Past events in the Department of Modern Languages


18th October - Three strategies for success

15th October - Translating contemporary French poetry

12th October - Cognitive transformations: the literary archive

15th-16th September - Line, word and gesture: visualising thinking in the Hispanic world

14th September - Podcast: IGS Project Seminar – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside

23rd June - 'The New Edition of Hitler's Mein Kampf'

9th June - Film Screening: The Last Metro

24th May - IGS Podcast: Curating Recent German History: The exhibition 'Unification - German Society in Transition'

23rd May - TTIP and World Order(s)

19th May - Graphic Encounters: Coming to Terms with Germany's Past and Present in Contemporary Graphic Novels

17th May - Irish discourses on Germany - from the Economic Crash of 2008 to the Centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016

17th May - Film Screening: Train of Life

10th May - Translation Studies Research Forum: Transcultural Reading

5th May - The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

28th April - EUFOR Althea: The European Union's role in the dysfunctional peace in Bosnia Herzegovina – bureaucratic politics and minimalist strategic success

26th April - Understanding the translation of children's literature, using stylistics, narrative theory, and parallel corpora

25th April - Film Screening: Pereira Maintains

22nd March - Making the most of your language degree: a workshop on freelance translation

17th March - Picnic in the desert

16th March - Akounak tedaiat taha tazoughai

9th March - IGS Podcast: "Fagin in Berlin Provokes a Riot": Anti-Semitism on Film in Occupied Germany

9th March - Using literature to teach language: an Italian case-study

7th March - Exhibition Launch: Empires of Emptiness

3rd March - The challenges facing translators in the 21st Century: glossaries and machine translation

1st March - Don't mind the gap

24th February - Devotional Print Culture in Northern Germany: The Case of St Jerome

23rd February - Difficult heritage? Reflections on fascist architecture and its legacy in contemporary Italy

23rd February - Film Screening: A Royal Affair

15th February-15th May - Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe

9th February - Desterrada - the translation and reception of Maria Barbal's Stone in a Landslide

4th February - Interpreting: from the Basque Country to the UK

28th January - Linguistic model or advocacy model? - the different faces of interpreting

26th January - Italian Ink and American Deserts: Influences, Adaptations and Fascist Exploitation of the Italian comics genre in a historical perspective

23rd January - Collaborative translation and self-translation

21st January - Technical translation - machine translation

19th January - Book launch

13th January - Film Screening: The Caiman

12th January - IGS Project Seminar – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside


7th December - Transnational literature: paradigms and practices

3rd December - Getting down to the 'nitty gritty': the daily practicalities of working as a freelance technical translator

1st December - Translating Zola and Bernard Noël: when can signifiers and signifieds 'play'?

1st December - An Italian 'Marxian-Jungism'? Towards a Materialist Rethinking of Analytical Psychology

1st December - Podcast: 'Writing La Serenissima: Identity, Willpower and Performance in Rilke's Idea of Venice'

1st December - A Changing Career in Banking

30th November - Film Screening: The Lives of Others

26th November - From translation practice to theory and back again

26th November - Interdisciplinary Italy: Experimentation and Transgression across the Arts

24th November - Podcast: 25 Years of German Unification

19th November - Podcast: Whose War? Whose Memory? Teaching the First World War in International Perspective

17th November - Borrowed Words: Brodsky's collaborative self-translation

12th November - A brief introduction and a "cost-benefit-analysis" from a member's point of view

10th November - Book launch

10th November - Podcast: '"Lay Down Your Arms!" Anti-War Writing in German-Speaking Countries, 1905‒1924'

5th November - Intersecting Discourses on Migration in the UK, Germany and Russia

27th October - The reception of contemporary classics in the English-speaking world

27th October - Podcast: 'Nietzsche's Cultural Revolutions'

21st October - The Syrian Entanglement

15th October - A talk with Basque writer Kirmen Uribe

30th September - Podcast: Echoes and Aftermath: Legacies and Memories of the Past from the Twentieth Century Onwards

18th-19th June - Artistic Interventions in the Virtual Space

28th May - Encallados (Stranded)

28th May - Podcast: Is Germany to blame? Perceptions of Germany during the Eurocrisis

21st May - Tots volem el millor per a ella (We all want what's best for her)

13th May - Ottiero Ottieri: un caso letterario. Industry, mental illness and politics in Ottieri's work

12th May - Podcast: 50 Years of German-Israeli Relations: Reflections on History, Memory and International Politics

7th May - Aupa Etxebeste (Hurray Etxebeste)

5th May - Visual anthropology in Sardinia

1st May - Crimes in translation

23rd-24th April - Translation talk

25th March - Whither German Memory? Towards an Integrated Model of Remembering

24th March - Classicality and experimental writing in Giuseppe Pontiggia

19th March - Spain and Portugal in the early seventeenth century: a Viceroy's viewpoint

11th March - The rise of populism in Europe

11th March - Title to be confirmed

5th March - The accidental interpreter

4th March - Podcast: DEFA's Last Gasp: Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking

3rd March - Title to be announced

26th February-5th March - Careers in conference interpreting

25th February - The Prohibited Peter Pan: Monteiro Lobato's politicized translation

24th February - Podcast: The Greenest Nation on Trial: German Environmentalism in Perspective

18th February - The Caribbean in translation

18th February - The Caribbean in translation

17th February - 'The Republic of the Mad'. radical psychiatry in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s and the end of the asylum

11th February - From pride to humiliation: an Oral History project in Hialeah

4th February - The language of leadership

4th February - From "Coventration" to Reconciliation: Coventry and Dresden after 1940/45

29th January - On the beach with The Fear: Judging a literary translation prize

22nd January - Life after the MA: Working for SDL and TBW

21st January - The Palatine Wedding of 1613 and its Impact on Confessional Politics

15th January - Genocide and gorillas: tourists in fiction about Rwanda


10th December - (Podcast) Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the last year of WWII

9th December - Maternal dislocations: memory, selfhood and mother-tongue in Goliarda Sapienza's and Elena Ferrante's works

4th December - CIOL membership and what it can do for me?

1st December - (Podcast) The Dark Side of EU-rope: Imperium Europaeum?

27th November - Living language

26th November - Memory and affect: issues from Spain and Portugal

24th November - Selfish Women and Other Inconvenient Deviants

23rd November - Portuguese-English Verb Dictionaries: focus on students' needs and on cross-cultural language contrast

18th November - Russia and Germany after the Cold War: A New Relationship?

18th November - Voidances: on Maurice's Blanchot's fiction

13th November - Translating for a multilingual Europe

13th November - Fischi per fiaschi - traduzioni e tribulazioni

12th November - Monsters and prodigies in early modern Europe

29th October - Workshop: The End of Stasiland?

28th October - The Transformations of the Eastern Question from the eighteenth century to the present time

16th October - Timeless fast foreign fiction

15th October - Editing medieval texts in the Digital Age: the Estoria de Espanna project

13th-17th October - Insider's View: a festival of Russian art, performance and research

8th October - Distant voices, connected stories

11th July - Premiere of music inspired by the work of Yves Bonnefoy

12th-13th June - Contemporary Caribbean visual culture: artistic visions of global citizenship

3rd June - Modern Languages networking and workshop event for MFL teachers

15th May - La Plaga (The Plague)

13th May - Translation Studies Research Forum 2014 and BCT launch

13th May - O Apóstolo (The Apostle)

8th May - Urte Berri On, Amona! (Happy New Year, Grandma!)

16th April - Short stories in translation

27th March - Translating the old and the new: how long does a translation last?

19th March - Bloodpeople, dangerous sex, and dead men walking: how to tell?

19th March - '"Anglifizierung" und "Globalisierung": Aktuelle Diskurse zu Entlehnungen und moderner Sprachpurismus

19th March - Dying for Sex: Cultural and Forensic Narratives of Auto-Erotic Death

18th March - Spatial Planning, Photography, and Modernity in Post-War France

13th March - An introduction to the Institute of Translation & Interpreting

12th March - The language of leadership

6th March - Queer cinemas between France and Spain

5th March - Ahead, Athwart, Askance: tropes of perversion in contemporary Hispanophone cinema

5th March - "The Full Monty" into Europe? Issues of cultural untranslatability from a comparative perspective: investigating the German and French versions of this 1990s British comedy

4th March - Modelling citizens: negotiations of agency and belonging through the medium of Italian migration literature

26th February - The language of leadership

26th February - Anti-Positivism and the Esoteric in early Twentieth-Century Mexican thought and literature

25th February - Translating Frantz Fanon

12th February - Theorising Informality from the ground up in Russia

12th February - "Wir sind das Volk": the dominance of 1989

28th January - The living and the poetic intention: Édouard Glissant's biopolitics of literature

21st January - Blacks out: Italy's melancholic whiteness

15th January - Heroic Imperialists in Africa: the promotion of British and French colonial heroes, 1870-1939

15th January - Hitler's female helpers


11th December - Alternatives to the nation-state? Political fiction and Joseba Sarrionandia´s 'The Frozen Man'

10th December - The face that launched a thousand sonnets: Simonetta Cattaneo Vespucci and the quest for Florentine identity at the turn of the 15th century

7th December - Workshop: perfecting your PhD application

5th December - Three strategies for success

28th November - What's the future for publishing literary translations?

28th November - Sexology and literature: on the uses and abuses of fiction

27th November - Mourning for the victims: Leningrad memorial cemeteries

27th November - The politics and poetics of representing male bodies in contemporary Caribbean art: Cuba and the Dominican Republic

19th November - Michelangelo's Grace: self portrayal and religious identity in two of his Pietàs

16th November - 54th National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies

14th November - Succeeding as a freelance translator

13th November - Masterclass: languages in action

13th November - Choteo: el humor, la política y la cultura en Cuba

13th November - Büchner the optimist

6th November - Masterclass: try a new language

1st-2nd November - Post-socialism playing global: computer gaming industries and digital media culture

30th October - Genre Studies and Russian texts

29th October - The Subject of Murder

25th October - Books without Borders: A celebration of literature in translation

22nd October - Postmemory and the graphic novel: how to tell your grandparents' stories of the Second World War

12th October - Strategies of imperial control in arid and semi-arid environments

9th October - Firing the canon: the politics and poetics of exclusion

28th September - Genre and Memory

26th June - Race, Biopolitics and Violence in Francophone Postcolonial Studies

22nd June - Undergraduate open day

21st June - Undergraduate open day

20th June - Undergraduate open day

10th June - Workshop 6 - Communicating Genre: the author, the text and the audience

28th May - Translation Studies Research Forum

23rd May - Els nens salvatges (The Wild Ones)

21st May - Transatlantic Crossings: Local Memories and Global Justice

16th May - Doentes (Sick People)

10th May - Réseau-F Postgraduate Consortium for French and Francophone Studies

9th May - Zorion perfektua (Perfect Happiness)

29th April - Workshop 5 - Genre and canons of representation

21st March - Women & War - The Politics of Life Writing: Spying, Treason and Antifascist Resistance

20th March - Irene Nemirovsky and Suite francaise

19th March - Looking For Traces of Empire

18th March - Unearthing the Past: A boat laden with...

18th March - Dany Laferrière: A Restless Child of Haiti

13th March - Research Round Table

7th March - Joining a Professional Body

6th March - Known (un)knowns. Creating an Aesthetic of Knowing in Recent Cinematic Red Army Rote Armee Faction

6th March - The Book of Invisible Bridges

5th March - The status of Basque: situations and prospects

5th March - French research seminar

26th February - Radical Memorial Ethics. Peter Weiss' Trip to Auschwitz in 1964

23rd February - Workshop 4 - Genre in translation: crossing cultural, linguistic, disciplinary, media and other boundaries

21st February - Working for a Translation Company

19th February - 'French Republican Universalism' and the 'Event' of Queer Theory

19th February - French research seminar

7th February - Working as a Freelance Translator

6th February - Careers with Languages

31st January - The Memory of the image in Jean-Luc Godard's "Histoire(s) du cinema" (1998)

16th January - Online chat: College of Arts and Law Scholarships 2013

15th January - Dante as a European poet


14th December - Silvio Berlusconi and Post-modern Politics

10th December - Workshop 3 - Genre and new technologies

30th November - (Ex)Changes: Short Fiction in Portugal, the United Kingdom and Ireland (1980-2010)

27th November - Maghrebi-French Disidentifications: Queer Performances of Gender, Religion, and Citizenship

27th November - Maghrebi-French Disidentifications: Queer Performances of Gender, Religion, and Citizenship

24th November - Workshop 2 - Genre, gender and identity

22nd November - Translating for the EU

22nd November - Transnational and local feminisms: The campaign for legal abortion in 1970s Rome and the impact of French and US debates

8th November - Multilingualism in the EU

6th November - French research seminar

25th October - Literary Translation – a Publisher's and a Translator's View

17th October - Julius Evola and European Neofascism

17th October - Calculating Divas: Caribbean Economic Imaginaries in the Novels of Mayra Santos Febres

16th October - Un barco cargado de...

6th October - Workshop 1 - Genre: theory, methodology and practice

26th September - Modern Languages Lecture Series: Inaugural Lecture

17th-21st July - DAAD German Studies Summer School

22nd June - Gendering impegno in modern Italian culture

8th June - Society for Italian Studies Postgraduate Colloquium 2012

9th May - What Happens to a Holocaust Testimony When it is Translated?

26th-27th March - Collapsing Europe?

21st March - The Short Reign of King Philip I of England

21st March - Grass's Hundejahre and Mimesis

20th March - Not on the same wavelength: Radio Vichy versus Radio London in 1944

14th March - Telling Lives: Autofiction and Other Lies in Contemporary Basque Literature

13th March - La décolonisation de l'Algérie: Un roman pour comprendre huit ans de guerre

13th March - La décolonisation de l'Algérie: Un roman pour comprendre huit ans de guerre

12th March - Basque poetry and music recital

6th March - Dr Pierpaolo Antonello

29th February - Eduardo Chillida and Jorge Oteiza: A Posthumous Confrontation

29th February - I cento passi (One hundred steps)

29th February - "Unsre letzte Arbeit war die Befreiung der Toten…". Über ein Bruchstück im Nachlaß von

28th February - Homais's Struggle with the Blind Beggar in Madame Bovary

28th February - My Name is Antonino Calderone

27th February - Meet the Author - Dacia Maraini

27th-29th February - Italy and the Mafia

23rd February - The Child in the 'cine religioso': The Excesses of Performance in Ladislao Vadja's Marcelino pan y vino (1955)

7th February - Gabriele Rossetti exul immeritus

1st February - The Importance of German Studies at British Universities

24th January - Intellectual or jester? Comedians in contemporary Italy

24th January - Imagining 'whiteness' in the Antillean imagination

18th January - Through the Iron Curtain and into the Cold