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Research seminars: March 2014

3 March 2014
Poetry Forum research seminar
Nuria Scapina, Maria Giulia Franzon
"Leopardi, Pavese, ed il corpo della terra antica"
5.15pm, Buchanan 216

5 March 2014
ICCL Research Seminar
Prof Julia Vaingurt (University of Illinois, Chicago)
"I drink, therefore I am: immoderate meditations and the poetics of intemperance in Venedikt Erofeev's Moscow to the End of the Line."
4.15pm, Quad 31

5 March 2014
Cineclub Juan Pablo Rebella
"La mirada de Icíar Bollain"
Leo (2000), J L Borau
4pm, School 6

6 March 2014
PG research seminar
Danielle Berrow
"Madame de Genlis (1746-1830): Reconstructing Society in post-Revolutionary France"
Abdullah Eissa
"Phraseology in Classic Arabic literature in Al-Andalus"
5pm, Arts seminar room 2

7 March 2014
German Research Seminar – Workshop/Poetry reading
The poet Jan Wagner will be visiting St Andrews as part of his programme of UK events with the DAAD Writer in Residence programme.
Jan Wagner is a contemporary German poet, essayist and translator. His poetry has been often honoured for its precise language, harmonious imagery and effortless play with forms. His volumes include: Probebohrung im Himmel, 2001; Guerickes Sperling, 2004; Achtzehn Pasteten, 2007; Der Wald im Zimmer. Eine Harzreise (in collaboration with Björn Kuhligk), 2007 and Die Eulenhasser in den Hallenhäusern. Drei Verborgene, 2012.  He is also a translator of Anglo-American poetry and has published volumes of poetry by e.g. Charles Simic, Matthew Sweeney, Robin Robertson and Simon Armitage in German.
This event will be held in German.
11am, Castlecliff Lecture Room F2

10 March 2014
Russian Research Seminar
Alyson Tapp
"The Secularity of the Novel and the Embarrassment of Dostoevsky's Idiot"
4pm, Buchanan 216

11 March 2014
Arabic Research Seminar
Dr Katja Vehlow
"History in Transfer -- Abraham ibn Daud and the Writing of Roman History”
Dr. Katja Vehlow is interested in medieval Islamicate historiography, inter-religious polemics, gender, and graphic novels. She is currently completing an analytical edition of the historical writings of the Jewish Iberian philosopher Abraham ibn Daud (d. c. 1180). Dr. Vehlow received her Ph.D. from New York University, after studies in Germany, the UK, and Israel. She was a Weinstein Post-Doctoral Fellow and concurrently an Honorary Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison and has been teaching at the University of South Carolina since 2008. Her first book, Abraham Ibn Daud's Dorot Olam. A critical edition, is published by Brill in April 2013.
5pm, Buchanan 216

12 March 2014
ICCL MLITT Poster Event
4-5pm, Quad 32

13 March 2014
German Research Seminar
Prof Roland Berbig (Humboldt University, Berlin)
"'DDR-Literatur' als Forschungsgegenstand"
5.15pm, Buchanan 216

13 March 2014
The St Andrews Latin America Lecture Series
Professor Richard Burger (Yale University)
“The Machu Picchu Solution:  A New Model for Cultural Patrimony Disputes”
5.15pm, School V

13 March 2014
Cineclub Juan Pablo Rebella
"La mirada de Icíar Bollain"
Mataharis (2007), Icíar Bollaín
4pm, School 6

Friday 14 March 2014
Persian Studies Group, University of St Andrews
'Norouz Get Together'
Norouz, which means ‘The New Day’ in Persian, is the New Year festival celebrated in Iran and its neighboring countries. Occurring on the spring equinox (20th March), it is the most important festival in Iran and is celebrated with special customs that signify our hope for prosperity and happiness. This year the students and the staff of the Persian Group at the School of Modern Languages have prepared a small get together with live music and poetry recitation. You are welcome to join us for this little celebration.
4pm - 7pm, School Room III, St Salvator’s Quad

21 March 2014
IECIS Workshop
Institute of European Cultural Identity Studies
‘Affect and belonging - Galicia and Ireland’
St Salvator’s Quad, Room 31
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome: Gustavo San Román (St Andrews)
10.15 –12.45 First session: Galicia
10.15 – 11.00 Helena Miguélez-Carballeira (Bangor), ‘The enduring uses of Galician sentimentality: Culture, politics and economics’
11.00 – 11.15 Respondent: Catherine Barbour (St Andrews)
11.30 – 12.15 Gustavo San Román, ‘Post-morriña in a Uruguayan novel (Ángel Rama, Tierra sin mapa [Uncharted Territory] (1959))’
12.15 – 12.45 Discussion on Galicia
13.30 – 15.30 Second Session: Ireland
13.30 – 14.15 Willy Maley (Glasgow), ‘Longings, Belongings and Backward Looks in Irish Drama’
14.15 – 14.30 Respondent – Catherine O’Leary (St Andrews) 
14.30 – 15.00 Discussion on Ireland
15.00 – 15.30 Conclusions and potential future directions