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Durham University


Modern Languages Research Seminars 2010-11

Michaelmas Term

Wednesday 29 September 2010
Dr Alexander Etkind [Dept of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge]
'Weaving Yarns in Leskov's 'The Enchanted Pilgrim' and Conrad's Heart of Darkness'

Thursday 14 October 2010
Robert Chandler [translator and poet]
'Vasily Grossman: Journalist, Witness, Artist'

Thursday 21 October 2010
Dr Nicole Reinhardt [Durham University]
'Dead men talking: political crisis and dialogues with the dead in 17th century Spain'

Tuesday 26 October 2010
INAUGURAL LECTURE: Professor Christopher Lloyd [Dept of French]
'Memory and Metamorphosis in French Occupation Narratives'

Monday 1 November 2010
DAAD Lecture - Prof Dr Rolf-Peter Horstmann [Humboldt Universität zu Berlin]
'The Philosophical Significance of German Idealism'

Tuesday 2 November 2010
Giovanni Nadiani, Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna, Italy
''Transit Text' (Anlauftext): from Theory to Practice and Back', examples from German and Italian'

Wednesday 3 November 2010
Dr Diego Santos Sanchez [Research Fellow, Durham University]
'Theatre Censorship'

Thursday 4 November 2010
Henrietta Mondry [Canterbury, New Zealand]
'Ethnic Clothes without the Idea of Race: the Case of Konstantin Leont'ev'

Wednesday 10 November 2010
Dr Federico Federici [Dept of Italian, Durham University]
'On the (im)possible definitions of lingua-culture'

Wednesday 17 November 2010
Dr Philip Ajouri [University of Stuttgart]
'Darwinism and Literature in German Poetic Realism'

Tuesday 23 November 2010
Franco Nasi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
'Sisyphus, the Rocks and the Rivers: on the Happy-Melancholy of the Translator'

Wednesday 24 November 2010
Ms Laura Campbell [Dept of French, Durham University]
'The Limits of Human Knowledge: Rewriting Prophetic Discourse in the Medieval French Merlin Tradition'

Wednesday 1 December 2010
Professor Delia Chiaro [Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna]
'Tickling your Fancy: Cross-talk and Translation'

Thursday 9 December 2010
Arabic Language and the Internet
Le 32ème congrès du Forum de la Pensée Contemporaine

Epiphany Term

Wednesday 26 January 2011
Professor Sara Ahmed [Goldsmith's College, University of London]
'Diversity Work as Institutional Work'

Thursday 3 February 2011
Professor Mikhail Epstein [Emory University, USA]
'Ideas against Ideocracy: The Platonic Drama of Russian Thought'

Thursday 10 February 2011
Federico Casari [Durham University]
'Geografia e storia della letteratura italiana: la rifondazione di una tradizione tra Tiraboschi e Carducci'

Monday 14 February 2011
Dr Charlotte Alston [Northumbria University]
'The International Tolstoyan Movement, 1880-1940'

Tuesday 15 February 2011
Michele Fontefrancesco
'Maschere di donna: feminine masks and social representations in traditional carnivals in Piedmont'

Wednesday 16 February 2011
Professor Christina Schaeffner [Aston University]
Translation and Critical Discourse Analysis

Wednesday 23 February 2011
Dr Andy Byford, Dept of Russian, Durham University
'Science of the Child in Late Imperial and Early Soviet Russia 1881-1936'

Tuesday 1 March 2011
Lorenzo Sacchini [Durham University]

Wednesday 2 March 2011
MLAC Culture and Difference Research Group
'Group discussion of pre-circulated set text'

Thursday 3 March 2011
Dr Edward Welch [Dept of French, Durham University]:
Seminar 'Working on Photography and History' for Visual, Culture and Performance Research Group

Monday 7 March 2011
Zbigniew Wojnowski [School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL]
'A Bulwark of Sovietness or a Hotbed of Unrest? Soviet Patriotism in Western Ukraine after Stalin'

Tuesday 8 March 2011
Matteo Quintiliani [Durham University]
'Il canzoniere di Bernardo Ilicino'

Tuesday 15 March 2011
Jaspreet Singh Boparai
'How to Read Politian's Prose: the 1480 'Oratio' on Quintilian and Statius'

Wednesday 16 March 2011
Dr Armelle Leclercq [Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris; Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo]:
'Dépeindre la croisade: entre occidentalisation et religiosité, les lettrines du manuscrit BN fr 786 (XIIIe siècle)'

Friday 25 March 2011
No Future Conference

Easter Term

Friday 8 April 2011
Conference: Violence in the late Enlightenment

Thursday 28 April 2011
Valérie Mréjen, film maker and writer:
'Question and Answer session'

Wednesday 4 May 2011
Dr Conrad James [University of Birmingham]:
'Border Politics, Migration and Cultural Production in the Caribbean'

Thursday 12 May 2011
Professor Martin McLaughlin, Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian Studies, Oxford University:
'Modern Languages, Neo-Latin Studies and Translations: A Discussion'

Wednesday 25 May 2011
Ms Sonia Vincent-Gill [Durham University]:
'Documentary Representations of Alterity on Television: Pluriculturalism and National Identity in Contemporary France'

Thursday 26 May 2011
Professor Raphaëlle Moine [Université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3]:
'Genre et gender: le cas des biopics français contemporains sur des femmes-artistes'

Thursday 2 June 2011
Leverhulme Lecture: Dr Isabella Lazzarini, Visiting Professor [University of Molise]:
'Before Wikileaks: Italian Diplomacy in the Renaissance between Violence and Communication'

Wednesday 8 June 2011
Loïc Bourdeau [Durham University]
'Others, Marginality and Sacred Water: The Tide of Identity and its Reconstruction in C.R.A.Z.Y (Vallée)'

Thursday 9 June 2011
LESLIE BROOKS LECTURE: Professor Ariella Azoulay [Bar Ilan University, Israel]
'Photography and Colonialism in Israel/Palestine'

Monday 13 June 2011
Professor Ning Wang [Tsinghua University]
'Translating Modernity and (Re)Constructing World Literature'