‘I want to make the argument for poetry in our lives, whatever our discipline, whoever we are’; Reflecting on the Launch of Prospering Wisely

On Wednesday 12th of February I went had breakfast at the House of Lords. Unfortunately, I can’t pretend that this is how I generally start my Wednesdays. I was invited to these grand surroundings on business, specifically to attend the launch of a new website and publication from the British Academy: Prospering Wisely: How the… Continue reading ‘I want to make the argument for poetry in our lives, whatever our discipline, whoever we are’; Reflecting on the Launch of Prospering Wisely

#PoTW – Institute of Modern Languages Research Launch event – Post-National Modern Languages

A day of debate and discussion will (re)launch the Institute under its new name but will also emphasise its continuing mission to promote and facilitate research in Modern Languages in the UK. Despite or because of current challenges facing the sector, IMLR is determined to emphasise the pivotal role of Modern Languages in Humanities research.… Continue reading #PoTW – Institute of Modern Languages Research Launch event – Post-National Modern Languages

#PoTW – Expedition To Wildest Peru: A Presentation By John Blashford-Snell

Colonal John Blashford-Snell, having been invited to lead an expedition to support Peruvian conservationists and give aid to the indigenous communities, will be speaking in detail about this expedition to ‘Wildest Peru’ which will take place in July 2014. The aim is to provide medical and dental treatment, reading glasses for older villagers and school books… Continue reading #PoTW – Expedition To Wildest Peru: A Presentation By John Blashford-Snell

#PoTW – Annual George Eliot Conference: Romola and Felix Holt

A narrative experiment like Tristram Shandy and Finnegans Wake, it invents a new language remote from the author’s and the reader’s speech, at times a kind of translation from Italian. The novelist who always heard her people speaking had to record inaudible voices. Romola involved strenuous scholarly research, into language, place, and the manners, culture, politics, and religion of… Continue reading #PoTW – Annual George Eliot Conference: Romola and Felix Holt

#PoTW – Climate change-related displacement: what scope for protection under refugee and human rights law?

Climate change is already contributing to the displacement of millions of people worldwide by increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. Proposals for responding to the phenomenon overwhelmingly rely on the State to act, with limited discussion of the role of the courts in interpreting States’ existing obligations under refugee and human rights law.… Continue reading #PoTW – Climate change-related displacement: what scope for protection under refugee and human rights law?