Modern Languages


We are a research-led department, committed to producing the highest quality scholarship while recognising the important relationship between excellence in research and in teaching.

We are proud of our longstanding reputation for research of an international quality. Our staff regularly publish articles in leading academic journals, and books with prominent publishers in their field. Our broad range of expertise covers a variety of chronological, cultural and geographical areas.

Current research projects include Covid in Cartoons and Bergson and Bergsonism in Literature and Film. Please see our staff pages for more information about individual research interests.

We have hosted a number of nationally-funded projects, on subjects ranging from translation to photography (see the Luigi Ghirri project). Other recent projects include: 

  • The translation and reception of the Qur’an
  • Work on the Peruvian and Colombian Amazon
  • Latin American literature and film
  • North African women’s autobiographical writings
  • Representations of the Holocaust in contemporary French-language and British literature
  • Fascist art and architecture
  • The cultural construction of global/local icons and images in the global mediascape

Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies

The Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies is a focal point for our staff research and programme development in these fields. It has helped us build upon our interaction with the wider community within the University, as well as nationally and internationally.


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