"modern languages and cultures" blog posts

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


Modern Language Films on Free-to-View Platforms Internship

Posted on: 1 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

For this blog post, we have created a mini ‘Student Picks’ Film Festival. We have each chosen a film that appealed to us during our research and have written a small review to show you more about the great films that are available on these platforms.


Our Language Graduates and their Dissertations

Posted on: 3 August 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Image of language grammar books.

MLC finalists on the undergraduate dissertation module (MODL307) excelled themselves this year, producing a truly excellent set of projects on a wide range of research topics, from medieval representations of Joan of Arc to the social impact of neoliberal economic policies in contemporary Latin America. Each of the students involved carried out an independent research project of 10,000 words under the expert guidance of a staff member. The following is a selection of some of the projects produced by our talented dissertation students this year:


Get your Language and Culture Fix this Summer

Posted on: 17 July 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Student with headphones looking at language resources on a laptop

In the summer of 2020, many students’ travel plans have unfortunately had to be put on hold for the time being. However, if you are planning to start a degree in modern languages with us this year, there are still plenty of ways that you can get your language fix over the summer whilst doing a bit of preparation for your course. The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures have put together an extensive list of recommended resources for students looking for ways that they can prepare for starting their language studies with us this autumn. All recommended resources are purely suggestions for enjoyment over the summer, therefore do not feel you have to purchase any resources as many will be available in the library when you arrive in Liverpool.


The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures thanks the Class of 2020

Posted on: 13 July 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Collage of lecturers from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Ahead of the Class of 2020 online celebration later this week, teaching staff from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures have recorded a thank you message to our outgoing students for their efforts throughout their time with the University of Liverpool.


Researching Race, Registrations and Documentation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on: 17 June 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Civil rights protestors in the Dominican Republic

Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf is an honorary fellow at the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and a sociolegal specialist working on questions of race, legal identity and citizenship-stripping practices in the Caribbean and Latin America.


Creating the Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing project toolkit

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Organisers of a Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing workshop

The Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing project uses cinema to encourage wellbeing among the elderly — particularly those living with dementia in care home settings. Project leads Professor Lisa Shaw (Department of Modern Languages and Cultures) and Professor Julia Hallam (Department of Communication and Media) explain how the project got started and share details of the Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing project toolkit.


We've got an Instagram!

Posted on: 22 May 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

What’s that? We have an Instagram page dedicated to all things MLC?! Why didn’t we say so before? Well we honestly don’t know but we’re telling you now!


Stop What You’re Doing and Listen to These MLC Podcasts Now

Posted on: 8 April 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Need to take a break from staring at your screen but still want to be productive at the same time? Look no further than the simple podcast. Choose from thousands of episodes covering large or small topics. You won’t feel guilty for giving your eyes a break. Take a look at a few we’ve found that could help you along with your language study.


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.


An Italian, a Spaniard and a Frenchman Walk Into a Bar… — An Improv Workshop for Language Teachers

Posted on: 18 September 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

On Tuesday 10 September Ana Reimão from the University of Liverpool's Department of Modern Languages and Cultures hosted the workshop ‘Improv for Language Teachers’ led by Rosie Wilkinson, artistic director of Impropriety CIC. Ana provides a summary of the day and details how the workshop came about.


Five things to do during Welcome Week

Posted on: 13 September 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Liverpool skyline - photo by Charles Pragnell from Pexels

Welcome Week kicks off on Monday, giving new students the opportunity to get to know their new flatmates, explore Liverpool and settle in before they start lectures. Take a look at our top five tips to help you get started with university life.


“…don’t forget the photos, it’s very important” - An exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the ‘Gypsy Camp’ in Auschwitz

Posted on: 9 August 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

A family photo from the exhibition

The travelling exhibition about the Nazi persecution of Sinti and Roma, has returned from across the water – the Mersey, that is.


Modern Languages and Cultures Graduation 2019 — Social media roundup

Posted on: 22 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Last week we said goodbye to our Class of 2019 at Graduation as they begin the next step of their journey as University of Liverpool graduates. Check out our roundup of social media messages from the day.


Students share their year abroad experiences at the HSS Faculty Beacon Project workshop

Posted on: 9 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

This academic year, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures was awarded HSS Faculty Beacon Project funding to produce employability-themed videos with final year students who had just returned from their Year Abroad. Dr Nicola Bermingham discusses the project and its aims.


Year abroad vlog - Erin's experience in Germany

Posted on: 18 December 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Female student

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.


Metropolis - 'the mother of sci-fi cinema' 90 years on

Posted on: 9 November 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Robot poster

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.


Contradictions, counter-cultures and 'a rural world of mythical force' - film festival highlights

Posted on: 24 October 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Man and woman embracing

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.


Toussaint Louverture - enigmatic, incendiary and a global icon?

Posted on: 20 October 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Man on a horse

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.


Lives beyond the headlines – Liverpool Iberian and Latin American Film Festival

Posted on: 10 October 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Boy in a slum

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.