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Bev Back, Lecturer in Latin Literature and Language (Teaching & Scholarship); Admissions Rep. for Classics

0113 343 3543 (ext. 33543)

Post-Augustan Latin epic poetry; Virgil; classical receptions in modern science fiction and fantasy; the Argonautic myth; Roman personal poetry
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Jamal Bahmad, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

+44 (0)1133430102

I'm a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. My research interests centre principally on North African and Francophone cinema and cultural studies.
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Alessio Baldini, Lecturer in Italian Culture

+44 (0)113 3432925

Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture, Literary Theory, Literature and Ethics, Literature and the Mind.
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Rachel Ball, MA Applied Translation Studies

Rachel has very much enjoyed life as a Postgraduate student at Leeds and talks about all of the activities that she has been involved in.
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Sean Barker, PhD Research Student (World Cinema and Digital Cultures, Psychology)

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury; Hollywood films; audience impact; digital media; popular culture; graphic novels
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Andrea Basso, Postgraduate Research Student

Images of Philosophical Freedom in Plato’s Statesman and its Context; Plato's Imagery and Ethics; Ancient Greek literature; Relations of Philosophy and Mythology; Political Philosophy
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Sara Battrum, BA German

Sara talks about her year abroad in Germany, her top-tips for new students including joining the German Society and how University is different from 6th Form and College.
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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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Silvia Bergamini, Teaching Fellow in Italian

History of the Italian language; Italian Linguistics, Style and Syntax; 20th-century Sicilian literature (particularly Leonardo Sciascia, Gesualdo Bufalino); Cultural History.
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Silvia Bertacchini, MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies

Silvia talks about why she chose Leeds, and what she enjoyed most about studying MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies.
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Elliot Bevan, BA English and Spanish

Elliot reflects on his time here including realising his passion for translation studies, spending a year working in Spain and making full use of the facilities the University and city have to offer.
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Olja Bojanić, BA Russian A

First year student Olja talks about her time at Leeds so far.
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Fozia Bora, Lecturer in Middle Eastern History and Islamic History

+44 (0)113 343 3416

Arabic history and historiography; Arabic archives; Arabic codicology; medieval Islamic institutions of learning; Islam and gender; history of the modern Middle East
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Laura Boyd, Research Postgraduate Student

"Negotiating Masculinity: The writings of non-combatant men in France and Britain during the First World War."
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Terry Bradford, Teaching Fellow in French & Interpreting

+44 (0)113 343 3492

I teach professional translation (incl. MA in Translation Studies), interpreting, French for Academic/Specific Purposes, & the Foundations of Modern French Thought.
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Roger Brock, Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)113 34 36785

Greek historiography, particularly Herodotus, and ancient Greek politics, especially citizenship and political thought; Democratic and oligarchic ideology; Greek political imagery; ancient Greek wine.
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Ros Brown-Grant, Professor of Late Medieval French Literature

+44 (0)113 343 3491

All aspects of medieval literature; manuscript studies; iconography; gender/sexuality in the Middle Ages
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Valentina Brunetto, Teaching Fellow in English Language and Syntax

+44 (0)113 343 8987

Syntax; first language acquisition; Romance clitics; anaphora; reflexivity; phases.
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Anne Buckley, Lecturer in Translation Studies and German

0113 343 3504

Teacher of German language, Translation Studies and English for Specific Purposes
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Jessica Marie Bull, BA Linguistics and Phonetics

Jessica Marie reflects on her time at Leeds including making use of the societies in the students' union and taking modules outside of her course including German and Sociology.
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Alan Bullock, Emeritus Professor of Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3630

Renaissance lyric poetry; modern Italian narrative and drama
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Mary Burrows, BA French and Japanese

Mary spent her year abroad at Nanzan University and tells us about her time in Japan.
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Mary Burrows, BA French and Japanese

Mary spent her year abroad at Nanzan University and tells us about her time in Japan.
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Ryan Bury, MA Applied Translation Studies

Ryan talks about how he uses the skills and knowledge that he acquired at Leeds in his career.
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