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Preti Taneja prize winner

One of the younger guest writers who presented in our Volcano Fridays series last year has won the prestigious Desmond Elliott Prize for her debut novel, We That Are Young, described by the judges as “awe-inspiring” in its “scope, ambition, skill and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Gabriella Valentino

Gabriella Valentino recently completed her PhD at Swansea with a dissertation on the Italian translations of the works of P. G. Wodehouse – and now the Executive Board of the International Society for Humor Studies has just awarded her their … Continue reading

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Ulrike Almut Sandig visiting Swansea

Ulrike Almut Sandig visits Swansea on 31 May to give a poetry reading at the Dylan Thomas Birthplace  House.  All welcome. £5 on the door (£4 students, asylum-seekers free).  Sandig, b. 1979, has won many prizes, often collaborates with musicians, … Continue reading

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Hüseyin Tabak visiting Swansea

VIDEO Gespräch mit Hüseyin Tabak über Das Pferd auf dem Balkon. Prof. Julian Preece talking to Hüseyin Tabak about his film “The Horse on the Balcony”. Celebrated film director Hüseyin Tabak visited the Department and discussed his work at two screenings, … Continue reading

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You are invited to our international guest speaker’s talk for 2018

Dr Ondras,  Associate Professor of Arabic Literature with the Department of Middle East and Africa, Charles University, Prague will talk at Swansea University’s Department of Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting on Monday 22nd January, 2018. His talk – Literary Translation … Continue reading

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First English biographical study of Nobel Prize-winning writer, Gunter Grass, to be published

Swansea University’s Professor Julian Preece will see his latest book, Gunter Grass, published in February 2018. The book will introduce Grass’s key works and chronicle his interaction with major literary and public figures. The book will be published by Reaktion … Continue reading

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9 German language students win prestigious scholarship

Nine Swansea University languages students have secured scholarships from the German government to allow them to follow summer courses at German universities, with the aim of improving their language skills and their knowledge of the country. http://www.swansea.ac.uk/media-centre/latest-news

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Annual Roy Knight Lecture

Richard Dyer, Professor of Film Studies at King’s College London, will give the annual Roy Knight Lecture in Romance Studies on 1 March at 4pm in the Faraday Lecture. All are welcome. The lecture will be followed by a wine … Continue reading

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Chartered Institute of Linguists

All students cordially invited to attend a talk by Mr. Matthias Postel from the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London. He is coming to Swansea on Monday 13 February to give a talk on Career Paths with Languages and about becoming … Continue reading

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Pupil Language Ambassador Conference

The Department is looking forward to taking part in the Pupil Language Ambassador Conference taking place on the Bay Campus on 2 February. Over 300 pupils from 43 schools across Wales are expected to participate in this day-long event which … Continue reading

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