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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


'Narratives of the Nineteenth Century: New Directions', a cross-faculty book launch & research workshop

A cross-faculty book launch & research workshop, featuring Slavonic Studies' Dr Anna Berman. She will appear on the first panel, launching her new book 'The Family Novel in Russia & England 1800-1880'.

Thursday 27 April, 12:45–4:00 pm at Gonville & Caius College, Senior Parlour. Free & open to all, with lunch provided

Join and engage with the work of Cambridge faculty and early-career researchers working across nineteenth-century literatures and cultures. In celebrating recent publications and work in progress, they hope to ask:

• How have new methods and theories informed our approaches to narrating the nineteenth century?

• What is gained—and lost—from the assumptions undergirding our various disciplinary perspectives?

• How might more transcultural and multilingual perspectives trouble or expand those ways of thinking?

Panel One: Book Launch - 1-2:15 pm

Dr Anna Berman (Slavonic)

  • Response by Prof Nick White (French)

Dr Marcus Waithe (English)

  • Response by Dr Claire White (French)

Panel Two: Current Research - 2:30-3:45 pm

  • Prof Helena Sanson (Italian)
  • Dr Edmund Birch (French)
  • Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi (English & Fitzwilliam Museum)