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Research seminars: October 2014

1 October 2014
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
The message (1977)
By Moustafa Akkad
Lebanon - 77 min, In English
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 October 2014
Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature Research Seminar
Prof Derek Duncan and Dr Emma Bond (University of St Andrews)
‘Voicing the Stateless with a National Language’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

8 October 2014
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
M For Mother (2006)
By Rasoul Mollagholipour
Iran – 113 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.

13 October 2014
Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature Research Seminar
Dr Richard Roberts (Aberystwyth University & University College Dublin)
‘Saunders Lewis and Roparz Hemon: two stateless literatures in a state context’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

15 October 2014
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
L'aube du monde – Dawn of the World (2008)
By Abbas Fahdel
Iraq, France, Germany – 95 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.

15 October 2014
PG Research Seminar
Dayyab Gillani (International Relations - The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence)
'The moral problem of terrorism'
Dana Bönisch (University of Bonn)
'Geopoetics of Terror(ism). Spatiality and Visuality in two 'Post-9/11' novels'
5pm, Buchanan room 306
Coffee and tea will be provided

20 October 2014
Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature Research Seminar
Dr Pilar Rodríguez (Universidad de Deusto)
‘Creating the Basque Nation on Screen’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

22 October 0214
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
No one knows about the Persian Cats (2009)
By Bahman Ghobadi
Iran – 106 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.

23 October 2014
School of Modern Languages Research Seminar
Professor Stephen Hutchings (Russian, University of Manchester)
'International Broadcasting, Social Media and the "The New Cold War": From  BBC World to Russia Today'
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

28 October 2014
German Research Seminar (in German)
Julia Fuchs (University of Bonn) (Erasmus Teaching Mobility)
‘Informationsstrukturelle Fähigkeiten und Beeinträchtigungen bei Menschen mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störung. Stand der Forschung, Desiderate und Perspektiven‘
5.15pm, Buchanan room 305
Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn - Abteilung Germanistische Linguistik
Kommunikative Beeinträchtigungen stellen ein diagnostisches Kriterium der Autismus-Spektrum-Störung dar und werden mit Theory of Mind-Defiziten, d.h. dem Unvermögen, sich in andere Menschen hineinzuversetzen, theoretisch erklärt. Zahlreiche interdisziplinär angelegte empirische Studien im Schnittpunkt von Linguistik und Psychologie haben sich der Erforschung dieser kommunikativen Beeinträchtigungen angenommen; vernachlässigt wurde jedoch die Frage, ob bzw. inwiefern Autisten bei der Ausgestaltung ihrer Äußerungen rezipientenorientiert im Sinne einer Optimierung von Verstehensprozessen vorgehen – inwiefern sie also über informationsstrukturelle Fähigkeiten verfügen. Der Vortrag skizziert den Stand der Forschung, deckt klaffende Forschungslücken auf und verweist auf die Wichtigkeit adäquater Grundlagenforschung im Bereich des ungestörten Erstspracherwerbs für die klinische Linguistik.

29 October 2014
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
The Band’s Visit (2007)
By Eran Kolirin
Israel – 87 min, Hebrew and 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.

30 October 2014
School of Modern Languages Research Seminar
Professor Patience Schell (Hispanic Studies, University of Aberdeen)
‘Natural History and Leading the Good Life in Nineteenth-Century Chile’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216