Narrative Crossings 2020
Narrative Crossings 2019
Bells: Sense the Sound
The international symposium on Experimental Narratives organized by the Laboratory of Narrative Research (November 28-29, 2019) was the right occasion for the "Bells" project to arise.
Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Bells" inspired an audiophonic narrative, produced by students attending "PraTIS311 Literary Translation" and "EnLit497 21st Century British Theatre: Sound and Music." Their translation, narration, sound and voice recording offer us the chance to reflect on the power of language and sounds, as well as explore their beauty and symbiosis.
Visual and auditory images, form and sound patterns, all crucial meaning carriers, invite us to an intriguing investigation and interpretation of the poem through language and music.
If you wish to experience poetry in a different but appealing way, you may read our students' translation and listen to the audiophonic narrative by clicking here.
Maria Ristani and Vasiliki Misiou
Translated by: Thaleia-Andriani Konstantinou, Magdalini Sdrolia, and Maria Vasileiou
Voiced and composed by: Magdalini Barouta, Eleni-Christina Georgiadou, Elena Ignatiadou, Thaleia-Andriani Konstantinou, Lamprini Trianti, Vasiliki Vasiloglou, Maria Vatsi, Anastasia Vlachou
Narratives of Immigration: Community Interpreting as a Right/Rite of Passage
The Laboratory of Translation, Interpreting and Communication and the Laboratory of Narrative Research organize a series of seminars in the context of the international symposium "Narratives of Immigration: Community Interpreting as a Right/Rite of Passage" (23 November 2018).
Narrative Crossings 2018
This is a series of seminars that are addressed to students and will focus on the ways narratives travel across borders of difference, be they differences of form, medium or disciplinary knowledge and methodology. This year's seminars aim, specifically, to explore narrative forms that go beyond written and/or spoken verbal signs. We will discover the narrative possibilities of different medial environments (i.e. sound, still images, new media etc.) and see how such non-verbal narrative forms guide and shift our narrative experience when interacting with verbal ones. Each seminar focuses on a different narrative form, which participants will be invited to explore both through theoretical discussion and hands-on experiment.
Narratives of Selfhood in Tino Villanueva's Poetics
The Laboratory of Narrative Research is proud to welcome the acclaimed poet Tino Villanueva who will read a selection of his poems. Winner of the 1994 American Book Award, a painter and an avid reader of literature with a long and distinguished career at academic teaching, Villanueva explores some of the most treacherous rites to self-formation. His poetics transcend the political rhetoric of Chicanismo and often enter the darker alleys of individuation. Tino Villanueva will read his poems, comment on the intersections between art and mundane experience, and respond to questions on the narrative element(s) of his poetic expression.
The event will take place on the 18th of December, Room 308 (upstairs) between 17:00 and 18:00.
Please note that there is a limit of 25
In order to register, please contact the event coordinator, Dr. Sophia Emmanouilidou (email@example.com), by Friday the 15th of December.
What Is a Portrait?
Dr Glenn Jordan
13 April 2016
This seminar will begin by addressing these questions: How can we best characterise a portrait? How do portraits work? Why do portraits matter?
We will then consider questions of style, meaning and power. We will see how various modes of portraiture emphasise form, emotion or cultural politics. To explore these issues, we will look at pictures.
Poststructuralist and Queer Apporaches to Gender and the Question of "Post-feminism"
14 April 2016