Five Days ‘Exploring Theatre Translation’ in Buenos Aires

Jack Tarlton (middle left crouching) with the OWRI Translingual Communities Strand and colleagues

Actor and teacher Jack Tarlton tells us about his experience working with the OWRI Translingual Communities Strand and colleagues on a theatrical translation workshop in Buenos Aires. Professor Catherine Boyle (Language Acts and Worldmaking), playwright John Donnelly and actor Jack Tarlton had never worked together before they and Lucila Cordone and María Laura Ramos of … Continue reading Five Days ‘Exploring Theatre Translation’ in Buenos Aires

Five books for your seasonal break

The winter holidays are the perfect time to discover a new novel – whether that's to help you get into the holiday spirit, or perhaps to whisk you away from it! We asked five of our 2019 New Generation Thinkers to share their favourite holiday reads, and our Thinkers did not disappoint: with recommendations ranging … Continue reading Five books for your seasonal break

Is AI the future of language learning?

As we mark the European Day of Languages, Professor Matthew Reynolds from AHRC’s Creative Multilingualism project reflects on artificial intelligence (AI) in the world of languages and the valuable role of arts and humanities researchers. What do language-learning and literary research have to do with artificial intelligence? A workshop at Pittsburgh University, organised by Professor … Continue reading Is AI the future of language learning?

The importance of poetry today

Places of Poetry

In our latest blog post, Professor Andrew McRae, University of Exeter discusses the community arts initiative, Places of Poetry, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, and the relevance of poetry today. Poetry makes us pause. As a writer it requires a degree of thought … Continue reading The importance of poetry today

Manchester Voices: Documenting and celebrating the accents and dialects of Greater Manchester

Manchester Voices is a research project which explores the rich tapestry of accents, dialects, and identities that make up Greater Manchester. In this week’s blog, Dr Erin Carrie and Dr Rob Drummond discuss how the research will develop, and demonstrate why it really is a project about, with, and for the people of Greater Manchester.

Why don’t pupils want to study languages in the UK?

After a BBC report showed drops of up to 50% in the take-up of GCSE language courses since 2013, researchers from the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) Creative Multilingualism project ask: Why don't pupils want to study languages and what can we do about it?  Professor Suzanne Graham and Dr Linda Fisher are researchers … Continue reading Why don’t pupils want to study languages in the UK?