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Queen’s welcomes applications for graduate study (MSt, MPhil or DPhil) in French, German and Spanish, or combinations including any of these. The College has long been one of the strongest colleges for Modern Languages, sometimes in combination with other subjects, notably English. Further details are available on the Modern Languages Faculty website.

Queen’s has tutorial fellows in French, German and Spanish, and the Taylor Professor of German is also based here. In addition, we currently have a Junior Research Fellows in French, and at any one time we also have two Laming Junior Fellows, who are usually appointed in Modern Languages or associated fields. There are thus plenty of opportunities to interact with people working in language and literature, and we have a good body of graduate students here in these subjects.

  • Dr Laura Lonsdale is the Fellow in Spanish. Her research interests are in 20th and 21st-century Spanish literature, especially narrative. Her current project focuses on multilingualism in the modern novel.
  • Dr Charlie Louth is the Fellow in German. His main interests are in German poetry from Goethe onwards, including the present day. He is also interested in connections to poetry in French and English. He is currently working on a book on Rilke.
  • Professor Ritchie Robertson is the Taylor Professor of German. He is interested in a wide range of authors and topics in the period from 1750 onwards, notably Kafka; Heine; Schiller; Austrian literature; and the Enlightenment as an international movement. He is currently writing a book on the Enlightenment.
  • Professor Seth Whidden is the Fellow in French. His main focus is on nineteenth-century French poetry, and he has worked on questions of subjectivity, authority, collaboration, and parody. He is currently working on a book on Rimbaud.

The College is very happy to consider PGCE applications.