‘There are always more attitudes that can be changed’ – Modern Languages student Natalie gains an insight into not only world literature but also into the world of academic research.
Category: Modern Languages
Baudelaire Song Project: Spotlight on Female Composers and Musicians
Emelia (BMus Music) worked with the Baudelaire Song Project team over the summer to bring to light the work of female composers and performers who have responded to the poems of Baudelaire – not an easy task!
(Re)Creation? – Adapting Honoré de Balzac
The works of Honoré de Balzac, the French novelist and playwright, have been adapted into media from operas to graphic novels. This summer, it was up to UG researcher Rhys Morgan to find and catalogue them all.
‘French Verse in Renaissance Britain’: A Joint Honours Dream
‘Women were responsible for producing some of the most important and popular texts translated in Renaissance Britain’ – Lucy Painter shares some of her findings from 5 weeks studying a range of translated books from Renaissance Britain.
Stepping into my Discomfort Zone: Is radicalisation and extremism represented in experimental Francophone Culture, and what even is Neuroaesthetics?
In July 2018, Maria Allon joined forces with Dr Stephen Forcer, head of the Modern Languages department, for the research project ‘Understanding Extremes: Neuroaesthetics, Radicalism, and Experimental Francophone Culture’. This post reflects on Maria’s time on the scholarship, and what she has learnt about how Islamic terrorism is reported in the Francophone world, and whether works of experimental film on the topic can be used in neuroscientific study.
Curiosity on Campus – 5 Weeks of Summer as an Undergraduate Researcher
For the Undergraduate Research Scholarship scheme, in summer 2017 Zoe Lumsden joined the Baudelaire Song Project, working with Prof Helen Abbott and Dr Caroline Ardrey. Zoe reflects on this opportunity to combine her passions for music and languages during her time on this unique research project.