The International Council
for Philosophy and Human Sciences

FILLM

Fédération internationale des langues et littératures modernes
International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures

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FILLM / International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures

Today’s Discussant: Prof. Margaret R. Higonnet
Year of Foundation: 1928 
Year of Affiliation to CIPSH: 1951
President: Prof. Margaret R. Higonnet

The International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures (FILLM) is the official international body which represents the study of language and literature as research-based scholarly disciplines in universities and tertiary higher education institutions world-wide.

FILLM seeks to develop and encourage the scholarly study of modern and medieval languages and literatures. This aim is pursued through forms of international scholarly cooperation which bring together detailed research on particular topics with themes and approaches of global relevance and general application. In practical terms, FILLM

  • organizes a triennial International Congress and other scholarly gatherings;
  • publishes works of scholarship;
  • draws attention to outstanding achievement in linguistic and literary scholarship from all over the world;
  • actively lobbies for the international maintenance and improvement of education and research in the field of languages and literatures;
  • and maintains a website and newsletter as a discussion forum for scholars in the field of languages and literatures world-wide.

At present FILLM’s overall strategy is to further increase its outreach, impact and usefulness.

Website: www.fillm.org

(by Prof. Margaret R. Higonnet)