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book Michelangelo Buonarroti. Forme del sapere tra letteratura e arte nel Rinascimento

Student Oscar Schiavone wins Giuseppe Giusti literary prize

Oscar Schiavone, a postgraduate student in the Italian Department, supervised by Professor Dilwyn Knox has won the 2013 Giuseppe Giusti literary prize for non-fiction books for his book Michelangelo Buonarroti. Forme del sapere tra letteratura e arte nel Rinascimento (Polistampa). Other editions have awarded books of fiction and poetry. The prize was announced in various regional newspapers. More...

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New LINKS Research Seminar launches

Co-founded by Dr Florian Mussgnug in 2009, the London Intercollegiate Network for Comparative Studies (LINKS) promotes co-operation and knowledge exchange across comparative literature departments. More...

Five SELCs staff members win UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards

A total of five members of SELCS teaching staff were awarded teaching awards by UCLU . The following colleagues received awards in the category of Outstanding Teaching: Kevin Inston, Marta Niccolai, Stephen Fay and Zoltan Biedermann; and Marie Fournier received an award in the category of Outstanding Support for Teaching. More...


Lampedusa: Migratory Space, Memory and Aesthetics

The spatial dimension of Lampedusa and the Mediterranean has never been of greater political relevance than it is today. While boat migrants and refugees approaching Lampedusa are de-individualised by the media, detained by law enforcement, or find their anonymous resting place in the waters of the Mediterranean, recent documentaries, festivals, video-art and heritage sites - on and beyond the island - have attempted, in different ways, to put a face on the migrant and review the Mediterranean passage. More...

Starts: Oct 23, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Poesia e omosessualità nel Novecento italiano

Luca Baldoni, dopo la laurea in Tedesco e Storia dell'arte presso il Trinity College di Dublino, si e' specializzato a UCL in poesia italiana del Novecento con una tesi di dottorato su Umberto Saba. Attualmente e' Adjunct Professor of Italian Studies presso la James Madison University (Florence Program). Si occupa di poesia moderna e gay studies, e ha pubblicato numerosi saggi e traduzioni in questo ambito in riviste specializzate in Italia e all'estero. Poesia: Sensi diversi (2005 - "Premio Camaiore" per l'opera prima); Territori d'oltremare 1998-2007 (Premio Sandro Penna per l'inedito). Curatele e traduzioni: Christina Rossetti, Donne in amore, Selected Poems (2011); J. W. Goethe, Elegie romane (2012); Le parole tra gli uomini. Antologia di poesia gay italiana dal Novecento al presente (2012). More...

Starts: Oct 29, 2014 6:00:00 PM


An Icelander's guide to planetary astronomy: maps and diagrams in GkS 1812 4to (s. xiv)

Dale Kedwards (University of York) will present as part of the Medieval Scandinavian Seminar Series. The paper will last the better part of an hour, with questions to follow. Refreshments provided. All welcome! More...

Starts: Oct 30, 2014 5:30:00 PM

From the Grotesque to the Galilean: Margherita Costa and the Spectacle of Baroque Female Dramaturgy

JESSICA GOETHALS (Villa I Tatti, Harvard University) More...

Starts: Nov 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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Lunch Hour Lecture: Short films from a small nation - marketing postwar Denmark

Dr Claire Thomson, UCL Scandinavian Studies - School of European Languages, Culture & Society (SELCS) More...

Starts: Nov 13, 2014 1:15:00 PM