Past events

Blog Entry Colonial Countryside conference
On Friday 16 November 2018, approximately 100 children from across the UK will participate in a child-led writing and history project about the National Trust houses’ Caribbean and East India Company connections.
Blog Entry Interdisciplinary Connections seminar series (Autumn): Analysing Adult Learners’ Talk About Language
14 November 2018 - In this paper we discuss the approach we took to analysing adult language learners’ talk about language in Arabic, French, Spanish and Italian lessons. Though the analysis is still in progress, we will also share some of our preliminary findings.
Blog Entry School of Arts Seminar Series: Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods (Autumn)
This year's series continues with a new collection of short, one-hour lunchtime sessions for the Autumn term, exploring interdisciplinary possibilities.
Blog Entry Interdisciplinary Connections seminar series (Autumn): Women Directors in Hollywood from the 1980s
28 November 2018 - This lecture will offer an introduction to the careers and films of Hollywood’s most profitable female directors – asking that we take seriously the work of women in the mainstream.
Blog Entry Interdisciplinary Connections seminar series (Autumn): Eco-noir, environmental crime and Esther Figueroa’s Limbo
12 December 2018 - Esther Figueroa’s Limbo (2014) depicts a contemporary Jamaica damaged by various forms of environmental harm. Drawing on debates in green criminology and postcolonial ecocriticism, this paper will position Figueroa’s novel within the emerging crime fiction tradition of eco-noir.
Blog Entry History of Art and Film Seminar Series: Cosmic Magic: Talismans and Ciphers in the Objects of Victor Brauner, 1940-1946
12 December 2018 - Unable to flee Vichy France, the Romanian surrealist Victor Brauner hid, alone, in the Alps. Atkin examines the research into magic Brauner here conducted and the protective talismans he created in the context of Surrealism’s broader shift towards the occult.
Blog Entry History of Art and Film Seminar Series 2018/19 (Autumn)
Presenting a year-long programme of four sessions per semester, and interleaving studies of art and film, this series seeks to foster interdisciplinary collaboration within and beyond the department of History of Art and Film.
Blog Entry History of Art and Film Seminar Series: Irena Blühová’s ‘A School for Becoming Human’
5 December 2018 - Dr Julia Secklehner examines the photographs of Irena Blühová. An experienced photojournalist and active Communist, Blühová attended the Bauhaus in 1931. Secklehner’s new approach consists in re-uniting the oft-seperated documentary and modernist tendencies in her work.
Blog Entry History of Art and Film Seminar Series: Mexican man-eaters and American anthropophagi
14 November 2018 - Dr Marc Ripley compares Mexican and US foundation myths as they feature in Jorge Michel Grau’s Somos lo que hay (2010), and it's US adaptation We Are What We Are by Kim Mickle (2013).
Blog Entry History of Art and Film Seminar Series: Challenging gender norms in contemporary Colombian cinema: An examination of female representation in post-2003 films
14 November 2018
Blog Entry Game-based language learning: why, what and how?
8 November 2018 - This presentation introduces a unique approach to Game-based language learning and the pedagogical considerations that helped to promote language development in a low-level English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context.
Blog Entry Representing Kingston
On Saturday 17 November 2018, poet, novelist and broadcaster Kei Miller, and novelist and short story writer Kerry Young, will read from and talk about their fiction.
Blog Entry History of Art and Film Postgraduate Study Awareness Talk
14 November 2018 - Introduction of the programme and application tips by HAF PG Programme Director Professor James Chapman plus an opportunity to discuss PG study experience with our current PG students.
Blog Entry Exploring Multilingual Leicester
5 December 2018 - A School of Arts, and Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement event. Join us to talk about multilingualism in Leicester.
Blog Entry Narrating the Past, Contesting the Present: the Resistance in the contemporary Italian novel
28 November 2018 - Part of the Modern Languages Seminar Series 2018/19 Semester 1 -
Blog Entry Institutional Translation: Practices, Norms and Agency
29 November 2018 - Part of the LeCTIS seminar series: This talk will start by presenting characteristic features of institutional translation then illustrate some examples of research into translation policies and practices in various institutions.
Blog Entry New Walk Editions - Poetry Pamphlet Launch
9 November 2018 - Please join us for the launch of our two new poetry pamphlets, featuring readings from Moniza Alvi, Veronika Krasnova and Mike Barlow.
Blog Entry The Publishing of Chinese Literature in UK - A Case Study of Penguin Books
8 November 2018 - (Part of the LeCTIS seminar series) Delving into the actual publishing process of Chinese literary works, this study will investigate the interaction between translators and the publisher, from commissioning to production.
Blog Entry Translation and Creativity
6 December 2018 - (Part of the LeCTIS seminar series 2018/19) It is the purpose of this talk to dispel the impression that translation is not a creative endeavour and will examine the notion of creativity, and translation.
Blog Entry LeCTIS Seminar Series 2018/19
Leicester Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies (LeCTIS) are pleased to introduce their Autumn Seminar Series sessions for 2018/19.
Blog Entry Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster (IGSRC) Workshop
Feminist readings of hetero-patriarchal sexism and violence in Francophone, Italophone and Hispanophone texts and contexts.
Blog Entry Gender identities in Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Literatures
12 December 2018 - Part of the Modern languages seminar series for 2018/19. 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)
Blog Entry Modern Languages Seminar Series 2018/19 (Semester 1)
The Department of Modern Languages are proud to present their first three seminars for 2018/19
Blog Entry Ntozake Shange Memorial Event
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.
Blog Entry Underwater Love: Romantic Poets and Sacred Founts
23 January 2019 - Part of the Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series, with speaker Professor Phil Shaw.
Blog Entry Factors influencing innovative textbook use in EFL learning
28 January 2019 - This presentation describes a study from a context of change in a rural Japanese technical college (kosen).
Blog Entry Subtitling African American English in to French
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.
Blog Entry Words that make room for attention
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
Blog Entry Sois sage aux despens de Rome et de la Grèce: Learning from classical, Renaissance and modern Antigones'
20 February 2019 - Part of the Modern Languages Seminar Series 2018/19 Semester 1 - 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.
Blog Entry Translating the (M)other: Christina Ali Farah's Madre piccolainto English
21 February 2019 - Part of the LeCTIS Series 2018/19 - Spring. Discussing the English translation of Cristina Ali Farah’s Italian novel Madre piccola (2007), published under the title Little Mother(2011), from a feminist Translation Studies perspective.
Blog Entry Columban Texts and Joyce’s ‘book of kills’ (FW 482.33): Insular Manuscripts and the Limits of Paleographic Expertise in Finnegans Wake.
6 March 2019 - Part of the Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series, with speaker Dr Anne Marie D'Arcy.
Blog Entry Subtitles and Subtitling: Potential for (Foreign) Language Learning
7 March 2019 - Part of the LeCTIS Series 2018/19 - Spring. A presentation on the research of Subtitling as a tool in the learning of a foreign language and its practical applications.
Blog Entry NRPSI and the regulation of professional interpreting
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.
Blog Entry 8th Annual Creative Writing Lecture - Blake Morrison
Literary Leicester and The Centre for New Writing Present: 'Life Writing and the Writing Life', with award-winning author and poet Blake Morrison. In this talk Blake discusses his approach to the challenges of writing books in different genres.
Blog Entry Evelyn Waugh in America
20 March 2019 - Part of the Interdisciplinary Connections: Explorations in Research Methods seminar series, with speaker Professor Martin Stannard
Blog Entry Researching Through Exhibitions
20 March 2019 - Department of History of Art and Film Research Seminar.
Blog Entry Cassandra Complex: Mistranslated Prophecies and Apocalyptic Visions
21 March 2019 - Part of the LeCTIS Seminar Series 2018/19 - Spring
Blog Entry America is also a Québec Novel
25 March 2019 - Colleagues and students are warmly invited to a literary encounter with multi-award winning Québec writers Lise Gauvin and Madeleine Monette.
Blog Entry Decolonising the Vikings: The Midlands Viking Symposium 2019
"The 2019 Midlands Viking Symposium will take place at the University of Leicester on Saturday the 27 April - this year's theme is "Decolonising the Vikings", so we'll be looking at the portrayal of Vikings in TV shows; concepts of nationalism, ethnicity, and gender in the Viking Age; and the (mis)use of Vikings in contemporary politics.
Blog Entry The L1 advantage? :a comparison of L1/L2 speaking rates in ELF business meeting
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.
Blog Entry Why does translation and interpreting matter? – As seen from major events in history and now
16 May 2019 - The 4th annual lecture for the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies. A talk from Prof Binhua Wang from the University of Leeds.
Blog Entry Building Bridges 2019
23 May 2019 - The Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies. Creating links between university programmes and professional translation industry

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