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Research seminars: November 2011

Seminars highlighted in blue form part of this semester's School research seminar theme, literature and memory. They will be delivered in English.

2 November 2011
Dr Mary Cosgrove (University of Edinburgh)
Born under Auschwitz: Melancholy Traditions in postwar German Writing
5.15, Buchanan room 216

10 November 2011
PG seminar
Jutta Kling
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: Re-Reading Fontane's Novella Ellernklipp
4pm, Arts seminar room 4

16 November 2011
Comparative Literature Research Seminar Series
Stefan Keppler-Tasaki (Freie Universität Berlin)
"Walter Scott and the Germans: Alexis, Pückler, Freytag"
4.15pm, Arts seminar room 1

Stefan Keppler-Tasaki is Junior Professor of German Literature at Freie Universität Berlin. Since his PhD on individuality in Goethe’s novels he has been studying the reception of film in literary texts and the contribution of writers to film production, with special attention to Hollywood. He is also interested in German anglophilia and co-leads a research project on vampire fiction.

18 November 2011 POSTPONED until 9 December
Department of Spanish
Dr Aileen Logan (University of St Andrews)
“The Role of Memory in Retornos de lo vivo lejano by Rafael Alberti”
4pm, Buchanan room 306

23 November 2011
ITALICA seminars
Prof. Sharon Wood (University of Leicester)
'Cristina di Belgiojoso's Oriental exile: harems, masquerade and a touch of hash'
4pm, Buchanan room 216

24 November 2011
Poetry Forum
Thomas A Clark
‘Pages, Walls and Other Surfaces’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

30 November 2011
Dr A Mammone
"A normal country? Notes on contemporary Italy"
4pm, Arts seminars room 1