"literature" blog posts

Learning in the time of the Coronavirus

Posted on: 1 April 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Kerstin Carlstedt

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.

Teaching in the time of the Coronavirus

Posted on: 19 March 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

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.

Literature in Language Learning Conference

Posted on: 5 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts


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.

Colette - a writer for our times?

Posted on: 9 January 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Colette film poster

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