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Storytelling in the Middle Ages: An Evening of Tall Tales, Music and Werewolves

Start: Oct 8, 2014 7:00:00 PM
End: Oct 8, 2014 9:00:00 PM

Tamsin Dearnley playing the harp
Storytelling in the Middle Ages will be an informal evening of storytelling, music and discussion, in which participants will be introduced to some fantastical tales from the Middle Ages and invited to try their hand at creating their own.

Hans Christian Andersen - A Storyteller for our Time?

Start: Oct 9, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: Oct 9, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Hans Christian Andersen
This event is made possible with generous support from the Danish Agency for Culture.

‘Only doing my duty’: Defining Perpetrators in Relation to State Sanctioned Violence

Start: Oct 10, 2014 9:30:00 AM
End: Oct 10, 2014 7:30:00 PM

The past two decades have seen a shift from focusing on victims of Nazi violence towards a new interest in perpetrators. The workshop explores the subject of perpetration and its aftermath. The contributions question our understanding of the term “perpetrator”, look at the representation of perpetrators in literary accounts and self- narratives, and deal with family histories. The workshop is organized by the Reverberations of War research group in the German Department.

Combating Ransom Kidnapping in Modern Italy: Magistrates, Memoirs, Media

Start: Oct 22, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 22, 2014 8:00:00 PM

ALESSANDRA MONTALBANO (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)

Lampedusa: Migratory Space, Memory and Aesthetics

Start: Oct 23, 2014 3:00:00 PM
End: Oct 23, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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.

Poesia e omosessualità nel Novecento italiano

Start: Oct 29, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 29, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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).

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

Start: Oct 30, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 30, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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!
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