Modern Languages Research Seminars 2006-07
5 October 2006
Professor Seth Kunin, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Durham University
"Identity and Authenticity among the Crypto-Jews of Hispanoamerica".
12 October 2006
Dr David Barnett, Queen Mary, University of London
"Representations of the Visitation in Late-Medieval Spain"
26 October 2006
Dr Philip Bullock, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
"The Poet's Echo and the Composer's Voice; or what Bakhtin can tell us about Shostakovich's Songs"
2 November 2006
Dr Michael Froggatt, Dept of History, Durham University
"Yetis, Cosmonauts and Little Red Men: Strange Tales of Soviet Popular Science"
9 November 2006
Professor Ann Moss, Honorary Research Fellow, Durham University
"Strong Women and Good Wives in Montaigne and Shakespeare"
23 November 2006
Professor Elsaid Badawi, School of Oriental and African Studies
"Language as the plot: the case of Shaw's "Pygmalion" and "The satiated" ملك الشحاتين by the Egyptian Ahmed Said"
30 November 2006
Dr Alexandra Smith, University of Sheffield
"The Reinvention of European Identity in Alexander Sokurov's film Russian Ark" (2002)
7 December 2006
Dr Sarah Leahy, Dept of French, Newcastle University
"Casque d'or and Jacques Becker: authorship, genre and the tradition of quality" (1952)
18 January 2007 - CANCELLED DUE TO TRAVEL CONDITIONS
Dr Maylis Hopewell-Curie, National Inventory Research Project, Birkbeck College and the Bowes Museum
"French Paintings in the Bowes Museum" [exact title to be confirmed]
1 February 2007
Professor Henrike Lähnemann, School of Modern Languages, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
"Singing on the soul's harp. Late medieval vernacular hymns from Medingen nunnery"
8 February 2007
Dr Joerg Zinken, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth
"The relation between figurative thought and language: Evidence from European languages"
15 February 2007
Professor Allyson Fiddler, European Languages & Cultures, Lancaster University
"On Virtue and Virtuality: Jelinek's Mythological Monologues in Babel"
1 March 2007
Professor Brian Richardson, School of Modern Languages, University of Leeds
"The uses of manuscript in Renaissance Italy: scribal communities and the diffusion of texts"
8 March 2007
Professor Ricarda Schmidt, Department of German, University of Exeter
"Artists in Romantic Literature"
15 March 2007
Dr Rob Stone, Dept of Hispanic Studies, University of Swansea
"The Symmetry of Chance: the Life and Films of Julio Medem"
25 April 2007 [WEDNESDAY]
Dr Antonella Braida, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Durham University
"Photography and Cinema in Italy: The first decade of the Twentieth Century: Pirandello, D'Annunzio, e Svevo"
26 April 2007
Dr Wen-Chin Ouyang, London Middle East Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies
"An Ethical Underworld? Women Con Artists in the Thousand and One Nights"
3 May 2007
Professor Jon Usher, School of European Languages & Cultures, University of Edinburgh
"The Navigational Topos as Bookend: Boccaccio's Fragile Barques"
10 May 2007
Professor Ronnie Ferguson, School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews
"The status of Venetian; language or dialect"