About Modern Languages Writers & Translators in Residence Programme

Launched in 2017, the Modern Languages Writers & Translators in Residence Programme adds a valuable practice-based perspective to the School’s profile in both teaching and research in contemporary literature and theories of the contemporary.

Writers and translators working in each of the languages taught in the School of Modern Languages—Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian and Spanish—are either hosted for a residency of four to eight weeks, or come to the School for shorter visits of one or two weeks.

Whilst the primary activity of the writers / translators is the pursuit of their current writing project, they all play a key part on the School community by:

  • working with undergraduate students either by contributing to existing modules or by offering one-off classes and talks;
  • meeting with postgraduate students working on contemporary literatures;
  • giving staff seminars;
  • writing a blog;
  • proposing and co-organising an event for students (this might be an exercise in creative writing, a performance, a piece of translation etc.)

If you are interested either in being hosted as a Writer / Translator in Residence in the School or in proposing a candidate, please get in touch with: Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton mh80@st-andrews.ac.uk.