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Literature, Retellings and the true Waste Land

T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” is famous for, among other things, the self-conscious appropriation of the works of other poets. But what about the poem itself, as a whole? Was it Eliot’s invention or did it exist before he wrote it, perhaps in Socrates’ “place beyond heaven” (topos huperouranios) where archetypes are said to dwell? Saturday 22 October, 4.30 - 5.30pm Faculty of Law Sidgwick Site

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Taster Session in Modern Greek

Don’t get lost for words in Greece! Join Dr Regina Karousou-Fokas for this enjoyable and welcoming introduction to the Modern Greek language where you will have the opportunity to learn about the language and develop basic language skills. Saturday 22 October, 12.30-1.30pm Faculty of MML, Sidgwick Site

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Sykes Postgraduate Research Studentships in Italian

A number of new postgraduate studentships in Italian have been announced. Please follow the link for further details.

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Conference: Intersubjectivity, Desire, and the Mimetic Brain: René Girard and Psychoanalysis

Intersubjectivity, Desire, and the Mimetic Brain: René Girard and Psychoanalysis A conferenced organised by Dr Pierpaolo Antonello and Dr Alessandra Diazzi to be held on 11-12 November, 2016.

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From Mothers to Citizens: Italian Women from Unification to the Republic.

The Department of Italian is hosting an upcoming conference entitled 'From Mothers to Citizens: Italian Women from Unification to the Republic. '

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Seminars ET2016

Italian Research Seminars, Easter Term 2016

Research Events in Italian Studies programme for Easter Term 2016.

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Prof. Adam Ledgeway to recieve honorary PhD from the University of Bucharest

Prof Ledgeway to receive honorary PhD

Warmest congratulations to Prof Adam Ledgeway, who will receive an honorary PhD from the University of Bucharest next week.

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Graduate Seminars LT 2016

Italian Research Seminars, Lent Term 2016

Research Events in Italian Studies programme for Lent Term 2016.

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Department of Italian ranked best in the country

Cambridge University has been ranked best in the country for Italian in the Complete University Guide's 2015 ranking of UK universities. Cambridge was ranked top for 29 subjects in all, which put the University at the top of the charts overall. For more information on the league table, see The Complete University Guide

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500 Years Conference

500 Years of Italian Grammar(s), Culture, and Society in Italy and Europe

A conference entitled 500 Years of Italian Grammar(s), Culture, and Society in Italy and Europe: From Fortunio’s Regole (1516) to the Present will take place on Thursday 10 December in the Music Room, Downing College, Cambridge.

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Modern Greek Alumni Lunch

23 September 2017

MODERN GREEK ALUMNI LUNCH Saturday 23rd September 2017 As promised, we have arranged another reunion event for all former students of Modern Greek. It will centre around an Alumni Lunch and will take place at Selwyn College on Saturday 23rd September 2017. After lunch there will be short talks given by two of our Alumni on...

Sykes Postgraduate Research Studentships in Italian (Masters and PhD)

20 September 2017

Sykes Postgraduate Research Studentships in Italian (Masters and PhD) Sykes postgraduate research studentships in Italian are available to outstanding candidates applying for courses starting in the academic year 2018/19. As in previous years, a number of studentships will be available at both Masters (MPhil) and PhD level...

Interview with Andrea Camilleri

21 July 2017

Intervista con Andrea Camilleri In 2016 students in their first and second year of the Tripos in Italian ‘virtually’ interviewed the author Andrea Camilleri. After having explored a portion of Camilleri’s vast production, accessing it either in Italian, in translation, or in its TV adaptation, they put together a number of...