University hosts 48th National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies
The 48th National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies will be hosted by Swansea University’s Department of Modern Languages on Saturday, October 30.
The biannual event, which is organised in association with the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies at the University of London, was launched in 1987.
It provides an informal forum for graduate students in all areas of German Studies – including all periods of literature, the arts, social sciences, history, and linguistics – to present and discuss their current research.
The Colloquium at Swansea is sponsored by the Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities (RIAH) and will be held in the University’s Fulton House building.
The keynote lecture will be given by Duncan Large, Professor of German at Swansea University, on the theme of “Die Freude zu stinken”: Nietzsche and Literary Naturalism.
Professor Large said: “It is exciting to convene this colloquium again at Swansea, after previous events in 1989, 1993 and 2003, and to further strengthen our links with the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies at the University of London.
“It gives us an excellent opportunity to showcase the outstanding research of current postgraduates in German at Swansea, and to welcome emerging scholars from other institutions in the UK and overseas.
“I am delighted to be giving the keynote lecture at what promises to be a fascinating and wide-ranging event.”
This year's colloquium organiser is Swansea PhD student Marya Vrba, who will present a paper on Dreams in Three Novellas by Arthur Schnitzler.
Ms Vrba said: “This event is always a fantastic forum for young researchers in German studies to meet, share ideas and build the bases of future working relationships, and it’s especially effective at bringing British academics together with colleagues from the German-speaking world.
“I’m proud and pleased that the international group of participants at this Colloquium will have the opportunity of discovering Swansea and its University, where there is such a long and respected tradition of scholarship in German studies.”
Fellow Swansea student Seiriol Dafydd will also present a paper on Encounters with the Arab World in Three Novels by Michael Roes, along with six other PhD students from across the UK and the German-speaking world.
For further information on the 48th National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies, visit http://w01.igrscms.wf.ulcc.ac.uk/index.php?id=506, or contact Marya Vrba by emailing: email@example.com.