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Durham University

Research

Modern Languages Research Seminars 2011-12

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday 6 September 2011
Colloquium - Metalinguistic debate in Italy and France, held at IAS

Tuesday 11 October 2011
Italian Silent Film Festival: Turin & the Alps

Tuesday 18 October 2011
Italian Silent Film Festival: Milan & the Lakes

Tuesday 25 October 2011
Italian Silent Film Festival: Venice & the Dolomites  

Wednesday 26 October 2011
Dr Federico Federici [Durham University]
Translation, Linguistics & Pedagogy Research Group: Translation Studies at Durham, Reflections, general discussion

Ms Lara Cook [Durham University]
Russian Seminar Series: Collegiality in the People's Commissariats, 1917-20. Revolutionary Administration in the Early Soviet State Apparatus

Tuesday 1 November 2011
Italian Silent Film Festival: Middle Italy & Dante 

Wednesday 2 November 2011
Professor Jonathan Long [Durham University]
Culture & Difference Research Group: Minds, Bodies and Weimar Masculinity

Thursday 3 November 2011
Italian Staff Seminar: a discussion with Professor Ernesto Galli and Professor Lucetta Scaraffia 

Friday 4 November 2011
Workshop: Evolution, Revolution or Devolution? Reflections on the Italian Right, 1861-2011

Tuesday 8 November 2011
Italian Silent Film Festival: Ancient Rome

Wednesday 9 November 2011
Professor Carlo Caruso [Durham University]
Literature, History & Theory Research Group: Textual Scholarship from an Historical Perspective

Tuesday 15 November 2011
Italian Silent Film Festival: Modern Rome

Wednesday 16 November 2011
Ros Schwartz [freelance literary translator]
Translation, Linguistics & Pedagogy Research Group: Literary translation as a profession

Thursday 17 November 2011
Amanda Crawley-Jackson [Sheffield University]
Visual and Performance Research Group: The end of the future? Ruins and modernity in contemporary art from France

Tuesday 22 November 2011
Italian Silent Film Festival: Sardinia

Thursday 24 November 2011
Dr Claudia Nitschke [Durham University]
Literature, History & Theory Research Group: The Natural System of the Market: Lessing's 'Nathan the Wise' and Smith's 'Wealth of Nations''  

Tuesday 29 November 2011
Italian Silent Film Festival: Sicily   

Wednesday 30 November 2011
Dr Nick Roberts and Dr Alex Harrington [Durham University]
Literature, History & Theory Research Group: 'The Politics of Poetry: Russia & Venezuela'

Monday 5 December 2011
Dr Teresa Fraile [University of Extremadura, Spain]
Visual and Performance Research Group: 'España se hace moderna. El despertar del pop nacional en el cine español'

Tuesday 6 December 2011
Italian Silent Film Festival: Imaginary Worlds

Thursday 8 December 2011
Dr Nathan Abrams [Bangor University]
Culture & Difference Research Group: The New Jew in Film: Exploring Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Cinema  


Epiphany Term 2012

Wednesday 18 January 2012
Dr Laurence Grove [University of Glasgow]
Visual and Performance Research Group: Tintin in England and Scotland

Wednesday 25 January 2012
Dr Tom Wynn [Durham University]
Visual and Performance Research Group: Voltaire, breast-feeding and kingship

Thursday 26 January 2012
Andy Hamilton [Durham University]
Literature, History & Theory Research Group: Artistic Truth

Thursday 2 February 2012
Dr Luke Sunderland [Durham University]
Literature, History & Theory Research Group: War without End? Feud in Medieval Literature and Thought

Thursday 9 February 2012
Katharine Hodgson [Exeter University]
Russian Cultural and Historical Studies: Russian Poetry in a Changing State: The Twentieth-Century Canon after 1991

Wednesday 15 February 2012
Dr Eelco Runia [Groningen University]
Literature, History & Theory Research Group: Moved by the Past

Professor Fabio Alves (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
'Mapping Expertise in Translation: Insights from an Empirical-experimental Approach'

Thursday 16 February 2012
Dr Eelco Runia [Groningen University]
Literature, History & Theory Research Group: Of Two Minds  

Thursday 23 February 2012
Professor Rosaleen Howard [Newcastle University]
Translation, Linguistics & Pedagogy Research Group: 'Translating hybridity: a case from the Peruvian Andes'

Wednesday 29 February 2012
Amy Wigelsworth and Phil Bolton [Durham University]
Literature, History & Theory Research Group: The 'Other' City

Thursday 1 March 2012
Karen Stokes [Business and Legal Translator]
Translation & Linguistics Research Group: 'Title to be confirmed'

Professor Pierre Frantz [Paris-Sorbonne]
French Research Seminar: 'Le Théâtre de la Révolution française'

Wednesday 7 March 2012
Ms Anna Hurina {Dept of Russian, Durham University] and Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill [Dept of German, Durham University]
Culture & Difference Research Group: Group discussion exploring a set of pre-circulated questions relevant to the group,

Thursday 8 March 2012
Professor Dario Brancato [Montreal University]
Translation, Linguistics & Pedagogy Research Group: 'Title to be confirmed'

Friday 9 March 2012
International Conference: Translating Voices, Translating Regions - 'Translators as mediators of local cultures and languages'

Wednesday 14 March 2012
Judith Collins and Granville Tate [Durham University]
Translation, Linguistics & Pedagogy Research Group: 'A Translation Studies approach to the use of glossing for BSL<>English Translation/Interpreting'

Dr Kerstin Oloff [Durham University]
Culture & Difference Research Group: El hábito hace al monje: Nineteenth-century Cross-dressing and (Bi-)Sexuality in Benitez-Rojo's Mujer en traje de batalla

Thursday 15 March 2012
Professor Alain Pagès [Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle]
French Colloquium: Peut-on définir le naturalisme? 

Saturday 17 March 2012
One-Day Conference: Visual Cultures of the Caribbean


Easter Term 2012

Wednesday 2 May 2012
Professor Derek Offord [Bristol University]
Literature, History & Theory Research Group: 'Francophonie in pre-revolutionary Russia'

Thursday 10 May 2012
Barry McCrea [Yale University]
Culture and Difference Research Group: Minor Languages and the Modernist Literary Imagination