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.
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.
Monash Warwick joint PhD innovation
In research that will take him to Italy, England and Australia, Mr Goffredo Polizzi, one of the first students to receive a coveted Monash Warwick joint PhD scholarship, is examining how Italians form their identities in light of changing cultural influences. Associate Professor Rita Wilson from Monash University, and Associate Professor Loredana Polezzi from the Warwick School of Modern Languages and Cultures, are jointly supervising Goffredo’s research. The Monash Warwick Alliance is an innovative approach to higher education that is accelerating the exchange of people, ideas and information between Monash and Warwick Universities. For the full story, see here.
Dr Alessandra De Martino Cappuccio (Department of Italian) shares her experience of how a researcher development opportunity can lead to great things
Article published in the December 2013 E-Newsletter for Research Active Staff from the Learning and Development Centre. Full E-Newsletter can be accessed at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/researchers/about/newsletter_december_2013.pdf