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The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures is delighted to announce that 72% of our publications have been classified as 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent), while 90% of our environment submission has been rated 4* and 3*.

Research in Modern Languages and Cultures at Liverpool is characterised by our wide-ranging interests in the national and global dimensions of language-based study, including a focus on France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Latin America as well as other  Francophone, Hispanophone and Lusophone cultures and societies around the world.

Coherent cross-language themes structure our research. Our work places us at the cutting edge of fields such as colonial and post-colonial studies (including slavery studies), cyber-culture and digital transformations, and world cinema. Colleagues are fully engaged with the development of Modern Languages nationally, many playing leading roles in academic publishing, subject associations, and on behalf of major funding bodies.

Collaboration and engagement strongly underpin our activities, with researchers beyond our own department and disciplines, with our many cultural partners (especially Merseyside Museums) and in our interactions with non-academic communities. Distinctive public-oriented events include poetry readings with practitioners and audiences in Spain, a major exhibition in France in association with the multinational Tata Group, and a series of Holocaust-related events in the UK and Germany designed to enhance understandings of the sources and consequences of racism.

For more on the University of Liverpool REF2014 results, click here.

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