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Student Oscar Schiavone wins Giuseppe Giusti literary prize

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

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.

New LINKS Research Seminar launches

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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.

Five SELCs staff members win UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards

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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.

Student Simon Young wins French Cinema Essay Prize

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Simon Young (French 2009-2013) has won the Undergraduate Essay Prize awarded by the Association for Studies in French Cinema, for his essay on ‘the Function of Landscape as Signifier’ in Swiss cinema. This is the second time one of our students has been awarded this prestigious prize, after Hannah Mowat (French with Film) in 2009.

Walton Glyn-Jones

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It is with sadness that we note the death in September of Professor Walton Glyn-Jones, a distinguished and prolific scholar of Scandinavian studies.

AHRC Translating Cultures grant awarded

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A UCL-University of Bristol-Cardiff University partnership has been awarded an AHRC Translating Cultures research grant of £186,279. The two-year project entitled, ‘Translating the Literatures of Small European Nations’ is led by Dr Rajendra Chitnis (Bristol) with Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (UCL SELCS), Prof. Zoran Milutinović (UCL SSEES) and Dr Rhian Atkin (Cardiff) as Co-Investigators.

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

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Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (UCL SELCS) explains how perception of the Nordic countries abroad has swayed between two extremes for nearly a century...

Street art of Argentina

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Tanya Filer

Tanya Filer looks at how street art in Argentina is used to commemorate tragedies.

Tanya is Collaborative Exchange Scholar at Yale University from summer 2014.She is also a final-year doctoral candidate in Latin American Studies in SELCS, completing a thesis on "Secrecy and the Production of Political Intimacy in Argentina, 1983 - 1999."

Jochen Hung compares Germany’s recent World Cup win to its political attitude (Guardian)

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Jochen Hung

Find out why Dr Jochen Hung (UCL German) is comparing Germany’s recent win of the World Cup to its political attitude, which focuses more on team work than individual leadership.

Dr Geraldine Brodie - Translating Idomeneus

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Dr Geraldine Brodie, teaching fellow in SELCS hosts a debate, "Translating Idomeneus" at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill. Read more about the evening on the Gate Theatre's Blog.

Café Culture: Games at the Grant broadcast on London Live

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Cafe Culture: Games at the Grant - Elizabeth Dearnley


The legacy of Jean Jaurès

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Philippe Marlière

To mark the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Jean Jaurès, Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL SELCS) discusses his legacy in French politics.

Forget Ukip - euroscepticism in France would give Farage a run for his money

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Philippe Marlière

The UK may see itself as the traditional voice of scepticism in Europe, but with the rise of Marine Le Pen's Front National France's view of the union is far from favourable. Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL French) comments on France’s far from favourable view of the European Union.

Professor John Dickie comments on Pope meeting mafia victims' families

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John Dickie

Commenting on the pope meeting with mafia victims' families for the first time, Professor John Dickie (UCL Italian) said:

Italian affiliate student premiers new play

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A play about the Battle of Culloden in 1746, La ballata del drago e del leone - Alba gu bràth (‘The Ballad of the Dragon and the Lion - Scotland Forever’) was written by Valerio Bruner, an affiliate student in the Italian Department 2009-10.

Professor Philippe Marliere on BBC Radio 4

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Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL SELCS) comments on France’s reaction to the recent revelations on President Francois Hollande’s personal life.

Book Release - Entering the Frame: Cinema & History in the Films of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi

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Professor Robert Lumley has published his study of two protagonists of contemporary art and avant-garde cinema in Italian.

Hans Keilson Book Release

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A book on the German-Jewish writer and psychoanalyst Hans Keilson co-edited and with an introduction by Andreas Martin Widmann (UCL German Department) has just been released.

FIGS Research Scholarships

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The application details and deadline for the FIGS Research Scholarships have been announced. There are five awards of £5,000 each. The UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities webpage Postgraduate Research Studentships gives further details.

Wolfson Scholarship Deadline Announced

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The deadline for applications for the Wolfson Scholarship will be 5pm on 17th January 2014.

For more information, please see the SELCS Prospective Research Students page.

FIGS Funding

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Applications are invited for up to £1,500 for the following sources of funding:

  • Theme based conferences
  • interdisciplinary seminar series
  • Workshops
  • Postgraduate Research Studentships.

£5000 Grants from CHIRP

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CHIRP (Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects) invites applications to its Small Research Grants Scheme, for grants of up to £5000.

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