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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(2016-08-17) - Journal articleGluck is rightly hailed as the ‘first truly international opera composer’, although his internationalism is always understood in strictly European terms. This article seeks to expand our understanding of Gluck’s international ...
(2016-06-01) - Journal articleIn recent years, the burgeoning field of research on ‘post-communist nostalgia’ has concentrated mainly on the former Eastern Bloc, with Ostalgie for the GDR of particular interest. Study of the memory of communism in ...
Failed seductions and the female spectator : pleasure and polemic in the Lettre sur la comédie de l’Imposteur (2017-01-10) - Journal itemThe anonymous author of the Lettre Lettre sur la comédie de l’Imposteur (1667) makes the extraordinary claim that Molière’s Tartuffe, ou l’hypocrite, now renamed Panulphe, ou l’Imposteur, offers a powerful attack on, and ...
The German language and Reunification 1990 : the effect of emotion on the use of modal particles in East and West Berlin (2002) - ThesisThe thesis looks at the language of Germany before and after unification in 1990. In particular the language of the German Democratic Republic before the Wende is examined and the subsequent changes within it. Furthermore, ...
"Let me go back and recreate what I don't know": Locating trans-national memory work in contemporary narrative (2016-04-28) - Journal articleWhat are the narrative implications of working through aspects of an identity heritage that may have been partially or wholly lost through a family history of migration or diaspora? How do subjects access dislocated parts ...