Podcasts from the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, delivered in a variety of languages.
If Venice Dies - Italian Studies at Oxford Lecture30/07/2015 Duration: 01h04min
Salvatore Settis' English talk is on Venice and the future of historic cities (9 June 2015). Salvatore Settis is a world-famous expert on archaeology and the arts, and an iconic public intellectual in Italy; a man who has devoted his life to the defence of Italy's cultural assets and landscape. He is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of articles, contributes vehement articles to national newspapers, and makes memorable television appearances.
Men Defending Women in Late Medieval France04/04/2014 Duration: 26min
An interview with Dr Helen Swift about her book; Gender, Writing, and Performance: Men Defending Women in Late Medieval France as well as other developments in Medieval Literary Studies.
Studying Medieval and Modern Languages at St Hilda's College04/04/2014 Duration: 05min
Helen Swift talks to Lucia Nixon, Tutor for Admissions, about why to study Medieval and Modern Languages at St Hilda's College.
Freemasons versus Jesuits: Conspiracy Theories in Enlightenment Germany29/05/2012 Duration: 41min
Inaugural lecture by Ritchie Robertson as Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature. Lecture title: Freemasons versus Jesuits: Conspiracy Theories in Enlightenment Germany. Given on 20 October 2011.
Cristian Aliaga: Your Virtues Are Your Faults. Poetry Reading (Spanish and English)25/01/2012 Duration: 35min
A reading by Cristian Aliaga, one of Argentina's outstanding contemporary poets, given at St. John's College, Oxford, on 3 November, 2011. English translations are read by Ben Bollig, Lecturer in Spanish American Literature. The Argentine poet Cristian Aliaga reads his poetry to an audience at St. John's College, Oxford, on 3 November 2011. Aliaga is one of Argentina's outstanding contemporary poets, with more than a dozen collections of poems to his name. His work has recently been published in a bilingual Spanish-English edition by Manchester Spanish and Portuguese Studies (New Series). The English translations were read by Ben Bollig, Fellow of St. Catherine's College and Lecturer in Spanish American Literature. Includes an introduction to Aliaga's poetry, with an extract from Robert Gibbons' poem, "Goya's Etching, 'Murio la verdad' (Truth has died)".
Reflections on the European Crisis08/12/2011 Duration: 34min
Dr José Cutileiro (Special Adviser to the President of the European Commission) delivers a lecture for the Centre for Portuguese Language / Instituto Camões of Oxford.
Round table discussion of Clarice Lispector (Brazilian-Portugese)25/01/2010 Duration: 34min
Discussion and audience questions (in Brazilian-Portugese) about Clarice Lispector's film De Corpo Inteiro and her reception at home and abroad.