Projects in Modern Languages

In the Department of Modern Languages we have a wide range of funded research projects. Our researchers have attracted over £1 million in the last 5 years on projects ranging from medieval history to contemporary literature, from memory studies to sexuality and gender studies, and political science.

Un barco cargado de... [A Boat Laden With...]

Monica Jato (Modern Languages: Hispanic Studies)

Website: http://unbarcocargadode.wordpress.com/

Caribbean Biopolitics of Literature, Shaping Life, History and Community through the Transformative Power of Literature

  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship

Louise Hardwick: PI (Modern Languages: French Studies)

Allessandro Corio: Marie Curie Intra-European Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Modern Languages: French Studies)

Website: http://caribiolit.wordpress.com/

The Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

Contemporary French Poetic Practice: an interdisciplinary approach

  • AHRC Research Networking

Emma Wagstaff: PI (Modern Languages: French Studies)

Nina Parish: Co-I (University of Bath)

Website: http://frenchpoetryand.wordpress.com/

Eccentricity and Sameness: Lesbian Cultural Identity in Italy, 1883 to the present day

  • AHRC

Charlotte Ross: PI (Modern Languages: Italian Studies)

Website: http://charlotterossresearch.wordpress.com/

An Electronic Research Environment and Edition of the Estoria de Espana of Alfonson X, King of Castile and Leon

  • AHRC Research Grant

Aengus Ward: PI (Modern Languages: Hispanic Studies)

Website: The Estoria de Espanna Project

Genre Studies Network

  • AHRC Research Networking

Natalia Rulyova: PI (Modern Languages: Russian Studies)

Website: Genre Studies Network

Imagining Development: A Multidisciplinary and Multilevel Analysis of Development Policies and their Effect in the Post-socialist World

  • European Commission Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme 2013-2016

Jeremy Morris (Modern Languages: Russian Studies)

Partners: Tallinn University; University of Latvia; University of Fribourg; Renmin University; Guangzhu University of Foreign Studies; Moscow Higher School of Economics; Tbilisi State University.

Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2015: Art, Music Text

  • AHRC Research Networking

Clodagh Brook: PI (Modern Languages: Italian Studies)

Giuliana Pieri: Co-I (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Website: http://interdisciplinaryitaly.com/

The London French: Temporal and Spatial Mapping of the French Presence in London, from the 17th century to the present

  • British Academy Small Research Grant

Martyn Cornick: PI (Modern Languages: French Studies)

Debra Kelly: Co-I (University of Westminster)

MUNCE - Mujeres Y Novela Criminal En España (1975-2012): Autoras, Figuras de Poder, Víctimas Y Criminales

  • Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación de España

Elena Losada Soler: PI (University of Barcelona)

Shelley Godsland: Co-I (Modern Languages: Hispanic Studies)

Website: http://www.ub.edu/munce

Outposts of Conquest: the History and Legacy of the Fortresses of the Steppe and the Sahara in Comparative perspective (1840s to today)

  • AHRC Research Grant (Early Career)

Berny Sebe: PI (Modern Languages: French Studies)

Alexander Morrison: Co-I (University of Liverpool)

Website: Outposts of Conquest

Populists in Power

  • Funded by The Leverhulme Trust

Daniele Albertazzi (Modern Languages: Italian Studies)

Duncan McDonnell (Modern Languages: Italian Studies)

Post-Socialism Playing Global: Computer Gaming Industries and ‘Social Media Culture’

  • CEELBAS-funded research network

Jeremy Morris: PI (Modern Languages: Russian Studies)

The Significance of the Centenary

  • AHRC Care for the Future Exploratory Award

Joanne Sayner: PI (Modern Languages: German Studies)

Jenny Kidd: Co-I (City University, London)

Website: http://thecentenary.wordpress.com/

Silence, memory and empathy in museums and at historic sites

  • AHRC Research Networking

Joanne Sayner: PI (Modern Languages: German Studies)

Jenny Kidd: Co-I (City University, London)

Website: http://silencememoryempathy.wordpress.com/

Translation in and of French Fiction of the Second World War

  • Leverhulme Research Fellowship

Angela Kershaw (Modern Languages: French Studies)

Writing in the ‘Inner Emigration’: the work of Reinhold Schneider

  • German Academic Exchange Service

John Klapper (Modern Languages: German Studies)

Zibaldone europeo: a critical hypertext edition in Spanish and English of Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone