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Reading and Reception Seminars: Dr Ann Lewis

Start: Feb 4, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 4, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Marivaux’s novel, La Vie de Marianne (1731-42), was hugely influential in the eighteenth century (both in England and in France), provoking a large number of textual imitations and continuations, and leaving a significant mark on the eighteenth-century novel. This paper, however, will focus on a specific type of literary filiation which has been less explored: the relationship between text and image in different series of illustrations of the novel, and in the film adaptation Marianne directed by Benoît Jacquot (1995). Not only do these different transpositions suggest complex forms of reception of Marivaux’s text, but in their anticipation of and engagement with other media theatre, painting, illustration,cinema), they also provide a suggestive and rich interrogation of what it means to become a ‘spectacle’.  

Reading and Reception Seminars Spring Term Programme

Start: Feb 4, 2014 5:30:00 PM

The Spring Term programme for the Reading and Reception Studies Seminars has now been confirmed.

CenTraS Seminars: Gayspeak and Gay Subjects in Audiovisual Translation: Strategies in Italian Dubbing

Start: Feb 11, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Feb 11, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Speaker: Irene Ranzato, La Sapienza- Roma

Historical Geography and the Early Modern

Start: Feb 12, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Centre Stage Series: Rehearsing Translation

Start: Feb 13, 2014 6:00:00 PM

A work demonstration exploring rehearsal-centred translation in LegalAliens' production of The Return by Sergio Pierattini.

Jews and the Making of the Modern Cultural Industry

Start: Feb 13, 2014 6:15:00 PM

Donald Sassoon
From the middle of the 19th century a burgeoning cultural industry developed in Europe and North America: publishers, a music industry, the theatre, and, in the early 20th century, the film industry. Jews had a significant role in these developments. The lecture seeks to establish the extent of their contribution and the causes behind it.

"You don't look old!": Public lecture by Lynne Segal

Start: Feb 24, 2014 6:00:00 PM

The stigma attached to old age is so great that most people are unwilling to even admit they are old. Yet, surveying the difference ageing makes matters, as well as noting the strength and insidiousness of all the forces of ageism. I will argue that it is crucial to find ways of resisting the prejudices and discrimination against the elderly, including tackling our own fears of ageing (whatever our age), at the same time as unpacking all the ways in which we are disparaged culturally as soon as we are seen as old.

Reading and Reception Seminars: Professor Patrick Pollard

Start: Feb 25, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 25, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Professor Patrick Pollard considers two reactions to Blake's poetry and prose, specifically to The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, in France in the first half of the 20th century. Charles Grolleau's 1900 translation, with its preface, was subsequently read by André Gide who translated the text in his turn in 1922 for the influential N.R.F. Whereas the Catholic Grolleau praised Blake as a mystic poet and painter, Gide, an unorthodox Protestant, saw him principally as someone who, like Dostoievsky, Nietzsche and Browning, recognised the need to keep the simultaneous presences of Satan and God in play.

Il "New Italian Realism": genesi, caratteri, dibattito (2008-2013)

Start: Feb 26, 2014 6:30:00 PM

Davide Luglio (Université Paris-Sorbonne)

Redcliffe Salaman, President of the Jewish Historical Society of England

Start: Feb 27, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Redcliffe Salaman’s life (1874-1955) spanned major events in the modern history of the Jewish people, and his Presidency was influential for a variety of reasons that will be memorably described in this lecture.
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