The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages is organising an Open Day for prospective students wishing to learn more about graduate opportunities at the University of Oxford. The Open Day will be held on Saturday 13 November 2010, commencing at 10.00 am. The venue will be the Taylor Institution, St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3NA.
The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of European language, literature, and culture. Academic staff working in the sub-faculties of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Slavonic and Celtic offer expertise in areas ranging from the medieval period to the present day. The faculty offers one- and two-year taught Masters courses, as well as M.Litt. and D.Phil. research degrees. A number of studentships and scholarships are available.
A Conference at Exeter College, Oxford
Monday, 15 March 2010, 10:00-17:00
This conference brings together leading scholars whose work on the early modern Inquisitions spans literary and historical considerations, as well as geographical boundaries. Their rich perspectives promise fresh insights.
Dr John Edwards (Queen’s College, Oxford), ‘The Spanish Inquisition Refashioned: The Experience of Mary I’s England and the Valladolid Tribunal, 1559’.
Dr Richard Pym (Royal Holloway), ‘The Curious Tale of the Irishman, the Gypsy, and “the Olivares Girl”: A Footnote to History’.
A Conference at The Taylor Institution and Exeter College, Oxford
Thinkers ranging from Voltaire to Nabokov have dismissed the translation of poetry as an impossibility. Pirandello famously made similar protestations regarding drama. Jokes are routinely shrugged off as untranslatable. Yet translators, in theory and in practice, regularly contravene these claims, and the XIV Forum for Iberian Studies will likewise take these up as a gauntlet flung down. The Forum will explore ways in which translators overcome, acknowledge, or compensate for the presumed ‘impossibilities’ they encounter in the context of Iberian languages and literatures. At the university where La Celestina, Guzmán de Alfarache, La Regenta, and the Novelas ejemplares were first translated into English, we will discuss old and new challenges in concrete, practical terms.
The Forum will be attended by over 150 scholars and practitioners from 18 countries, who represent…