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“Europe, endless” - Crossing Boundaries between Fiction and Literary Criticism in the 21st Century

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Dear Germanists,

As Head of the UCL Department of German, I am writing to invite you most warmly to join us for a special event. On Wednesday 6 March 2013, the UCL German Department will be hosting:

Uncovering Britain’s hidden links to slavery

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Historians from UCL have produced the first freely accessible database of Britons involved in slave-ownership. The resource will help people explore their family, local and regional histories, and help increase understanding about a national past that is often obscured. 

London World Film Festival 2013 // Rimbaud and Verlaine // Gained in Translation // 6.30 - 8.00 pm Thursday 21 March 2013 // The Bloomsbury Theatre UCL

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6.30-6.35 pm Welcome from Professor Stephen Hart of UCL and Graham Henderson from Poet in the City 

New Group for Alumni of the UCL Dutch department on Linked-In

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Did you study Dutch at UCL, recently or ages ago? We invite all alumni of the department to stay in touch by joining this group, free of any obligation.

Call for Papers - Hermes Consortium Conference 2013

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CAll for Papers

New Worlds, New Literatures, New Critiques

Venue: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Dates: June 9-14, 2013

Translating 'Live' Poetry: Contemporary European Poets

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 The School of European Languages, Culture and Society has teamed up with the AHRC, Poet in the City, Europe House and Bloomsbury Hotel to provide an exciting programme of events in London starting in the spring and lasting until the autumn. Seven poets from Peru, Hungary, Holland, France, Germany, the Faroe Islands and Italy, will be coming to London to read their poetry, SELCS staff and RAs will be translating their poems into English, and the poetry along with the translations will be published in a special commemorative volume. The programme is as follows:

Help UCL Art museum in national BBC campaign

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Portrait of a Man - Unknown artist

UCL Art Museum has been chosen by the BBC to help spearhead their project to highlight the UK’s collection of oil paintings and the stories behind them.

  Gained in Translation: UCL Challenges

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This project, organised by the School of European Languages, Culture and Society and funded as part of the "Intercultural Interaction" pathway of UCL's Grand Challenges, articulates the concept of "Gained in Translation" in a number of carefully-chosen events which celebrate poetry and the arts. Drawing inspiration from Robert Frost's famous dictum ("poetry is what gets lost in translation") we have teamed up with Poet in the City and with the Cervantes Institute to produce a three-part series on "Emotions in Translation" as well as two major events on "Gained in Translation" in which we focus on how poetry is translated into film (21 March 2013), and how ideas are translated across cultures (31 May 2013). We are pleased to announce that  Professor Terry Eagleton, widely regarded as the United Kingdom's most influential living literary critic, will give the keynote at the one-day colloquium on "Gained in Translation" on 31 May 2013.

El último verano de la boyita

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On February 21, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London, will feature El ultimo verano de La Boyita [The Last Summer of la Boyita] (2000), a coming of age story directed by Julia Solomonoff and produced by Pedro Almodóvar. This will be the second of a series of groundbreaking Argentine productions that offer stimulating responses to issues of gender, race, inequality, politics, community, and the future. Dr Deborah Martin (Department of Spanish & Latin American Studies, UCL), will introduce the film.

Professor Sacha Stern wins largest ever grant for A&H

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Professor Sacha Stern (Head of the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies) has been awarded an ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Grant for a research project entitled 'Calendars in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Standardization and Fixation'.

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