Dear colleagues (with apologies for cross posting!),


Just to alert you to a one-day conference hosted by the Department of Modern Languages here at Hull.

Please get in touch with Angela Kimyongur if you are interested in attending: [log in to unmask].


Thanks and best wishes,




Department of Modern Languages

Textual Distortions: a one-day colloquium

Derwent Building, Seminar room 5

26 March 2012.


9.30 Introduction and welcome by Dr Professor Alison Yarrington, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


10.00 Professor Derek Duncan (Italian Studies), University of Bristol, ‘White noir: Filming the Migrant Body’.


10.45 Coffee break


11.15 Dr Chris Tinker (French Studies), Heriot-Watt University, ‘Beyond Distortion: Popular Music in the Mass Media’.


12.00 Dr Frauke Matthes (German Studies), University of Edinburgh. ‘Counteracting Distortion? “Migrant Men” in Contemporary German Literature.’


12.45 Lunch


2.00 Dr Silvano Levy (French Studies), ‘'Biomorphism or skeuomorphism: Surrealist distortion'.


2.45 Professor Chris Perriam (Hispanic Studies), University of Manchester, ‘Filtering it out: the Queer Literary Biopic- a Spanish Case Study’.


3.30 Concluding Round Table discussion. Future Directions.



Dr Clare Bielby

Lecturer in German

University of Hull

Hull, HU6 7RX

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01482 465636


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