Modern Languages and Cultures Research Forum

The research seminar programme for the forthcoming academic year will be online soon and availble to see via our Events Calendar.

Research Forum Archive

Please see below for a selection of Research Forum seminars and events held at Bangor over the past few years.


  • 11 October 2017: Fleas, Spiders, Bees and Other Beasties: Becoming Insect in the Work of Dancer and Choreographer Sol Picó Dr Eva Bru-Dominguez (Bangor University)
  • 27 October 2017: Understanding Independence in Contemporary Spain: Notes on the Catalan Referendum Dr Helena Miguélez-Carballeira (SMLC) & Hywel Williams (MP, Chair of All-Parliamentary group for Catalonia)
  • 1 November 2017: Journeys through Memory: The German Baltic and the Berlin Wall Paul Scraton (Berlin-based author) in conversation with Dr Anna Saunders (SMLC)
  • 1 - 2 December 2017: International Conference Postcolonial Spain? Contexts, Politics, Cultural Practices Conference (rganiser: Dr Helena Miguélez-Carballeira)
  • 6 December 2017: Cultivating our (Research) Garden (SMLC In-House discussion) With interventions from Emyr Glyn Williams (Pontio’s film programme director) and Dr Helena Miguélez-Carballeira (SMLC Director of Research)


  • 4 October 2015: PECHA KUCHA Staff and postgraduate students present their research in no-nonsense Pecha Kucha style
  • 28 October 2015: Dr Rossella Merlino (Bangor University) 'Pizzini': The Sacred Ritual of Secret Communication in the Sicilian Mafia
  • 18 November 2015: Sonia Boué (Artist) The Sadness of Being Nothing (Performance and Q&A with Eva Bru-Dominguez) [Sonia specializes in object work, painting, video and performance in an ongoing post memory project: 'Barcelona in a bag']
  • 18 November 2015: Ellis (FIlm Screening of artist J.R.'s recent film). Introduced by Dr Gillian Jein (SMLC) The film features Robert de Niro and explores the migrant experience on Ellis Island, through testimony, photographic pasting and walk throughs of the ruined monument
  • 9 December 2015: Dr Gillian Jein (Bangor University) Street Art and the Politics of Spatial Affect in the Paris banlieues


  • 6 Feb 2013: Mr Mattia Marino (Italian Graduate Teaching Assistant, Bangor University) 'Flesh Food: Eerie Dining Tables from Four Global Western Novels'
  • 20 Feb 2013: Dr Jonathan Ervine (Bangor University) 'The Humour and Controversies of Dieudonné: From Anti-racist Activism to Allegations of Anti-semitism'
  • 6 March 2013: Prof Andrew Hiscock, (Bangor University) '"Ma Flamme Outragée": 'Crises Passionelles' and the European Consumption of Elizabethan Culture'
  • 20 March 2013: Prof Dennis Tate, 'Are the Former East Germans Now Running the Federal Republic?'
  • 1 May 2013: Prof Derek Duncan, (University of St Andrews) 'Gloss: And the End of Pasolini'