Ahead of July’s Playing with Prose workshop, actor Jack Tarlton discusses his first experience of running a virtual theatre workshop as the world went into lockdown – and reflects on the ways on which it connected students around the world.
Self-translation was a widespread phenomenon in early modern Europe, but remains largely uncharted in modern scholarship. There have been isolated studies of important figures – mainly literary authors such as Leon Battista Alberti, Joachim Du Bellay or John Donne. However, we do not know enough about the activities of self-translators in other domains, including those […]
Europeans and North Americans may be loath to give up their Latin American stereotypes, but the accessibility of sophisticated Mexican shows to foreign audiences may, slowly, work against the clichés says Professor Paul Julian Smith.
Dr Naomi Wells, a postdoctoral research associate at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, highlights the role of language and culture in how migrant and Italian residents maintain and build communities and a sense of shared belonging.
Image: © Shutterstock How can research in modern languages help us understand the relationship between languages and communities – and what role can it play in improving community formation? It’s the theme running through a major research project in which the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is […]
Last Sunday (26 March), a week of 1,500 events celebrating the French language all over the world came to a close. This year’s theme, ‘The virtual world’, had a decidedly forward-looking flavour that Dr Juliette Scott believes was selected to challenge the legacy of Jacques Toubon, the former French culture minister who passed a law […]
Professor Line Cottegnies, who took part in a ‘Shakespeare in French’ conference organised by Dr Dominic Glynn and Senate House Library, discusses some of the problems she encountered when translating the Henry VI trilogy for the Pléiade-Gallimard edition of Shakespeare’s Complete Works.
Dr Anna-Louise Milne decided to take the plunge and set aside her native English tongue in order to write her recent book in French, a language she learnt as a teenager and adult. In this post she discusses the reasons for this choice and how it relates to the concept of ‘migrant writing’, which is […]
By James Hodkinson So where in the world is German? This deliberately wide-ranging question is not merely a geographical one: recognizing the undisputed political and economic importance of the German speaking nations, it also asks about the status of the language itself. To what extent are school children learning it and students studying it? And […]
The School of Advanced Study are pleased to announce the release of InScribe Module 2: Script. This is the second instalment from the online platform InScribe: Palaeography Learning Materials and follows the introductory module released in January 2013.