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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Journeys beyond binaries : storytelling and polyphony in the narratives of Gabriella Ghermandi, Igiaba Scego, Ubax Cristina Ali Farah and Amara Lakhous (2015-10) - ThesisIn the last two decades, in media and political discourses, Italianness has been increasingly represented as a homogeneous and compact entity, which is intruded on and contaminated by immigrants. In this study, the binary ...
(2014) - ThesisThis thesis argues that François Villon becomes a significant, but overlooked, influence in the tradition of English poetry, and that this influence reveals itself in translations, adaptations, and responses to his work. ...
(University of St Andrews, 2014-09) - ThesisThis thesis identifies strategies of queer/irony in the writings of Lord Byron, Heinrich Heine, Theodor Fontane, and Oscar Wilde. Key to the understanding of irony is Friedrich Schlegel's re-evaluation of the concept. The ...
Narrative and the body in uniform : East German military masculinities in Claus Dobberke’s Ein Katzensprung and Jürgen Fuchs’s Fassonschnitt (2015-01) - Journal articleThis article explores the relationship between body and uniform as one of two competing narratives of masculinity. Literature and film depicting the Nationale Volksarmee of East Germany (NVA) present uniform's narrative ...
(2017-09-12) - Journal articleHenry George Ward’s Mexico in 1827 (published in 1828) is one of the most exhaustive accounts of Mexico and its mining activities in the years following its independence from Spain. Written with a meticulous attention to ...