#PotW Language, Culture and Society in Russian/English Studies: 5th Conference 5-6 August

Organised and sponsored by the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Linguistics and The Journal of Philology. The conference is devoted to the development of English and Russian studies, lexicography, sociolinguistics, English teaching in Russia, and the History of the Book.           The Organising… Continue reading #PotW Language, Culture and Society in Russian/English Studies: 5th Conference 5-6 August

#PotW – Self-portraiture in Word and Image

Organised by: James Hall (Independent Scholar) and Peter Mack (Warburg Institute) Speakers: Simon Gilson (Warwick), Andrew Hadfield (Sussex), James Hall (Independent Scholar), Paul Holberton (Paul Holberton Publishing), Helen Langdon (Independent Scholar), Jacqueline Lichtenstein (Paris-Sorbonne), Martin McLaughlin (Oxford) and Alison Wright (UCL) Programme 10.00 Registration 10.15 Welcome: Peter Mack 10.20 Simon Gilson: ‘Authorial Self-Presentation in Dante’ 11.00 James Hall: ‘The… Continue reading #PotW – Self-portraiture in Word and Image

PoTW – Paradoxical Languages: Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing

Throughout the history of Western culture the relationship between women and food has often been perceived as a metaphor for something else. From the much debated biblical episode of Eve and the apple to postmodern society, women’s eating habits have been read not only as acts of self nourishment but also as a display of… Continue reading PoTW – Paradoxical Languages: Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing

#PoTW – BBC2: Origins; Influence; Audiences: A 50th Anniversary Conference

On the 20th April 1964 the BBC launched its second television channel: BBC2. Although the launch was a flop (due to a major power cut) the station soon became a fixture of UK broadcasting. This conference engages with the example of BBC2 in a contribution to the history of how, as well as what, we access… Continue reading #PoTW – BBC2: Origins; Influence; Audiences: A 50th Anniversary Conference

#PoTW – A State of Our Own: Second Independence, Federalism and the Decolonisation of the State in Africa

The lecture interrogates the intriguing features of statehood and politics in Africa. It argues that the decolonisation process in Africa is incomplete without the liberation of the state which retains its colonial cast and remains the locus and embodiment of colonisation. This process is already underway in different forms and at various stages all over… Continue reading #PoTW – A State of Our Own: Second Independence, Federalism and the Decolonisation of the State in Africa