Lecture by Ulrike Draesner – ‘Uncanny journeys: how stories travel across generations’

When ghosts talk and the uncanny is voiced in a transgenerational frame – what does this mean for our writing and reading of “the historical novel“? What contemporary forms and formats could it take in a world of (seemingly) ubiquitous availability of documents and facts? Author Ulrike Draesner’s talk will draw on examples from contemporary […]

Career Profile: Robert Hugman

I graduated from Manchester University in 1979, still not sure what I wanted to do, but knowing that it had to involve languages. Like lots of fresh graduates back then, I drifted into teaching English as a foreign language at an evening school in Hamburg. I enjoyed the work for two years, and loved Hamburg, […]

Translation Workshop: Translating Children’s Literature (4 May 2016, University of Liverpool)

— “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” — “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” —“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master […]

German Translators’ Workshop (London)

Although it may be outside the North West, subscribers might be interested in a series of translation workshops taking place at the Goethe-Institut in London at 6pm on the first Tuesday of every month. These sessions are drop-in peer-to-peer workshop for literary translators between German and English. Participants can bring passages or queries from a translation they […]

Summer courses in Germany for secondary pupils with UK-German Connection

UK-German Connection has two fantastic courses for secondary pupils learning German: two week part-funded German Pupil Courses and a free four-week German Scholarships programme. Both programmes combine language learning with cultural trips and excursions, as well as staying with host families. The application deadline for both courses is 10 March 2016. For further information please refer to the relevant […]

Lucy Bolshaw

Choosing to learn German at Lancaster University has to be one of the most spontaneous yet best decisions that I have made in my academic life. I actually came to university to study French and Management, but after finding out that I had the opportunity to study a third subject in my first year I had a […]

Residence Abroad Reunion: Leipzig 1975-2015

  Written by Bethan Keirl ‎ In early April 1975 a bunch of ten intrepid students of German at Manchester University set off, somewhat nervously, for Leipzig, then in the German Democratic Republic. They were to spend nearly three months as students of the Karl Marx University. (In those days it was a requirement for […]

Exhibition: “Inventions from Germany”

From 20th of January to 3rd of February, the scientific exhibition “Inventions from Germany” will take place at the Foresight Centre in Liverpool, covering ground-breaking German inventions in the areas of energy, entertainment, environment, mobility, communication, optics and medicine. The exhibition is designed for students aged 14 to 25 and you can register your group for one hour slots and/or […]

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