Full details of the supervision contact hours and the requirements for formative and summative assessment are given in the relevant module outline in the Faculty Handbook. I am also interested in the relationship between literature and visual and popular culture in the nineteenth century pantomime, circus, posters. The aim of the Dissertation module is for you to deepen your knowledge of one aspect of your studies by researching and writing in the target language an extensive piece of work in an area relevant to one of the optional modules that you are taking at final year level. I would also consider supervising topics relating to contemporary politics or to the history of French philosophy and political theory, including in relation to literature and film. Suggested areas that students might like to consider but are certainly not limited to include: Beneath each proposed topic and accompanying list of pre- and corequisites. Students studying two languages at final year will be required to complete shorter TLRPs for both languages.
On Research Leave , not available for Dissertation supervision I specialise in twentieth-century and contemporary Italian literature, with a particular interest in the intersections between psychoanalysis and literature, as well as gender studies and feminist theory. On the 24th of November right here in Durham, Bristol’s 2 most popul These may take the form of lectures, seminars, tutorials, classes for the spoken or written language, or work in the language laboratory or computer classroom. My research interests are in the literature poetry and prose , culture more widely, and politics of Latin America c. Poetry, Masculinity and Nation in C19th France. My final-year module not available in is From the Middle Ages to Modernity: Dr Penny Johnson penelope.
I am also interested in the period of European modernism, and more specifically in the notions of subjectivity and fragmentation, which I have researched extensively in the works of Samuel Beckett and Carlo Emilio Gadda.
The aim of the Dissertation module is for you to deepen your knowledge of one aspect of your studies by researching and writing in the target language an extensive piece of work in an area relevant to one of the optional modules that you are taking at final year level. I would be happy to supervise dissertations in any of these areas. I have also written about some of the ways in which Russian poetry comes into contact with other media, such as painting and cinema. I specialise on issues of gender and sexuality, and especially on the depiction of men, masculinities, sex and sexualities on the screen.
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In terms of themes I am currently very interested in science and literature, in particular literary responses to evolutionism not only Darwin, also Goethe, Lamarck, de Vries and Stephen Jay Gouldalso posthumanism cyborgs, animal-human relationseco-literature, vampirism, and contagionism and literature.
Previously supervised dissertation topics include the neorealist writings of Calvino and Fenoglio, the fairy tale in late nineteenth century literature, Dantean echoes in Fellini’s Rome, Elfriede Jelinek’s portrayal of motherhood and female-authored texts in the twentieth century and the contemporary era.
Students will receive written feedback by the second week of the Michaelmas Term, and key aspects of good practice applicable to the dissertation will be discussed with the relevant dissertation supervisor.
Recent dissertation topics include: I am happy for students to pursue dissertations that relate to the subjects, texts, and ideas covered in my teaching at levels I and II, as well as those related to my specialist final-year module.
I am familiar with medieval culture more widely and could potentially supervise projects bringing in medieval material in other languages Latin, Italian, English especiallyor interdisciplinary projects dialoguing with medieval history, visual culture, law, philosophy, theology or political theory.
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I work on the literature of the pre-modern Islamicate world broadly defined, but my main research interest is in mlxc classical Arabic poetic system and its offshoots in other languages.
I am currently developing my research interests in modernity and visual culture in a new context, connecting them to the emerging field of the energy humanities, with a specific focus on theoretical and cultural approaches to oil and its relation to cultural memory.
I welcome ideas to supervise projects that relate to or overlap with my research fields in interesting ways. My final-year module not available in is Representing Women: Dissertztion was a perfect way to crown this past four years of shared work and beautiful memories, and to celebrate the freshly submitted dissertations—a most wonderful evening!
The specific topic of each TLRP will be agreed with the supervisor, and students will follow an agreed programme of reading whilst supplementing their work by displaying evidence of independent research skills and initiative. I also work on medieval and Renaissance Italian literature as well as neo-Latin humanist commentaries.
The TLRP aims to develop and enhance strategies for independent learning and initiative, foster a genuine commitment to research and the utilization of appropriate research methodologies, provide the ability to organize and manage a longer project, and offer the ability to write fluently and accurately in the target language.
My final-year module not available in is French Cinema: My dissertatioon has several strands, focusing on 20th- and 21st-century word and image moving and still imagesbroadly defined as literature and visual culture. My research interests are focused on the history of Russian linguistics, particularly that of the late Imperial and early Soviet period. My research interests include eighteenth- early nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian literature and cultural history, cultural semiotics, history of cultural import, material culture and gender studies.
In assessing the Dissertation, consideration will be given to your dissertarion to assimilate, understand and critically analyse primary and secondary materials; to select, evaluate and make effective use of appropriate sources; to present a sustained argument on the basis of appropriate evidence and examples; to express yourself fluently and accurately; and to apply correctly the norms and conventions of scholarly referencing.
Compulsory Dissertation and Module Registration In the table below, fill out two word statements of interest for dissertation topics that you would like to study.
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. Full details of the supervision contact hours and the requirements for formative and summative assessment are given in the relevant module outline in the Faculty Handbook.
On Research Leavenot available for Dissertation supervision I durhxm in Arabic geographical and travel literature, and have a special focus on Arab travellers to Europe in the 19th century and a broader interest in the Tunisian and Egyptian Nahda movements.
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I would particularly welcome projects that explore texts of the democratic period, but I would consider earlier twentieth-century visual materials if relevant to my field of study. I would welcome projects that focus on any of the research specialisms mentioned above or comparative projects in any of these areas. Hispanic Studies Professor Andy Beresford. My final-year module not available in is Doing the Right Thing: Your proposal can be based on a specific film director, actor or genre, but also on specific themes or disseetation approaches.
Study and Assessment This section answers the following questions: