PG Student News: Alexandre Burin’s critical edition of decadent French poet Jean Lorrain

Alexandre Burin is only starting his second year of PhD study in Durham, but he is already the co-editor of the first critical edition of Le Sang des Dieux, a poetry collection by fin-de-siècle French author Jean Lorrain. In his thesis (supervised by Dr Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze and Dr Sam Bootle), Alexandre explores the works of… Continue reading PG Student News: Alexandre Burin’s critical edition of decadent French poet Jean Lorrain

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MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 16th – 22nd October

Monday 16th October IAS Fellows' Seminar – The Persistence of Myth and Ritual in the Modern Age 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green Professor Tiziana de Rogatis (Università per Stranieri di Siena) In this seminar, Professor Tiziana de Rogatis will articulate three times of the persistence of myth and ritual in modern and contemporary culture.… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 16th – 22nd October

PhD Successes

As another academic year nears its end, it's time to recognise the achievements of four MLAC students who have recently completed their PhDs. Congratulations to all of you! Michael Foulkes has successfully defended his thesis “An Analysis of Writing as a Career in Seventeenth-century France Based on a Comparative Study of the Career Histories of Jean racine,… Continue reading PhD Successes

Upcoming MLAC Events

The MLAC events bulletin is now winding down for the year, but don’t miss these exciting events in the department over the next couple of weeks. Remember to send any MLAC-related stories to us here at the blog, using the contact buttons above. Conference: World Literatures and the New Totalitarianism 15th May 2017, 13:00, IMLR/Senate… Continue reading Upcoming MLAC Events

EDITING BEHIND THE SCENES: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH – 10th March

EDITING BEHIND THE SCENES: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH   10th March 2017, 10 a.m. – 17:30 p.m. Senate Room, Durham Castle     The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Durham University will host a one-day workshop on the topic of Editing in Literature, Theatre, Digital Humanities, Music and Cinema. The concept of editing will be… Continue reading EDITING BEHIND THE SCENES: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH – 10th March

MEMSA Talk on Female Friendships in Renaissance France – Jess Allen (MA French), 14 February, 6pm

The next Durham MEMSA seminar will be taken by Jess Allen, talking about ‘Forgotten Voices: Reconstructing Female Friendships in Renaissance France’. 18:00, Tuesday 14 February (today), in the World Heritage Centre. All are welcome to attend. To find out more about Jess and her research, read her interview with MEMSA here.

Beyond Elvet Riverside: Rachel Ashcroft and ‘Renaissance Hub’

MLAC is full of researchers doing exciting things you probably don't know about... yet! In a new series of blog posts, we're giving these people the attention they deserve. This week we're speaking to Rachel Ashcroft, the founder and editor of the new online magazine Renaissance Hub, to find out more about her project... Hi Rachel,… Continue reading Beyond Elvet Riverside: Rachel Ashcroft and ‘Renaissance Hub’

MLAC PhD Success

As Michaelmas term draws to a close, we would like to congratulate those students who have recently completed their doctorates here in MLAC. Congratulations to: Joseph North  Title: Martyrs on the Silver Screen: Early Church Martyrdom in Italian Silent Cinema (1898-1930) Supervisors: Stefano Cracolici and Caitríona Ní Dhúill Abdulilah Lahmami Title: The Importance of 'Tafsir'… Continue reading MLAC PhD Success

An interview with Dr Will McKenzie, French

This week, Jess Allen interviews Dr Will McKenzie, a new arrival in Durham and lecturer in French, to give us an idea of what pursuing an academic career actually entails... Hi Will. First of all, can you tell me a bit about your background? I've worked for over ten years in Higher Education, chiefly at… Continue reading An interview with Dr Will McKenzie, French

Future Masters: an interview with our MA by research candidates

Hi, I'm Jess and I'm currently undertaking the MA by Research, a one-year course which involves writing a 50,000 word thesis. I'm going to conduct a series of interviews for the MLAC Postgraduate Blog so that potential research students can find out more about life in Durham. I realised that I couldn't and didn't want… Continue reading Future Masters: an interview with our MA by research candidates

Michael Foulkes (French) published in ‘Early Modern French Studies’

Michael Foulkes, who is nearing the end of a PhD in French here at Durham, has just had his article,‘Boursault’s Career Strategies’ published in the journal Early Modern French Studies. It is available to read here. Michael’s thesis is a comparative research study of the careers of seventeenth-century playwrights Boursault, Quinault, and Racine. He is supervised by Dr… Continue reading Michael Foulkes (French) published in ‘Early Modern French Studies’

Aspiring Bloggers Wanted!

The MLAC blog is looking for contributors for the coming academic year! Are you interested in flexing your creative muscles, writing about school events, putting a potted version of your research into the public domain, or reporting on other MLAC-related things? Then you've come to the right place. To get involved with the blog, please… Continue reading Aspiring Bloggers Wanted!

Catherine Ellis wins BSECS Postgraduate Conference Prize

Catherine Ellis, who is studying for a PhD in French, has won the prize for best conference paper at the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (30 June - 1 July 2016). Her paper, 'The Alimentary Lifecycle of the Libertine Prostitute', explored the significance… Continue reading Catherine Ellis wins BSECS Postgraduate Conference Prize

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 24th-30th April

Tuesday 25th April Ecologies and the Arts Research Group Seminar Women and Haunted Houses in the Work of Jaume Balgueró: The Nightmares of Presence, Professor Ann Davies (Stirling) 16:00, ER145 All welcome. Contact k.d.oloff@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event. Wednesday 26th April German Studies Seminar: Discussion with Poets Manuela Schmidt and Florian Neuner from Tübingen 16:00,… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 24th-30th April

Upcoming MEMSA Events

We're hardly short of medievalists and early modernists here in MLAC, so here's a guest post from MEMSA chair Hannah Piercy, telling you all about their exciting seminars this term! See below for the term card. MEMSA, the Medieval and Early Modern Student Association at Durham, has a close relationship with the School of Modern… Continue reading Upcoming MEMSA Events

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN 13th-19th March

Monday 13th March Banipal Visiting Writer Fellow 2017, Ali Bader, reads from his short story 'The Corporal' and his new novel Liar Takes All 16:00-18:00, ER247 Iraqi author Ali Bader, the Banipal Visiting Writer Fellow 2017, will give a talk to MLaC staff and students with readings from his short story ‘The Corporal’ and his… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN 13th-19th March

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6th-12th March

Talks and Events Tuesday 7th March Centre for Humanities Innovation - History of Humanities Series Dr Julian Hamann (Universität Bonn) 'The Formation of the German Humanities as a Thing of Boundaries' 16:00, ER153 How did the German humanities come about as a meaningful distinction in the academic world in the late 19th century? Julian Hamann… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6th-12th March

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 27th February – 5th March

Talks and Events  Monday 27th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - Urban Social Movements: contentious performances in a challenging era 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Ida Susser (Hunter College, USA) In the light of the sharp turn to the right in the United States and the same trends in many parts of Europe, this seminar… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 27th February – 5th March