DELC Seminar Series
About the DELC Seminar Series
As a Department of European Languages and Cultures, we thrive in disciplinary diversity and inclusivity.
The DELC Research Seminar Series brings together an array of exciting new workshops, laboratories, seminar presentations and round tables, produced by DELC staff and students. These events have been designed for dialogue and exploration.
Each event consists of two sessions: a workshop coproduced by staff and students and a seminar presented by a guest speaker. This is followed by a round table event led by respondents.
Events are free and open to all.
DELC Seminar Series 2020/2021
Staff and Committee Members
Claire Boyle (DELC-French)
Peter Davies (DELC-German)
Jessica Gordon-Burroughs (DELC-SPLAS)
Katie Hawthorne (PhD candidate, DELC-German)
Davide Messina (DELC-Italian)
Alessandra Pellegrini de Luca (PhD candidate, DELC-Italian)
Guy Puzey (DELC-Scandinavian)
Rachel Rankin (PhD candidate, DELC-Scandinavian)
Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (DELC-Russian)
Angelos Theocharis (PhD candidate, DELC-Russian)
DRSS Logo Design
As part of the November 2020 workshop, our undergraduate students took the lead in the cocreation of a pop-up exhibition on the making and branding of contemporary Italy in the 1960s. With the December seminar presentation, on the back of a discussion on the marginal territoriality of Catalan, we discussed Galic Scotland, dialectal Sardinia, linguistically upcoming Wales, deRussifying post-Soviet Russia, and the amazing Bilingual Brain.
To send your comments, contact the Series Coordinator Federica G Pedriali directly.
Getting to take part in a workshop where we had to create our own exhibit with some beautiful Italian Art was a brilliant experience. Hearing from Giuliana Pieri about what her line of work is was most interesting. She is so passionate about Italian art and culture, it only inspired us, and so getting to try and create our own exhibition and presentation was incredibly rewarding
I found the Making of Modern Italy: Art and Design in the Early 1960s an unexpected and fascinating experience. I knew from the beginning that the presentation would peak my interests, as fashion is my main (and only) hobby outside of being a student, but the seminar turned out to be much different than I expected. Instead of a two hour talk about Italy, I was excited to learn that Giuliana had just finished an exhibition and that we would be working closely with her material to create our own exhibition of her work.
The task of transferring a pile of images into a cohesive and comprehensive exhibit (with a presentation to the rest of the workshop group) in the space of about an hour was really rewarding. As someone who has curated an exhibition of my own art previously, it was fun to study the content in front of us from an objective point of view and turn it into an exhibit.
For our group we were tasked with creating a display surrounding the artworks of Piero Fornasetti. We specifically focused on his famous plates which featured opera singer Lina Cavalieri in various forms. Inspired by the shape of the plates, we decided to arrange the photographs in an asymmetrical circle around an original photo of Lina Cavalieri. We did this in order to show the importance of the opera singer and to make evident that she was a great muse for Fornasetti.
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