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: 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

Finding (and Acquiring) Funding: a PG Workshop

Leaves are falling, the nights are drawing in, and tea and biscuits are becoming more of a necessity than a luxury. That’s right, it’s postgrad application season! To help you secure the funding you might need to pursue your studies further (if you are a Master's student) or to organise conferences, placements or mount collaborative… Continue reading Finding (and Acquiring) Funding: a PG Workshop

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

Contributors wanted!

The MLAC blog is looking for contributors for the coming academic year! Are you a postgraduate student in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures? Are you interested in flexing your creative muscles, writing about school events, putting a potted version of your research into the public domain, or reporting on other MLAC-related things? Then… Continue reading Contributors wanted!

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