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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

LITERATURE LIVE: Michael Hofmann and Igor Klikovac

18:30 - 21:00 28 January 2019

Michael Hofmann was born in Germany, grew up in England, and teaches at the University of Florida. Ingenious and brilliantly entertaining, One Lark, One Horse (2018), his fifth collection, ends a twenty-year poetic silence. He is known for translations of Döblin, Kafka, Fallada, Benn and Joseph Roth. His reviews and criticism are gathered in..

Lives of Letters Series: Ancient and Modern Love

17:00 - 18:30 31 January 2019

'Love Letters and Erotic Letter: Antiquity and Beyond' Dr Owen Hodkinson (Leeds, Classics) In this talk I will outline the new interdisciplinary Research Network project 'Love Letters and Erotic Letter: Antiquity and Beyond' (Co-Investigators: Owen Hodkinson, Leeds; Anna Tiziana Drago, Bari). The ancient love letter and erotic letter genre(s)..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series: David Francis (harpsichord)

13:10 - 14:00 31 January 2019

L. Couperin Prelude à l’imitation de Mr. Froberger Rameau Suite in D minor F Couperin 18th Ordre Balbastre La Suzanne The improvisatory prelude exemplified by Louis Couperin and adopted by his nephew François Couperin in L’Art de Toucher is the starting point for an exploration of dance and character pieces. Spanning the 17th..

LITERATURE LIVE: Andrew Miller & Kamila Shamsie

19:30 - 21:00 04 February 2019

Andrew Miller was born in Bristol in 1960. A winner of the Dublin International Literary Award and the Costa Prize, 'Now We Shall Be Entirely Free' (2018) “his excellent eighth book, is a cat-and-mouse thriller set at the height of the Napoleonic wars … It’s a wonder Andrew Miller is not a household name.” (Guardian) Kamila Shamsie i..

Chinese New Year 2019

05 - 10 February 2019

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the Confucius Institute! Chinese New Year is undoubtedly Manchester’s most bright and colourful annual celebration as the streets of Manchester will be awash in a sea of red lanterns, with lots of things to see and do. The Confucius Institute will be part of the City Centre celebrations by running the foll..

"Picturing the Chinese Dream" - Ros Holmes

06 - 07 February 2019

As part of the Whitworth Studies Seminars series, Dr Ros Holmes (Art History, Univeristy of Manchester) will be delivering a paper entitled "Picturing the 'Chinese Dream': Urban Imaginings and Disnyland Distopias in Postsocialist Beijing"

GDI Lecture Series: Developmental States with Professor Stephan Haggard

17:00 - 18:30 06 February 2019

The Global Development Institute is pleased to present Professor Stephan Haggard speaking on development states. The concept of the developmental state emerged to explain the rapid growth of East Asia in the postwar period. Yet the developmental state literature also offered a heterodox theoretical approach to growth. Arguing for the distinc..

Professor Andrew Morrison’s Inaugural lecture

17:00 - 19:00 06 February 2019

Dead Letter Office? Making Sense of Greek Letter Collections Professor Andrew Morrison’s inaugural lecture will explore some of the most important Greek letter collections, such as the Letters attributed to Plato, and examine some of the key problems in studying ancient letters. The event will start at 5.00pm in the Lecture Theatre, Samuel..

CTIS Seminar: Stealth Translation: A Blueprint for More Accessible Translation

14:00 - 15:30 07 February 2019

University of Manchester Drama Society: MIFTAs

19:00 - 20:30 13 February 2019

The University of Manchester Drama Society usher in the start of their innovative and inventive MIFTA season with this first production. The most prestigious season of productions in the Drama Society's calendar, MIFTAs are always sure to excite and entertain with their originality and variety. With the season home to some of the stars of the..