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‘Where Are We Now? The Location of Modern Languages and Cultures' 2023 conference

The 2023 conference ‘Where Are We Now? The Location of Modern Languages and Cultures’, hosted by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University from 19-21 April, will bring together key thinkers, scholars and practitioners to debate the future of Modern Languages.
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Winners of Durham University’s first creative writing contest in French announced

The School of Modern Language and Cultures and the Centre for Foreign Language Study are pleased to announce the winners of their first creative writing contest in French.
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Patricia Manzano Rodriguez wins prize!

The winner of the 2022 Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Prize.

County Durham pupils crack the code and become ‘language detectives’ at Durham University

Secondary-school pupils from County Durham recently became certified ‘language detectives’ after completing a series of after-school sessions delivered by School of Modern Languages & Cultures undergraduates, who acted as language ambassadors.
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Professor Daniel Newman's 'The Sultan's Feast' featured on the BBC and in The National

Professor Daniel Newman was recently interviewed by the BBC for an article on the history of maamoul, a biscuit that is enjoyed at the end of both Lent and Ramadan. 
Eat Like A Sultan

Ruth Clarke appointed as New Writing North and Durham University Translator in Residence

New Writing North and Durham University are delighted to announce that Ruth Clarke has been appointed as the inaugural Translator in Residence.

Careers in Film & TV with the British Film Institute

From Monday 31st January, join professionals from across the Film & TV industry talking about their roles and careers during this week of virtual events hosted by the British Film Institute.
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Claudia Dellacasa wins Society for Italian Studies Postgraduate Prize

The prize was awarded for her thesis titled ‘Italo Calvino in Japan, Japan in Italo Calvino: A Cross-Cultural Encounter’, supervised by Dr Katrin Wehling-Giorgi and Dr Fusako Innami.
Claudia Dellacasa in a garden

The Lost Daughter: portraying the darker sides of motherhood on the page and the screen

Dr Katrin Wehling-Giorgi, from our School of Modern Languages and Cultures, explores aspects of motherhood portrayed in a recent adaptation of Elena Ferrante's The Lost Daughter.
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Boat trip in the Rainforest - Peruvian Amazon

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