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Jacques Rancière to speak at Warwick on 'Politics of the Landscape'

Philosopher Jacques Rancière will deliver a paper in the School of Modern Language and Cultures on Monday 1st February 2021, 3.00-4.30pm, 'Politics of the Landscape'. The paper marks the launch of our new Warwick seminar for interdisciplinary French Studies. In this paper, drawn from his recently published Le Temps du paysage : aux origines de la révolution esthétique (La Fabrique, 2020), Jacques Rancière explores the interconnections between aesthetics and politics in conceptions of landscape, starting out from an extended commentary on three events of 1790: two publications (Kant’s Critique of Judgment and Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France) and one journey, Wordsworth’s travels through the political landscape of revolutionary France. The paper will be delivered in English and followed by a response from Oliver Davis. The seminar will take place on MS Teams. All are welcome but registration is required; please contact the convenor, Oliver Davis (O.Davis@warwick.ac.uk) to register.



Dr James Hodkinson and Dr Silke Horstkotte publish a special edition of 'Poetics Today' on 'Postsecularisms.'

"In extending the discussion about postsecularities to hitherto neglected media, the increasingly self-reflexive nature of what we are calling postsecular art becomes apparent—and this is of particular interest to us in this volume. Working in the early twenty-first century, the writers, jazz musicians, TV directors, producers, and performance artists whose work we discuss appear to be thinking quite explicitly about not only how religion has returned to inflect and complicate their artistic visions but also how their art can comment upon and shape renewed perceptions of religion and religious experience. They show how aesthetic practice itself can constitute a postsecular stance, thus inviting a corresponding stance on the part of researchers."

The edition also carries an article by Reader in French at Warwick, Dr Douglas Morrey.

Read the articles and introduction to the special edition here.


Raquel Navas wins the ASELE 2020 Research Prize

Raquel Navas, Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies, has been awarded with the 𝗔𝗦𝗘𝗟𝗘 (Asociación para la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera) 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗠𝗔 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗶𝘀 for her work on Linguist Landscapes as a tool to promote connections with the target language and culture. This award recognizes the best dissertation of the year and will publish Raquel's work in 2021.

For more information: Asele research prizes

 



Dr James Hodkinson publishes a major volume surveying the position of German language culture in academia and beyond.

Over several years, working with Dr Benedict Schofield (KCL) James Hodkinson has curated an important volume of essays that asses the state of German Studies in education, but also in the worlds beyond it. Published by Camden House (Boydell & Brewer), James has written a blog reflecting on the book and its relevance. Read the entry here!


Incident in Hanau near Frankfurt

You may be aware that there was a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt last night and that several people were killed.

If you have been affected in any way by what happened, please get in touch with us (either with Andrea Klaus or Elisabeth Herrmann, the Head of German, or your Personal Tutor). The counselling support is also available at counselling@warwick.ac.uk. The emergency phone number for the university is 024765-22222 (24/7).

Thu 20 Feb 2020, 11:23 | Tags: German - News Wellbeing Arts Faculty

French Society: LWS Night Shelter appeal

The French Soc is supporting the Leamington Night Shelter (LWS) this Christmas. there will be a box in the TRC where you can put items. For information about what to give, please see: https://www.lwsnightshelter.org/shopping-list

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 10:20 | Tags: French - News SMLC News Arts Faculty

The Warwick Student Experience Survey

Want to share what’s great about being at your University? Have suggestions on what needs to improve around campus?

Have your say in the Warwick Student Experience Survey between 11 November and 8 December.

Tue 12 Nov 2019, 10:03 | Tags: Postgraduates, Undergraduate, SMLC News, Arts Faculty

Jim Shields discusses the death and legacy of former French President Jacques Chirac

Professor Jim Shields appeared on France 24, Radio France Internationale and LBC radio to discuss Chirac’s death, his legacy, defining moments of his presidency, and his place in modern French history. He also gave an interview on Brexit to the Colombian daily Portafolio.

Mon 07 Oct 2019, 10:48 | Tags: SMLC News, Arts Faculty

Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres: 15th December 1942 - 23rd July 2019

It is with great sadness that we have to report that our colleague and friend Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres has passed away. Please click on the headline to read some dear memories from some of the people who knew him best.

Tue 30 Jul 2019, 17:01 | Tags: Modern Languages - News SMLC News Arts Faculty

SMLC students selected to join Brazilian summer school

At the start of 2019 Warwick was invited to nominate two students to attend the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)'s Summer School on Brazilian Studies. After a competitive selection process, Lucia Evans and Will Gennings from Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures were awarded scholarships co-funded by UFMG and Warwick.


Professor Ingrid De Smet has been admitted as a member of the Academia Europaea

Professor Ingrid De Smet has been admitted as a member of the Academia Europaea (Section of Literary and Theatrical Studies). The Academia Europaea (formed in 1988) is the pan-European academy of science, humanities and letters, with a membership of over 3800 eminent scholars, drawn from all countries of Europe, and all disciplines, nationalities and geographical locations.


Jim Shields discusses political developments in France

Jim Shields discusses political developments in France

Professor Jim Shields published a comment article on the LSE’s EUROPP site and was interviewed by France 24 and Bloomberg News on recent elections and political developments in France.

Mon 10 Jun 2019, 10:37 | Tags: French - News SMLC News Arts Faculty

Jim Shields discusses the EU, Brexit and political events in France

Professor Jim Shields has had analysis columns on France and Brexit published in the Spanish national daily La Razón. He also appeared in the Colombian financial newspaper Portafolio, Mexican daily El Universal, Slovenian daily Večer and Sunday Express.

Fri 29 Mar 2019, 10:14 | Tags: French - News SMLC News Arts Faculty

Professor Kate Astbury will be on the BBC World Service Thursday 28th March at 9.06am

Professor Kate Astbury will be on the BBC World Service programme The Forum talking about Napoleon Bonaparte this Thursday 28th March at 9.06am UK time. Hosted by Bridget Kendall, the programme also includes contributions from Annie Jourdan (University of Amsterdam) and Rafe Blaufarb (Florida State University).



Inspiring Women Student Series

Come along and be inspired. One hour talks, 1-2pm Wednesdays followed by informal networking over refreshments 24th October 2018, MS.03 Maths and Statistics (Zeeman Building)

Emma Kennedy, Actress, Writer, TV and Radio presenter




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