Seminars and research events across the School
School of Languages at Lunchtime Series – SALTS
SALTS is a new interdisciplinary research forum for the entire research community in the School of Modern Languages and beyond. The School strongly promotes interdisciplinary research across several fields including comparative medieval and early modern studies, Film History and Film Aesthetics, Postcolonial and Transnational Studies, Migration Studies, Translation Studies, Renaissance Studies, Memory Studies, Gender Studies and Disability Studies.
Members of our vibrant research community engage in editorial and archival work, sociocultural and political contextualization, philosophical and theoretical interrogation, medical and psychiatric history. Their research addresses the urgent issues of linguistic, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity in Europe, Africa, North America, the Caribbean and Central and South America. By examining the reception and reshaping of philosophical, intellectual and literary traditions, they also contribute to a nuanced understanding of what is involved in transcultural and intercultural encounters and translations.
Designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogue, SALTS adopts a dynamic and informal format. Presenters from a particular discipline will team up with a respondent from a different subject area who is working in a related field. A short paper or position statement will be circulated ahead of each lunchtime talk and form the basis for the response and the ensuing discussion.
So if you want to find out what colleagues are working on in the School of Modern Languages and beyond, come to the SALTS talks which will be launched on 25 November:
25 November (1pm, H 1.48): Food and Culture
Presenter: Beat Kümin (Department of History, Warwick University)
Respondent: Cecilia Muratori (Italian; School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Warwick University)
Professor Anne Fuchs, Director of Research
French Research Seminar: 2015-16
An exciting team of speakers is lined up for the French Studies Seminar Series 2015-16 in our School of Modern Languages and Cultures. All are welcome. All talks are at 4pm.
Wednesday 21 October
Reception to celebrate publication of Dr. Mary Harrod's monograph, From France with Love: Gender and Identity in French Romantic Comedy (I. B. Tauris 2015), room H4.44 (tbc).
Thursday 19 November
Prof. Adrian Armstrong (QMUL), '"Mon cierge trouvay soufflé’": Masculinity and its tensions in François Villon', R 1.13.
Wednesday 20 January
Elisabeth Wallmann (Warwick), 'Insects, Instincts, and Political Economy: Animal Nature and its Role in Physiocracy', R.0.03/4.
Wednesday 24 February
Dr. Jennifer Oliver (Oxford) - ‘Machines and machinations: mechanisms of war in French Renaissance literature’, H454.
This paper will explore the analogical connections and tensions between war machines and statecraft in the work of Rabelais, Montaigne, and d’Aubigné. While mechanistic analogies were (and remain) commonplace in political thought, such imagery may also test the practical and ethical limits of allegory. What happens when the boundaries between man and machine become blurred? In particular, what can semantically flexible terms such as ‘engin’ and ‘bastiment’ tell us about the exploration of these boundaries in the period?
Wednesday 1 June
Dr. Thomas Baldwin (Kent), 'Roland Barthes: The Proust Variations', H 0.60.
German Interdisciplinary Workshop: 2015-16
All talks are at 4pm in H2.02 unless otherwise indicated.
Wednesday 21 October
The Warwick Workshop for Interdisciplinary German Studies supports the
Speakers: Prof. Elizabeth Boa (Nottingham), Dr Caroline Duttlinger (Oxford), Prof. Anne Fuchs (Warwick), Dr. Nick Lawrence (Warwick).
3.00-5.30 pm, MS.04
Hispanic Studies Events: 2015-16
Brazilian music featuring Clelia Irazun including wine reception, 5.30-7pm, Warwick Arts Centre
La isla mínima (Marshland), 8:45pm, Warwick Arts Centre cinema
Undergraduate social event organised by the Hispanic Society, 7:15pm, room S0.28 - contact: R.Chohdha@warwick.ac.uk
Research seminar with Helena Miguélez Carballera (Bangor University/ British Academy Mid-Career Fellow): 'Notes on the Postcolonial Spain Project: Ramifications for Contemporary Hispanism', 5:15 pm, IAS seminar room, Millburn House
Iluminados por el fuego, film screening and Q&A with Embassy Minister Gustavo Bobrik, Embassy Secretary Pedro López Godoy and Dr Santiago Oyarzabal (University of Warwick), 6-8:20pm, Warwick Arts Centre cinema
This event is kindly supported by the Embassy of Argentina
To reserve a FREE ticket, email: email@example.com
WISPS XVI Annual Conference, Keynotes: Rosa Montero and Ana Luísa Amaral
Cinema workshop with director ‘in residence’ Andrés Di Tella, supported by Santander Universities, chair: Dr José Arroyo (University of Warwick), 4pm, room A0.28 See Poster
Thursday 28 January
Prof Dominic Keown (University of Cambridge) Catalan Cinema (FULL TITLE TBC), 3-4:30PM, room F.25A Millburn House
Thursday 25 February
Jaime Luis Huenún (Chilean Mapuche writer and poet), Workshop on South American Indigenous poetry (some knowledge of Spanish needed), 3-4:30, room F.25A Millburn House
Tuesday 15 March
Belén Gopegui (Spanish writer), Literature and social activism, 4:30-6pm, room H0.01 Humanities Building
Thursday 17 March
Luciana Zorzoli (CONICET, Argentina), Reassessing State – Union relationship during the Dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983), 1-3pm, room H2.02 Humanities Building
Wednesday 11 May
Mercedes Cebrián (Spanish writer), Writing workshop, 3:30-5pm, room H3.56 Humanities Building - Open to all Humanities and Social Sciences PG students
Italian Research Seminar: 2015-16
Tuesday 17 November, 4-6 pm
Digital Tools for Humanities Research: A Workshop
with Bryan Brazeau, Tomi Oladepo, Gioia Panzarella
Room H4.50 (Renaissance Centre) poster
Wednesday 27 January, 5-7pm
Federico Faloppa (University of Reading) presents his book Sbiancare un etiope (Aracne, 2013)
Respondent Naomi Wells (University of Warwick)
IAS Seminar Room (Millburn House)
Monday 1 February, 4-6 pm
Bryan Brazeau (University of Warwick) on A Good Offense: Poetics and Society in Sixteenth-Century Italy.
Respondent Alessio Cotugno (University of Warwick)
Room H4.50 (Renaissance Centre)
Thursday 11 February, 5-7pm
Mila Milani (University of Warwick) on Translation and Post-hegemony in post-WWII Italy: Left-wing Publishers and the Italian Communist Party.
Respondent Chantal Wright (University of Warwick)
Tuesday 23 February, 4-6pm
Alessandra Aloisi (University of Warwick) will present her research project Distraction as a Philosophical Concept and a Stylistic Device in France and Italy. 17th-19th Centuries.
Respondent Cecilia Muratori (University of Warwick)
Friday 4 March, 2-8pm
Identities in Motion
Legacies and Representations of Mobility in Contemporary Italy
Organizers: Gianmarco Mancosu (University of Warwick) and Gioia Panzarella (University of Warwick)
Wolfson Research Exchange, University Library
Wednesday 9 March, 5-7pm
Presentation of Ten steps. Critical enquiries on Leopardi (Peter Lang, 2015), with Fabio Camilletti (University of Warwick) and Paola Cori (University of Birmingham).
Respondent Alessio Cotungo (University of Warwick)
Thursday 5 May, 11-13
Lunch-Workshop with translator Richard Dixon flyer
Wednesday 11 May , 4-6 pm
Angelo Maria Mangini (University of Bologna) on A Tale of Two Sirens: Ozick, Tomasi di Lampedusa and the Gender of the Uncanny.
Respondent: Fabio Camilletti (University of Warwick)