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The Battle of Algiers: an iconic film whose message of hope still resonates today

Posted on: 21 October 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Yacef Saadi, military leader of the FLN National Liberation Front networks of the autonomous zone of Algiers, poses after being captured at the end of the “Battle of Algiers”

Dr Maria Flood, lecturer in World Cinema, discusses Gillo Pontecorvo's 1965 production The Battle of Algiers in an article for The Conversation.

Winning the Jose Oropeza Prize

Posted on: 20 October 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Photograph of Grace Gaynor.

I was thrilled to receive the prestigious Jose Herrera Oropeza Prize in 2019-20 for my PhD thesis, entitled ‘‘The memory that is inherited from all […] in geometric progression.’ The shared geometric visions of Jorge Luis Borges and William Butler Yeats.’ As the title suggests, my research focuses on the Argentinean writer Borges and his interest in the Irish writer Yeats. I am specifically interested in Yeats’s use of geometric imagery in his writing, and the ways in which Borges appropriated this imagery to explore his own interests in geometric systemisations of time, history and memory.

Professor James Higgins Obituary

Posted on: 13 October 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Professor James Higgins

Dr Valdi Astvaldsson remembers Professor James Higgins

Grace Brown Prize for Italian

Posted on: 28 September 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Rebecca throwing her cap on graduation.

When I graduated in the summer of 2019 with a BA in Modern European Languages, I had the privilege of receiving the Grace Brown Prize for Italian. I am now in the process of completing my MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies whilst working as a translator for an international retailer. I have been lucky enough to experience first-hand a number of opportunities that have come about as a result of receiving the prize and have been asked to share these here on the blog.

Chile in/en Liverpool: Music & Memories – Música & Memorias

Posted on: 28 September 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Chile in-en Liverpool blog post - image 1

Richard Smith

How 9/11 changed cinema

Posted on: 15 September 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Image of the Conversation article.

Dr Maria Flood, lecturer in World Cinema, collaborated with Professor Micheal Frank from the University of Zurich to discuss and explore how 9/11 impacted cinema in an article for The Conversation. Below are some excerpts from the piece.

Our Favourite Places to Visit Outside of the City

Posted on: 8 August 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Photograph of Crosby Beach

Sometimes you just want to take a break from city life, escape for a few hours. We know the feeling! We've put together a few suggestions of where you could go, including some stops along the way. So get your comfy trainers ready because you're about to go on an adventure.

Get your Language and Culture Fix this Summer

Posted on: 7 July 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

someone reading and drinking coffee at the park

If you’re planning to start a degree with us this year, there are plenty of ways you can get your language and film fix over the summer whilst doing a bit of preparation for your course. The Department of Languages, Cultures and Film has put together an extensive list of recommended resources in the list below. Some of these tie in directly with the modules you’ll be studying with us, as stated where applicable in the descriptions, but most are simply suggestions for broadening your appreciation and enjoyment of languages, cultures and film. Please don’t feel you have to purchase any resources as many will be available in the library or online when you arrive in Liverpool.

Welcome to the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film!

Posted on: 28 June 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Languages Students sitting and chatting in the Language Lounge

We are delighted to announce that from 1 July 2021 the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures will change its name to the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film.

3VP at MLC – Translating memory – Hannah’s story

Posted on: 28 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Collage of posters and images from A Museum for Me Research

Hannah Wilson (BA Modern Languages: Triple) spent Semester 1 on a Year 3 Virtual Placement or 3VP with the MLC research project ‘A Museum for Me’ led by Prof. Claire Taylor with Dr Lucia Brandi, which works with the National Museum of Colombia to produce educational materials on memory and representation.. Here, Hannah talks to the MLC blog about A Museum for Me product range, and her role as a 3VP intern.

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