Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Research in Modern Languages and Cultures

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We are a leading centre for research in French and Francophone Studies; German Studies; Russian and Slavonic Studies; and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. Our research spans eight interlinked, cross-disciplinary areas, with six collaborative research centres and groups and a peer-reviewed journal.

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Cinema, Visual and Performing Arts

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Gender Studies

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History, Politics and Society

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Intellectual History and Critical Theory


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Linguistics and Translation Studies

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Literary Studies

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Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Postcolonial Studies


Nottingham is also an important centre for the study of Contemporary China

  • 67% of our research environment received the highest score by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
  • 67% of our impact case studies were considered to be ‘outstanding’ by REF 2021.

Modern Languages and Cultures ranked 6th nationally in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.


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The impact of our School's research

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Hungry for Words

Using language to explore eating disorders in men

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Contested heritage

Art, empire and monuments

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Viva Cuba!

International centre of excellence on the country


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Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

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