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Academic Term 2020/2021

Academic Term 2020/21

Virtual Visit to EU Directorate General for Translation

Description:Join the virtual visit to the EU Directorate General for Translation on 20th April 2021. 

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MA FFS scholarships

UCD (Dublin) French and Francophone Studies invites suitably qualified potential and current postgraduate students to apply for two separate French & Francophone Studies fees-only scholarships to fund one year of a postgraduate degree in French (EU fees only) to a maximum of €6550. This FFS Scholarship is suitable for MA in Modern Languages (MAML), M.Litt., or PhD students for calendar year 2021-22 only and is non-renewable.

UCD is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for faculty, staff and students. FFS forms part of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, UCD. Please click for French and Francophone Studies staff research interests, French Staff Profiles, for postgraduate Taught programmes information and for postgraduate Research degrees information, and contact SLCL Head of Graduate Studies Assoc. Prof. Emer O’Beirne ((opens in a new window)emer.obeirne@ucd.ie) for further information.

Applications should consist of a CV and acovering letter. Potential M.Litt. and PhD students should include a 500-word research project proposal. Applications should be sent to UCD Head of French, Associate Professor Síofra Pierse ((opens in a new window)siofra.pierse@ucd.ie) before 30.06.2021.

The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through travellers’ eyes: Italian perspectives on the courtly life, women and customs (1650-1700)

by Dr Małgorzata Trzeciak–Cygan (University of Cambridge)

Date: 3rd March 2021
Time: 6.30pm 
Register here: (opens in a new window)https://bit.ly/3jX9zhF

Dr Małgorzata Trzeciak–Cygan, Newton International Fellow (University of Cambridge/ University of Warsaw) will talk about the way Italian travellers described the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in mostly unpublished travel journals and in guide books from the second half of the 17th century. Special attention will be given to the Polish culture, women and courtly life. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was far from the most popular travel itineraries, yet it frequently appears in Early Modern travel journals because of its exoticism and diversity. It is particularly interesting to study the point of view of travellers from Italy who had to encounter the ‘other’ and discover diversity in this multicultural society.

An introduction to storytelling in games

Magdalena Bednorz, MA
University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Humanities

Date: 11th March 2021, 12pm
Online Event: (opens in a new window)https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/65327149341?pwd=eGJaRUNBbjlLdVhVa1Y0TmRzTmpodz09

The talk will present an overview of basic characteristics of digital games as a storytelling medium. It will focus on the characteristics of game narratives, differences between writing for games and for other media, and challenges the games present for writers. We are going to discuss what to pay attention to when engaging creatively with digital game narratives, what storytelling techniques can be useful, and what exercises can be implemented to help develop writing skills specifically for the interactive, digital medium.

Games industry, game localization and production logics: an overview

Agnieszka Kliś-Brodowska, PHD
University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Humanities

Date: 4th March 2021, 12pm
Online Event: (opens in a new window)https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/67818964133

The talk provides a very general introduction to the topics such as changing sectors, game genres, company types, platforms, etc. to allow for a better understanding of the games industry. We are also going to talk about the production logics in the cultural industries, how they function in the video games industry specifically, and how they may determine the final product. Finally, there will be included a specific reference to game localization and its relationship to the games industry.

UCD Virtual Graduate Open Day

University College Dublin is hosting a virtual Postgraduate Open Day on  16 February at the following link:
Come along between 10am and 4pm to talk about graduate programmes: MA Modern Languages and MA Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (1-year, taught); M Litt (1-2 years; research); PhD (3-4 years; research). More details about these programmes here:  https://www.ucd.ie/slcl/
One-year scholarships (fee waiver + e10k stipend), are available to non-EU/-EEA applicants who have been accepted (incl. provisionally) onto a programme.
While these are particularly suited to the one-year MA programme, they are also valid for longer postgraduate research programmes, where they provide a basis on which to prepare funding applications for subsequent years (eg to the Irish Research Council).
More details on these GOI International Educational Scholarships here:  (opens in a new window)https://eurireland.ie/2021/02/08/government-of-ireland-international-education-scholarships-2021/  (These scholarships are unfortunately not available to applicants from the UK or Switzerland.)

5th January 2021

MA in French & PhD in Francophone Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers one of few graduate programs in the United States specifically in Francophone Studies by providing students the opportunity to study all the regions of la Francophonie individually and as a whole. (opens in a new window)Follow link ->

24th November 2020

HH Stewart Scholarships

We would like to congratulate all winners of this years HH Stewart Scholarships:

  • Sophia Tedaldi (French)
  • Miranda Bauer (German)
  • Haoyang Jiao (Italian)
  • Gemma Heron (Spanish)

Watch all congratulatory videos from our Heads of Subject .

15th July 2020

New Graduate Diploma in Localisation

This full-time course develops your skill set for employment in the localization sector in Ireland and globally. It fosters an understanding of how intercultural, linguistic, sociocultural knowledge and investigation methods can be successfully engaged to design culturally and socially sensitive and appropriate products for different global markets. Students will learn about these and the localization industry both through engagement with academics and practitioners and hands-on, action oriented learning experiences. (opens in a new window)Find out more and apply.

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