World Literature in Modern Languages: The Fiction of Lusophone African Countries and the Case for Portuguese

‘There are always more attitudes that can be changed’ – Modern Languages student Natalie gains an insight into not only world literature but also into the world of academic research.

Stepping into my Discomfort Zone: Is radicalisation and extremism represented in experimental Francophone Culture, and what even is Neuroaesthetics?

In July 2018, Maria Allon joined forces with Dr Stephen Forcer, head of the Modern Languages department, for the research project ‘Understanding Extremes: Neuroaesthetics, Radicalism, and Experimental Francophone Culture’. This post reflects on Maria’s time on the scholarship, and what she has learnt about how Islamic terrorism is reported in the Francophone world, and whether works of experimental film on the topic can be used in neuroscientific study.

Curiosity on Campus – 5 Weeks of Summer as an Undergraduate Researcher

For the Undergraduate Research Scholarship scheme, in summer 2017 Zoe Lumsden joined the Baudelaire Song Project, working with Prof Helen Abbott and Dr Caroline Ardrey. Zoe reflects on this opportunity to combine her passions for music and languages during her time on this unique research project.