Events

Discuss: A work-in-progress seminar for Arts and Humanities students

Start: Dec 17, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 25, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry
The Graduate Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry is the official society for researchers in UCL’s SELCS and CMII departments. This fortnightly seminar is open to any postgraduate student in SELCS and/or CMII interested in subjects across the Arts and Humanities. It offers a forum to discuss work in progress, and each week a different student presents their work to the group.

CenTraS Seminars: Corpus tools for translators

Start: Jan 27, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: Jan 27, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Book launch: Cunegonde's Kidnapping

Start: Feb 2, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Feb 2, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Book cover: Cunegonde's kidnapping
Join us for the UK launch of Professor Kaplan’s new book Cunegonde's Kidnapping: A Story of Religious Conflict in the Age of Enlightenment. 

Alberto Savinio e l'Europa: un artista pellegrino sotto il segno di Mercurio

Start: Feb 4, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 4, 2015 7:30:00 PM

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What Exactly was the Goal of the Nazi anti-Jewish Enterprise?

Start: Feb 4, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Dan Michman
"The Holocaust" has become a central topic of present-day awareness and the published output on it is enormous. In recent decades the Holocaust has also increasingly been coupled with "genocide". The high profile of the Holocaust as a historical event has raised heated debate about its "uniqueness".   In this talk the question will be raised: what exactly is "The Holocaust"? Professor Michman’s claim is that in spite of the immense volume of research and teaching on the topic, the event has not been fully grasped by most of those who are active in the field and by outsiders. He will show some of the problems in the dominant research patterns, as well as the importance of integrating the perspective of Jewish history as an important tool to understand the "core" of this event. The focus will be on historiographical analysis: definitions, conceptualisations, key characteristics and the history of historiography.

Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Work in Progress

Start: Feb 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 5, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Mirror of Knighthood
Deborah Dawkin (UCL Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry), Early Modern Women Translators: A Re-evaluation of Their Creative and Political Agency

CenTras Seminars: The art of譯(yì)

Start: Feb 10, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: Feb 10, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Fictional Embassies

Start: Feb 18, 2015 4:30:00 PM
End: Feb 18, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Moorish Ambassador to Elizabeth I
The date and time are still provisional but the next meeting of the UCL Early Modern Staff-Student Reading Group proposes to discuss Timothy Hampton's Fictions of Embassy (Cornell 2009). We very much hope the author will be able to join us afterwards and answer questions about his book. Note that this event is for UCL staff and students only. A wine reception will be held afterwards.

Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Research in Progress Seminar

Start: Feb 19, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 19, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Galley
This new series will showcase the research of doctoral students from across UCL working in Medieval, Renaissance or Early Modern Studies. All welcome, followed by a wine reception.

Come leggere la Commedia di Dante: la lezione dei poeti (T.S. Eliot, O. Mandelstam, e altri)

Start: Mar 4, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 4, 2015 7:30:00 PM

L’intervento è centrato sull’importanza dello studio diretto dei testi e quindi di una lettura del poema dantesco liberata (in un primo tempo, s’intende) dai contributi della dantologia e aperta ai valori narrativi e poetici del racconto. Tali valori sono stati indicati da lettori-poeti come Eliot, Mandel’stam, Michel Deguy e altri, e costituiscono il primo indispensabile approccio alla Commedia, la quale non è una versificazione di trattati teologici. Lo studio rimanda anche ai lavori dei teorici della scuola di Costanza sulla « prima lettura »  dei testi.

Letteratura italiana e Riforma protestante: un incontro impossibile?

Start: Mar 11, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 11, 2015 8:00:00 PM

DAVIDE DALMAS (Università di Torino)

Letteratura italiana e multiculturalità

Start: Mar 18, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 18, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Negli ultimi decenni, l’Italia si è trasformata dal paese di emigrazione di massa che è stata per oltre un secolo, a un paese di immigrazione, un’immigrazione strutturale e composita (principali paesi di provenienza: Albania, Marocco, Cina, Romania, Ucraina, Filippine, Tunisia, Macedonia, Polonia, India, Ecuador, Perù, Egitto, Serbia, Senegal, Sri Lanka).

CenTraS Seminars: The language of interlingual subtitles

Start: May 5, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: May 5, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Epic! Between Ancient and Early Modern Empires

Start: May 6, 2015 2:00:00 PM
End: May 6, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Hall of Realms
Andrew Laird (Warwick University), Lost beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Ulysses in the Early Modern Hispanic World