To cultivate independent, research-led learning. Particular attention should be paid to your choice of tied module cultural corequisite , which, with the exception of non-core language modules including translation and interpreting modules , can be any level 3 cultural module you think could be of use to your dissertation. The TLRP will provide invaluable practice, particularly at the level of the inculcation and assimilation of primary research skills, for students taking a dissertation module in MLAC and for those hoping to progress to postgraduate study. My final-year module not available in is Representing Women: I am able to supervise a range of topics that fall broadly within these areas. I am particularly interested in transnational language use, syntactic change and language policy in migration contexts.
On Research Leave , not available for Dissertation supervision My main area of research is sixteenth and seventeenth century print culture in Iberia, Spanish America and Brazil, focusing on questions at the intersection of the history of science and medicine with literary studies. By focusing specifically on questions of relevant research interest, students will develop as international citizens so that they can make a positive contribution to an increasingly globalized society. Students will receive written feedback by the second week of the Michaelmas Term, and key aspects of good practice applicable to the dissertation will be discussed with the relevant dissertation supervisor. If you fail a core language module, you will not be permitted to continue study of that language in your final year. More broadly, I work on Golden Age drama and its relationship to the contradictory socio-cultural environment that informs it. It is a requirement that the dissertation is based, in part, on the use of Chinese language sources. I am happy for students to take forward ideas related to the topics, texts and critical approaches I teach at levels I and II.
On Research Leavenot available for Dissertation supervision My research focuses on nineteenth-century literature, cinema and creative writing. Students who are studying one language at Level 3 of the BA in MLAC must do the credit Dissertation; those dissertatiln two languages may choose between credit and credit.
Most modules use a cimbination of two or three of the following methods of assessment: I am happy to continue supervising dissertations in any area of medieval and early modern Italian literature — including comparative projects on different Romance languages —, visual culture, Italian 20th-century literary culture. Assessment At the end of each year you will be given an assessment mark for each of the modules you have taken. My final-year module is The F-Word: I work on the literature of the pre-modern Islamicate world broadly defined, but my main research interest is in the classical Arabic poetic system and its offshoots in other languages.
Previous dissertations have focused on museum studies, contemporary art practice, photographic theory, critical theory, urban history and culture, ddissertation studies, cultural sociology, and cultures of energy.
My research focusses on Caribbean and Mexican cultures.
School of Modern Languages & Cultures : Dissertation – Durham University
I am interested in questions of authorship, performance practices, violence and ethics. My final-year module is Contemporary French Writers: What is the typical work pattern while I am at Durham? Students studying two languages at final year will be required to complete shorter TLRPs for both languages. My main area of study is contemporary Spanish univetsity and popular culture. Italian Professor Charles Burdett.
I have read the module guides and have the necessary prerequisite qualification s to take all the modules selected above and have checked that there are no timetabling clashes to prevent full attendance at teaching commitments. Supervisors will be allocated to each student on week seven of Epiphany term and initial meetings will be scheduled on week 8.
In much of my work, I seek to engage with approaches that theorise the relation between culture and ecology. Arabic Dr Alex Bellem.
Dissertation Specialisms and Topics
I am able to supervise a range of topics that fall broadly within these areas. I also have an interest in translation studies, especially topics related to literary and theatrical klac, an area in which I supervise MA dissertations. Learning Outcomes Subject-specific Knowledge:.
Archive Module Description This page is for the academic year I have supervised dissertations on Nietzsche and nihilism, Nietzsche and Faust, the physiognomics of vampirism, word and image in German Romanticism, and on Kleist and universith.
Archive Module Description
You can expect to have about two ‘contact hours’ a week for each module that you take, although this may vary from module to module and between languages and years.
I would be happy to supervise topics on any aspect of nineteenth-century French literature, as well as some aspects of twentieth-century French literature especially the nouveau romanon which I have taught a final-year module. Normal procedures for the submission of summative coursework apply, including those referring to applications for extensions – which can only be approved by the Chair of the Board of Examiners. Finally, I also specialise in gender and postcolonial literatures and film more broadly.
Develop data collection, analysis and presentation skills.
I am also involved in a research project univfrsity historical Arabic variation and I have an interest in oral narrative and folk literature.
In addition to online materials accessible via the Library, materials for each topic area will be made available on DUO, and if students are travelling to destinations where internet access is limited, they will be expected to make sensible use of these in advance. The precise topic is to be determined by negotiation with the supervisor, and is subject to the approval of the Dissertation Coordinator and MLAC Undergraduate Education Committee Students will submit their dissertation in the first week of the third term.
The relevant cultural module that you need to take alongside your Dissertation does not disseetation to be from the same language area; its relevance may be to do with the cultural forms universitg or the kinds of issues addressed.
Previously supervised dissertation topics include the neorealist writings of Calvino and Fenoglio, the fairy tale in late nineteenth century literature, Dantean echoes in Fellini’s Rome, Elfriede Jelinek’s portrayal of motherhood and female-authored texts in the twentieth century and the contemporary era.
I also have interests in critical theory and twentieth-century radical thought, with a particular emphasis on the utopian Marxist philosopher Ernst Bloch. Further details of what these might look like are outlined in the dissertation handbook, available on DUO.