Monthly Archives: December 2016

Spring Term: Politics of Translation – Translating Cultures


in association with:

University of London Institute in Paris
Columbia Global Centers Paris
American University of Paris


Politics of Translation – Translating Cultures

Spring Term 2017

All seminars are at Reid Hall

4 rue de Chevreuse, Montparnasse, Paris 75006 (métro: Vavin)

2 February 2017                  Anna Schaffner                     Grande Salle

‘Our Age of Exhaustion’

16 February 2017                Claire Joubert                        Grande Salle

‘Saussure the ethnographer: Peoples, the popular, and non-identity in Europe’

11 March 2017                    Ensemble Quintitus              Grande Salle

‘Soufflé Coupé : A Minute at Noon’, Chamber Music concert

30 March 2017                     Abdulrazak Gurnah              Grande Salle, 7 pm

‘Rendered into English’

23 May 2017                       Martin Hammer                      Grande Salle, 6:30pm

‘David Hockney: transatlantic artist’

— free and open to all —

Spring Term: Creative Reading Writing Series


Creative Writing Reading Series

Spring Term 2017

All readings are at 6.30pm at Reid Hall

4 rue de Chevreuse, Montparnasse, Paris 75006 (métro: Vavin)

26 January 2017                  Fariba Hachtroudi                 Grande Salle


9 February 2017                  Laurent Binet                         Salle de Conférence


23 February 2017                David Szalay                          Maison Verte


22 March 2017                     Lee Ann Brown                     Salle de Conférence

— free and open to all —

New MA Programme: European Culture

Kent’s new MA in European Culture makes it possible to study the history, literature, and political philosophies of the continent while based in Paris, Europe’s cultural capital.

Europe is at the heart of many contemporary political debates, and is a geographically, linguistically and culturally diverse continent with a rich history. From the French Revolution to the European Union, Europe has long been a placeholder for any number of utopian, internationalist aspirations. To trace the history of the cultural constructions of Europe is to hold a mirror up to its changing intellectual faces.

The programme is offered by the Department of Modern Languages, and benefits from staff expertise in a variety of disciplines across the School of European Culture and Languages.  The MA offers you the chance to immerse yourself fully in European culture in order to enhance your linguistic skills and cultural understanding. Kent’s Paris School of Arts and Culture is based at Reid Hall, where authors and philosophers such as Barthes, Beauvoir and Derrida have lectured, and in the heart of historic Montparnasse, where Picasso and Modigliani had their studios.

The programme consists of one core module, ‘The Idea of Europe’, and three further taught modules, followed by a final dissertation. All modules are taught in English.

This is an ideal programme for anyone with an interest in the rapidly changing political history of Europe, in its diverse literature, or in the experience and independence gained from living and studying overseas for an extended period of time.

 For more information, go to our programmes page.