As Michaelmas term draws to a close, we would like to congratulate those students who have recently completed their doctorates here in MLAC. Congratulations to: Joseph North Title: Martyrs on the Silver Screen: Early Church Martyrdom in Italian Silent Cinema (1898-1930) Supervisors: Stefano Cracolici and Caitríona Ní Dhúill Abdulilah Lahmami Title: The Importance of 'Tafsir'… Continue reading MLAC PhD Success
Rania al-Ardawe has recently passed her PhD viva with minor corrections. Rania's thesis is entitled 'The Poetic Image of Water in Jāhilī and Andalusian Poetry; A Phenomenological Comparative Study'. Her abstract is below. Many congratulations to Rania! Abstract: The subject of the poetic image in Classical Arabic poetry is considered to be one of the most… Continue reading PhD viva success – Rania al-Ardawe: The Poetic Image of Water in Jāhilī and Andalusian Poetry
Excellent results for Modern Languages and Cultures in the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition for 2016 entry The School has received 4 awards in the areas of French, Interpreting and Translation, Italian and Hispanic Studies. We are looking forward to welcoming our new research students and we congratulate them on their success. The… Continue reading Excellent results for Modern Languages and Cultures in the NBDTP Studentship Competition
Congratulations to Shaymaa Abdou (Arabic, supervised by Professor Daniel Newman), who successfully defended her PhD thesis on Friday 13th November. The thesis is entitled 'Narratives of Selfhood: A Study of the Arabic Biographical Novel, 1967-2010'. Abstract Scholarship on the Arabic novel often approaches it in light of questions of national consciousness, identity formation and contact with the West. This study relates the traditional fictional… Continue reading PhD Success
We are pleased to announce the successful outcome of Polina Kliuchnikova's viva for her PhD thesis, 'Linguistic biographies and communities of language of Russian speakers in Great Britain'. Abstract: In migration language undergoes crucial changes. Not only are the linguistic practices of migrants reshaped in the new environment, but migrant displacement has a major effect on the… Continue reading PhD Success
Last week we brought you the news of Anna Hurina's successful PhD defence. Below is the abstract for her thesis. Representations of Urban Spaces and Their Transformations in Soviet Cinema of the 1920s and 1960s ABSTRACT: This dissertation explores the correlations between planned/constructed urban environments and the depiction of the city in films. The research… Continue reading PhD Success: Anna Hurina
Congratulations to Federico Casari (Italian Studies) and Anna Hurina (Russian Studies), who successfully defended their PhD theses on Friday October 2nd. Federico’s thesis, entitled "The Origin of the 'Elzeviro'. Literature and Journalism in Italy, 1870-1920” and supervised by Professor Carlo Caruso, was examined by Professor Ann Caesar (Warwick) and Dr Annalisa Cipollone (Durham). Anna’s thesis, entitled ‘Representations of Urban… Continue reading PhD successes
Many congratulations to new PhDs in Modern Languages and Cultures, who graduated today! Click image for more info... Kevin Sheehan passed his PhD examination in May. His thesis studies Portolan charts – medieval navigation maps dating from around 1290 AD to the sixteenth century, created by Italian, Catalan and Mallorcan cartographers for their merchant clients. Rachael… Continue reading Congratulations!