Past research seminars in Modern Languages



17th November - Workshop: 'German Politics in Times of Populism'

14th November - Working in video localisation

25th October - Queer Film and Television in Mexico since 2000

13th June - Identity and Citizenship in Europe: A Process of Re-Nationalisation?

25th May - Football and the Politics of Emotions

12th May - GCfE Conference: "Land of liberty or Land of libertines?"

11th May - GCfE Conference: "Opting Out of the European Union: Towards a Practice Turn in EU Studies"

20th March - Working as a Linguist at the European Central Bank

16th March - Graduate Centre for Europe seminar: Echoes of Empire in European architecture, history and politics

15th March - Alternative Facts: Donald Trump and the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

14th March - A day in the life of a Project Manager

14th March - Online Ovids: the exiles of Marie Darrieussecq and Saviana Stãnescu

7th March - Getting into interpreting

1st March - Workshop and reading with Japanese- German writer Yoko Tawada

22nd February - Is (S)he Feminist? Gendered Receptions of Women Writers and Activists. The Cases of Anna Haag and Elizabeth Robins

21st February - Translation as invention: Martin Crimp's re-enactment of translation in his writing for theatre

21st February - Imperial Networks: Spreading images of Black Africa through early twentieth century postcards

7th February - From French literature to world literature in French

31st January - Translating in the EU institutions

24th January - Translation and convergence: new sites, new models

18th January - "How Fascist Is Trump? (Re)Writing Nazi History in an Age of Populism"

13th January - Narrative Patterns in Right-Wing Radicalization

10th January - Translingual intertextuality


12th December - Relief or Panic? Perceptions of Brexit in Germany and Greece

30th November - Border Crossings in Modern Languages: Research, Teaching and Practice

28th November - Airpower in the French Empire: the Armée de l'Air in the levant (1918-1940)

24th November - The Significance of the World War One Centenary in Transnational Perspective

16th November - Beirut, 1982

9th November - Berlin ist mein Paris

7th November - Paradox in the work of Edouard Glissant

12th October - Cognitive transformations: the literary archive

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'

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

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

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

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

19th January - Book launch

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


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'

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

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 - Podcast: 'Nietzsche's Cultural Revolutions'

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

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

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

5th May - Visual anthropology in Sardinia

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

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

3rd March - Title to be announced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12th November - Monsters and prodigies in early modern Europe

29th October - Workshop: The End of Stasiland?

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

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

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

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

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 - 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