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Faculty of Arts Opening Festival

FAB Fest

Friday 20 May, 12pm - 5pm

Students, staff and members of the local community are invited to the official opening of the Faculty of Arts Building (FAB) taking place at midday on Friday, 20 May. The opening ceremony, where a festive glass of fizz will be provided for all guests, will be followed by FAB Fest – a festival celebrating the arts at Warwick.

FAB Fest is an afternoon of workshops, activities, performances and other events taking place right across the building and spilling out onto Senate House Lawn and the other green spaces in the vicinity.Fab Fest is rapidly approaching, and we would love to see as many staff and students there as possible.

View the schedule here:

Fri 06 May 2022, 13:14 | Tags: Modern Languages - News SMLC News Arts Faculty

Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence nominations

All language teaching teams across the academic sections and the Language Centre have collectively been nominated for a Community and Culture Warwick Award in Teaching Excellence.

We're delighted to have been shortlisted for professionalism and collegiality in responding to the pandemic.

Dr Zhiyan Guo has also been shortlisted for an Arts Faculty award.

The shortlists can be seen here:

Dr Antonia Hofstätter published a new edited volume "Adorno’s Rhinoceros. Art, Nature, Critique", Bloomsbury

Throughout his work, the philosopher Theodor W. Adorno repeatedly invokes the rhinoceros. Taking its cue from one of these passages in Aesthetic Theory, 'So a rhinoceros, the mute animal, seems to say: I am a rhinoceros', this book explores the life of this animal in Adorno's texts, and articulates the nuanced interconnections between art, nature and critique in his thought.
By thus illuminating key elements of Adorno's work, this volume reveals the invaluable contributions that this 'classical' thinker can make to our current reflections on the various pressing natural and political crises of our times.

Mon 25 Apr 2022, 12:05 | Tags: German - Publications

Tom Whittaker is the inaugural José Amor y Vázquez scholar-in-residence at Brown University

Tom Whittaker has recently returned from completing a visiting fellowship at Brown University, Rhode Island, which took place in April 2021. At Brown, Tom delivered a public hybrid lecture entitled 'Photography and Postmemory in Pedro Almodóvar's Madres paralelas' and delivered a workshop to PhD students.

Intersections of Memory and Sustainability: Explorations in Eco-Art from the Caribbean and Latin America

As part of their artistic residency in the SMLC in late April 2022, Amazonian writer Juan Carlos Galeano and Martiniquian performance artist Henri Tauliaut will offer public events on 27 and 28 April to explore how written, visual, and performative practices can address issues of memory, sustainability and justice in precarious environments. All are welcome.

SMLC staff and students help Coventry community languages project win Parliament UK award

A Coventry community language project involving the city’s schools, universities, local council, businesses and MPs has been named Parliament UK Community Campaign of the Year in the Your UK Parliament Awards 2022.

Tue 19 Apr 2022, 11:00 | Tags: SMLC News

New monograph, "Hatred of Sex" by Oliver Davis and Tim Dean, University of Nebraska Press (2022)

New monograph, "Heightened Genre and Women's Filmmaking in Hollywood: the Rise of the Cine-fille", by Mary Harrod, Palgrave (2021)

Warwick's Interdisciplinary MSc Humanitarian Engineering

Want to learn more about Warwick's Interdisciplinary MSc Humanitarian Engineering?

Awarded by the School of Engineering, the accredited and interdisciplinary MSc Humanitarian Engineering (with Sustainability or Management) is an exciting and innovative programme designed for students from all disciplinary and professional backgrounds.

It brings together the expertise and insight of multiple disciplines to discover new and innovative solutions to the world's most pressing problems: water and environment; renewable energy; global health; sustainable cities, engineering, and supply chains; food security; urban data and resilience- as well as other timely topics underpinned by the UN's SDGs.

Full and part-time study applications are still being accepted for the 2022-23 academic year. Warwick students and alumni benefit from a 10% reduction in fees.

Want to connect to and have any questions you may have answered?

ATTEND our Virtual PG Open Day this Saturday 02 April at 10:30 where you'll receive a detailed programme overview by the Director of Studies, Professor Georgia Kremmyda and hear from students undertaking the programme.

REGISTER for weekly drop-in sessions to connect with current students to learn about their experience, and have questions answered by the programme team.

REQUEST a one-to-one meeting with the Programme Manager by emailing or by completing this form. 

See our Programme Brochure and Module Videos for more information.

Thu 31 Mar 2022, 14:15 | Tags: Undergraduate

Warwick Volunteers Student Leader Recruitment 2022-23

Student Leadership Opportunities 2022-23

Would you like to gain leadership, project management and event management skills and enhance your personal development?

Warwick Volunteers are looking for committed, enthusiastic volunteers to help coordinate our projects and supervise project sessions during the next academic year. These opportunities are open to all and we are looking forward to hearing from you. If you would like an informal chat to find out more please email

Tue 29 Mar 2022, 15:53 | Tags: Postgraduates, Undergraduate

French Immersion at AUP Summer School

My name is Andrea Christmas, and I am the Summer School Coordinator at The American University of Paris. I invite you to share the following information as well as the attached flyer with your French language students.


This year, AUP is offering two three-week FrenchLink opens in a new window Immersion sessions in June and July, which may be of interest to students at University of Warwick. There are courses available for all levels: from complete beginners to seasoned French speakers who want to brush up their written or spoken expression. Students can receive transferable university creditLink opens in a new window should they want to fulfill language requirements over the summer or work towards their degree.


Our French Immersion classes emphasize contemporary spoken French. Students also become conversant in digital media and enjoy playing with trends in a new language. Have a look at Summer 2019’s Instagram and YouTube accounts to get a sense of the ways that our faculty engage new media.


French Immersion at AUP also includes social experiences outside the classroom so that students can practice their French in context. Students have daily coffee and croissant breaks, and this year we have introduced two Friday outings per session. Faculty will lead these outings to towns near Paris like Nogent-sur-Marne and Fontainebleau, and will include visits to local sites and dinner.

For every course, students have the choice of enrolling for university credit or just for audit at a reduced price. Visit our summer websiteLink opens in a new window for more information or to apply for Summer 2022. There, students can also learn more about our summer housing options and optional cultural excursions that can help enrich their experiences even further.

Fri 04 Mar 2022, 12:18 | Tags: French - News

Spring Term UG Sprint programme

Applications for the Spring Term UG Sprint programme starting in March 2022 are now open to all current female UG students.

What is Sprint? Sprint is an immersive female personal development programme for students delivered via 7 online sessions.

Designed by The Springboard ConsultancyLink opens in a new window in conjunction with Oxford and Cambridge universities, in part to help address the gender pay gap imbalance, Sprint is designed to equip students with the skills required to enable them to accelerate their potential in all areas of life including academic, personal and career as well as developing a positive mind-set.

Wed 16 Feb 2022, 10:26 | Tags: Undergraduate, SMLC News, Arts Faculty

Getting creative with Sustainability - all career stages

Internal funding call - closes Feb 28th @ 12 noon - Getting creative with Sustainability - all career stages

SMLC Newsletter Spring Term

Download the latest SMLC Newsletter

Fri 04 Feb 2022, 11:19 | Tags: SMLC News

Liliana Odjo

We are sorry to learn that Liliana Odjo, who studied Spanish with us in the Language Centre has died and we are thinking of her friends and family at this difficult time. Our Wellbeing team are here to provide support to anyone who needs it. More details of Liliana's life can be found here:

and arrangements for a condolences book will be shared there in due course.

Tue 01 Feb 2022, 11:14 | Tags: Language Centre

Amphibious Screens: The Sustainable Cultures of Water Seminar Series hosted by The University of Warwick

Warwick is hosting some global online seminars (Jan-April 2022) exploring how the film and TV industries in Miami, Reykjavik, Cornwall and Venice are connected to a watery sense of place, water pollution, water scarcity and water cultures.


Thu 20 Jan 2022, 11:06 | Tags: Modern Languages - Research news

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