News and events
A new issue of 'ReadingItaly', the Italian Studies Postgraduate Forum of the University of Reading (https://readingitaly.wordpress.com), is online. This December's number is dedicated to the ongoing debate on the 'cinepanettone'.
In the opening article a conversation with Alan O'Leary (University of Leeds) and Catherine O'Rawe (University of Bristol) introduces us to the topic. Danielle Hipkins (University of Exeter) develops the issue of the feminine body in the 'cinepanettone', also in relation to other recent Italian films. In the critic's corner, Luca Peretti (Yale University) analyses the recent scholarship on the 'cinepanettone', and proposes new lines of investigation. Natalie Fulwood (University of Leeds) traces common features between 'cinepanettone' and the 'commedia all'italiana'.
We are delighted to announce that three students from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies have been awarded the Chancellor's Award 2013.
Award recipients are students who achieved the highest results in their subject at the end of their first of second year of study. We are pleased to recognise their outstanding results.
Lucia Crowther - Part 2 BA Italian and History of Art
Nicola D'Alessandro - Part 1 BA Italian
Katharina von Oltersdorff - Part 2 BA German and Management
Many congratulations to all three of them on their wonderful achievement and success. We are very proud of you.
2014 Sunday Times University Guide
According to the 2014 Sunday Times University Guide Italian Studies at Reading University is ranked 4th - www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/University_Guide/.
League table rise for the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, Reading
All modern languages taught in the department have moved up in the Complete University Guide 2014 league table. Italian is up 6 places in the top 13 nationally (out of 32), while French is up 3 places in the top 30 and German is up 4 places in the top 31.
DAAD Scholarships available
Every year the German Academic Exchange (DAAD) offers scholarships for three- to four-week summer courses at German instituations of higher education. These courses focus on German language, literature, and cultural studies.
The programme is open to students of all disciplines, provided they have a good knowledge of German at the time of application.
For more information and to see where you can undertake these summer schools please visit the DAAD German Summer Schools website.
Please be aware that applications must be made via the Department of Modern Languages, if you are interested please see Gillian Williams, Room 268 HumSS.