Modern Languages Seminar Series 2018/19 (Semester 1)

Posted by jcm22 at Nov 15, 2018 12:17 PM |
The Department of Modern Languages are proud to present their first three seminars for 2018/19


28 November 2018  - 'Narrating the Past, Contesting the Present': the Resistance in the contemporary Italian novel.
Dr Maria Urban (University of Amsterdam)

This talk will explore the revival of the Resistance’ and its articulation in the contemporary novel arguing that the fictional antifascism is a powerful metaphor to address social and political issues of the present, and to promote new forms of both literary and political engagement.

12 December 2018 - Gender identities in Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Literatures
Dr Emma Staniland and Dr Maite Maite Usoz de la Fuente (University of Leicester)

Princesas y Antiprincesas: re-inscribing and re-writing female gender identity in contemporary Latin American adolescent and children’s literature, plus Girl, interrupted: intertextuality in Marta Sanz's Daniela Astor y la caja negra (2013)

16 January 2019 - Sois sage aux despens de Rome et de la Grèce: Learning from classical, Renaissance and modern Antigones
Professor Sarah Knight (University of Leicester)

This talk examines the kinds of lessons that classical, Renaissance and modern authors representing the story of Antigone variously in English, French, Greek and Latin were interested in delivering.

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