Year abroad vlog - Erin's experience in Germany
Meet Erin Kearns in Bonn, Germany! It sounds like Erin has had a great time on the first part of her year abroad - it's given her a lot of confidence and a feeling of independence too.
Posted on: 18 December 2017
Metropolis - 'the mother of sci-fi cinema' 90 years on
As human beings, we are always fascinated by the future - and Metropolis is the original and perhaps greatest film about a city of the future.
Posted on: 9 November 2017
Contradictions, counter-cultures and 'a rural world of mythical force' - film festival highlights
As we gear up for the start of the Liverpool Iberian and Latin American Festival on 26 October, three of the team behind the festival have chosen some of their top highlights.
Posted on: 24 October 2017
Toussaint Louverture - enigmatic, incendiary and a global icon?
It was in 1998, the year of the sesquicentenary of the abolition of slavery in the French colonial Empire, that I first became very interested in Toussaint Louverture.
Posted on: 20 October 2017
Lives beyond the headlines – Liverpool Iberian and Latin American Film Festival
We are always looking for new ways of sharing Iberian and Latin American culture with Liverpool audiences and enriching the experience of our students. Since 2006, we have organised a week of events and activities for students and the public, focusing on the Portuguese-speaking world and Spanish, Basque and Catalan-speaking cultures. This year we have put together a Liverpool Iberian and Latin American Film Festival, after being awarded the Spanish Film Club grant by the U.S. distributors PRAGDA.
Posted on: 10 October 2017
How language and immigration are connected, and why we should care
Both in the UK and Europe, immigration is at the forefront of many of today’s political debates. Immigration and language are inextricably tied: For immigrants, knowing the language of their new community can play an important role in their ability to fully participate in day to day life.
Posted on: 21 September 2017
Black German - researching the moving story of Theodor Michael
“There were Black Germans?” My students are always surprised to learn that there were and are a community of African immigrants and Afro-Germans that dates back to the nineteenth century - and sometimes earlier.
Posted on: 27 April 2017
"After music, languages have always been my second love" - Dan Haggis, The Wombats
Les Wombats? It could have happened! We caught up with Dan Haggis, drummer with indie rockers The Wombats, about his memories of studying languages at Liverpool and the tough decision to say au revoir to his degree and kick start his career as a professional musician.
Posted on: 28 March 2017
"I ask my dreams to come back home" - Spanish poet, Luis Garcia Montero
How does a poet produce their work and how does their poetry fit into the lives of the public? Our Hispanic Studies students got under the skin of acclaimed Spanish poet, Luis García Montero, during his recent visit to Liverpool.
Posted on: 7 March 2017