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.
For more information please visit the School of Modern Languages home page.
This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
Sub-communities within this community
Collections in this community
(2016-01-18) - Journal articleThis article discusses the games that Boris Akunin’s Pelagia trilogy (2000-2003) plays with the reader’s attempts at interpretation and meaning-making. Most critics agree that detective fiction in this ‘whodunnit’ mode is ...
(Troubador (incl. Italian Studies), 2017-09-28) - Book item
(2018-01-01) - Journal articleAs an artist, photographer and filmmaker, late Abbas Kiarostami continuously experimented with medium, style and storytelling throughout his long and fruitful career. I would like to argue that his filmmaking could be ...
En defensa de la biografía : hacia una “historia total”. Un llamado a la nueva generación de historiadores del siglo XIX mexicano (2017-12-19) - Journal articleThe purpose of this essay is to highlight the importance of biography as a means to forging a “total history”. It defends the merits of biographical studies by emphasizing what it allows us to discover in terms of public, ...
‘Intoxicated geographies’: sites of refraction and fragmentation in Scipio Slataper’s Il mio Carso and Hermann Hesse’s Der Steppenwolf (2016-01-01) - Journal articleIl mio Carso and Der Steppenwolf both portray drinking scenes that make their protagonists reconsider their standing in relation to an increasingly fragmented modern world. Using Hubbard‘s ‘intoxicated geographies’ as an ...