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20 October 2023

Celebrating the Powys Roberts Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Languages

Two brief talks, followed by an informal drinks reception
5-7pm. Friday 20 October, MGA Lecture Room, St Hugh’s College

St Hugh’s is extremely fortunate to be able to offer one of the only Modern Languages specific postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oxford. Thanks to a generous bequest by St Hugh’s alumna Miss Luned Powys Roberts (Modern Languages, 1934), we have hosted some of the most promising early career academics in French, Italian and German at St Hugh’s since the scheme’s inception in 2007. Join us to mark the achievements of our Powys Roberts fellows as we hear two brief talks by past and present award-holders, and enjoy informal drinks with the speakers afterwards. Our two presenters are:

Dr Michael J. Subialka (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian, University of California Davis): “A Minefield of Laurels: Italy’s Authors and the Nobel Prize

Dr Katherine L. Travers (Powys Roberts Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Languages, St Hugh’s College Oxford: “Empires Past and Future: Why Petrarch’s Obsession with Rome Matters Today

Tickets are free of charge, but please consider a small donation to the College’s Discretionary Fund. Guests are welcome.

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