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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


MMLL at the Cambridge Festival 2022

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The Cambridge Festival 2022 runs from 31 March to 10 April. It replaces the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas with a mixture of on online, on-demand and in-person events covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge. 

Find out which events the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics is involved in.

From Text to Textile

When: Thursday 31 March, 3pm-4pm
Where: Little Hall, Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA - view map

Dr Emily Price and Dr Sura Qadiri discuss their experience of designing and making a hand-crafted garment inspired by a combination of their research interests in medieval and contemporary French literatures.

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Allons Enfants de la Patrie: Children and the Wars of 1870-71

When: Thursday 31 March, 4.45pm-6pm
Where: Cambridge University Library, Milstein Seminar Rooms, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR - view map

Join us for an exploration of how French children were represented during the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune, using literary and visual material from a historical collection of caricatures held in the Cambridge University Library.

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Engendering Equality: The Future of Feminism in an Age of Uncertainty

When: Friday 1 April, 6.30pm-9pm
Where: Online

Jessa Crispin, Dr Finn Mackay and Prof Yra van Dijk in conversation about the future of the feminist movement. From the question of inclusivity to gendered violence and the role of safe spaces, no stone is left unturned in this bold and interdisciplinary panel discussion. Questions welcome from all digital audience members. Hosted and presented by Lotte Hondebrink.

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Paula Rego: Look At Me

When: Saturday 2 April, 1pm-2pm
Where: Little Hall, Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DA  - view map

The depiction of the self as a woman, artist and political observer is key to an understanding of Paula Rego’s work, as Professor Manucha Lisboa discusses with reference to Rego’s entire career.

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Pandemic French Poetry: Recovering in the 14th and 21st Century

When: Saturday 2 April, 2pm-4pm
Where: Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site (north of Sidgwick Avenue), Cambridge, CB3 9DD - view map

How can we learn from the past about recovery? In this discussion, Prof Stefan Marciniak, Professor of Respiratory Science, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, and Dr Miranda Griffin, French Section, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, discuss lessons from the recent past and the Middle Ages.

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The Polish Language in the UK: Challenges and Perspectives

When: Saturday 2 April, 3pm-4pm
Where: Little Hall, Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DA - view map

Why is Polish now the main language spoken in England after English? Who are Polish Third Culture Kids? What is the condition and the future of the Polish diaspora in the UK, and what has the British Academy got to do with it?

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