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The School would like to thank the delegates and visitors from across the UK, Europe and Chile, who took part in the ‘International Anti-Conference Pro Parra‘. Their contribution to the 2 day International Anti-Conference Pro Parra was undeniably excellent. The conference inspired some great discussions on the work of anti-poet Nicanor Parra; one of the […]

Masters scholarships The School invites applications for 4 competitive full-fee Masters Scholarships for full-time UK and EU students, each worth £5,730. The scholarships are available to students wishing to study on one of our taught Masters programmes: MA in European Studies MA in Translation Studies Applicants should normally have a 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) […]

The School of Modern Languages and the School of Welsh are collaborating to provide an interdisciplinary conference titled, ‘The Translator: Competence, Credentials, Creativity’, to be held on the 27th May 2014. Having recently – and very happily – received funding from the University Graduate College, the team are now busy organising the details of the conference. The […]

Cardiff University has today launched the website for its new School of Modern Languages. From September 2014, all Cardiff University language teaching and research will be delivered from the bespoke new School. Head of the School of Modern Languages, Professor Claire Gorrara, said: “The new School provides a great opportunity for Cardiff to create a […]

Ruth Kitchen has been awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for career development for her SURDITÉ Cinéma Project. The project blends theoretical and empirical approaches in order to examine social understandings of deafness in contemporary Francophone and Anglophone cinema. The title of the project SURDITÉ Cinéma, is an acronym standing for Social Understandings and Representations […]

In January 2014 the German section has been given the opportunity to employ a “DAAD Sprachassistent” for the next academic year, i.e. in 2014-15. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has offered a 10-month scholarship for a young German graduate to gain experience in teaching German as a Foreign Language (DaF) at university level. The […]

This month sees the publication of German Life and Letters 67, Special Number: Poetry, Poetics and Translation in Anglo-German Relations, edited by Professor Gerrit-Jan Berendse. This special edition presents selected papers from the lead session of the annual conference of the Association of German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland, hosted by the School in Cardiff […]

On 30th October Heiko Feldner, Monika Hennemann and Jan Berendse from founded the ‘GW4 Network for the Study of Socialist and Post-Socialist Europe’ in conjunction with colleagues from partner institutions in Bristol, Exeter and Bath. This will serve as a lively interdisciplinary platform for collaborative research and teaching projects in a wide range of GW4 […]

On 12 November Professor Jan Berendse welcomed the German poet and novelist Jörg Bernig to Cardiff in the University’s Glamorgan Building. This energetic writer, born in 1964 in Wurzen in Saxony, GDR, is at the moment Writer in Residence at Swansea University. After his debut in the late-1990s he has published 8 literary works, many […]

Professor Berendse was awarded a scholarship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a project devoted to the writing of a monograph on surrealist fiction, visual art, cinema and other art forms in the German Democratic Republic. The project will be the first stage of examining material that will be the basis for writing the […]