The annual QS World University Rankings is a comprehensive guide to the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas. Using data on reputation and research citations, the rankings highlight the 200 top universities in the world for 30 individual subjects.
The top 9 universities in the UK with world rankings and overall score.
1 100.0 University of Oxford
2 98.7 University of Cambridge
8 84.7 UCL (University College London)
12 81.3 University of Edinburgh
24 77.4 The University of Warwick
32 75.1 SOAS — School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
33 75.0 The University of Manchester
48 70.7 University of York
49 70.4 King’s College London (KCL)
One of the Faculty’s graduate students, Amaranta Saguar García, supervised by Dr Juan-Carlos Conde of the Sub-Faculty of Spanish, has been announced as one of the winners of the prestigious Fifth International ‘Academia del Hispanismo’ prize. The prize is awarded to the best doctoral theses completed during the year in the field of Hispanic Literature. Amaranta will have her work published by Editorial Academia del Hispanismo as a result of this success. Her thesis dealt with Fernando de Rojas’s medieval masterpiece, Comedia o Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea (better known simply as the Celestina).
Congratulations to Dr Helen Swift for winning the Outstanding Tutor Award in the Humanities category of the 2014 OUSU Student Led Teaching Awards. More information can be found at: http://teachingawards.ousu.org/2014-winners/
Humanities: Dr Helen Swift
Nominations for Most Acclaimed Lecturer included Professor Ritchie Robertson and Dr Maria Del Pilar Blanco.
Humanities: Professor Ritchie Robertson, Dr Maria Del Pilar Blanco
Tutors: Dr María del Pilar Blanco, Dr Ben Bollig, Dr María Donapetry, and Dr Claire Williams
Our nomination for a Teaching Excellence Award has been approved by the Humanities Division. This award is made in recognition of the high quality of our teaching and the important contribution which we make to the teaching of Latin American Studies in general and Latin American Film Studies in particular.
Film is an integral part of a number of undergraduate modern languages courses at Oxford and has also been one of the most important emerging areas in Latin American studies in recent years. We have worked together to develop a shared paper on Latin American cinema. The option proposed an innovative format that took into account the mixed level of expertise in film amongst potential students and the different areas of expertise of the teaching team.
The course thus gives students the opportunity to discover and explore major movements in the history of cinema in Latin America, from the radical experiments and manifestos of the 1950s and 60s to the slick blockbusters and internationally successful co-productions of the twenty-first century, including…
Dr Christina Roaf, former University Lecturer in Italian, has died on 18th June at the age of 96.
Dr Roaf was born on 17 November 1917 and named after Christina Rossetti, who had once lived in the house. An account of her childhood appeared in the 2003 Somerville Magazine in the “Life before Somerville” section. Much of her childhood was spent travelling around Europe in the company of her mother, Vera Waddington, an exhibition of whose work she helped put on in 2007-08.
Taught by the legendary Enid Starkie, she gained a First in Modern Languages from Somerville, thanks in part to her proficiency in spoken French and Italian. During the War, she worked for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office research department, and was later posted to the British Consulate in Milan (1945) and the British Embassy in Rome (1946).
The multi-media edition of Rameau’s Nephew, (translated by Faculty members, Kate Tunstall and Caroline Warman) has just won the 2015 British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Digital Prize. With over a hundred illustrations and embedded musical clips, it can be read in paper or online versions, and also be downloaded. The online version can be read for free.
Professor Valerie Worth-Stylianou’s recent book, Pregnancy and Birth in Early Modern France: Treatises by Caring Physicians and Surgeons (1581-1625), has been awarded the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW)’s 2013 prize for the Best Teaching Edition in the field of gender and women’s studies. Details.
We are delighted to announce that Henrike Lähnemann, currently Chair in German Studies at the University of Newcastle, will be joining us as the Chair of Medieval German. This is one of the eight statutory chairs of the Faculty for Medieval and Modern Languages — and the first to be taken up in German by a woman in the 150 years of history of Modern Languages at Oxford. Her predecessors are Peter Ganz, the famous medievalist and editor, among other texts, of the Tristan by Gottfried of Straßburg, and Nigel F. Palmer, one of the best known academic British figures in German medieval Studies. She will start her new job on 1 January 2015.