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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.