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Durham University

Research

Modern Languages Research Seminars 2012-13

Michaelmas Term

Friday 14 September 2012
ONE-DAY CONFERENCE: (RE-)WRITING WRONGS: French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest

Friday 21 September 2012
ALUMNI EVENT: Tocati Aperitivo, the International Festival of Street Games

Monday 8 October 2012
Franco-German Café at the Gala Theatre, Gala Theatre Café

Tuesday 16 October 2012
Prof Luo Xuanmin [Tsinghua University, Beijing]
Translation & Linguistics Research Group: Lu Xun’s Translation Thoughts in the Context of China & the West,

Wednesday 24 October 2012
Max Anley and others tbc, [Durham University]
Culture & Difference Research Group: Postgraduate Reflections on: 'Gender theory, gender questions: mainstreamed or sidelined?'

Monday 29 October 2012
Franco-German Café

Wednesday 31 October 2012
Francisco-J Hernandez-Adrián [Durham University]
Literature, History, Theory Research Group: Reading Text and Materiality in Caribbean Studies: The Case for Comparative Ecocriticism

Dr Stefano Cracolici [Durham University] & Dr Giovanna Capitelli [Università della Calabria]
The Ushaw Lecture Series Ushaw Art and the Heritage of Faith, Ushaw College, Durham

Thursday 8 November 2012
Dr Leon Wainwright, The Open University
Visual & Performance Research Group: Americocentrism and Art of the Caribbean: Contours of a Time-Space Logic

Monday 19 November 2012
Franco-German Café

Saturday 24 November 2012
Dr Marie-Claire Barnet
ONE-DAY CONFERENCE: Agnès, Cléo & Co - Varda's Cinema

Wednesday 28 November 2012
Dr Helen Finch [Leeds University]
Culture & Difference Research Group: Sebald's Bachelors: Queer Resistance and the Unconforming Life

Thursday 29 November 2012
Dr Gerald Moore [Durham University]
Literature, History, Theory Research Group: Embers of the Sublime: Sacrifice and the Sensation of Existence

Saturday 1 December 2012
Prof Mikhail Epstein, Dr Nicholas Roberts, and Dr Rebecca Ferreboeuf (Durham University)
Heteronymy and Heteronymity: Authorship, Selfhood, and Literary Practice Conference

Wednesday 5 December 2012
Dr David Martin-Jones [IAS Fellow, Durham University]
Visual & Performance Research Group: Dussel, Eurocentrism and an Ethics for World Cinemas

Thursday 6 December 2012
Professor Sinkwan Cheng
Translation & Linguistics Research Group: Title to be confirmed

Wednesday 12 December 2012
Dr Oliver Ready [St Antony's, Oxford University]
Translation & Linguistics Research Group: ‘…our story ends here’: Reflections on re-translating Crime and Punishment

Epiphany Term 2013

Monday 14 January 2013
Franco-German Café

Monday 21 January 2013
Professor Brad Epps [Harvard University]
IAS Seminar: 'Apocalypse Then: Destruction, 'Revelation' and the Framing of Historical Time in Catalan Film under Franco'

Friday 25 January 2013
First Durham Postgraduate Colloquium - Theoretical Frameworks and Methodologies: Research in Translation Studies

Thursday 31 January 2013
Professor Brad Epps [Harvard University]
LESLIE BROOKS LECTURE 2013: 'The Space of the Vampire: Materiality and Disappearance in the Films of Iván Zulueta'

Monday 4 February 2013
Franco-German Café

Wednesday 13 February 2013
Dr Andy Byford [Durham University]
Literature, History, Theory Research Group: Scientific/Intellectual Movements

Thursday 14 February 2013
Professor Mikhail Epstein
INAUGURAL LECTURE: 'Post–atheist Spirituality and 'Minimal Religion' in Russia'

Tuesday 19 February 2013
Professor Brad Epps [Harvard University]
IAS Lecture/Forms of Time Series:'Temporality, Territoriality, and Language: Barcelona and Cinema'

Thursday 21 February 2013
Dr Philip Cooke, University of Strathclyde
Literature, History, Theory Research Group: Title tbc

Monday 25 February 2013
Franco-German Café

Wednesday 27 February 2013
Dr Galin Tihanov
Russian Seminar Series: 'World Literature in the Soviet Union'

Thursday 28 February 2013
Professor Brad Epps (University of Cambridge/ Harvard University/ IAS Durham)
Culture & Difference Research Group: ‘Queer sexualities in contemporary Spanish film and popular culture’ (tbc), et al

Tuesday 5 March 2013
Vladimir Sharov
Russian Seminar Series: 'The Reality of Folly: Russian History and the Present [in Russian]'

Wednesday 6 March 2013
Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill [School of Modern Languages, Durham University]
IAS Fellows' Public Lecture: No Man is a Hero to his Valet. The Itinerary of a Metabiographical Motif

Thursday 7 March 2013
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Faster Than Light? Experience, Identity and Memory in the Age of Acceleration, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick

Dr Neil Kenny [Cambridge University] and Professor David Cowling [Durham University]
Literature, History, Theory Research Group: 'Grammar, Ritual, History'

Tuesday 12 March 2013
Professor Brad Epps, Harvard University
Institut Ramon Llull & Dept of Hispanic Studies: 'Stateless Universality: Barcelona and the International Expositions of 1888 and 1929'

Wednesday 13 March 2013
Dr Alan O'Leary [School of Modern Languages, Leeds University]
Visual and Performance Research Group seminar: Studying the Italian Christmas Film

Dr Svenja Wurm [Heriot-Watt University]
Translation & Linguistics Research Group: "Desires at Work": Summary

Easter Term

Wednesday 24 April 2013
Il'ia Kalinin [European University at St. Petersburg, Russia]
Russian Research Seminar: Russian Formalism and Revolution

Thursday 25 April 2013
Anna-Katharina Schaffner [Comparative Literature, University of Kent]
Literature, History, Theory Research Group seminar: Towards a Cultural History of Exhaustion

Thursday 9 May 2013
Florian Grandena [Dept of Communication, University of Ottawa]
Culture and Difference Research Group seminar: (Homo)sexualities in French/francophone Cinema

Thursday 16 May 2013
César Braga-Pinto
Literature, History, Theory Research Group seminar: 'Raul Pompeia's Struggle: Honor, Emancipation and Nationalism in Brazil's fin-de-siècle