Department of Modern Languages

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10 November 2020

Teaching with Testimony across the Curriculum

Why teach Holocaust education across the curriculum? And what role can testimony play in such an approach? These questions were the subject of a CPD webinar organised by Professor Sara Jones in October 2020.

23 October 2020

Multilingualism and Islamic Literary Theory

On 15th March 2019, ´╗┐Professor Rebecca Ruth Gould delivered a lecture about her ERC-funded project Global Literary Theory at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

29 September 2020

Watching Chekhov in Tehran

Essay by Professor Rebecca Gould which was awarded runner-up the 2020 Beechmore Books Arts Journalism Competition.

18 August 2020

Research findings delivered in old Anglo-German cinema

As part of his Anglo-German research into the Globe cinema and theatre in Oldenburg, John Goodyear delivered a public talk as part of the nationwide Tag des Offenen Denkmals on the stage in Oldenburg's Globe.

17 June 2020

The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism

Professor Rebecca Gould and Dr Kayvan Tahmasebian edit an accessible, diverse and ground-breaking overview of literary, cultural, and political translation across a range of activist contexts.

15 June 2020

Bringing Colston Down

'But the BLM protests showed that Colston's weighty legacy was less substantial than we had imagined: Rebecca Gould writes for the London Review of Books on Bringing Colston Down.

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