Monday, April 22, 2013

Jenny Rampling in the History Lab

'The Alchymist, in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone'
 by Joseph Wright of Derby (1771)
Dr Jenny Rampling from the University of Cambridge will be giving a talk on Thursday 25th April entitled 'Practically making the philosophers' stone: recreating alchemical experiments'. This History Lab event takes place in Priestman 102 at 5pm. All welcome.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

English Research Seminar

Dr David Fallon will be speaking on the subject of Shelley, Peacock, and the Hookham's Bookshop and Library at the English Research Seminar at 5pm on Wednesday 24th April in Priestman 201. Staff and students from all faculties are welcome.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Cosmopolitanism and diaspora

Jairus Omuteche, whose PhD research on representations of home in the work of Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Toni Morrison is supervised by Drs Kath Kerr-Koch and Geoff Nash (English), has published a comparative analysis of representations of the experience of diasporic home, identity and belonging in the novels of Edwidge Danticat, Dionne Brand, and Chika Unigwe. The chapter, entitled 'Global Cosmopolitanism and Diasporic Singularities' appears in Diasporic Choices (Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013), a volume developed from a conference held at Mansfield College Oxford in 2012. 

Friday, April 05, 2013

Der Tod des Vergil

Hermann Broch 1886-1951
Janet Pearson has given a paper at Reading the Target: Translation as Translation, a symposium which was held at the University of East Anglia on the 23rd-24th March. Janet is a PhD student in the Department of Culture, researching Hermann Broch's late work under the supervision of Drs Fritz Wefelmeyer and Geoff Nash. Her paper was entitled 'A Question of Intuition? An exploration of the art of translation in Hermann Broch's The Death of Vergil (Der Tod des Vergil)'.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Two essays on Romantic Ireland

Dr Alison O'Malley-Younger has published two essays in Romantic Ireland: From Tone to Gonne; Fresh Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Cambridge Scholars, 2013). Bringing together an international line-up of established and emerging scholars, the collection (edited by Paddy Lyons, John Miller and Willy Maley) takes Irish Studies in new directions, by exploring the work of less well-known but hugely significant writers whose work has been neglected or overlooked, as well as the major figures of the period, from Edgeworth and Moore to Yeats and Synge. Alison's essays are entitled '"Lowering the Tone": Wolfe Tone in 1898 - commemoration and commodification', and '"Posing Paddy for Empire": Dion Boucicault Staging the Oirish'.

       Wolfe Tone 1763-1798                   Dion Boucicault 1820-1890

Monday, April 01, 2013

Continental connections

The only known image of
John Toland (1670-1722)
Dr Delphine Doucet will be giving a paper at Continental Connections: Anglo-European Intellectual Networks, c 1500-1800, a conference to be held at Northumbria University on 2nd May. The one-day event explores a range of different, though sometimes overlapping, Anglo-European intellectual networks in the early modern period in an attempt to understand the many ways in which the English connected and shared their ideas with men and women on the Continent. Delphine will be speaking on ‘Translating republicanism and clandestine circulation: Toland’s Pantheisticon’.

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