Professor Richard Wilson, Sir Peter Hall Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Kingston University, London, will give a lecture at the University of Iceland entitled „Come Unto These Yellow Sands: Shakespeare's Other Heading“.More >
The lecture will take place on Monday 17 November at 11:45-12:45 in room 201 in Oddi at the University of Iceland. All are welcome.
Professor Wilson will discuss Shakespeare and the relations between Europe and Africa, postcolonialism and The Tempest in view of the theories of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.
Richard Wilson is an internationally recognised literary critic and Shakespeare scholar. Previously based at the University of Lancaster and Cardiff University, Wilson has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, a fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe and the academic adviser for the BBC series In Search.
The students´ association Marco Polo, the Italian department at the University of Iceland, in cooperation with the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, present Italian movie nights in October and November as part of the Week of Italian Language and Culture.
16 October 2014 La classe operaia va in paradiso (1971)
Director: E. Petri, starring Gian Maria Volonté and Mariangela Melato.
30 October 2014 8 ½ (1963)
Director: F. Fellini, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale.
6 November 2014 Mamma Roma (1962)
Director: P. P. Pasolini, starring Anna Magnani and Ettore Garofolo.
20 November 2014 Le conseguenze dell’amore (2004)
Director: P. Sorrentino, starring Toni Servillo and Olivia Magnani.
27 November 2014 Gomorra (2008)
Director: M. Garrone, starring Toni Servillo and Gianfelice Imparato.
The films are screened in original version with English subtitles. The screenings will take place in room 101 in Oddi at the University of Iceland, at 19:30 on each night. Admission is free and all are welcome.
This year´s Italian movie nights are dedicated to Gian Maria Volonté and Marcello Mastroianni, and organized with support from the Italian Embassy in Oslo.More >
Over 80 people attended the Date a Language event yesterday at the lively Stúdentakjallarinn venue at the University of Iceland. There, Icelandic students studying the various languages taught at the University of Icealnd and exchange students from all over the worlds studying Icelandic found counterparts to practice their preferred languages and make new friends.
This event, hopefully the first of a long series, was organized by students and instructors in The Department of Foreign Languages and Icelandic as a Second Language, along with The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, The Icelandic Village at the University of Iceland and Café Lingua of Reykjavik City Library.
Click here to see photos taken on this occasion.More >