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School of Modern Languages and Cultures PG Symposium

The Wolfson Research Exchange

Tuesday 24th May 2016. Starting at 12 noon.


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Gioia Panzarella Conference ShowcaseRound TableShowcase


12.00 - 1.00: LUNCH
1.00 - 1.30: Opening remarks by Dr Jenny Burns (Academic Director of Graduate Studies - School of Modern Languages and Cultures) and contributions by Kate Courage (Academic Support Librarian) and Zara Hooley (CADRE Administrator).

1.30 - 2.30: 1st Panel Forms of Humanity in the Middle Ages

chaired by Dr Cecilia Muratori.
- Jane Sinnett-Smith: Blood stains and sacred bodies in Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence’s Old French Vie de Saint Thomas Becket

- Liam Lewis: Sense-sational Animals: Fatal Attraction and the Death-drive in Tyolet and Philippe de Thaon’s Bestiaire

2.30 - 2.40: Short Break

2.40 - 3.40: 2nd Panel Challenges of Technology and Politics in the Contemporary World

Chaired by Dr Christine Achinger.
- Holly Langstaff: The Inhuman and the Technical in Maurice Blanchot’s Literary Space

- William Rispin: Les Républicains and the challenges of a political system in transition

3.40 - 4.00: COFFEE BREAK


Chaired by Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper.

Contributions by:

- Santiago Oyarzabal: Latin American Film Festival at Warwick (organized by Sofía Mercader)

- Maria Belova, Sara Boezio: Milan: Crossroad of Cultures (co-organized with Giulia Brecciaroli)

- Rebecca Carnevali and Gloria Moorman: More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s-1700s

- Maria Roca Lizarazu: The Memory Group

- Clare Siviter: The doctoral network Revolutionary Researchers, c. 1789-1830

- Matt Coneys: Shaping the Self: Print culture and the construction of collective identity (1460-1660) (co-organized with Rebecca Pillière)

- Laëtitia Saint-Loubert: A Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean Insecurities and Creativity

- Gioia Panzarella: Identities in Motion (co-organized with Gianmarco Mancosu)

5.50 - 6.00: CLOSING REMARKS

The Event

We are happy to announce that the School of Modern Languages and Cultures Postgraduate Symposium will be held within the CADRE Postgraduate Research Festival. The event is open to masters and doctoral students and will be organized into two main sessions:

Paper session

Following the success of the past two years, we welcome proposals that explore the ongoing research in the School postgraduate community. In this session postgraduate students will have the chance to present a paper in a friendly environment, in order explore connections among all areas of Modern Languages and Cultures research.
The organisers invite proposals for 15-20 minute papers. Please send a title and a short abstract (100-200 words) to the organizers by 16th May 2016 at noon.

Round table: Conference Showcase

Participants will be given 5-10 minutes to present an academic event that they have organized in the past/are currently organising/plan to organize in the future. We welcome speakers interested in the organization of events of various formats (conference, seminars, reading groups, workshop, panels, etc.).

This round table will give the chance to give a report about the research projects and outcome behind the events and open a discussion among the PG community in the School. The aim of this session is also to share good practices (funding opportunities and budgeting, choosing the date and venue, promotion, IT facilities, etc.) in organizing academic events, encourage self-reflective practices among postgraduate students, and explore collaboration within the School PG community.

If you want to book a slot please send the title of your event and a webpage (if applicable) of your event to the organizers by 16th May 2016 at noon.

The organizing committee: Nicholas Fontana and Gioia Panzarella
Please be in touch with us if you would like to join the organizing committee.

Book a place to attend as a delegate

A full programme detailing the sessions on offer will soon be available. Registering your intention to attend will help the organising comittee to book catering and confirm arrangements.