Skip to main content
School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

MLC News

Funded PhD in French Sociolinguistics or Applied Linguistics
15 April 2024

SLLF is delighted to announce a fully funded PhD studentship on linguistic integration in Quebec.

Leverhulme research project grant: ‘The ethics of linguistic integration: realities, expectations, prospects’
29 March 2024

Queen Mary has been awarded a Leverhulme research project grant for a 3-year project beginning in September 2024 entitled ‘The ethics of linguistic integration: realities, expectations, prospects’. 

Russian Play 2024
21 March 2024

2 November 2022

Emeritus Professor Chris Pountain, with Irene Macías Fernández of the University of Bath, has published El mundo hispanohablante en textos / Reading the Spanish-Speaking World (London & New York: Routledge). The book, written entirely in Spanish, is a content-based textbook set at B2 and C1 levels (immediately post A-Level) which aims to develop command of the Spanish language and critical thinking skills through response to a series of texts originating from a number of different Spanish-speaking countries. A full description is available at 

Education Awards
6 April 2022

Employment Enhancement through Free Language Speaking Practice and Championing Student Voices

Kathryn's favourite spots in St Petersburg - Semester Abroad
20 January 2022

Kathryn Hurley is a modern languages and cultures student, studying Russian. As a Turing scheme grant recipient, Kathryn studied abroad at St Petersburg state university last semester.

11 January 2022

Creative Careers: Media Summit
1 December 2021

On Wednesday 24 November, the Careers team held their annual Media Summit, this time in partnership with No Turning Back who aim to to increase BAME representation within the UK PR, Communications, Marketing and Sports Marketing sectors.

Alumna commended by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
1 December 2021

Alumna, Gabriella Castillo, was commended by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last month at a Joint Ministerial Council reception.

Happy Birthday Niedersachsen
2 November 2021

Former Queen Mary doctoral graduate Dr. John Goodyear presents German TV documentary celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of Lower Saxony

PhD Studentship in Catalan Studies
11 June 2020

Balearic Islands Doctoral Studentship in Catalan Studies

The Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, invites applications for a Doctoral Studentship in any aspect of Catalan Studies.

Reconfiguring Relationships: Britain and the Bauhaus
17 October 2019

A one-day research workshop at Tate Britain, co-organised by Emilie Oléron Evans, explores the material, textual, and historiographical legacies of the Bauhaus

Rüdiger Görner interviewed by Deutschlandfunk
25 September 2019

Prof. Görner (German) on Brexit, an interview with national radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk.

MLC welcomes Russian filmmaker Sergei Kachkin
21 September 2018

On Wednesday 17 October, The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, QMUL, will be screening Perm 36. Reflexion. A documentary film by Sergei Kachkin (7pm, Arts One, G.19 The Hitchcock Theatre). Sergei Kachkin will be in attendance and give a Q&A about the film, following the screening.

All welcome.

Excellent National Student Survey Results
15 August 2018

Languages have scored highly in the 2018 National Student Survey, following on from impressive 2017 results. 

The survey questioned UK undergraduates on various aspects of the student experience, including their overall satisfaction.

  • French at QMUL was ranked top in London for overall student satisfaction.
  • Iberian Studies, which includes Catalan, Portuguese and Spanish, was also top in London with an overall satisfaction rating of 97.1 per cent,
    which puts QMUL first in the Russell Group for this subject.
  • German was ranked second in London and had an overall satisfaction rating of 94 per cent, above an average of 86 per cent.

First Symposium on the feminization of the literature by Brazilians abroad
8 August 2017
Professor Else Vieria is the organizer of the first symposium on the feminization of the literature by Brazilians abroad, as part of the project “A Literature out of the Tropics".

Conference on Judeo-Spanish and Sephardi Studies
8 August 2017
The conference on Judeo-Spanish and Sephardi Studies will take place at Queen Mary 5-7 September 2016.

Dr Rhiannon McGlade presents her book at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona
8 August 2017
Following the successful launch of her new book Catalan Cartoons: A Cultural and Political History (University Wales Press) at QM in February, outgoing Catalan Research Fellow Dr Rhiannon McGlade was

Autobiographical Experiments
25 April 2017

Dr Anna Kemp has been awarded a year-long Leverhulme Research Fellowship to complete her book Oulipography: Life as Creative Constraint. 

Anna Ananieva on cultural news coverage in Prague and Budapest
3 January 2017
Dr Ananieva presents a paper on the early journalistic work of the Habsburgian composer, music historian and critic August Wilhelm Ambros (1816–1876)

Prof Schönle and Dr Ananieva on Nikolay Karamzin’s Writing
3 January 2017
Andreas Schönle and Anna Ananieva joined the international conference organized by the Institute of Russian Literature – Pushkin House – Russian Academy of Sciences.

QMUL Russian Film Season: Revolution or ‘Catastrophe’ 1917-1991
3 January 2017
QMUL Russian Department is coordinating a Film Season to Mark the anniversaries of 1991 and 1917

Michal Murawski to speak on Palmyra and Putin
3 January 2017
Dr Michal Murawski will present a talk at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, on 31 October at 18:30. His talk is entitled "Late Putinist Hellenism? Zombie Monumentality, from Palmyra to Moscow"

QMUL Russian Department 4th in the country
3 January 2017
In the recent Complete University Guide, Queen Mary University of London's Department of Russian was ranked fourth in the country, the top Department in London.

Professor Jordan to become Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing
13 October 2016
Professor Shirley Jordan has been invited to become Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing (CCWW).

Critical lives - Albert Camus lecture by Professor Edward Hughes
13 October 2016
Professor Edward Hughes will be giving a lecture on Albert Camus.

NSS 2016
12 August 2016

NSS 2016 Results
12 August 2016

Literary prize for new book on Albert Camus
18 May 2016
Professor Edward Hughes has been nominated joint winner of the Franco-British Society Literary Prize 2015 for his new book

Papers given at the Contemporary French & Francophone Studies colloquium
22 March 2016
In March of this year, Professors Shirley Jordan and Edward Hughes were both in St Louis, Missouri in the American Midwest to present research papers at the Contemporary French and Francophone Studies

Debating victory for Queen Mary French students
19 March 2016
The French department and the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film congratulate Chiara Scurati, Annabelle Vassel, Edoardo Fiora and María Fernandez Amado

Understanding foreign language motivation in a globalised world
19 March 2016
Dr Leigh Oakes of the French Department and Dr Martin Howard of University College Cork (UCC) have been awarded a British Academy small grant for a project

Education awards for Dr Elsa Petit and Trisha Mason
19 March 2016

The French department and the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film congratulate Dr Elsa Petit, who was voted Student Rep Champion 2015-16 at an award ceremony held at Draper's Hall

Laetitia Calabrese voted Teacher of the Year
28 March 2015
The French department and the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film congratulate Laetitia Calabrese, who was voted Teacher of the Year 2014-15 at an award ceremony held at Draper's Hall on Monday.

China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD studentship in French for 2015
29 October 2014
The French Department is pleased to announce that it has been allocated one China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD studentship for entry in September 2015

Dr Hicks awarded book prize
15 October 2013
Dr. Jeremy Hicks has been awarded the 2013 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize

Transcultural Critical Editing: Vernacular Poetry in the Burgundian Netherlands, 1450-1530
24 June 2013
Professor Adrian Armstrong has been awarded a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Teaching stars
21 June 2013
The Department is delighted that the teaching of two of its members of staff was highly commended at the QM Students Union Education Awards

Dr Leigh Oakes discusses 'Langue, citoyenneté et identité au Québec'
21 June 2013
Dr Leigh Oakes discusses his book Langue, citoyenneté et identité au Québec.

Professor Edward Hughes speaks at the Collège de France
21 June 2013
On 13 June 2013, Professor Edward Hughes gave a talk at the Collège de France.

Dr Anna Kemp discusses 'Voices and Veils: Feminism and Islam in French Women's Writing and Activism'
21 June 2013
Dr Anna Kemp discusses her book Voices and Veils: Feminism and Islam in French Women's Writing and Activism with Faculti Media.

Back to top