My current research area is two-fold: 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. What is the typical work pattern while I am at Durham? Janpanese Dissertation 40 credits. Previous dissertation topics include: I can also supervise projects on the connections between European and Latin American literary currents and authors, especially in poetry. I specifically research and publish on the drama of Miguel de Cervantes.
I work on Russian and Soviet cinema, with emphases on the social history of pre-Revolutionary cinema, Sergei Eisenstein, and the cinema s of the Caucasus. Dr Ita Mac Carthy. Full details of the supervision contact hours and the requirements for formative and summative assessment are given in the relevant module outline in the Faculty Handbook. Students may only complete a Dissertation in one language and because the Dissertation is linked to another module, unfortunately students taking three languages will not be eligible for this option. Since staff absence will be a principal cause of non-allocation, you should align each proposal to the research specialism of a different supervisor. I would particularly welcome projects that explore texts of the democratic period, but I would consider earlier twentieth-century visual materials if relevant to my field of study.
My final-year module is Latin American Environmental Politics: These will be specialists, publishing internationally recognized books and articles in their research fields. I would especially look forward to supervising dissertation projects that in some way take their cue from undergraduate modules I have taught: I have taught and published on both of these strands and I will be happy to supervise up to two dissertations per dhrham on topics related to the history of language theories, as well dissertstion Slavonic historical, contact or socioliguistics.
You should assume, however, that for your dissertation cissertation will need to expand beyond the primary and secondary source base covered in these modules. I would be happy to dissertationn dissertation projects that develop from your study of Russian literature and duryam in such modules as Understanding Russia: I am also involved in a research project investigating historical Arabic variation and I have an interest in oral narrative and folk literature.
My work focuses on medieval French, Franco-Italian and Occitan literature, with particular interest in modern theoretical readings of medieval texts using psychoanalysis, anthropology, postcolonial theory and political theory especiallyas well as medieval translation and medieval politics.
Compulsory Dissertation and Module Registration In the table below, fill out two word statements of interest for dissertation topics that you would like to study. They are also important transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.
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In my research, I consider the dugham of literature and historiography within colonial discourses and modes of artistic expression so as to better understand the relationship between the early modern subject and his or her representation on the page. The deadline for the submission of this form is 4pm on Thursday, June 13 th. They will also assess the methodological, conceptual and structural validity of your approach to your topic, and encourage you to engage with broader theoretical and interdisciplinary agendas, as appropriate.
I specifically research and publish on the drama of Miguel de Cervantes. Uuni length of this submission should not exceed 3 pages of A4 print in standard marginal pagination and size 12 font. My main research and teaching interests are in Russian poetry from the eighteenth-century to the Thaw from Gavrila Derzhavin to Iosif Brodskiiand especially the work of Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, and Osip Mandel’shtam.
Normal procedures for the submission of summative coursework apply, mlax those referring to applications for dissertationn – which can only be approved by the Chair of the Board of Examiners. I have also written about some of the ways in which Russian poetry comes into contact with other media, such as painting and cinema.
Dr Ita Mac Carthy. My work focuses on French philosophy from Descartes and the Enlightenment philosophes to the present, with a specific emphasis on contemporary political and social thought and its application to the problems of 21st-century politics: Study and Assessment This section answers the following questions: My current research area is two-fold: Recent dissertation topics I have supervised include: On Research Leavenot available for Dissertation supervision My main area of research sissertation 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.
Students may only complete a Dissertation in one language and because the Dissertation is linked to another module, unfortunately students taking three languages will not be eligible for this option.
I am happy to co-supervise dissertations on European film. While the subject of the Dissertation must intersect with the research expertise and interests of the staff, we welcome and encourage original and innovative proposals from students. In terms of themes I am currently very interested in science and literature, in particular literary responses to evolutionism not only Darwin, also Goethe, Lamarck, de Vries and Stephen Jay Gouldalso posthumanism cyborgs, animal-human relationseco-literature, vampirism, and contagionism and literature.
The deadline for submission s should normally fall in Epiphany term, but this can be negotiated between supervisor and supervisees. I have an additional specialism in literature and religion, particularly literary and filmic representations of Islamism from the Middle East and North Africa. My current research projects centre mostly on: On Research Leavenot available for Dissertation supervision My main area of expertise is Italian early modern culture, broadly defined as the age spanning from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century.
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Russian Professor Andy Byford. I have publishes on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Italian literature and culture before Dante and its relationship with the Occitan tradition, classical reception in Italian literature, the history of Romance languages, textual criticism, the theory and mlwc of intertextuality, cultural relations in 20th-century Italy. I am interested in questions of authorship, performance practices, violence and ethics.
I will consider supervising comparative work across French and Russian, depending on the topic.
I am generally able to look at material produced in Latin but have more limited expertise in this area.