Date: 12 March 2010
On the afternoon of Wednesday 24 February DELC'S Resource Centre in Bowland North hosted its first multilingual Departmental Litfest.
From 2.15 to 5.30 students and staff read out their favourite pieces of foreign literature, giving British students the chance to discover writers previously unknown to them, and Lancaster's international students the opportunity to showcase their national cultures.
Texts were read in Spanish, French, Catalan, Italian, German, with English translations, and ranged from classics ancient and modern such as Dante and Octavio Paz to more contemporary pieces by the likes of Victor Sierra and Bernhard Schlink. Writing by students was also included.
The event, an initiative of DELC's German Academic Exchange Service Lektorin Judith Menzel, and organised by her with support from Maria Pujol-Valls (Catalan) and other lectors, was open to literature aficionados across campus as well as from the wider community. Given its success, it may well become an annual event.
Associated departments and research centres: European Languages and Cultures