In the recently published J. Roger Kurtz ed., Trauma and Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, chapter 8, ‘Trauma in Non-Western Contexts’ was written by Dr Irene Visser. This can be accessed online through the university’s subscription to Cambridge Core.
Students revising the Classical background of ‘Literature from 1550’ should avoid the siren song of the plot of BBC’s most recent series Troy: Fall of a City which doesn’t claim to follow Homer closely. The series does demonstrate the perennial fascination of Ancient Greece and its literature.
Plagiarism software more commonly used to check student essays for overly assiduous borrowings has uncovered a long-forgotten, handwritten document from 1576 as the possible source for more than 20 monologues and passages from Shakespeare’s plays.
Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is often regarded as the most controversial play The Bard has ever written. This is not peculiar: the tale of Italian merchant Antonio who signs a contract with the Jewish Shylock is riddled with antisemitic motives and questions the morality of the law. The Groningen University Theatre Society (GUTS) brings The Merchant of Venice to the Groningen stage in an authentic and completely English rendition.
Paid volunteers for study on effects of learning a new language.
Earn up to €150: Participants are paid €10/hour for their time, with a bonus of €20 if all 12 sessions are completed.
What are the consequences for the mind and the brain to learn a new language even for a relatively short time? We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers who want to learn Dutch for 10 days! This study will take place over the course of 12 sessions. Each session will last between 1 and 1.5 hours.
During Session 1 volunteers will complete simple tasks such as; counting items, remembering sequences, responding to patterns on a screen, and completing a short language history questionnaire. During Sessions 2-11 volunteers will come to the lab and study Dutch through computerized software. During Session 12 (final session) volunteers will repeat all the tasks that were administered on Session 1.
Must be 18 years+
Must be a native speaker of English
Normal or corrected-to-normal vision
Cannot be colorblind
Must have no history of neurological trauma (e.g. concussion) or disorder (e.g. seizures), or language disorders
If you would like to participate in this study, please contact Sanna Tahir – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions or concerns about the nature of this research, please contact email@example.com