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Moorish Ambassador to Elizabeth I

Fictional Embassies

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.
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Starts: Feb 18, 2015 4:30:00 PM

Highlights

University College London and King's College London
5-6 December 2014

Travel and Writing in the Global Renaissance: Revisiting the Peregrination of Fernão Mendes Pinto (1614-2014)

Portuguese Discoveries 1502

University College London and King's College London present a two-day conference bringing together experts in the literature and history of the early modern Portuguese world to discuss the "Peregrination" of Fernão Mendes Pinto (1614).

To download a copy of the programme click here.

Dissertation

Full-time students complete their dissertations in the summer of the year in which they are enrolled. Part-time students complete their dissertations in their second year of study. It should be 18,000 words long including footnotes but not the bibliography.

The dissertation should be submitted electronically via Turnitin.

The first piece of assessed work for the Core Course is an annotated bibliography/ literature review defining a subject area or approach that will become the focus of the dissertation.

This 4000 word piece will be due according to the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) deadlines, available on the:

Writing this piece of work will help to define the topic of the dissertation. Students should chose a supervisor fill in and submit a Dissertation Supervisor form by the last day of term two. Students should have a minimum of three supervisory meetings to discuss their research and early drafts.

There is helpful advice on contents, argument, presentation, style and mechanics of writing, quotations, foot notes and bibliography available here:

In the Summer Term, students must give a presentation on the topic of their dissertation, lasting no more than 20 minutes, for an audience of staff associated with the programme and fellow Early Modern Studies (EMS) students.