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Art everywhere – three ways to get your culture fix in Liverpool

Posted on: 8 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Colourful mural

We are a resilient university in a city full of character. With spring arriving, it’s time to re-discover the streets of Liverpool to find some much-needed colour, joy and wonder.


A Talk with Eric Cohen: Son and Grandson of Holocaust Victims

Posted on: 7 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

a zoom call between son of holocaust victim Eric Cohen and final year German students. The image is split into nine sections with each individual in their own Zoom screen

On 8th of March 2021, German final-year students were fortunate enough to talk to Zeitzeuge Eric Cohen, a son and grandson of victims of the Holocaust.


Li Qingzhao (1084 – 1155) and her Ci’ (Lyric Poetry)

Posted on: 9 March 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

red traditional chinese temple with cherry blossom against a blue sky

Dr Penny Ding shares the story of Chinese female poet Li Qingzhao.


Celebrating Chinese New Year of the Gold Ox in Liverpool

Posted on: 10 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Chinese New Year of Golden Ox

Deputy Director of the Confucius Institute Dr Penny Ding explains why this year's Spring Festival is so special.


Iberian and Latin American Week 2021

Posted on: 4 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Seville Metropol Parasol

Taking place from Monday 8th February to Friday 12th February, #IBLAW21 will bring you a taste of the languages, literature, visual arts, and musical traditions of Iberia and Latin America through online events and workshops.


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.


Villains and Queer Cinema

Posted on: 1 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Persons Hands with Rainbow Colours

Film Studies student Harriet Bell talks about her experience growing up with queer representation in mainstream media and how things are changing.


Why your business should hire a Modern Languages student from the University of Liverpool

Posted on: 11 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Map of Europe

Dr Liam Lewis (Lecturer in French) and three students from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures explain why businesses should consider hiring a Modern Languages student as part of the University of Liverpool Year Abroad programme.


How is Christmas celebrated around the world?

Posted on: 14 December 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

A Christmas tree overlooking a beach in the Canary Islands

With Christmas right around the corner, lecturers from the University of Liverpool's Department of Modern Languages and Cultures share some of the traditions enjoyed by their country of expertise each Christmas.


2020 – the year from a 6-foot distance: Coronavirus and TikTok

Posted on: 1 December 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Film Studies student Harriet Bell

Second year Film Studies student Harriet Bell talks about the unusual year that 2020 has been and how it has creatively inspired her and many others, in ways that she could not predict.


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