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

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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

PhD Success: Yifang Wang

Dr Yifang Wang recently completed her PhD thesis (‘Translating metaphor from both directions: a process-oriented study’) in Translation at Durham University, where she also did her MA, after a BA at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. We caught up with her to learn more about her research and her post-PhD life. Congratulations on your PhD! Can you… Continue reading PhD Success: Yifang Wang

The Durham Theory Reading Group

Jack Coopey is a second year PhD student in German with a passion for philosophy. When he is not working on his thesis on the concept of totality in Fredric Jameson’s work under the supervision of Dr Gerald Moore and Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill, he runs the Durham Theory Reading Group. We met with him… Continue reading The Durham Theory Reading Group

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

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