"literature" blog posts

Learning in the time of the CoronavirusKerstin Carlstedt

Learning in the time of the Coronavirus

Following the virtual guest seminar from German author and journalist Kerstin Carlstedt last month, we asked students for their feedback on the session and to find out what they think of the move to online teaching.

Posted on: 1 April 2020

Teaching in the time of the Coronavirus

Teaching in the time of the Coronavirus

It is always a highlight when we can welcome an external speaker to the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. This semester, we invited the German author Kerstin Carlstedt who had an Amazon Bestseller before Christmas with her publication of 'Let’s play: Fortnite' (Carlsen: 2019), a selection of interviews with Germany’s favourite Fortnite YouTubers. Meanwhile, Kerstin Carlstedt’s first teenage novel 'Die Trolle von Shabby Sands' (forthcoming Fischer: 2020) is keenly awaited at the end of April.

Posted on: 19 March 2020

Literature in Language Learning ConferenceLLLconference

Literature in Language Learning Conference

How can we use songs and poetry in the language classroom? How can creative writing workshops help second language learners? What are the ethical implications of bringing literature to the language class? These were just a few of the questions addressed at the Literature in Language Learning Conference, which took place at the University of Liverpool, on 14 June 2019.

Posted on: 5 July 2019

Colette - a writer for our times?Colette film poster

Colette - a writer for our times?

Academic, Pollie Bromilow, reviews Wash Westmoreland’s latest film, 'Colette', and explores what it means for our understanding of this key French author.

Posted on: 9 January 2019