PhD Success: Sophia Xiao

Dr Sophia Xiao recently completed her PhD thesis ('Rethinking Binarism in Translation Studies. A Case Study of Translating the Chinese Nobel Laureates of Literature') in Translation Studies in MLAC. We asked her to tell her more about her research, her future plans and her time in Durham.   Congratulations on your PhD! Can you tell… Continue reading PhD Success: Sophia Xiao


PG Research Forum: Works in Progress

Just a quick reminder of our upcoming PG Forum event, the Work in Progress Workshop, which will take place this Thursday, 7 December at 5pm in room A56. We will listen to two brief presentations (15-20 minutes each) on current research. Our presenters this time around are: Alexandre Burin, who will speak on “Draft versus… Continue reading PG Research Forum: Works in Progress

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 4th-10th December

  Monday 4th December   Analysing Breaking Bad 17:30-18:45, ER157, Daniel Grausam, James Smith, Sam Thomas Breaking Bad is commonly regarded to be one of the greatest television dramas of all time. In this seminar Durham researchers will discuss how their current projects intersect with a variety of the show's themes. DANIEL GRAUSAM will discuss… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 4th-10th December

Translating Europe Forum 2017: a report

Laura Jennings, a PG Student in Translation Studies, was Durham's nominated representative at Translating Europe Forum, a regular EU event which took place in Brussels at the beginning of the month. This year, the event focused on Machine Translation. I was lucky enough to be asked to represent Durham University at the Translating Europe Forum… Continue reading Translating Europe Forum 2017: a report

PhD Success: Marzia Beltrami

Dr Marzia Beltrami completed her PhD thesis ('The spatial dimension of narrative understanding. Exploring plot types in the narratives of A. Baricco, A. Camilleri, and I. Calvino') in Italian Studies in June at Durham University, after an MA in Oxford and a BA in Milan. We caught up with her to learn more about her… Continue reading PhD Success: Marzia Beltrami

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 20th-26th November

Monday 20th November   IAS Fellow's Seminar - Music and Violence 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor William Thompson (Macquarie University, Australia) Music with themes of extreme violence is growing in popularity, attracting millions of listeners worldwide. Cannibal Corpse became the all-time top selling death metal band in the United States with albums such… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 20th-26th November

Circles of Lectures I: A Creative Writing Symposium

The Durham University Creative Writing Society is organising, “Circles of Lectures”, the first in what will hopefully be a series of talks about the practice of Creative Writing. This first session will see three professional writers talk about their different forms of prose fiction (short tale, novel and drama), on the 23rd November at 4:15… Continue reading Circles of Lectures I: A Creative Writing Symposium

PG Research Forum: How to write an effective abstract?

PG Forum: How to write an effective abstract, Part 1 15th November, 12:00-13:00, ER145 After a first introductory meeting in October, where new and continuing research students had a chance to introduce themselves and to meet  representatives of the School's research groups, the PG Research Forum is back with its first event of the year!… Continue reading PG Research Forum: How to write an effective abstract?

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 13th-19th November

Monday 13th November   IAS Fellow’s Seminar – Politics, psychotherapy and the puzzle of dualism 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr Wahbie Long (University of Cape Town) One of the most contested issues in psychology has to do with the relationship of the individual to the social world. This debate arises repeatedly in the… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 13th-19th November

PhD Success: Stefano Evangelista

Dr Stefano Evangelista recently completed his PhD thesis (‘The International Reception and the Poetics of Antonio Fogazzaro on the basis of his correspondences with other Contemporary Intellectuals’) in Italian Studies, at Durham University, where he came after his completing no less than three Masters degree in Italy! We caught up with him to know more about his… Continue reading PhD Success: Stefano Evangelista