Amelia Rosselli is recognized as one of the greatest poetic voices of the Twentieth Century. Twenty years after her death on 11 February 1996, The Italian Cultural Institute in London, and the Sub-Faculty of Italian of the University of Oxford will be celebrating her life, her work and her poetic legacy, through TWO major events:
On Monday 15th February 2016, St John’s College will be holding a study day for high achieving Year 12 students who are considering studying German at university.
The purpose of the event is to introduce students to higher level academic study of German and to offer an insight into how the course is taught at Oxford. Participants will have the opportunity to find out more about studying languages at Oxford and the application process. They will also take part in a translation workshop and an academic seminar, led by Oxford tutors and based on preparatory material sent out in advance. There will also be an opportunity to meet current students and have lunch and a tour of the college.
Students interested in attending this event should complete the application form which can be downloaded from the St John’s College website. The form must be signed by a member of school staff and a parent or guardian. All applications must be received by post, or email by 4pm on Friday 29th January 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Emma Coulson, Access and Outreach Officer….
An Anglo-Spanish Symposium at the University of Oxford to commemorate the 400th anniversaries of the deaths of Cervantes and Shakespeare, which will take place on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th January 2016 at the Weston Library & Exeter College.
Cervantes and Shakespeare, who died within eleven days of each other in 1616, are universally regarded as the supreme exemplars of literary achievement in their respective languages. This symposium brings together six British scholars of Cervantes and six Spanish Shakespeare scholars to explore the literary worlds of these two iconic authors, whose works convey the turbulent spirit of the restless age in which they lived.
Speakers will cover a broad range of topics, such as the ‘lost’ play by Shakespeare, inspired by a story from Cervantes’s Don Quixote; the extraordinary influence of Don Quixote; similarities and differences in form, style, and theme in their works; issues of interpretation; and the enduring fascination both writers have exerted on readers, writers and artists in modern times. All papers will be delivered in English, and there will be plenty of scope for discussion by speakers…
Round Table: The Future of German Studies
22 January 2016, 2pm, Taylor Institution, Room 2
On the Occasion of the Inaugural Lecture of Henrike Lähnemann, Chair in Medieval German Literature and Linguistics
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer (University of Freiburg), Dr Wilhelm Krull (VolkswagenStiftung), Dr Dorothea Rüland (DAAD), Prof. Katrin Kohl (Oxford German Network), Dr Carsten Dose (FRIAS), Chair: Prof. Ritchie Robertson (Taylor Chair of German Studies)
22-23 January – Women and the Canon. A symposium organized by Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Hartley.
25 February– Italian Cultural Institute in London, Londra per Amelia Rosselli. A roundtable including Gian Maria Annovi, Alberto Casadei, Chiara Carpita, Gabriella Palli Baroni, Emanuela Tandello; followed by a reading of Rosselli’s work by poet and playwright Mariangela Gualtieri. (Details TBA)
Henrike Lähnemann’s Inaugural Lecture for the Chair in Medieval German Literature and Linguistics on The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts will take place on 21 January 2016, 5pm, in the Lecture Theatre of the Taylor Institution, followed by a reception, 6pm. All welcome!
Focus of the lecture will be the new acquisition of the Bodleian Library, an illuminated and glossed Psalter from the Cistercian abbey of Medingen, written and illustrated by the cantrix Margarete Hopes around 1500, then annotated and altered through the early 16th century. The (sometimes scandalous) story of how the manuscript was produced, annotated, augmented, dissembled finally happily reunited in Oxford will be the starting point to look at a cultural history of manuscripts. The complex composition of the Psalter with sewn-in cloth, heavy use of gold, multiple layers of illumination and heavy reworking raises important question about the materiality of manuscripts especially in the period when the parallel production of prints started.
A Masterclass ‘Medingen Manuscripts’ on 22 January, 10-12noon in the Weston Library, will offer the opportunity to inspect the Psalter in the context…
French Literature from the Modern to the Postmodern
Convened by Philippe Roussin CNRS-MFO and Michael Sheringham
All Souls College, Monday 8 June 2015 at 14:15
14.15 Introduction et Accueil
14.30 Maryline Heck (Université de Tours) ‘Modiano, Klarsfeld et Dora : retour sur un malentendu’.
15. 15 Michael Sheringham (Université d’Oxford) ‘L’Angleterre dans Une Jeunesse’
16.30 Philippe Roussin (CNRS-MFO)‘Pans de mur’ : Modiano et Proust
16.45 Dominique Rabaté (Université Paris-Diderot)‘Éclats de Louki. Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue et le récit polyphonique’
17.30 Modiano Prix Nobel : Discussion générale
As part of her UK tour German poet, short story writer and performer Ulrike Almut Sandig will appear in Oxford on Tuesday 3 March (7th week), 5.30pm: Lecture Theatre (2nd Floor), Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG. View poster (Word)
This will be a bilingual performance of poetry and prose including specially commissioned new work and translations, sound art, film and a discussion of her new volume Buch gegen das Verschwinden (2015), followed by a reception. All welcome!
Born in Großenhain in the former East Germany in 1979, Ulrike Almut Sandig is one of the most acclaimed German writers of her generation and has received six major literature awards since the publication of her first poetry collection Zunder in 2005. Since her debut she has published two further collections including Dickicht (2011) and the prose volume Flamingos (2010) and Buch gegen das Verschwinden (2015), as well as a CD of ‘poetry for lovers of pop music’ (2012)