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Honorary & Retired staff

Richard Andrews, Emeritus Professor of Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3630

European theatre (especially comedy) 1500-1800; community theatre in contemporary Tuscany; metrics; Renaissance epic; modern fiction
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Ken Belcher, Teaching Fellow - Retired

Hellenistic poetry, Virgil and Ovid; Ancient grammarians; Etymologies found in the scholia to Hellenistic poets; Hyginus' Fabulae.
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Alan Bullock, Emeritus Professor of Italian

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Renaissance lyric poetry; modern Italian narrative and drama
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Svetlana Carsten, Honorary Fellow in Translation Studies

Online interpreter training; curriculum design and pedagogy; OERs and learning theories
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David Frier, Honorary Research Fellow in Portuguese

+44 (0)113 343 3525

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature in Portuguese, specifically with respect to the historical and intellectual contexts in both Portuguese and wider European literary traditions
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Ruru Li, Professor of Chinese Theatre Studies. (Retired from teaching but continuing in research capacity).

Tradition and innovation: performance of Beijing Opera; comparative theatre: traditional and modern theatres in China and Western theatre; intercultural performance art
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David Looseley, Emeritus Professor of Contemporary French Culture

The contemporary history of cultural policies, institutions and practices, with particular emphasis on popular culture.
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Pat McDermott, Honorary Research Fellow

Late 19th and 20th century Spanish literary and cultural history; generation of 1898 and modernism; 1927 generation (particularly García Lorca); civil war and Spanish Republican exile.
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Judith Nordby, Lecturer in Mongolian Language and Contemporary Affairs

Contemporary Mongolian affairs; history and culture of the Mongols from the Middle Ages to the present; Mongolian language
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Brian Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Italian Language

The late Middle Ages and Renaissance; the history of the Italian language; the history of the circulation of texts
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Daming Wu, Associate Professor in Chinese and Translation Studies

Computer-Assisted Translation; translation and interpreting studies; computer-assisted language learning
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