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Charles Dickens and the Ghost of Lille

Today we associate sharing ghost stories round a fire with Hallowe'en - but for the Victorians, a spine-chilling tale in front of the hearth was an essential Christmas tradition. It's one of which Charles Dickens was a master. But were his tales drawn from imagination...or from real life? Dr Fabio Camilletti from Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures investigates one possible source of Dickens' terrifying Christmas tales.

Tue 18 Dec 2018, 15:35 | Tags: Christmas, Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts, English

Warwick to investigate ‘Romance today’ at free event and film screening

How we think about romantic couples and families is to be examined at a free event at the University of Warwick on Saturday 29th September, Imagining 'We' in the Age of 'I' - including a free screening of the critically acclaimed ‘Her’, directed by Spike Jonze.

Thu 30 Aug 2018, 16:14 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, Modern Languages

Multilingualism is alive and well says, IANLS President and Warwick Professor, Ingrid De Smet – as is Latin!

As President of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS), Professor Ingrid De Smet, of the University of Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures and Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, hosted, with fellow members of the Executive Committee and local organisers the society’s XVIIth International Congress.

Wed 15 Aug 2018, 09:21 | Tags: Modern Languages

Two Chairs Creative Writing Competition teaching children about unity

A new writing competition with prizes of £250, is inspiring Coventry schoolchildren to see the world from the perspective of other people.

The Two Chairs Creative Writing Competition, which is open to all, has seen its competition’s creator, Dr James Hodkinson of the University of Warwick, has been holding workshops in schools to discuss the themes and ideas behind the competition.

Dr Katherine Astbury appears on Radio 4's In Our Time to discuss Germaine de Staël

"A liberal writer and thinker who actively engaged in politics during the early years of the Revolution, she developed a new aesthetic path for the French novel through two essays, on fiction and on literature, and two major novels, Delphine and Corinne.", writes Dr Astubry of de Staël.

Thu 16 Nov 2017, 11:18 | Tags: Modern Languages

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