Research Case Studies: Culture, Language and Literature

The Hart Collection

Dr Cynthia Johnston discusses the benefits of the ‘academic partnership’ between the Institute of English Studies and the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, which she says has resulted in the rediscovery of a major research resource in the UK.

The Matrix Reloaded

Dr Elizabeth Savage, lecturer at the Institute of English Studies and British Academy postdoctoral fellow discusses her project aiming to establish guidelines for printing artefacts.

Unsettling communities

How can research in modern languages help us understand the relationship between languages and communities – and what role can it play in improving community formation? It’s the theme running through a major research project in which the Institute of Modern Languages Research is playing a central role.

Rediscovering the first film based on F Scott Fitzgerald’s work

Martina Mastandrea explains how she rediscovered the first and only extant silent film entirely based on the author’s work


Kane from Canada

George Kane grew up on a farm in the North American plains before coming to UCL in 1938 to write his PhD thesis. A new memoir, written by Jane Roberts with George's daughter Mary Kane looks into his fascinating life, including his years as a German prisoner of war.


Shaping the global past and future of knowledge: the LAGLOBAL project

Professor Mark Thurner, who leads the Leverhulme Trust-supported LAGLOBAL international research network based at the Institute of Latin American Studies, talks about the project and its goals.