ambassador to the UK, Dr. Manuel Lobo Antunes.

 
16 June 2017

Dr Michael Wood's new book on the German playwright Heiner Müller (1929-95) has just been published. Heiner Müller's Democratic Theater: The Politics of Making the Audience Work arose from research conducted as a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh in 2011-14, which was generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

More information on the book, including details for ordering it, can be found here.

 
14 June 2016

Congratulations to MSc in Creative Writing student Ignacio Pena and recent alum Beth Cochrane who were both chosen to participate in the 2016 Story Shop as part of this year's International Book Festival.

Link to official announcement.

 
9 June 2016

Two alum from the MSc in Creative Writing have been shortlisted for the 2016 Novella Award.

The school offers congratulations to Christina Neuwirth and Jacques Tsiantar on their nominations

Link to award webpage.

 
22 May 2016

Susan Kemp's documentary on director/producer Antonia Bird, 'Antonia Bird: From Eastenders to Hollywood' will screen on BBC Four on Sunday 22 May 2016 at 9.00pm.

The film premiered to a sold out crowd at the BFI in London on 12 May 2016 as part of a retrospective of Bird's films.

Link to project webpage.

 

 
23 April 2016

Professor Rob Dunbar was recently quoted in an article in The Economist regarding the resurgance of the Gaelic language in Scotland.

Link to the article in The Economist