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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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’

An Interview With Nassiba Benferdi, PG Forum Co-Ordinator

  PhD and Masters students new and old will know that the PG Forum is at the heart of postgraduate life here in MLAC. Research seminars, reading groups, feedback sessions and a good amount of coffee have all played their part in getting postgraduates from disparate disciplines together for the past couple of years. Now… Continue reading An Interview With Nassiba Benferdi, PG Forum Co-Ordinator

Performing Wastes: Interview with speaker Dr William Viney

On the 28th October the PGR Forum visited the Ecologies and Arts research group where Dr William Viney gave a seminar on 'Performing Wastes'. MA by Research student Barbora Bartosova interviewed Dr Viney following the session.   Why have you decided to join Durham University? I came to Durham in October 2012 to take up… Continue reading Performing Wastes: Interview with speaker Dr William Viney

Introducing the MA in Translation Studies: Interview with current student

Ellie Saunderson-Darkes is currently studying the MA in Translation Studies.   You did your undergraduate degree at Durham. Why did you choose to stay? The great staff inspired me, especially Dr Wagstaffe and Dr McKinnon. There's a lot of pastoral care and I felt really supported. What can Durham offer someone who wants to pursue… Continue reading Introducing the MA in Translation Studies: Interview with current student

Introducing the MA in Visual Arts and Culture: Interview with current student

Alejandra Arias is a current student of the MA in Visual Arts and Culture.   Why did you decide to do the MA in Visual Arts and Cultures? The new program offered us a chance to have an interdisciplinary study, allowing us to be creative with our MAs. What does Durham offer a student interested… Continue reading Introducing the MA in Visual Arts and Culture: Interview with current student

Introducing the MA by Research: Interview with current student

Barbora Bartosova is currently pursuing an MA by Research in twentieth-century French studies, tentatively entitled 'From Baudelaire to the Situationists, Processing the Loss of Tradition with Regards to the Phenomenon of Modernity'.   Why did you come to Durham? Firstly, Durham has one of the best French departments in the country. It also has excellent… Continue reading Introducing the MA by Research: Interview with current student

Introducing the MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies: Interview with current student

Current MA student Liv Cannon took a few moments out of her day to answer some questions on her postgraduate studies at Durham. What does Durham offer someone with an interest in medieval and/or early modern studies? A vibrant community. IMEMS (Durham's Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies) and its student group MEMSA (Medieval… Continue reading Introducing the MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies: Interview with current student