All posts tagged: modern languages

Katja Petrowskaja

A meeting of minds

On 30 May, Margaret May enjoyed a rewarding encounter at the Institute of Modern Languages Research between the Ukrainian-born author Katja Petrowskaja, and Shelley Frisch, her New York-based translator into English. She reflects on the experience of being part of an enthusiastic audience of translators, scholars of translingual writing and lovers of good literature.

Modern languages

Academic conferences and schools outreach: an integrated approach in modern languages

Dr Joseph Ford believes that falling admissions to modern languages (ML) programmes at UK universities and the ongoing threat of closure to some departments, makes it incumbent on academics to consider their research within the wider teaching landscape. ‘Doing so’, says the early career researcher, ‘will help promote it as a discipline that offers students […]


Liberté, égalité and the power of the word

The struggle continues at the 15th biennial Women in French UK (WiF) conference, ‘Women and Power in French and Francophone Cultures and Societies’, at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, 17–19 May.  Professor Shirley Jordan provides some background about the  formation of WiF, which grew out of a sense of gender imbalance in the UK higher education sector, and what to expect […]


Understanding subtitling, translation and adaptation

The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) is a hub of research training activities, enabling the next generation of linguists and scholars in modern languages, literatures, and cultures to maximise their research skills. One of the institute’s most popular training initiatives is the Migrating Texts workshop, which celebrated its fifth birthday in May 2018. Migrating […]

Interpreting communities

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 […]