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Research seminars: December 2014

1 December 2014
Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature Research Seminar
Catherine Barbour (University of St Andrews)
‘The Literary Language “choice”: Dialectics of Identity in Galician and Spanish-Language Writing’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

4 December 2014
School of Modern Languages Research Seminar
Professor Alan Paterson, Emeritus Professor of Spanish
"Tirso de Molina: the dramatist in the crisis of the succession of 1621”
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

10 December 2014
PG Research Seminar
Guadalupe Elias
‘Mexican Women Writers 1900-1950’
Isabelle Gribomont
‘Identity and Democracy in the Zapatista Discourse of Resistance’
5-6pm, Buchanan room 306
Coffee and tea will be provided

11 December 2014
Henrike Lähnemann and Liz Andersen (German, Newcastle University)
‘Marginal Women: ┬┐Female Saints and Sinners in the Nuremberg Chronicle’
What place is afforded to women in Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493? The monumental work is structured as an all-encompassing world history following the succession of secular and sacred rulers – a predominantly male domain. Nonetheless, an astonishing array of female characters figures in the text and the woodcuts. And they do not go unnoticed: A high number of alterations, crossing-outs, additions and other comments concern the contested position of women in the course of history. Pope Joan – aka Joannes septimus – is a case in point, being included in the line of popes who frame the course of history, only to be crossed out again by Hartmut Schedel, the editor of the Latin chronicle, when he revisited the text for a second edition.
The talk will concentrate on how the interplay of the historiographical concept of the chronicle with the conventions of hagiography allows women to enter the stage of history via the margins.
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

18 December 2014
School of Modern Languages Research Seminar
Dr Imogen Long (French, University of Hull)
Title tbc
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216