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Winning the Hispanic Studies Prize

Posted on: 1 December 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Photograph of prize winner Tanisha.

I am a 23-year-old second year student who transferred to Hispanic Studies from Biological & Medical Sciences.

3 year Research Funding Awarded to Eve Rosenhaft and Tamara West

Posted on: 18 November 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Eve and Tamara receive funding for three years to develop and expand their study, with a project entitled Romani Migration between Germany and Britain (1880s-1914): Spaces of Informal Business, Media Spectacle, and Racial Policing.

Year Abroad Diary: September in Lyon

Posted on: 18 November 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Photograph of Sarah in a boat on a lake.

As I prepared myself to move to Lyon at the end of August 2021, the end of UK summer, I can’t lie I was quite apprehensive. Although I’ve always been an adventurous person who loves travelling, the prospect of actually moving to a new country and leaving behind my friends, family and student life in Liverpool was daunting. However, as cliché as it sounds, within a week of living in Lyon my worries were melted away by the utter beauty, excitement and 30 degrees Celsius weather of the city. Moving to Lyon as the UK summer was fizzling out, I didn’t expect to be sucked into an even hotter, sunnier, French summer!

A look back at Iberian and Latin American Week - Feb 2021

Posted on: 12 November 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Seville Metropol Parasol

Following this semester’s Peers-Iberian and Latin American Week (#Peers-IBLAW21), let’s look back at February 2021’s week-long events celebrating Iberian and Latin American languages and cultures. As ever, they were wide-ranging and included a variety of activities from the very popular Galician language and culture taster to academic and literary talks and the workshop Un Museo para Mi. We had amazing contributions from our students, Hollie and Laura. Both were active in the Modern Languages Society and went above and beyond in designing and running the Teleparty watch along evening and the Quiz night, which were both tremendous fun.

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 German Language Prize

Posted on: 20 October 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Image of language grammar books.

During my three years at the University of Liverpool, I was awarded three prizes for the best overall performance in German, which were great achievements for me.

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

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