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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

Postgraduate Research Feedback Session

2nd March 2016, 15:00, IAS Seminar room, Cosin's Hall, Palace Green

Places for this event are limited. Registration is essential as only registered attendees will be emailed the relevant reading material ahead of the event. To register please click HERE.

This two-hour session is the first of a series of termly meetings that aim to share good practice and promote collaboration among postgraduate research students across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The sessions will provide a friendly, interdisciplinary setting in which academics and research students from across the Faculty meet up to discuss and give oral feedback on work-in-progress authored by research students. Each session will discuss the work of up to two research students. After briefly introducing their work, students will take comments, suggestions and questions about their written work from those in the audience (who will have read it in advance). Each student will have a few minutes at the end to respond to comments or ask for clarifications. The length of the pieces of work to be discussed will be between 3.000 and 5.000 words. These could be an extract from a chapter of the student’s PhD thesis, a conference paper or an article (work-in-progress in all cases). Light refreshments will be served.

In this first session, two students from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (French Studies in both cases) will present work from their PhD thesis. Titles and short abstracts of the work will be available nearer the time. Catherine Ellis’s thesis is entitled ‘Libertine Digestion: Ingestion and Digestion in Eighteenth Century Libertine and Erotic Fiction’. Niall Oddy’s thesis is entitled ‘Ideas of Europe in Sixteenth Century France’. Work for this session will be circulated by email by Monday 22nd February for those who register for the event.

More information about this event, including abstracts can be found at the IAS website.

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