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  • Primary sources analysed to understand the role of women in nineteenth century French education.

    Win for summer research scholarship student

    School of Languages and Cultures student, Elisabeth Willmott, is one of the winners of the Summer Gold Competition for her project on writing practices in 19th century France.

  • Professor Yiyan Wang in her office with books on shelves in background.

    2020: Year of the Rat

    Professor Yiyan Wang describes an animal with a very split personality and the dissociation between the auspicious golden rats of Chinese social media and the disease-harbouring vermin so hated in Mao Zedong’s China. We also hear a little about her own encounters with Wellington’s most unloved creature.

  • Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos and Amaury da Cunha at Cafe Litteraire session at Vic Books and Cafe

    Café Littéraire

    Café Littéraire, a new French book club organised by Dr Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos is a monthly event for people to discuss French literature, and share reading experiences in a cosy environment over a cup of coffee. Readings are in French and discussion can be in French or English.

  • German Colloquium 2020 attendees.

    German Colloquium 2020

    From using Netflix to practise German, online language buddies, the vagaries of the umlaut, to the discovery of a rare painting that inspired the German novelist Fontane, the German Colloquium organised by Dr Diana Feick and Dr Richard Millington was a day of varied presentations for New Zealand Germanophiles.