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The School of Modern Languages provides a cutting-edge environment for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship. Recognised as a centre of excellence for research into the languages, literatures, histories, linguistics, visual cultures, and cultural identities of Europe and beyond, the School is founded on a dynamic and forward-looking research ethos in which impact on our local and global contexts is a key priority.

Research Interests

For more information on our individual research interests and publications, please see our staff profiles.  Our staff particpate in a mumber of exciting conferences and events across the world.  Recent events include:

Dr Piotr Blumczynski (Translation/Interpreting)

Invited Speaker: Minzu University of China, Beijing "Icons, indexes and symbols - a semiotic framework for translation." (27/03/14)
Invited Speaker:  Nida School of Translation Studies, Misano Adriatico, Italy "Reinventing the wheel: circulation of ideas through interdisciplinary substitutions," (29/05/14)

Dr Dominique Jeannerod (French)
Invited Speaker: Quand un écrivain médiatique assassine la presse : San-Antonio journaliste”, Seminário Internacional Imprensa, História e Literatura: o jornalista escritor, (Conference on Press  industries and Literature) Rio de Janeiro (4-9/09/14)
Invited Speaker: Visualising International Crime Fiction, Vanderbilt University, Nashville (25/09/14)

Prof. Isabel Torres (Spanish and Portuguese)
Invited Speaker: Oxford University, England "Cervantes & Shakespeare: 400 Years" - Conference to commenorate their deaths in 1616 (28 to 29 January 2016).  Click here for further details
International Opponent: Project presented by Dr Sophie Kluge for the higher doctoral award entiled Idglossia: The Early Modern Re-inventionof Mythological Disclosure (September 2014)

Dr Steven Wilson (French)
Keynote Speaker: Society of Dix-neuviémistes Postgraduate Conference on Medicine and Maladies, University of Bristol. Paper entitled '"J’ai la vérole, enfin, la vraie!" The Syphilitic Writer in Nineteenth-Century France’. (September 2014)

Research Groups

We host or co-host a number of research groupings, including the:

Opportunities for research exchange are facilitated in a variety of contexts that are open to both staff and postgraduate students. These include:

  • a School seminar series themed each semester to promote sustained dialogue and collaboration among colleagues from inside and outside Queen’s on key research questions;
  • informal research-in-progress workshops; and
  • interdisciplinary seminars run by the research Groups

School Research Seminars

Please click hereĀ for the School Research Seminar Series for semester 1, 2015-16.

Past Research Seminars

Modern Languages Seminar Series, Semester 1, 2012-13: Intermediaries/Intermedialities
Modern Languages Seminar Series, Semester 2, 2012-13: Time and Space
Translation and Interpreting Seminar Series 2012-13
Modern Languages Seminar Series, Semester 2, 2011-12


Details of forthcoming and previous conferences hosted by the School can be found in the Conference section.