Italian film showing today: L’arbitro / The Referee (Paolo Zucca, 2013)

The Italian film L’arbitro / The Referee (Paolo Zucca, 2013)(93 minutes, English subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6:30pm on Monday 19th February 2018. Review, introduction and discussion will be via Skype by the director himself, Paolo Zucca. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. ************************************************* L’Arbitro sviluppa diverse trame incrociate, tutte legate al mondo del calcio. Continue reading →

Next TNS seminar in conjunction with the Department of Film: ‘Transnational Cinema: Milestones in a New(ish) Field of Study’

Deborah Shaw from the University of Portsmouth will be speaking at the next Centre for Transnational Studies seminar, taking place on Wednesday 21st February 2018 from 5-6:30pm in Room 1177, Avenue Campus (Building 65). The seminar is entitled ‘Transnational Cinema: Milestones in a New(ish) Field of Study’ and will be delivered in conjunction with the Department of Film. Continue reading →

Special Italian film event on Saturday 17th February: The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi, 1978)

On Saturday 17th February, there will be a special showing of one of Italy’s great films of the last century in addition to our usual Italian film season. It is taking place at the Union Films cinema of Highfield Campus: L’albero degli zoccoli / The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi, 1978) – English subtitles – 185 min. > It is a classic and is considered a masterpiece of late Italian neorealism. Continue reading →

Performing the Film of the Great War

Yesterday marked the launch of Silent Film Fortnight, a three-part series focusing on the film heritage of the World War I as part of the university’s Great War, Unknown War programme. Third year students Emma Atkins and James Carter are performing for Dawn, the second film of the set: Emma: On Tuesday 13 February at 7.30pm, silent film Dawn (1928) is screened at Turner Sims, accompanied by an ensemble led by composer and pianist Dr Andrew Fisher. Continue reading →

Italian film showing today: Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot / They call me Jeeg (Gabriele Mainetti, 2015)

The Italian film Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot / They call me Jeeg (Gabriele Mainetti, 2015)(113 minutes, Italian subtitles) will be showing in Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, at 6:30pm on Monday 12th February 2018. Review, introduction and discussion by Emanuela Venditti. All welcome! The trailer for this film can be viewed on YouTube. Continue reading →

Next CLLEAR seminar: ‘I like to see a picture’: Tutor and student perspectives on the use of visuals in Chinese and British students’ writing

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 16:00 in Lecture Theatre C (Room 1175), Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “‘I like to see a picture’: Tutor and student perspectives on the use of visuals in Chinese and British students’ writing” and will be delivered by Maria Leedham from the Open University. Continue reading →

Call for papers – 14th Annual Conference of the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group

“Language teaching and learning in unstable times, and in changing political landscapes” – the 14th Annual Conference of the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group 12 & 13 July 2018 Hosted by the Centre for Language Learning, Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR), Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (MLL), University of Southampton, Southampton, UK PLENARY SPEAKERS Fiona Copland – University of Stirling John Gray – UCL Institute... Continue reading →

Music Therapy in Moldova

Lecturer Sarah Hodkinson has just returned from Moldova, where she has been teaching music therapy to professionals from all over the country. Moldova is considered the poorest country in Europe, having only established independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Historically , children with severe and often mild disabilities were typically homed in institutions such as baby homes. Continue reading →