Talk by writer Sarah Dunant this Tuesday at 6.15 in ER 201

On Tuesday Oct 7th Sarah Dunant will give an illustrated public lecture, ‘Gettting Under Their Skins: History, Fiction and Art’, at 6.15pm in Elvet Riverside 201. Sarah is a broadcaster, critic and international bestselling author of novels set in the Italian Renaissance. To recreate the past as a living, breathing place she has visited churches, archives, museums and art galleries all… Continue reading Talk by writer Sarah Dunant this Tuesday at 6.15 in ER 201


Postgraduate Alumni news: Adrián Gras Velázquez

This is our first alumni entry. It is always good to hear from MLAC postgraduate alumni and learn about their career destinations and how these might have been influenced by their time as postgraduate students in our School.  This time we hear from Adrián Gras Velázquez, who received his PhD in Spanish cinema in 2013 (supervised by… Continue reading Postgraduate Alumni news: Adrián Gras Velázquez

CFP: Third Durham Postgraduate Colloquium in Translation Studies

Call for papers: Third Durham Postgraduate Colloquium “Theoretical Frameworks and Methodologies: Research in Translation Studies” 7th February 2015 – 9:00-18:00, Room ER201, Elvet Riverside, New Elvet, Durham University, Durham, UK Keynote speaker: Dr Sharon O’Brien Following the success of previous colloquiums, the Centre for Intercultural Mediation of Durham University is pleased to announce the third Postgraduate Colloquium… Continue reading CFP: Third Durham Postgraduate Colloquium in Translation Studies

Gianpiera Conti defends her PhD thesis in Italian cinema.

Gianpiera Conti defended her thesis today and passed with minor corrections. The thesis, entitled 'Interacting with Horror: Archaeology of the Italian horror Genre from its Origins until the Eighties. Riccardo Freda, Mario Bava and Dario Argento' was supervised by Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze and Santiago Fouz Hernández. It was examined by Dr Federico Federici (Durham) and Dr Francesca Billiani… Continue reading Gianpiera Conti defends her PhD thesis in Italian cinema.

Rosemary Mitchell-Schuitevoerder defends her PhD in Translation Studies.

Rosemary Mitchell-Schuitevoerder defended her PhD thesis today and passed with minor corrections. Her thesis is entitled A Project-Based Syllabus. Design Innovative Pedagogy in Translation Studies. Rosemary’s work was examined by Professor Dorothy Kenny (Dublin City University) and Dr Maeve Olohan (Manchester University) with Dr Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham) as independent chair. Rosemary’s thesis was supervised by Dr Federico Federici.

Funding success for new PhD and MA students

The School has done well in postgraduate funding competitions this year, attracting full funding for 5 full-time PhD students and an MA Bursary.Three of the PhD awards come through the Northern Bridge doctoral training partnership, a new consortium with Newcastle University and Queen’s University Belfast funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The PhD projects… Continue reading Funding success for new PhD and MA students