- Listen to Mererid Puw Davies and Tom Lundskaer-Nielsen's talk about their work on fairy tales.
- Hear highlights from our Future of the Arts debate, as panellists Grayson Perry (artist), Professor Lisa Jardine (UCL Historian and Broadcaster), Professor Malcolm Grant (UCL President and Provost) and The Rt Hon David Willetts MP (Minister for Universities and Science) give their views, thoughts and insights.
- Listen to the full panel discussion on the Future of the Arts, examining the broad definition of what we mean by the 'arts', from fine art and performing arts to its more general use in academia, and whether the arts are threatened by recent cuts in funding.
- Professor Jonathan Wolff, Dean of UCL Arts & Humanities, explains why we should put our hands together for the arts, and the importance of celebrating the arts at the time when many courses at other institutions are under threat.
Other Faculty Podcasts
'Between the Lines', organised by Professor Tim Mathews, sees translators, writers, critics, publishers and others take part in interviews in which different dimensions of translation take centre stage.
The aim is to explore how translation enhances rather than diminishes literature and the arts, and give voice to the intimate and often unheard conversations that translation involves.
See below for links to the latest podcasts.
Steve Waters talks with Timothy Mathews. Steve Waters is a playwright whose work has been performed at the Bush Theatre London, The Hampstead Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse and the Sheffield Crucible. Here he talks particularly about his plays 'Ignorance/Jahiliyyah', which explores the Muslim Brotherhood, 'Little Platoons', which explores current education policy, and 'The Contingency Plan', which explores the politics of climate change. He talks generally about how notions of translation affect his life as a playwright, and his approach to writing dialogue for the stage. He is co-author of 'Europa', a multi-lingual play in Polish, Croatian, English and German, currently showing in Dresden and touring Europe. More...
Published: Jun 3, 2013 11:53:00 PM
Maureen Freely talks with Timothy Mathews. Maureen Freely has translated five books by Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature: 'Snow', 'The Black Book', 'Istanbul: Memories of a City', 'Other Colours' and 'The Museum of Innocence'. She is the author of seven novels: 'Mother's Helper', 'The Life of the Party', 'The Stork Club', 'Under the Vulcania', 'The Other Rebecca', 'Enlightenment'; 'Sailing through Byzantium' is published in October. More...
Published: Jun 3, 2013 11:39:17 PM
Timothy Mathews talks with Adam Freudenheim, the Managing Director of Pushkin Press, about acquiring Pushkin Press, and about the exciting new series of children's literature in translation at Pushkin. Together they talk about Andrés Neuman, 'Traveller of the Century', translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza García, which has been shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The conversation turns to the Pushkin Press translations of Stefan Zweig by Anthea Bell and of Marcel Aymé by Sophie Lewis. More...
Published: May 19, 2013 2:16:38 PM