#PotW: National Poetry Day – 2 October

National Poetry Day is the nation’s biggest celebration of poetry.  Everyone seems to be joining in, releasing poetry into the streets, squares, supermarkets, parks, train stations, bus-stops and post-boxes. We know of poetry police, poetry funeral directors, poetry ambulances. Add yourselves to the ever-growing list by tying verse on trees, to make a poet-tree. (They do in… Continue reading #PotW: National Poetry Day – 2 October

The Institute of Modern Languages Research launches: An interview with Charles Forsdick part 2

The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) continues its commitment to facilitating, initiating and promoting dialogue and research for the modern languages community but now embraces a wider remit as a centre for national research under its new name.  To celebrate the launch of IMLR a conference will be held on Saturday, 7 December 2013… Continue reading The Institute of Modern Languages Research launches: An interview with Charles Forsdick part 2

The Institute of Modern Languages Research launches: An interview with Charles Forsdick part 1

Despite, or because of, current challenges facing the sector, the newly launched Institute of Modern Language Research (IMLR) is determined to emphasise the pivotal role of modern languages in humanities research. This is due to the obvious multilingualism, internationalism and interdisciplinarity of its work, but also to the fact that its research agendas, along with the professional… Continue reading The Institute of Modern Languages Research launches: An interview with Charles Forsdick part 1

The Institute of Modern Languages Research launches: An interview with Paul Julian Smith part 2

The Institute of Modern Language Research (IMLR) is the new designation for the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS). IMLR will officially launch on Saturday, 7 December 2013 with a special conference on Post-National Modern Languages. In the lead up to that conference we have interviewed several of the speakers to find out more. … Continue reading The Institute of Modern Languages Research launches: An interview with Paul Julian Smith part 2

The Institute of Modern Languages Research launches: An interview with Paul Julian Smith part 1

A day of debate and discussion on Saturday, 7 December 2013 will (re)launch the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies under its new name, the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR).  The (re)launch will emphasise the Institutes continuing mission to promote and facilitate research in modern languages in the UK. In this, the first of several… Continue reading The Institute of Modern Languages Research launches: An interview with Paul Julian Smith part 1