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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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

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: 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

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 20th – 27th February

Monday 20th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - Aristotle’s Account of Measurement 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr Barbara Sattler (University of St Andrews, UK) This paper analyses Aristotle’s account of measurement and shows how it allows him to react to problems with determining the quantity of a motion, as they arose from Zeno’s dichotomy… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 20th – 27th February

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 13th-19th FEBRUARY

Monday 13th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - High-resolution in vivo imaging of the human retina: A window of opportunity for visual neuroscience 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Hannah Smithson (Oxford University, UK) Our research focuses on the neural mechanisms that underlie perception. Using a newly developed Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (AOSLO), which… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 13th-19th FEBRUARY

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6TH-12TH FEBRUARY

Monday 6th February IAS Fellows' Seminar - Abrupt Climate Change: What is abrupt? How fast is fast? 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Jack Williams (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) A common trope in discussions about contemporary climate change is that the expected rates of 21st-century climate change are abrupt and faster than anything in… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6TH-12TH FEBRUARY

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 30th January – 5th February

Monday 30th January IAS Fellows' Seminar - Histories of Scale in Anatomical Modelling 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr Anna Maerker (King's College, London) Models have become a central element of modern knowledge production. From electronically enhanced plastic bodies for medical training to computer models of climate change, models play a key role for… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 30th January – 5th February

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’