School of Humanities

European Languages and Studies

Work-in-progress seminars. All welcome.

Arts Building room 2.43.

Tuesdays, 1.00-1.45 pm.


10 May
Paul Gibbard (French Studies)

Truth, Obscenity and the Controversy around the 1888 English Translation of Zola’s La Terre


17 May
István Kollai (Corvinus University of Budapest)

The Visegrad Four [Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia]: Central and Eastern Europe in a Global Context


24 May
Alexandra Ludewig (German Studies)

Vergangenheitsbewältigung: cultures of memory in Japan, Germany and Australia, a New Colombo Plan funded project


Further information

Our discipline is committed to teaching and research in the languages and societies of Europe. Fields of study cover both contemporary and historical perspectives while languages we teach include French, German and Italian.

Courses and careers

We offer courses in European Studies, which looks at Europe as a whole, and majors in French Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies and Spanish Studies.

Further information about the structure and units for European Studies,  French, German and Italian can be found in the UWA Handbook. For more information on Spanish Studies download the brochure.


European Languages and Studies involves the research and study of:

  • Europe in general, including the political, social and cultural aspects of contemporary Europe.
  • The French, German, and Italian languages and cultures.


Postgraduate study is a vital part of the life of our Discipline Group. Supervision is available in a number of different fields. Regular weekly seminars showcase the research staff and postgraduate students.