Posted on 03/12/2012
Music, Luigi Russolo
Some snippets of research news from the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, December 2012
Professor Abigail Lee Six, an expert on Spanish prose fiction from 1850, has just spoken on early 20th-century gothic fiction at a conference on the Fantastic in Contemporary Spanish Culture at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Dr Fabrizio de Donno has recently returned from a conference on Religion and Italian Literature at Toronto University where he spoke on ‘Wu Ming’s Reformation: Apocalypse, Utopia and Activism’; he will soon present a paper on the relationship between orientalism and classicism at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris.
Professor Dan Wilson’s latest provocative study of Goethe, one of the great figures in world literature, is attracting numerous international reviews. Goethe, Männer, Knaben (Insel, 2012) explores the previously neglected theme of homosexuality in his work.
Professor James S. Williams, an expert on Film, will be discussing Jean Cocteau and the music of his landmark 1950 film, Orphée with the contemporary British composer, Ed Hughes. The event will be recorded with the contemporary British composer, Ed Hughes. The event will be recorded as a video for REFRAME, a platform for the on-line practice, publication and curation of internationally produced research and scholarship., a platform for the on-line practice, publication and curation of internationally produced research and scholarship.
Eric Robertson, Professor of Modern French Literary and Visual Culture, is collaborating with Hepworth Wakefield and Tate St Ives on a major international exhibition devoted to the artist, sculptor and poet Hans Jean Arp (1886-1966). A founding member of the avant-garde group Dada, Arp is now known as one of the foremost sculptors and visual artists of the twentieth century.