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Research seminars: November 2014

1 November 2014
Arie Schippers (University of Amsterdam)
'The Impact of Abu Nuwas on Arabic and Hebrew Andalusian Poetry'
Public Lecture in conjunction with the workshop “Khamriyya as a World Poetic Genre: Comparative Perspectives on Wine Poetry in Near and Middle Eastern Literatures”
6-7.30pm, Parliament Hall

3 November 2014
Raymond Scheindlin (Jewish Theological Seminary New York)
'The Wine-Drinking Party in Medieval Hebrew Poetry'
Public Lecture in conjunction with the workshop “Khamriyya as a World Poetic Genre: Comparative Perspectives on Wine Poetry in Near and Middle Eastern Literatures”
5-6.30pm, Parliament Hall

5 November 2014
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
Under the Moonlight (2001)
By Reza Mirkarimi
Iran – 96 min, In Persian with English subtitles
3pm, St Salvator’s Quadrangle, School 6
This weekly programme presents a selection of films from across the Middle East, from classic to contemporary, from experimental to melodrama, and more. 'The selection focuses on films acclaimed at national or international levels, in an attempt to highlight the fact that the international success of films does not necessarily mean that they are well received at home, and vice versa. This series is also hoping to offer a slice of this heterogeneous region through films, the represented images of the different cultures, languages and identities of the Middle East.
The screenings are open to public and everyone is welcome to join and bring friends. You can also join the Facebook group ‘St. Andrews Middle Eastern Film Group’ for more information.

6 November 2014
Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature Research Seminar
Prof Alan Riach (Glasgow University)
‘Gaelic to English: Translation, Ecology and Violence in Duncan Ban MacIntyre’s “Praise of Ben Dorain”’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

10 November 2014
Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature Research Seminar
Prof Christine Allison (Exeter University)
‘In Search of a Kurdish National Literature: The Politics of Literary Production in Kurdistan and Beyond
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

12 November 2014
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
Bab el Oued City (1994)
By Merzak Allouache
Algeria – 93 min, In Arabic with English subtitles
3pm, St Salvator’s Quadrangle, School 6
This weekly programme presents a selection of films from across the Middle East, from classic to contemporary, from experimental to melodrama, and more. 'The selection focuses on films acclaimed at national or international levels, in an attempt to highlight the fact that the international success of films does not necessarily mean that they are well received at home, and vice versa. This series is also hoping to offer a slice of this heterogeneous region through films, the represented images of the different cultures, languages and identities of the Middle East.
The screenings are open to public and everyone is welcome to join and bring friends. You can also join the Facebook group ‘St. Andrews Middle Eastern Film Group’ for more information.

12 November 2014
PG Research Seminar
Brigid Cruzado
‘Detecting the Argentine Body Politic: crime narratives and 'state fictions' in an era of capitalist realism’
Jacopo Colombini
‘Crisis in Lampedusa. Understanding media and policy-makers'interaction on constructing an emergency’
5-6 pm, Buchanan room 306

13 November 2014
PUBLIC EVENT
Poetry Forum Research Seminar
'Cultural Memory and Loss in Alberto Bertoni's Ricordi di Alzheimer'
Dr Matteo Fantuzzi (poet and Chief editor of poetry journal Atelier, Bologna)
'The Gallery of European Art: Douglas Dunn's Ekphrastic Poetry'
Dr Maggie Rouse (University of Berlin)
Followed by a poetry reading by Douglas Dunn (St Andrews)
5-6.45pm, Buchanan room 216

17 November 2014
Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature Research Seminar
Dr Peter Mackay (University of St Andrews)
‘“a knowledge of stumbling”: contemporary Scottish Gaelic Poetry’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

19 November 2014
Renaissance and Early Modern Network Research Seminar
Blending Disciplines, Reconciling Perspectives
Ms Florence Hazrat (School of English): ‘Refrains in Music and Poetry of the Sixteenth Century’
Dr Julia Prest (Department of French): ‘Social Relations in the Theatres of Saint-Domingue’
Mr Leslie Stevenson (Department of Philosophy): ‘Kant VS Christianity?’
5-7pm, Buchanan room 216

19 November 2014
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
Super Star (2007)
By Tahmineh Milani
Iran – 103 min, In Persian with English subtitles
3pm, St Salvator’s Quadrangle, School 6
This weekly programme presents a selection of films from across the Middle East, from classic to contemporary, from experimental to melodrama, and more. 'The selection focuses on films acclaimed at national or international levels, in an attempt to highlight the fact that the international success of films does not necessarily mean that they are well received at home, and vice versa. This series is also hoping to offer a slice of this heterogeneous region through films, the represented images of the different cultures, languages and identities of the Middle East.
The screenings are open to public and everyone is welcome to join and bring friends. You can also join the Facebook group ‘St. Andrews Middle Eastern Film Group’ for more information.

20 November 2014
School of Modern Languages Research Seminar
Dr Abigail Brundin (Italian, University of Cambridge)
'Domestic Devotions: the Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home'
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

24 November 2014 - CANCELLED
Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature Research Seminar
Dr Cécile Kovacshazy (Université de Limoges)
‘Romani / Gypsy literature: national, transnational, global or stateless?’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

26 November 2014
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces (1990)
By Ferid Boughedir
Tunisia – 98 min, In Arabic with English subtitles
3pm, St Salvator’s Quadrangle, School 6
This weekly programme presents a selection of films from across the Middle East, from classic to contemporary, from experimental to melodrama, and more. 'The selection focuses on films acclaimed at national or international levels, in an attempt to highlight the fact that the international success of films does not necessarily mean that they are well received at home, and vice versa. This series is also hoping to offer a slice of this heterogeneous region through films, the represented images of the different cultures, languages and identities of the Middle East.
The screenings are open to public and everyone is welcome to join and bring friends. You can also join the Facebook group ‘St. Andrews Middle Eastern Film Group’ for more information.

27 November 2014
School of Modern Languages Research Seminar
Professor Robert Lethbridge (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)
‘Rethinking Zola and Cézanne: Biography, Politics and Art-Criticism’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216