School of Modern Languages & Cultures
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures consists of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and the Centre for Foreign Language Study. Its community of academics, teachers and support staff aims to foster a world-class student experience in all its disciplines. Some 80 full-time members of staff are engaged in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, offering expertise in a wide range of subjects, including language, literature, cultural history, cinema and visual culture, and translation; this is reflected also in an exciting range of taught degrees at postgraduate level. Sections within the School figure regularly in the top five in national league tables such as the Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide.
The Centre for Foreign Language Study offers learners not taking a specialist degree in Modern Languages, including students, staff and members of the public, the opportunity to learn a range of languages from beginners to more advanced levels.
A top-ranking School of Modern Languages in the UK
In the recently published Complete University Guide 2018, the School of Modern Languages and Cultures of Durham University is ranked 2nd in French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies, Middle Eastern and African Studies and Russian & East European Languages, 3rd in East and South Asian Studies (a new entry in the league table). At the institutional level, Durham is currently ranked 6th in the UK.
Wednesday 22 November 2017
- Work in Progress Seminar: Dr Penelope Johnson and Dr Marcela Cazzoli - Trajectories of Language 12:00pm to 1:00pm, ER153, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University
Thursday 23 November 2017
- Creative Writing symposium 6:15pm, ER153, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University
Tuesday 28 November 2017
- Centre for Cultural Ecologies/OWRI History of Humanities Innovation Event: Dr Dusan Radunovic 'Bakhtin and the Institutionalisation of Knowledge in the Russian Humanities' 4:00pm, Russkiy Mir Centre, A29, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University
Tuesday 5 December 2017
- MLaC Language Café 5:00pm, Durham Student Union, Dunelm House, Elvet Riverside, Durham
Wednesday 6 December 2017
- Work in Progress Seminar: Dr Viktoria Ivleva and Professor Jonathan Long - The Politics of Visibility 12:00pm to 1:00pm, ER153, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University
Thursday 7 December 2017
- Durham University and Albatexas Cinemes announce the Fifth Bigas Luna Tribute event in Valencia this December
- New publication from Dr Laura Campbell: The Medieval Merlin Tradition in France and Italy - Prophecy, Paradox, and Translation
- Dr Gerald Moore has been awarded €400,000 by the EU's Marie Curie-Sklodowska RISE fund for a three-year project on 'Real Smart Cities'
- New publication by Adam Talib: How Do You Say 'Epigram' in Arabic? Literary History at the Limits of Comparison (Brill, 2017)
- New Publication from Dr William Schaefer 'Shadow Modernism: Photography, Writing, and Space in Shanghai, 1925-1937' (Duke University Press, 2017)
- New critical edition from Alexandre Burin
- Seven job vacancies in Modern Languages
- Dr Luke Sunderland's new book published
- New Play on Cancer by Abir Hamdar
- Dr Rebekah Clements awarded a Major ERC Starting Grant
- Durham student blogs about Voltaire
- New Bigas Luna Tribute in Mexico City this August
Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition
The Northern Bridge studentship competition for 2018 has now been launched. For general information see http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/ or for language area contacts see the postgraduate funding page
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Durham in World Top 30 for Arts and Humanities
Durham University has been recognised as a global leader in Arts and Humanities in a prestigious international league table.