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Read more at: Cambridge Emerita Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett co-edits Oxford Handbook of the French Language
Professor Wendy Bennett

Cambridge Emerita Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett co-edits Oxford Handbook of the French Language

Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett (University of Cambridge) and Professor Mairi McLaughlin (UC Berkeley) are pleased to announce the publication of The Oxford Handbook of the French Language , featuring 32 chapters by different specialists on French from a range of fields and disciplines. This volume provides the first...


Read more at: Quentin Skinner Lecture 2024: William Selinger on love and despotism in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters
William Selinger stands at a lecture podium in Cambridge

Quentin Skinner Lecture 2024: William Selinger on love and despotism in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters

Interested in Montesquieu's Persian Letters ? They're covered in many of our French section's links to online resources . They're also covered in this year's Quentin Skinner lecture, delivered by William Selinger . You can watch the lecture for free on the CRASSH YouTube channel .


Read more at: University Undergraduate Open Day Schedule - 4 and 5 July 2024
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University Undergraduate Open Day Schedule - 4 and 5 July 2024

Welcome to Cambridge! These Open Days are designed for students considering an application to Cambridge in September/October 2024 and include admissions talks, departmental tours, sample subject lectures, and opportunities to talk to current staff and students. Please feel free to approach Student Ambassadors and staff...


Read more at: Amaryllis Furness wins Phoebe Taylor Prize for outstanding Spanish translation
Phoebe Taylor, an MMLL student at Clare College from 2007-2011

Amaryllis Furness wins Phoebe Taylor Prize for outstanding Spanish translation

The 2024 Prize, established in the memory of our former student, was awarded for Amaryllis' project on the 1949 short story “Raíz del sueño” by Marta Brunet


Read more at: German Cambridge Roadshow

German Cambridge Roadshow

The German Section at Cambridge hosted a Goethe Institut Careers Roadshow on Friday 28 June, promoting the study of German and the breadth of careers that a German degree can open up. As well as providing admissions information and a taster session with current students, we hosted local businesses, the Goethe Institut...


Read more at: Italian research project explores allied forces and memory

Italian research project explores allied forces and memory

'Escape, Community, Resistance, Memory. Italian Populations and Allied Prisoners of War’. We are pleased to announce a new research project and grant launched in the Italian Section, to run until 2027. Sponsored by the Monte San Martino Trust, which commemorates Italian civilians and communities who helped Allied prisoners...


Read more at: Professor Gilby interviewed about her Leverhulme Fellowship

Professor Gilby interviewed about her Leverhulme Fellowship

Professor Emma Gilby, Professor of Modern Literature and Thought and Bye-Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, has been awarded a three-year Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust for her project ‘Women and the Making of Modern Languages: A New Modernism’. Around the turn of the twentieth century, two social...


Read more at: Dr Tara Talwar Windsor's lecture in "Resonanzen - Schwarzes Internationales Literaturfestival"
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Dr Tara Talwar Windsor's lecture in "Resonanzen - Schwarzes Internationales Literaturfestival"

Dr Tara Talwar Windsor gave a lecture on Friday 31 May in "Resonanzen - Schwarzes Internationales Literaturfestival " in Recklinghausen, a four-day event dedicated to the celebration of Black German-language fiction, curated by Sharon Dodua Otoo and Patricia Eckermann.


Read more at: Dr Solange Manche awarded Society for French Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Dr Solange Manche awarded Society for French Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Solange Manche, who has been awarded The Society for French Studies 2024-25 Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Her project includes both the reworking and publication of her doctoral thesis and the development of a new postdoctoral project provisionally entitled ‘Planning for a Better Life in the Anthropocene...


Read more at: Slavonic Studies Taster Day

Slavonic Studies Taster Day

Nations and Cultures Academic Taster Day: Polish, Russian & Ukrainian Calling all Slavonic-curious linguists, literary critics, cultural historians and political scientists! Applications are open until 9 June , for the Cambridge University Slavonic Studies Taster Day on Wednesday 3 July. This event is followed by the...