Modern Languages (School of)
St Andrews has a long-standing reputation in particular for research in French, German, Italian, Russian and Hispanic Studies, and has expanded its interests to include Arabic, Persian and Comparative Literature. We also have a number of research institutes which allow colleagues with shared interests in different departments to work on research projects together. In addition to these concentrations, with their respective areas of interest covering a wealth of disciplines which include world literature, linguistics, cinema, history, gender, identity studies, and comparative literature.
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Edition and study (mostly linguistic) of a section of an Anglo-Norman translation of the Bible (14th century) : the Acts of the Apostles in MSS B.N. fr. 1 & 9562 (University of St Andrews, 1955) - ThesisThis Edition and Study of the Acts of the Apostles was undertaken with a view to throwing some fresh light on the problems, linguistic and other, raised by the Anglo-Norman Bible. Although quite often mentioned in books ...
A holistic sociolinguistic perspective on the grammarians and ouisme in the phonetic history of French (2017-04) - Journal articleThis study investigates early-modern grammarians of French and their accounts of an intriguing and famous phenomenon called ‘ouisme’. The research targets a gap in the field, as ‘ouisme’ has remained, paradoxically, little ...
(2016) - Journal articleJean-Joseph Rabearivelo (1903–1937) is widely considered to be the first major writer of la francophonie and as Madagascar’s national poet. His untimely death has been interpreted as an act of rebellion against French ...
Tyranny and tragedy : paradigms of surveillance in Theodor Storm’s Aquis submersus and Carsten Curator (2016-11-28) - Journal articleTheodor Storm’s Novellen Aquis submersus (1876) and Carsten Curator (1878) stand out from other nineteenth-century representations of surveillance because of their intensity. Surveillance dominates the relationships between ...
(2016-10) - Journal articleDejected by decades of commercial and critical failure, the Triestine author Italo Svevo found fresh inspiration for his final novel (La coscienza di Zeno, 1923) in the writings of Freud. Yet critics have always puzzled ...