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.
- Dr Maura Senatore publishes his latest monograph: 'Germs of Death. The Problem of Genesis in Jacques Derrida'
- The Bigas Luna Tribute announces four new events in Australia
- Sade translation by Professor Thomas Wynn wins Scott Moncrieff prize
- Dr Abir Hamdar’s Play Performed for World Cancer Day
- Publications by two recent MLAC graduates
- Winners of the MLAC Year Abroad Photography Competition 2017
- Dr Alex Harrington: BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Anna Akhmatova
- New book by Dr Annalisa Cipollone: Dante. Hell Heaven & Hope: A Journey through Life and the Afterlife with Dante
- New monograph by Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, Claude Chabrol’s Aesthetics of Opacity
- New publication by Adam Talib: How Do You Say 'Epigram' in Arabic? Literary History at the Limits of Comparison (Brill, 2017)
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
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.