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Durham University


Modern Languages Research Seminars 2009-10

Michaelmas Term

Friday 25 September 2009
Professor Jonathan Long, Professor Andrea Noble and Dr Ed Welch

CONFERENCE: Humanising Photography

Wednesday 28 October 2009
Professor Terence Cave, Oxford University
The figure of 'Mignon' as a problem in the research methodology of cultural history

Wednesday 4 November 2009
Dr Marco Barbon [Photographer, Paris] and Dr Neelam Srivastava, Newcastle University
Asmara Dream: A Photographic journey into a suspended city

Thursday 5 November 2009
Dr Sam Thomas, Durham University
Fear is the Mind-Killer: The Means and Ends of Suicide Terror

Monday 9 November 2009
Professor Michael Bohlander, Durham University
What belongs together grows together now: being a west german judge in East Germany after unification

Thursday 12 November 2009
Dr Carles Feixa, University of Lleida, Spain
Culturas juveniles en España: pijos, makineros, pelaos

Thursday 10 December 2009
Dr James Harris, University of Leeds
The Great Fear: Political Violence under Lenin and Stalin

Epiphany Term

Monday 25 January 2010
Ventura Pons, Film Director, Spain
LESLIE BROOKS LECTURE: Looking for film in literature

Tuesday 26 January 2010
Angeliki Petrits, Directorate General for Translation
Research and Technology for a Professional Translator

Thursday 28 January 2010
Professor Stephen Hutchings, University of Manchester
Islamist Violence as Particular and Universal: Genre, Terror and the Problem of Representation in Russian Television News

Tuesday 9 February 2010
Dr Charlotte Bosseaux, University of Edinburgh
How stereotypes travel in translation: Britishness in the French versions of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Wednesday 10 February 2010
Dr Simon James, Professor Christopher Lloyd and Professor Nicholas Saul, Durham University
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Literature, theory and evolution

Thursday 18 February 2010
Professor John Russell, University of Bradford
After G.W.O.T. - What? Russia and Global Terrorism in the post-Bush Era

Wednesday 24 February 2010
Dr Ulla Lanvers, Open University
Motivation for L2 learning in the age of Global English: a comparative analysis of motivation in L1=English speakers in Campus and Distance

Dr Federico Federici, Department of Italian, Durham University
A working definition of 'oblique censorship' in creative translation

Tuesday 2 March 2010
Dr Jorge Diaz-Cintas, Imperial College, London
'Subtitling: a workshop

Wednesday 3 March 2010
Queralt Solé Barjau, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
España: La memoria histórica, las fosas comunes y el Estado [Spain: Historical Memory, Mass Graves and the State]

Wednesday 10 March 2010
Kevin Sheehan, Reseach postgraduate student, Modern Languages, Durham University
Attributing Authorship: Initial attempts at dating and placing two incorrectly-authored portolans in the British Library

Thursday 11 March 2010
Dr Alexandr Etkind, University of Cambridge
Analysing the State Terror: Nikolai Arzhak's 'Moscow Speaks'

Friday 12 March 2010
Professor Jonathan Long, Department of German, Durham University
INAUGURAL LECTURE: Photography and National Culture: The Case of Weimar Germany

Wednesday 17 March 2010
Dr Julian Wright, Durham University
Revolutionary time and post-revolutionary time: the rhythms of modern French political history

Tuesday 27 April 2010
Dr Onno Crasborn, Radboud University Nijmegen
Ethical Questions about the Creation of a Sign Language Corpus

Delia Chiaro, University of Bologna-Forlì, Italy
Translating Humour

Thursday 29 April 2010
Special Lecture [in French]: Alain Vaillant, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense
Baudelaire, poète lyrique du rire

Wednesday 12 May 2010
Dr Nick Rees-Roberts, Bristol University
Homo Exoticus: Race and Difference in French Queer Cinema

Friday 21 May 2010
Professor Andrea Noble, Durham University
INAUGURAL LECTURE: Tears (and Laughter) in the Mexican Revolution

Wednesday 2 June 2010
Professor Arnaud Rykner, University of Toulouse-le-Mirail
Marguerite Duras' Quantum Aesthetics: towards a new realism?