Philosophy and Modern Languages
This joint honours degree programme is run jointly by the Faculties of Philosophy and Modern Languages. Students often find that studying these two subjects in combination enhances their understanding of each separate discipline. Graduates of Philosophy and Modern Languages have gone on to a wide spectrum of careers.
Both disciplines flourish in their own right at St Edmund Hall. Over thirty students are currently reading Philosophy as part of their undergraduate degree programme. We are equally strong on the Modern Languages side and our excellent teaching provision in this area means that students are able to study Philosophy in combination with a number of different languages: French, German, Russian or Spanish.
College Lecturer in Spanish
Juan-Carlos Conde is a Professor of Medieval Spanish Literature and Philology at Oxford. He teaches the whole preliminary course in Spanish (both language and literature, from medieval ballads to 21st century Latin American novel), but his favourite teaching areas are Spanish Medieval Literature and Spanish Philology.
Professor of Russian Literature and Tutor in Modern Languages (Russian)
Professor Andrew Kahn’s teaching for the Faculty and Teddy Hall covers an unusually wide range of core Russian papers, including medieval, early modern and the core nineteenth century into the twentieth century. He also teaches many of the special authors including Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and has been persuaded to take tutorials on Mayakovsky and Nabokov. For the College he also gives translation classes.
Career Development Fellow in Philosophy
As the Organising Tutor for Philosophy, Dr Ed Lamb oversees the teaching of Philosophy within the College, as well as teaching undergraduate tutorials for Introduction to Moral Philosophy, 103 Ethics and 114 Theory of Politics. He is passionate about teaching and the practice of Philosophy.
College Lecturer in German
Dr Alex Lloyd is Lecturer in German and teaches language, translation, literature, and film. Her main research interests lie in cultural memory, depictions of children and childhood, and the relationship between literature and visual culture.
Dr María Morrás is a tutor in Spanish, whose teaching focuses on Medieval Spanish and Romance Literature, Golden Age, Classical Tradition and History of the Spanish Language. Her other subjects include: Textual Criticism, Spanish as a Foreign Language, Introduction to Research, Composition in Spanish, and Introduction to Spanish Literature.
College Lecturer and Tutor in French Language and Modern French Literature
Dr Jake Wadham teaches the period of French literature covering the nineteenth century to the present. He also teaches translation from French to English, and has worked more broadly within Translation Studies (theory and practice).
Associate Lecturer in Philosophy
Dr James Wilk is a Lecturer in Philosophy. James teaches a number of topics for finals papers: philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of neuroscience, ethics, meta-ethics, philosophy of action, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of Wittgenstein.
Professor of French Literature and Tutor in Modern Languages (French)
Professor Wes Williams teaches French language and literature, with a particular focus on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; he also teaches European film, and literary theory.
UCAS course codes
Philosophy and Beginners' Czech (VR1R)
Philosophy and Czech (VR57)
Philosophy and French (VR51)
Philosophy and German (VR52)
Philosophy and Russian (VR53)
Philosophy and Spanish (VR54)
See syllabus and entry requirements for further information.