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New Cooperation Agreement with Wallonie-Bruxelles International

New Cooperation Agreement with Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Posted by yaj1 at Jun 06, 2019 02:20 PM |

The School of Arts is delighted to have established a Cooperation Agreement with Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI) to host Simon Lambert as Academic and Cultural Liaison Officer for the UK. In this new role Simon Lambert will work towards creating and enhancing academic and cultural partnerships between the UK and French-speaking Belgium, both at the level of the School and the University and across the UK. The new agreement builds on the School’s prior successful links with Wallonie-Bruxelles International and will initially run for a period of two years.

Simon Lambert’s staff page can be found here.

Decolonising the Vikings: The Midlands Viking Symposium 2019

Decolonising the Vikings: The Midlands Viking Symposium 2019

Posted by yaj1 at May 20, 2019 10:50 AM |

The Midlands Viking Symposium 2019 took place on Saturday the 27th of April at the University of Leicester, and was a great success. An annual event pitched at the interested public, the Symposium presents the latest Viking research by Midlands-based researchers, and rotates between the Universities of Leicester, Nottingham, and Birmingham.

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The Shadow of Kishinev in Joyce’s Ulysses

The Shadow of Kishinev in Joyce’s Ulysses

Posted by yaj1 at May 15, 2019 09:17 AM |

Dr Anne Marie D’Arcy (English) will give the Annual Bloomsday lecture at the Irish Jewish Museum, on 12 June 2019. It will explore previously overlooked references to the Kishinev massacre in Ulysses, on 12 June 2019. Her lecture will examine Joyce’s treatment of that most pernicious of medieval myths, the accusation of ritual murder, which sparked the pogrom in Dubossary, as well as Ireland's response to the massacre – most notably the work of Michael Davitt. Anne Marie will also be giving the inaugural Bloomsweek lecture for the Irish National Museum of Childhood, on the depiction of Joyce's upbringing in his work (15 June), a keynote lecture on her forthcoming monograph, James Joyce and the Irish Middle Ages, at the Trieste Joyce School (23-29 June).

Further information is available here.

Exploring Saint-Denis and Notre-Dame

Exploring Saint-Denis and Notre-Dame

Posted by yaj1 at May 02, 2019 02:25 PM |

Dr Anne Marie D’Arcy (English) has written a blog exploring the foundation and construction of Notre-Dame cathedral for the Irish Humanities Alliance. You can find out more about the history of the cathedral and the related construction of Saint-Denis here.

50th Anniversary of Joe Orton's 'What the Butler Saw'

50th Anniversary of Joe Orton's 'What the Butler Saw'

Posted by yaj1 at May 01, 2019 03:35 PM |

To mark the 50th anniversary of Joe Orton's play What the Butler Saw, Dr Emma Parker hosted an event at The British Library featuring actor Timothy West (Rance in the 1987 BBC version of the play) and Hayward Morse (who played Nick in the original 1969 production) plus Tony Award-winning director John Tillinger and Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, Leicester.

The evening produced startling revelations and some rude stories about the original production of the play, in a typically Ortonesque manner.

 

Masters Excellence Scholarship in CSSAH

Posted by rj204 at Mar 25, 2019 09:45 AM |

Applications for College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Masters Excellence Scholarships are now open. - Deadline 31 May

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Cassandra Complex: Mistranslated Prophecies and Apocalyptic Visions

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 24, 2019 04:59 PM |

21 March 2019 - Part of the LeCTIS Seminar Series 2018/19 - Spring

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NRPSI and the regulation of professional interpreting

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 24, 2019 04:20 PM |

14 March 2019 - Part of the LeCTIS Seminar Series 2018/19 - Spring. A presentation by the Executive Director of the NRPSI on the organisation, its roles and responsibilities, and the benefits of registering for it.

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Subtitling African American English in to French

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 24, 2019 03:45 PM |

14 February 2019 - Part of the LeCTIS Seminar Series 2018/19 - Spring. Drawing on the fields of translation studies, sociolinguistics and film studies, this talk analyses the French subtitling of African American English in a corpus of films from the United States.

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Reframing narratives of conflict: case study of the media narratives of the 2014 incursion into Gaza

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 24, 2019 03:40 PM |

7 February 2019 - Part of the LeCTIS Seminar Series 2018/19 - Spring. The seminar will focus on how international news organisations (re)narrate violent conflicts and how media institutions contribute in shaping different social reality, using the 2014 Israeli incursion into Gaza as a case study.

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The “Introductions” to touristic guides in Chinese and in Italian: pragmatic strategies of communications and challenges for the translations

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 24, 2019 03:35 PM |

31 January 2019 - Part of the LeCTIS Seminar Series 2018/19 - Spring

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Factors influencing innovative textbook use in EFL learning

Factors influencing innovative textbook use in EFL learning

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 23, 2019 12:30 PM |

28 January 2019 - This presentation describes a study from a context of change in a rural Japanese technical college (kosen).

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The L1 advantage? :a comparison of L1/L2 speaking rates in ELF business meeting

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 16, 2019 01:10 PM |

8 May 2019 - Part of the Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series, this paper reports on Dr Rogerson-Revell's study of variation in L1/L2 speech rate in authentic international business meetings.

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Words that make room for attention

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 16, 2019 12:25 PM |

20 February 2019 - Part of the Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series, this talk is about Dr Mary Ann Lund's ongoing project ‘Poetry and Presence’, a series of public outreach activities (including an exhibition and a retreat) dedicated to the meditative reading of poetry

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Evelyn Waugh in America

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 14, 2019 02:45 PM |

20 March 2019 - Part of the Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series, with speaker Professor Martin Stannard

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Decolonising Heritage and Curriculum Change

Decolonising Heritage and Curriculum Change

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 14, 2019 02:20 PM |

6 February 2019 - Part of the Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series with Dr Corinne Fowler who will be discussing changing public perceptions of British heritage.

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Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series for 2018/19 (Semester 2)

Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series for 2018/19 (Semester 2)

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 14, 2019 01:05 PM |

We are proud to announce the next selection of engaging short seminars, continuing the seminar series for 2018/19.

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Underwater Love: Romantic Poets and Sacred Founts

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 14, 2019 12:40 PM |

23 January 2019 - Part of the Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series, with speaker Professor Phil Shaw.

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Columban Texts and Joyce’s ‘book of kills’ (FW 482.33): Insular Manuscripts and the Limits of Paleographic Expertise in Finnegans Wake.

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 14, 2019 01:10 PM |

6 March 2019 - Part of the Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series, with speaker Dr Anne Marie D'Arcy.

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Ntozake Shange Memorial Event

Ntozake Shange Memorial Event

Posted by jcm22 at Dec 07, 2018 02:15 PM |

21 December 2018 - Join us in honouring Ntozake Shange’s life and work at this free memorial event co-organised by Literary Leicester, Dare to Diva and SanRoo Publishing.

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