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April 2018

Translating rights: indigenous language policy as practice in Hispanicised Latin America

April 26 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Professor Rosaleen Howard is Chair of Hispanic Studies at Newcastle University. She joined the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool in July 2005 and works on the anthropology and sociolinguistics of the Andes. Her research is based on field work in areas where both Spanish and Quechua are spoken (Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia). Her PhD dealt with Quechua oral storytelling in highland Ecuador. Since then she has published…

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Contemporary Jewish Women’s Writing in Germany and Austria – A ‘Minor’ Literature?

April 27 at 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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This one-day workshop aims to probe whether the label and concept of a ‘minor literature’ (Deleuze/Guattari, 1975) can be usefully applied to contemporary writing by female Jewish authors in Germany and Austria. The workshop will explore what the term ‘minor’ could mean and contribute when discussing a broad range of contemporary authors and their aesthetics and writing practices, images of the self/the other inside and outside of their works, forms of community building, and their relationship with the broader literary…

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June 2018

Surrealism and music in France, 1924-1952: interdisciplinary and international contexts

June 8
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Paris was the principal centre of surrealist activity and the focus of connections between surrealist literature, ethnology, sociology, visual arts and music. The links between surrealism and the emerging disciplines of ethnology and ethnomusicology redefined the concept of exoticism in France and were the subject of a good deal of polemical debate. However, connections between surrealism and music have been little explored, although it is clear the movement had a decisive influence on major French composers such as Pierre Boulez,…

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Surrealism and music in France, 1924-1952: Alexander Soares Recital

June 8 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Paris was the principal centre of surrealist activity and the focus of connections between surrealist literature, ethnology, sociology, visual arts and music. It is clear the movement had a decisive influence on major French composers such as Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen and André Jolivet. Join us for a piano recital of relevant French repertoire by the outstanding young pianist Alexander Soares. Praised as a pianist of “huge intensity” (The Telegraph), Alexander Soares is developing a reputation as an artist of…

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