The Journal of Romance Studies annual symposium celebrates excellence in modern languages research with a specific focus on the romance languages.

Co-ordinated by the editors of the in-house journal of the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), it will present cutting-edge research from SAS researchers and affiliated colleagues.

The programme is divided into two sessions – ‘New directions in research on Latin America’ (2–3pm) and ‘Literature under constraint’ (3.30–5pm). The latter features discussions on constraints in/on literature (Dominic Glynn, IMLR); The constraints of age(ing): self-representations in contemporary French women’s writing and film (Adina Stroia, King’s College London); and ‘Je suis curieux de savoir ce que vous en penserez’: questions of genre in Anne F Garréta’s and Jacques Roubaud’s Éros mélancolique (Stephanie Obermeier, Kent).

In the former, Catherine Davies (IMLR) will talk about ‘(Mis)readings: Joseph Andrews’s journey from Buenos Aires (London, 1827)’. Naomi Wells (IMLR) will look at cross-language dynamics: translingual communities in digital media and communications, while the focus of Niall Geraghty’s Institute of Latin American Studies – talk is Latin American women’s filmmaking: the potato as protagonist in Claudia Llosa’s La teta asustada. 

Philip Dune’s (NUI Galway) keynote at 5pm is entitled ‘From ‘The Caged Hawk’ to the ‘Apostle of Fraternity’: imagining Amir ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jazairi from the 19th to the 21st centuries’.

When: 12 July 2018, 2–7pm
Who: Institute of Modern Languages Research
Where: Bedford Room, G37, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The event is open to all. Places are limited so advanced registration is advised.

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