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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stories of Britain’s forgotten role in Russia’s Civil War on display

The forgotten role of British soldiers who died fighting trying to stop the Red Army seizing control of Russia can be seen at a new exhibition.

Exeter to play host to first South West Translation Festival

Authors, language experts, a “Spectacular Translation Machine” and a typewriter called Adélaïde will be the stars of Exeter’s first Translation Festival this month.

Hidden relationship between Spain’s finest women writers uncovered by Exeter expert

The hidden close relationship between two of Spain’s finest women writers has been brought to life through letters uncovered by a University of Exeter expert.

Pioneering Spanish women remembered through new plaques in Madrid

Pioneering women in pre-civil war Spain are being remembered for the first time through new public memorials in Madrid thanks to a University of Exeter academic.

New Professor of Translation Studies and Director of the Masters programme

Internationally recognised Translation Studies expert Professor Michelle Bolduc is now in post as the Director of the University of Exeter’s Masters programme in Translation Studies.

College of Humanities Hosts Leading Chinese Academics

Five leading academics from Fudan University’s College of Foreign Languages and Literatures visited Exeter from 17-20 October to take part in a second major collaborative research colloquium. 

Humanities continues to score highly for student satisfaction in National Student Survey 2016

Latest results in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016 show that the College of Humanities continues to score highly - with students among the most satisfied within UK universities. 

University of Exeter expert welcomes UNESCO status for rare historical document

One of Exeter Cathedral’s greatest treasures – and the focus of new research by a University of Exeter expert – has been honoured for its ‘outstanding significance’ to British history.

University to chair EU referendum discussions

Experts from the University of Exeter are to host a special two-part discussion series about whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union.

Exeter graduate start-up to revolutionise language learning

A University of Exeter graduate has devised a technique that could revolutionise language learning for children by making it as easy as reading a story.

Humanities Success at the Teaching Awards 2016

The College of Humanities achieved fantastic success at the Teaching Awards 2016, with five winners and five runners-up, including Best Subject for English.

New book by Professor Sally Faulkner exploring ‘middlebrow cinema’ published.

‘Middlebrow Cinema’ is the first book to be published in Routledge’s  brand new Film Studies series, 'Remapping World Cinema: Regional Tensions and Global Transformations'.

New laboratories to preserve precious artefacts for the future

University of Exeter experts will be able to examine and preserve important historical objects thanks to a new £1.2m Digital Humanities research space.

Department stores have been seen as “cathedrals of modernity” as well as molochs in 20th-century film and literature

Despite negative representations in film and literature, department stores stimulated social change and economic and technological innovation, claims a new study.

Modern Languages awarded significant European funding for e-Tandem project

The Modern Languages Department have secured Erasmus+KA2 funding for the European University Tandem Project (EUniTa)

Humanities students selected for prestigious German Summer School Scholarships

Four Modern Languages undergraduates have been selected as recipients of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Summer School Scholarships.

Entries are now open for the 2016 Paddon Award Arts Competition

The Paddon Award Arts Competition has returned for another year. In honour of the University’s Diamond Jubilee, the theme for entries for this year’s award is ‘Celebration’.  

Professor Sally Faulkner to give her inaugural lecture, ‘Middlebrow Cinema: Between Literature and Film in 20th-Century Spain’, on Wednesday 9 December.

Professor Sally Faulkner, Department of Modern Languages, will be giving her inaugural lecture on Wednesday 9 December.

University of Exeter AHRC DTP Open Event

The University of Exeter will be hosting an Open Event to provide those interested in applying for AHRC DTP funding with an opportunity to learn more about studying for a PhD with Exeter.

Humanities graduate announced runner-up for Undergraduate Essay Competition

Harry McCarthy has been awarded the runner-up prize for the 2015 R. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Competition, run by The Society for French Studies. 

Successful trip to China results in a wide range of collaborations across Humanities and the University

Professor Emma Cayley, Dr Corinna Wagner, Dr Zhiguang Yin and Mr Richard Foord, travelled to China with the aim of deepening international cooperation.

College of Humanities consolidates its UK-leading position in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

Exeter has maintained its outstanding position at 7th in the prestigious The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide as well as being proclaimed Sports University of the Year.

Chat rooms can boost success in learning English as a foreign language research shows

Chat rooms play a positive role in motivating students and encouraging an independent approach to learning English as a foreign language.

Spanish Embassy's Education Advisor, Dr Gonzalo Capellan, to support second Modern Languages colloquium.

The Spanish Embassy’s Education Office, the Cervantes Institute and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) will again be supporting the Modern Languages colloquium, held this year at the University of Exeter on 26 June.

Sharing Memories of cinema-going in the 1940s, 50s and 60s

An opportunity to share memories of going to the cinema in the UK during the 1940s, 1950s and 60s is being provided on 13th June at the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum between 2pm and 5pm.

Guardian ranking means Exeter now top 10 in all UK league tables

The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2016.

Success for the College of Humanities at Students' Guild Teaching Awards

The College of Humanities achieved great success at the Students' Guild Teaching Awards, with four winners and four runners-up, more than any other College in the University.

Exeter subjects ranked amongst very best in the world

Exeter has strengthened its position as being ranked amongst the world’s best universities, according to an influential international league table.

All Humanities subjects placed in top ten of the Complete University Guide 2016

Disciplines from the College of Humanities have reinforced their positions amongst the best in the UK.

Spanish Ambassador attends Hispanic conference in Exeter

The University hosted a prestigious visit from the Spanish Ambassador, as part of the 60th anniversary events surrounding the formation of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland.

Strengthening of collaborations between Exeter and Peking University in study of Russian literature and culture

Recent exchange visits by academics continue to forge exciting existing relationships between Exeter and China in the area of Russian studies.

World experts meet to discuss sociolinguistics of East Timor and its Diasporas

Dr Francesco Goglia and Dr Susana Afonso from the Department of Modern Languages will host a workshop on the 20 - 21 February focussing on the complexities of language use within East Timor and its Diasporas. 

Unpublished works of Spanish feminist writers uncover Spain’s hidden past

Spain’s most famous children’s author Elena Fortún and companion Matilde Ras, a fellow feminist writer, are the subject of a new anthology which uncovers previously hidden diaries, a series of unpublished literature and evocative letters between the two whilst in exile.

Exhibition reveals the impact of WW1 on art and facial reconstructive surgery

A new exhibition exploring how facial injuries suffered by soldiers during the First World War have influenced artists and surgeons will open this weekend.  

Successful teaching exchange with Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

Last semester, Dr. Danielle Hipkins and Prof. Aine Healy took part in a teaching exchange between the University of Exeter and Loyola Marymount University.

Exeter Alumnus set to write official song for the 2018 World Cup

An Exeter Alumnus has had the prestigious honour of being asked to write the official song for one of Russia’s official 2018 World Cup host cities, Saransk.


New Hindi / Urdu Course launch supported by visit of leading international specialist

For the first time, the University of Exeter’s Foreign Language Centre will be offering courses in Hindi and Urdu, starting in Autumn 2017. 

Dr Guillem Colom-Montero, new Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, interviewed about Catalonia on different BBC outlets.

Catalonia expert, Dr Guillem Colom-Montero, who witnessed the violence in Barcelona during the Catalan Referendum, has been interviewed about the recent political developments in the region on television (BBC News) and radio (BBC World Service, BBC5, BBC West Midlands and BBC Cumbria).