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Research seminars: November 2012

1 November 2012
PG Research Seminar
Marie Brogly – ‘Pierre Reverdy: Lyricism of Reality. Poetics of the Visual’
Marissa Munderloh – ‘German hybrid identity in hip-hop culture’
4-5.30pm, Arts seminar room 6

2 November 2012
Hispanic Research Seminar
Dr Melissa Boyd, Dept. of Spanish, University of St Andrews
‘"Peace, retrenchment and reform." Moderate liberal politics in 1840s Mexico.’
4-5.30pm, Quad 36

6 November 2012
Arabic Research Seminars
Prof Jens Scheiner (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
"Muhammad as Teacher"
5.30pm, Buchanan room 312

7 November 2012
IECIS / Russian Research Seminar
Yuri Zaretskii (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
(Erasmus visiting scholar)
"Early Russian Autobiographical Writings"
4pm, Buchanan room 216

14 November 2012
French Research Seminar
Dr Sam Bootle (St Andrews)
'Le Nihilisme oriental: Buddhism in Nineteenth-Century French Literature'
4.30pm, Buchanan Room 305

15 November 2012
PG Research Seminar
Miriam Buncombe – ‘The meaning of screaming: raising women’s voices in a 14th century convent’
3-4.30pm, Kennedy Lawson Lecture room

15 November 2012
German Research Seminar
Andrew Cusack
"Popular History between Charisma and Fetish: Johannes Scherr's Germania. Two Thousand Years of German Life (1876)"
5.15pm, Buchanan room 312

15 November 2012
Italian Research Seminar
Professor Justin Steinberg (University of Chicago)
‘Dante's Commedia as a Naked Pact: On genre and medieval contract law’
5pm, St Mary’s Lecture room 1

23 November 2012
Hispanic Research Seminar
Dr Roddy Brett (School of International Relations, University of St Andrews)
“Guatemala’s Inconclusive Genocide Ending? Some Thoughts”
4pm, Quad 36

23 November 2012
ICCL Research Seminar
Visiting Lecture Professor Haun Saussy (Comparative Literature, University of Chicago)
"The Macaronic Twentieth Century, Or Why the Admiral is Still Looking for a House to Rent."
5pm, School I

28 November 2012
ICCL Workshop for Staff and PGs
Conceptualizing the self: methodological approaches to the study of first-person narratives
Texts to be discussed:
Confessions by St Augustine (excerpt)
The Letter to Posterity by Petrarch (excerpt)
Life by Avvakum (excerpt)
Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (excerpt)
All texts are available for photocopy from the school office, or by e-mail upon request
2-5pm, Buchanan room 305

29 November 2012
ITALICA Research Seminar
Hanna Serkowska
Title tbc
5pm, Quad 31