Past Talks & Debates

  • Promovarea dialogului politic pentru pace, democrație și dezvoltare durabilă by Her Excellency, Madam Ambassador Anda Filip, in collaboration with the MA programme in American Studies and the MA programme in Comparative Politics in collaboration with the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, 23 October 2019 (event moderated by Prof. Bogdan Ștefănescu)

  • The FUNtastic World of Translation: Hosting Chaucer in Turkey and Beating Beowulf in Babble-Battle by Dr. Nazmi Ağil (Koç Üniversitesi), 21 March 2017
  • Autocracy Reloaded: The Post-Colonial Backlash in Anti-EU Rhetoric in Poland by Dr. Dorota Kołodziejczyk (University of Wrocław), ERASMUS+, 9 November 2016
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula Going Imperial in Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula: On the Desire for Desire by Dr. Dorota Kołodziejczyk (University of Wrocław), ERASMUS+, 9 November 2016

  • Canonul   occidental:   linii   şi   repere by Prof. Mihaela Irimia (University of Bucharest), Lectura Canonis Debate Series of the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity, 18 February 2016

  • Circulating Shakespeare and De/Recanonizing the Bard: From Nineteenth-Century   Melodramas to YouTube Productions by Prof. Mădălina Nicolaescu (University of Bucharest) & Dr. Oana-Alis Zaharia (“Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University), Lectura Canonis Debates Series of the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity, 3 March 2016

  • Transgressive   Spectacles   in   Shakespeare’s   England: Plays,   Skimmingtons,   and   Horn   Fairs by Prof. Michael Hattaway (New York University in London), Lectura Canonis Debate Series of the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity, 23 May 2016

  • Urbanism and Modernity: Comparative City Studies by Dr. Ioana Zirra (University of Bucharest), Debate Series of the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity, 7 July 2015

  • Do   Urban   Studies   Have   Their   Own Theoretical Object? by Dr. Dragoş Ivana (University of Bucharest), Debate Series of the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity, 28 May 2015 

  • Varieties   in   Literary   and   Literary-Theoretical   Approaches   to   the   City by Dr. Martin Potter (University of Bucharest), Debate Series of the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity, 2 April 2015
  • Writing the Indian Ocean: Lindsey Collen (Mauritius) and Abdulrazak Gurnah (Zanzibar) by Dr. Felicity Hand (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Erasmus Staff Mobility Scheme, 31 March 2015
  • Recent Indian Cinema: Mani Ratnam’s Terrorism Trilogy by Dr. Felicity Hand (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Erasmus Staff Mobility Scheme, 31 March 2015

  • Selected Stories by Alice Munro (‘Goodness and Mercy’, ‘The Love of a Good Woman’, ‘Passion’ and ‘Runaway’) by Dr. Mary Condé (Queen Mary College, University of London), in collaboration with the Canadian Studies Centre, 7 January 2015

  • Thinking Heidegger by Prof. Grant Aubrey Farred (Cornell University), in collaboration with the Doctoral School, the American Studies Programme and the LLSIC MA Programme, 1 October 2014
  • ‘In a winter landscape’: The Literary World of the British Council in Romania by Prof. Eve Patten (Trinity College, Dublin), British Council: 75 Years in Romania Anniversary Lecture, in collaboration with the British Council, 10 October 2013
  • ‘In a winter landscape’: The Literary World of the British Council in Romania by Prof. Eve Patten (Trinity College, Dublin), British Council: 75 Years in Romania Anniversary Lecture, in collaboration with the British Council, 10 October 2013
  • Meet the Author of ‘Jammy Dodger’ by Kevin Smith, British Council: 75 Years in Romania, in collaboration with the British Council, 10 October 2013

  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Canadian Literature but Were Afraid to Ask by Prof. Seymour Mayne (University of Ottawa), in collaboration with the Canadian Studies Centre, 27 May 2014

  •  A Globe of Sinful Continents: Shakespeare’s Worldliness by Richard Wilson (Kingston University), 29 May 2013

  • Realism versus Surrealism in Sheldon Rosen’s Writings: Ned and Jack versus Dying After Beckett by Sheldon Rosen (Ryerson University), 16 May 2013

  • Heroic Homecomings in Shakespeare’s Plays and Twenty-First-Century America by Jennifer Feather (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), 16 May 2013

  • The Catalogue as a Literary Genre: A Reading by Peter K. Wehrli, 14 June 2012