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Read more at: Literature, Retellings and the true Waste Land
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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


Read more at: Taster Session in Modern Greek
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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


Read more at: Sykes Postgraduate Research Studentships in Italian
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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.


Read more at: Conference: Intersubjectivity, Desire, and the Mimetic Brain: René Girard and Psychoanalysis
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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.


Read more at: From Mothers to Citizens: Italian Women from Unification to the Republic.
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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. '


Read more at: Italian Research Seminars, Easter Term 2016
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Italian Research Seminars, Easter Term 2016

Research Events in Italian Studies programme for Easter Term 2016.


Read more at: Prof Ledgeway to receive honorary PhD
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.


Read more at: Italian Research Seminars, Lent Term 2016
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Italian Research Seminars, Lent Term 2016

Research Events in Italian Studies programme for Lent Term 2016.


Read more at: Department of Italian ranked best in the country
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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


Read more at: 500 Years of Italian Grammar(s), Culture, and Society in Italy and Europe
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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Eleonora Serra (PhD in Italian, 2019), winner of the 2020 Vivien Law Prize for the history of linguistics

2 December 2020

Eleonora Serra (PhD in Italian, 2019), winner of the 2020 Vivien Law Prize for the history of linguistics The Italian Section is delighted to congratulate Eleonora Serra (PhD in Italian, 2019) for the award of the 2020 Vivien Law Prize for the best essay on any topic within the history of linguistics by a student within 5...

The Robinson College Sykes Prize 2020

19 October 2020

The Robinson College Sykes Prize has been launched for 2020. The winning prize is £1000, with runners-up awards of £500 and £250 also available. More information can be found here: https://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/college-life/arts-literature-and-theology... All current students are welcome to enter, hopefully having read...

Elena Sottilotta (PhD candidate, Italian) winner of the 2020 Polly Stewart Award 2020

12 October 2020

We are delighted to congratulate Elena Sottilotta (PhD candidate, Italian) for winning the 2020 Polly Stewart Award, for her research on women folklorists of Italy and Ireland. The award is given by the Women's Section of the American Folklore Society to support young scholars in the field (further details at: https://www...

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