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.
Thursday 24 January 2019
Wednesday 30 January 2019
- School Of Modern Languages & Cultures Work in Progress Seminars: Epistemologies and Epistemophilia 12:00pm to 1:00pm, ER141, Elvet Riverside I
- French Research Seminar Series: “Périples(s) aux «pays du passé»: suspicious permanence and disappointing decadence in Voguë and Loti’s travels to the Orient” and “The Haunting Presence of Oscar Wilde in the Works of Jean Lorrain” 5:00pm, A56 (Elvet Riverside 1), Sarah Budasz and Alexandre Burin
Thursday 31 January 2019
- Centre for Cultural Ecologies Reading Group 9:30am, A56, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University
- Research Presentation: Virtual Enlightenment: Sensory Immersion, Video Games, and the Future of Digital Humanities 4:00pm to 6:00pm, ER146 (Elvet Riverside I), Jeff Leichman (Louisiana State University)
Tuesday 5 February 2019
- Book Presentation: Postgrowth Imaginaries 4:00pm, A56 (Elvet Riverside 1), Dr. Luis I. Prádanos (University of Miami)
- New Publication: Alexandre Burin 'Maurice de Guérin's Lettres à Barbey d'Aurevilly'
- MLAC graduate’s translation longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize
- Dr Abir Hamdar’s Play Performs in South Lebanon
- New edited collection by Professor Carlo Caruso - The Life of Texts: evidence in textual production, transmission and reception
- Conference support awarded by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
- MLAC Alumni return to Durham to inspire undergraduate and sixth-form students
- MLaC Student of Russian appears on Russian TV News (Channel 1)
- Photographic Exhibition Honouring the Legacy of Prof Andrea Noble Opens in Mexico City
- New Publication: Professor Mike Gonzalez [Hispanic Studies] 'The Ebb of the Pink Tide: The Decline of the Left in Latin America'
- Ribera: Art of Violence Exhibition
- Visualidades en conflicto: Symposium and Exhibition in Mexico City in Memory of Professor Andrea Noble
- Dr Hernández Adrián, International visiting Scholar in Colombia
- The Bigas Luna Tribute San José Declared Event of National Cultural Interest
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.