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Research seminars: September 2014

16 September 2014
PG Research Seminar
Postgraduates get-together
Informal meeting for postgraduate students from the School of Modern Languages, to welcome new postgraduates, to get to know each other and each other’s research interests and to discuss this semester PG Seminars series.
5pm, Arts seminar room 8

17 September 2014
UGC UKIERI Thematic Partnership
Prof. Ipshita Chanda; Prof. Suchorita Chattopadhyay; Prof Kunal Chattopadhaya; Dr Sayantan Dasgupta and Dr Sucheta Bhattacharya, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, present their research
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

24 September 2014
Khamriyya as a World Poetic Genre: Comparative Perspectives on Wine Poetry in Near and Middle Eastern Literatures”
Public Lecture
Prof Renate Jacobi (FU Berlin, Germany)
Title tbc
5-7pm, School V

24 September 2014
Weekly Middle Eastern Film Screenings
Under the Skin of the City (2004)
By Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
Iran – 93 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.

29 September 2014
Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature Research Seminar
Prof Kathryn Crameri (Glasgow University)
‘If Not Life, Then Literature: Reflections on Catalan Writing Through the Work of Najat El Hachmi’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216