Against Mussolini: Art and the Fall of a Dictator
An exhibition involving our Italian department. Find out more.
Modern Languages at Leicester rated 5th in country in latest Guardian survey.
Summer 2009 - Students rate Spanish at Leicester best in the country!
The Spanish department at the University has been rated first in the prestigious 2009 National Student Survey! This clearly demonstrates how the commitment shown by Spanish departmental staff translates into a first-rate learning experience for our students
28-29 April 2008 - Visual and Verbal Poetry
Poetry reading and Avant-garde poetry workshop. In collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull and the Leicester Poetry Society. See event list.
23 November 2007 - Narratives of Self in the Visual Arts
Leicester Life Writing latest event: a symposium on Narratives of the Self in the Visual Arts
September 2007 - Prestigious National Body Finds New Home at University of Leicester
The Association for Language Learning (ALL) - a major association for people involved in teaching all foreign languages - has recently moved to the University of Leicester. The Association for Language Learning works through a range of national advisory committees to support teachers, to develop, promote and encourage the teaching of foreign languages in the UK and to spread an understanding of the importance of linguistic diversity. The association currently has over 5,000 members from all sectors of education, offering them the chance to meet through its nationwide network of branches and at national and regional events. Members are regularly consulted on national issues and their views are passed to government agencies, including the Department for Children Schools and Families.
This is an exciting move which will provide opportunities for academic and administrative collaboration with the School of Modern Languages, where the Association is now based. See the press release.
2-4 May 2007 - Letteratura come fantasticazione
Letteratura come fantasticazione: - a colloquio con Gianni Celati (Literature as 'fantastication' - in conversation with Gianni Celati).
February 2007 - Leicester Life Writing: Launch Event
Leicester Life Writing: Launch Event - Serge Doubrovsky: Life, Writing, Legacy
July 2006 - Research Grant Success
Dr Rabah Aissaoui has just been awarded a substantial grant from the AHRC to work on his project, The Politics of Identity and Migration:
Maghrebi Migrants' Political Discourse in colonial and postcolonial France.
May 2006 - Annual Lecture
This year's Modern Languages Public Lecture was titled: 'Holocaust and Empire in the Cultural Imaginary'
October 2005 - Working in Languages
Modern Languages lecturer, Dr Liz Jones has featured in the magazine Working in Languages
26 September 2005 - Languages at Leicester
Languages at Leicester programme launched on 26 September, European Day of Languages
June 2005 - Out and About - Leicester Shire Languages
Project Officer Liz Spencer and Head of the School of Modern Languages Professor Mark Allinson demonstrate the Leicestershire Languages website.
8 March 2005 - Inaugural Lecture
Inaugural Lecture, Mark Allinson, ‘Parody isn’t funny anymore: new inflections of genre in European film’. KE LT1, 5.30pm.