This year’s winners (and the conferences they will organise) are as follows:
Rebecca Carnevali and Gloria Moorman (Centre for the Study of the Renaissance)
‘More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy 1570s-1700s’
Liam Lewis and Jane Sinnett-Smith (French)
‘Bodies in Flux: Rewriting the Body in Medieval Literature, Art and Culture 1000-1450
Gianmarco Mancosu (Italian)
‘Trespassing the Borders: Redefining Postcolonialism from Peripheral Experiences’
The winners of the competition are each given a research budget of £400 and a conference budget of £600, and are invited to organise a one-day interdisciplinary conference during the following academic year.
Deirdre McMahon's translations published
Many congratulations to Deirdre McMahon, student taking the MA in Translation, Writing and Cultural Difference, who has had her translations of two poems by Austrian-Slovene writer, Maja Haderlap, published in Berlin-based journal, No-Mans-Land: see http://www.no-mans-land.org/issue10.htm.
Kate Willman's Successful Viva
Warmest congratulations to Kate Willman in Italian Studies, who had a very successful PhD viva on 26th November. Kate's thesis, entitled 'New Italian Epic: History, Journalism and the 21st Century "Novel"', was examined by Ann Caesar (Warwick) and Florian Mussgnug (UCL), who defined it 'a highly engaging, lively and critically alert piece of work'. The supervisors were Jenny Burns and Fabio Camilletti.
Dr. James Hodkinson of SMLC, currently researching Islam in German History, has been invited to take part in an event hosted by Woking People of Faith Interfaith forum, alongside prominent speakers in Woking on November 18th, 7pm.
New (2016) national ranking success for German Studies at Warwick
The most recently published Complete University Guide (2016) sees German Studies at Warwick rise a further two places to 3rd position in its national league table, placing Warwick German just behind Cambridge and Durham, and ahead of Newcastle, Oxford, King’s College London, and St Andrews.
Dr Mary Harrod (French Studies) appeared on BBC Radio 3's 'Free Thinking' programme on Thursday 9th July 2015 to discuss French intellectual culture.
Dr Seán Allan (German Studies) Screening Art. Modernism and the Socialist Imaginary in East German Cinema
Fabienne Viala attends opening of Guadeloupe slavery memorial alongside French President François Hollande and six African Heads of State
Associate Professor of Hispanic and Caribbean Studies, Fabienne Viala, is travelling to the Caribbean as a special guest at the inauguration on 10th May 2015 of the Memorial ACTe, the first public slavery memorial on the island of Guadeloupe. Click on the news headline above to read more!
Professor Seán Hand to contribute to international MOOCs symposium
Professor Seán Hand, Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick, will participate in the international symposium in the HERCuLES series jointly organised by the Academia Europaea and the Wenner-Gren Foundation, on Emerging Models of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: from Books to MOOCs, at the Wenner-Gren Center Stockholm, from May 21-23, 2015. For more information see here.
Four PhD students in the School have been successful in their bids to win funding from Warwick's Humanities Research Centre to stage their own events and projects.
Professor Anne Fuchs (German Studies) to mark the anniversary of the Dresden bombing at high profile memorial events in Germany next week
German Studies' Seán Allan will be speaking in Manchester on 30 January at a conference on preparing for new A levels
Department of German Studies staff members James Jordan and Stephen Lamb co-edit new edition of complete works of Ernst Toller
Warwick German colleagues James Jordan and Stephen Lamb are proud to announce the publication this month of a new ‘kritische Studienausgabe’ of the complete works of Ernst Toller.
Public Engagement award for French Studies academic
Dr Kate Astbury, Associate Professor and Reader in the Department of French Studies, is one of this year's University winners of the Research Impact and Public Engagement Awards, given in recognition of an academic's strong focus on public understanding and involvement in research activity. The list of all winners can be viewed here. Dr Astbury's work especially analyses the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era, and is decribed here.