Last Sunday (26 March), a week of 1,500 events celebrating the French language all over the world came to a close. This year’s theme, ‘The virtual world’, had a decidedly forward-looking flavour that Dr Juliette Scott believes was selected to challenge the legacy of Jacques Toubon, the former French culture minister who passed a series […]
Image: © Matt Crossick To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we asked five of the School of Advanced Study’s female academics – Dr Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, Professor Jane Winters, Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Dr Sarah Singer and Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex – what the day means to them, and how they are supporting other women.
When: Thursday 23 February 2017, 5 – 7pm Who: Institute of Modern Languages Research Where: Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Since the inauguration of President Trump sales of George Orwell’s 1984 have increased by 9,500 per cent, and at the time of publication it is still at the top of Amazon’s American best seller lists. But what might new readers learn from it?, asks Dr Marc Patrick Wiggam, a research fellow at the Institute of […]
Image: Frenchman’s Cove, Porland, Jamaica © Merlin John Author, blogger and columnist Montague Kobbé, examines the enduring appeal of Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys’ postcolonial novel and one of the great prequels of world literature. When Jean Rhys published Wide Sargasso Sea in 1966 she was 75 years old, the same age as Bob Dylan […]
Alexander Pardey says some people think his career choice is ‘insane’ and is sometimes inclined to agree. But, argues the actor, ‘ In what other profession can you dress up as a pirate to entertain young children in the morning, then recite Homer’s Odyssey and Shakespeare the same afternoon for an adult audience.’ Einstein, a […]
Image: © Copyright Lloyd Sturdy Dr Anna-Louise Milne, director of graduate study and research at the University of London Institute in Paris, writes about a series of translation workshops coordinated by the Paris Centre for Migrant Writing and Expression with asylum seekers unable to complete their intended journey to the UK. Since late October there has been […]
Dr Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, research fellow at the School of Advanced Study’s Centre for Postcolonial Studies, provides a brief introduction to an innovative poetry event that will address a topic most of us have difficulty talking about – bereavement. In the final month of Guyana’s independence jubilee, the Centre for Postcolonial Studies will play […]
Mary Going, a PhD researcher at the University of Sheffield, discusses The Blood of the Vampire, a unique novel creating a female vampire that offers something different to Dracula, Lucy Westenra and Carmilla. She believes the novel deserves a place within the tradition of vampire fiction, and argues that, without Harriet Brandt, something is lost […]
Dr Dominic Glynn was invited to speak about the Elena Ferrante furore at the recent Battle of Ideas festival at the Barbican. Here, he summarises his thinking on a subject that has sent pulses racing.