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Hotel workers in Cornwall to get specialist training to ensure a warm welcome for G7 Korean delegates

Hotel workers in Cornwall will receive specialist training to ensure South Korean delegates at the G7 conference receive a warm welcome.

Hispanic Studies PhD student organises virtual Ibero-American film festival on the child’s gaze

From the beginning of February until mid-March 2021, a series of educational film screenings and discussions were held virtually as part of the Screening the Child: Spanish Film Club on the subject of the child’s gaze in Spanish language cinema. The film festival was organised and curated by PhD student in Hispanic Studies, Rachel Beaney.

New research reveals story of Penguin’s work to bring Russian classics to English readers in the 20th century

New research reveals for the first time the personal efforts and innovations behind major efforts in the 20th century to publish classic Russian literature in accessible and affordable English translations.

First English translation of secret novel about hidden sexuality by one of Spain’s most-loved authors

A secret autobiographical novel by one of Spain’s most-loved authors inspired by her hidden sexuality has been translated into English for the first time.

Major new history of the novel in French shows its impact from the medieval period to current day

A major new study shows the development and impact of the novel in French from the pre-history of the art form in the late medieval period to the present day.

Statement of support from the University of Exeter on the importance of languages

The University of Exeter is delighted to endorse and support the international call to action recently released by the British Academy and partners under the title The Importance of Languages in Global Context

Explore Spanish and South American history and culture in new virtual film festival

People can explore the history and culture of Spain and South America as part of a new virtual film festival.

Academics and University leadership attend China UK Humanities Alliance meeting

The China UK Humanities Alliance Executive Council meeting took place on 14th December, bringing together academics and university leaders from some of the best institutions in both China and the UK.

Arts and Culture launch a playful new online event as part of their Creative Fellowships

Inspired by research taking place at the University of Exeter’s Sexual Knowledge Unit, join stand-up comedian Siân Docksey and Dr Ina Linge from the University of Exeter’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures for the first in a series of special online events that are aimed to connect everyone curious and explores what queerness in nature can tell us about ourselves.

Join film-makers, experts and translators to discuss world cinema and take part in free screenings

People can join film-makers, experts and translators to watch and discuss classic films past and present as part of a special event to celebrate world cinema and documentaries.

Staff and students celebrate National Poetry Day with moving online performances

University of Exeter staff and students have celebrated National Poetry Day with moving performances of verses from around the globe.

New study will show how important it was to speak French in Medieval Britain

A major new study will uncover the secrets of how communities in Medieval Britain continued to speak French for at least 300 years after the Norman Conquest.

European partnerships to research depiction of girlhood in the media brings multinational research opportunities for students

Innovative European partnerships set up by University of Exeter academics have created new cross-border research opportunities for students.

Professor Adam Watt, Head of Modern Languages & Cultures, visits Denstone College

On Friday 14th February, Professor Adam Watt, Head of Modern Languages & Cultures, visited Denstone College in Staffordshire.

Activism and growth of small independent publishers leading to “profound change” for translated fiction, research shows

Activism, new networks and the growth of small independent presses is leading to profound change in the way translated fiction is published, a new study shows.

University of Exeter and University of Madrid welcome new student exchange programme

A new exchange programme between the University of Exeter and University of Madrid will bring exciting new opportunities for staff and students.

BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner highlights importance of learning languages

Esteemed BBC journalist Frank Gardner highlighted the importance of learning languages and shared his expertise on the complexities of Middle East politics during a special event at the University of Exeter.

BBC’s Frank Gardner to feature in University of Exeter event celebrating languages and international cultures

BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner will be the guest of honour at a special University of Exeter event which celebrates languages and cultures around the world.

Bringing Spanish and Latin American Cinema to Local Film Festival

A lucky group of students studying on the undergraduate Spanish programme were taken on a field trip to Chagford Film Festival.

Celebrate the world’s languages and cultures at Exeter’s Translation Festival

The beauty of the thousands of languages around the globe will be marked at events across Exeter.

New films bring forgotten lives of women in Franco’s Spain to life for a new generation

The lives of remarkable women whose impact on history was curtailed by Spain’s Franco dictatorship will be recreated for a new generation thanks to a major new historical project.

Experts to explore impact of queer films shown covertly to LGBT communities in China

A new research project will examine the impact of queer films shown covertly in China on the development of LGBT+ culture and rights.

Multilingual MP guest of honour at University of Exeter event to celebrate language learning

Multilingual MP Ben Bradshaw shared his experiences of how speaking German and Italian had shaped his career as a journalist and politician as part of a University of Exeter event for young people learning languages.

Jair Bolsonaro and the uncertain future of Brazilian cinema

Dr Natalia Pinazza, Lecturer in Portuguese Studies (Lusophone and Latin American Culture) at the University of Exeter, writes for the Conversation UK

From Exeter to Boston

Marta Mateo, Professor of English and Translation Studies at the University of Oviedo (Spain),  who spent this year as a researcher and guest of ML and CTC in Exeter has been appointed as Director of the Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States.

Rising stars of research at Exeter receive prestigious European Research Council funding

Three rising research stars at the University of Exeter have received a significant funding boost from the European Research Council (ERC), it has been announced.

Celebrating Pedro Almodóvar’s Birthday in Style at a Local Film Festival

Twenty-two students styding the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar were taken on a field trip to Chagford film festival. The students, Dr Guillem Colom-Montero, Professor Sally Faulkner and new ML Phd student Rachel Beaney offered introductions to the three Almodóvar's films screened.

Jair Bolsonaro has won – so what’s next for Brazil?

Dr Natalia Pinazza, Lecturer in Portuguese Studies (Lusophone and Latin American Culture) at the University of Exeter, writes for the Conversation UK

Exeter lecturer’s research seen by millions in one of China’s most important parks

Research by a University of Exeter expert has been inscribed on bronze plaques seen by millions of visitors to one of China’s most important parks.

Five Exeter academics awarded British Academy funding

Five University of Exeter academics have been awarded prestigious funding from the British Academy, the national body for the humanities and social sciences.