Month: November 2013

Maurice Blanchot and the Specters of Romanticism – Conference at Stirling on 13 December

Stirling PhD student Mauro Di Lullo is organising a day conference on Maurice Blanchot on Friday 13th December 2013 in the Pathfoot Building at Stirling University. Professor Leslie Hill (University of Warwick), a leading international scholar on Blanchot, will attend as a keynote speaker, alongside Stirling colleagues Dr Andrew Hass and Professor Bill Marshall. The programme for the day follows below and anybody interested in attending should contact Mauro Di Lullo directly.

9.00-9.20 Registration;

9.20-9.30. Welcome and Introductory Comments – Mr. Mauro Di Lullo

9.30- 11.00

Panel 1: Chair: Prof. David Murphy

Keynote Speaker 1 Prof. William Marshall;

Mr Stuart Lindsay (PhD Student)

11.00-11.20 Break


Panel 2: Chair: Dr. Jason Hartford

Keynote Speaker2 – Prof. Leslie Hill

Mr. Mauro Di Lullo (PhD Student)

12:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00. – 3:00

Panel3:  Chair:  Mr Jamal Bahmad

Keynote Speaker3 Dr. Andrew Hass

3.00-3.15 Break

3.15 p.m. –4.00 p.m.

Questions and Answers

4.00-4.20 Skype Intervention – Jill Bouchillon, PhD Candidate-Colonial American History at the University of Stirling from USA, Texas

4.30-6.00 Roundtables

6:30 p.m. –9.30p.m. Reception

Bill Marshall’s Role as Director of the Institute of Modern Languages Research

We’re delighted to confirm that Bill Marshall’s secondment as part-time Director of the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR; formerly the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies) has been renewed for a final period until 31 March 2014. The Institute is one of ten within the School of Advanced Study (SAS), located within the central University of London building at Senate House in Bloomsbury. Its mission is a UK-wide one, and consists of facilitating, promoting (and sometimes initiating) research in the Humanities.

Bill became Director of the then IGRS (Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies) in 2011, and his appointment there has led to major opportunities for Arts and Humanities at Stirling. Colleagues (and PhD students) from Modern Languages at Stirling have participated in an AHRC Skills Development programme on Film Studies and in Impact workshops and the Institute’s main journal has facilitated publications. Bill is currently working with Stirling colleagues on developing another AHRC Skills bid, on Africa and/in Modern Languages, and will be holding a meeting of conveners of Masters degrees in Translation Studies at the IMLR in a few months. A Stirling colleague and postgraduate student will also be organising there a colloquium on the new French horror cinema.

The IMLR will be celebrating its relaunch under the new name with a conference on Post-National Modern Languages on 7 December 2013, and we look forward to continuing to find ways for Stirling colleagues and students to take advantage of the opportunities our relationship with the IMLR offers over the months ahead.

Funding opportunity for full-time Masters at Stirling

The University of Stirling is pleased to offer five £5,000 and one 5000€ taught postgraduate scholarships funded by the Santander Universities scheme, open to those students wishing to study any full time taught Masters programme at the University of Stirling. This includes, for instance, our taught MRes in Translation Studies and our MSc in Translation with TESOL. Applicants who are permanently resident in the following countries may apply: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Russia, UK, Uruguay, USA.

Further information about these scholarships can be found here and we welcome enquiries from prospective students.