I am generally able to look at material produced in Latin but have more limited expertise in this area. I am very happy for students to take forward ideas related to the subjects, texts, and critical approaches covered in my teaching at levels I and II, or for students to develop ideas related specifically to the content of my specialist final-year module. My work focuses on French philosophy from Descartes and the Enlightenment philosophes to the present, with a specific emphasis on contemporary political and social thought and its application to the problems of 21st-century politics: The academic skills of managing an extended project, collecting and analysing information, critically assessing sources and arguments, communicating your findings clearly and persuasively according to professional presentational requirements, and showing intellectual creativity and problem-solving ability are all central to the graduate attributes you are expected to demonstrate at the end of a degree programme see the Undergraduate Level Descriptors in the University’s Core Regulations. I am happy to continue supervising dissertations in any area of medieval and early modern Italian literature — including comparative projects on different Romance languages —, visual culture, Italian 20th-century literary culture.
I specialise on issues of gender and sexuality, and especially on the depiction of men, masculinities, sex and sexualities on the screen. I would especially look forward to supervising dissertation projects that in some way take their cue from undergraduate modules I have taught: Finally, I also specialise in gender and postcolonial literatures and film more broadly. I have publishes on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Italian literature and culture before Dante and its relationship with the Occitan tradition, classical reception in Italian literature, the history of Romance languages, textual criticism, the theory and practice of intertextuality, cultural relations in 20th-century Italy. My approach is broadly based upon on a dialogue between, or a remix of several genres, fields, and critical contexts i. My current research projects centre mostly on:
A total of words of material extracted from the dissertation to be submitted for formative assessment at times to be agreed with the supervisor. I have publishes on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Italian literature and culture before Dante and its relationship with the Occitan tradition, classical reception in Italian literature, the history of Romance languages, textual criticism, the theory and practice of intertextuality, cultural relations in 20th-century Italy.
My research is on nineteenth and twentieth century German and Austrian visual culture, literature and thought, with a particular interest in the early twentieth century. I would especially look forward to supervising dissertation projects that in some way take their cue from undergraduate modules I have taught: I am a linguist specialising in syntax, language acquisition first, second and bilingualsociolinguistics and language contact in the Hispanic world.
The mark is reached by a diversity of methods, depending on the module. My final-year module is Anthropocene Animals: Since module choices are also likely to be affected by the allocated dissertation topic, the student will also be asked to rank optional module choices corresponding to each proposal. How is my work assessed? Your proposal can be based on a specific film director, actor or genre, but also on specific themes or theoretical approaches.
The rest of your working week is taken up with reading and with preparing assignments for your classes and tutorials. Students may only complete a Dissertation in one language and because the Dissertation is linked to another module, unfortunately students taking three languages will not be eligible for this option.
School of Modern Languages & Cultures : Study and Assessment – Durham University
My interest in translation is centred mainly on the development of the 19th-century Arabic translation movement and, concomitantly, the changes that occurred in Modern Standard Arabic as a result of it. I am also interested in the relationship between literature and visual and popular culture in the nineteenth century pantomime, circus, posters. My research interests are in the literature poetry and proseculture more widely, and politics of Latin America c.
I work on early Spanish literature and art, mac am able to supervise a range of literary topics, as well as art historical projects that focus on European production more broadly. I spend a lot of time in rare book collections and Michel Foucault is a frequent interlocutor.
Current projects include lovesickness and courtly culture; Caravaggio and visual agency; Arcadian taste and the European Grand Tour; and the nineteenth-century debate on sacred art in Europe, with a particular attention to the intellectual exchanges between Rome and the British Empire. I have taught and published on both of these strands and I will be happy to supervise up to two dissertations per year on topics related to the history of language theories, as well as Slavonic historical, contact or socioliguistics.
School of Modern Languages and Cultures: French Studies : Modules in French – Durham University
My research is in nineteenth- and twentieth-century German and Austrian literature and culture. Check the pre-requisites and co-requisites for the Dissertation in the relevant module outline in the Faculty Handbook. My main research and teaching interests are in Russian poetry from the eighteenth-century to the Thaw from Gavrila Derzhavin to Iosif Brodskiiand especially the work of M,ac Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, and Osip Mandel’shtam.
I would be happy to supervise dissertation projects that develop from your study of Russian literature and culture in such modules as Understanding Russia: Janpanese Dissertation 40 credits. Learning Outcomes Subject-specific Knowledge:.
You can take a Dissertation in one of your languages as part of your degree.
In addition to Spanish, I am generally able to look at material produced in Latin or in other romance languages, but have more limited research experience in those areas. I work on Spanish culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. I have published widely on architecture, film, visual culture, cultural sociology, urban history and critical theory. Archive Module Description This page is for the academic year If you fail a core language module, you will not be permitted to continue study of that language in your final year.
Ongoing Induction, TLRP and Dissertation
I am very happy for students to take forward ideas related to the subjects, texts, and dissertatioon approaches duhram in my teaching at levels I and II, or for students to develop ideas related specifically to the content of my specialist final-year module.
My current research projects centre mostly on: The precise topic is to be determined by negotiation with the supervisor, and is subject to the approval of the Dissertation Coordinator and MLAC Undergraduate Education Committee. My research focusses on Caribbean and Mexican cultures.
I am also interested in translation history, and in the transmission of ideas from classical antiquity and the Middle Ages.