Monthly Archives: March 2016

Modern Languages’ Professor Mary Orr to present pre-show event at the Nuffield Theatre

Madame Bovary
Professor Mary Orr from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton will be presenting a pre-show event entitled ‘The Unfaithfulness of Adaptation’, before this evening’s performance of The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary at the Nuffield Theatre. The event will take place on Thursday 3rd March 2016 from 6:00-6:45pm at the Nuffield Theatre, CLS Lecture Room C (1083).

For further details about the pre-show event, and information about how to book your free place, visit the event page on the Nuffield Theatre website.

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Modern Languages writer co-authors new book


Carmen Martín de León (writer) from Modern Languages at Southampton and Tilman Sánchez-Elsner (illustrator) from the Faculty of Medicine have co-authored “El papel higiénico y otros asuntos de suma importancia”, the first book of the series “El Mundo de Custodio”, Editorial Verbum. Custodio is an apothecary with a big family to feed, a challenge he undertakes during the Spanish “Transición” with a “velvet fist in an iron glove”.

The book has already been presented in Madrid and in Bembibre (León), Custodio’s hometown. In Bembibre the authors decided to donate all proceeds to the Spanish Society of the Hemorrhagic Hereditary Telangiectasia (HHT), to raise awareness and fund research to cure this rare disease. HHT affects 1.4 million people worldwide and, like other rare diseases, draws little attention. However, rare diseases affect 3.5 million people, only in Spain. The second book of the series, “Basado en hechos surrealistas”, is already on its way…

For further details about the book, visit the publisher’s website, or the publication Facebook page.

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Next MeXsu seminar: ‘Racism, privilege and whiteness in Mexico’

MeXsuThe next Centre for Mexico-Southampton Collaboration (MeXsu) seminar will be taking place from 5:00-6:30pm on Wednesday 2nd March 2016, in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The seminar is entitled ‘Racism, privilege and whiteness in Mexico’ and will be presented by Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa Fellow in Social Sciences, Downing College Sociology, University of Cambridge. All welcome! Read more…

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