News in Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Leopardi on Leopardi

Leopardi on Leopardi
Description
The English translation of Giacomo Leopardi's 'Zibaldone', a major research project co-ordinated by Professors Michael Caesar and Franco D'Intino, is attracting positive reviews both in the UK and the US.
Date:
31/10/2014

Language and Identity in Francophone Worlds conference

Language and Identity in Francophone Worlds conference
Description
Louise Hardwick has given an invited paper at the University of Oxford.
Date:
28/10/2014

Best European Fiction launched at the Birmingham Centre for Translation

Best European Fiction launched at the Birmingham Centre for Translation
Description
On Friday 17 October journalist Rosie Goldsmith hosted the launch of Best European Fiction 2015 (BEF 2015) at the invitation of the Birmingham Centre for Translation.
Date:
22/10/2014

Toulouse La Novela

Toulouse La Novela
Description
Louise Hardwick spoke at 'Toulouse La Novela', a major French festival of ideas, science and culture.
Date:
20/10/2014

Joseph Zobel blog launched

Joseph Zobel blog launched
Description
Dr Louise Hardwick has just launched her blog on French Caribbean author Joseph Zobel, who is best-known for his childhood memoir La Rue Cases-Nègres (1950).
Date:
02/10/2014

New publication: Alexander Pope in German

New publication: Alexander Pope in German
Description
Dr Hilary Brown has published an edition of the first German verse translation of Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lockin the MHRA's European Translations series.
Date:
29/09/2014

The Hip Hop Fellow

The Hip Hop Fellow
Description
The UK premiere of a documentary film exploring the importance of Hip-hop in academia
Date:
19/09/2014

Conference report: 'Curating Art History: dialogues between museum professionals and academics'

Conference report: 'Curating Art History: dialogues between museum professionals and academics'
Description
Report about the Departmental Colloquium held earlier this year at the Barber Institute, written by Rebecca Darley, co-curator of the exhibition Faith and Fortune and speaker at the colloquium.
Date:
18/09/2014

University of Birmingham and The Open University launch new modern languages course

University of Birmingham and The Open University launch new modern languages course
Description
The University of Birmingham and The Open University are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new collaboration to develop an innovative modern languages programme for undergraduate students.
Date:
16/09/2014

New musical composition on consciousness at the Royal Society of Medicine

New musical composition on consciousness at the Royal Society of Medicine
Description
Professor of Composition, Michael Zev Gordon has written a new work - Into the Dark - for mezzo-soprano, piano and electronics, as part of 'AWARE', a major event at the Royal Society of Medicine to mark the publication of a new study on consciousness and anaesthesia.
Date:
11/09/2014
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