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Trinity College, founded in 1555, is situated in the centre of Oxford, close to libraries, laboratories, lecture halls and all the city’s amenities. Our community of over 300 undergraduates and 100 graduates is exceptionally friendly; we welcome everyone and are committed to giving students from all backgrounds the chance to succeed.

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Cosmopolis and Beyond: Literary Cosmopolitanism after the Republic of Letters
Trinity College Podcasts
Weidenfeld Debates
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Conference Introduction Stefano Evangelista introduces the Cosmopolis & Beyond conference. Stefano Evangelista 22 Apr 2016
2 “Guide to a Disturbed Planet”: Modernist travel and the Cosmopolitics of Hospitality in Rebecca West Annabel Williams explores the notion of hospitality in British modernist travel literature through the work of Rebecca West. Annabel Williams 06 Apr 2016
3 Cosmopolitan Bodies and choral Anxieties in early twentieth-century Performances of Greek Drama Fiona Macintosh examines the anxieties in pre-WW1 Britain surrounding social and theatrical, and especially Greek-inspired, dance, which becomes increasingly associated with moral decadence and dangerous 'cosmopolitanism'. Fiona Macintosh 06 Apr 2016
4 Queer Cosmopolitanism in the Expatriate Literature of Berlin Ben Robbins considers queer cosmopolitanism in the work of Anglophone writers who lived in Berlin during the era of the Weimar Republic. Ben Robbins 06 Apr 2016
5 21st-Century Literary Cosmopolitanism: Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Global Village Arcana Albright examines the cosmopolitan dimension of contemporary Belgian author Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s oeuvre, in particular his literary website. Arcana Albright 06 Apr 2016
6 The location of world literature: spaces of self-reflection Galin Tihanov seeks to locate the Anglo-Saxon discourse of ‘world literature’ vis-à-vis three major reference points: time, space, and language, and to examine the potential of literature to construct its own images of 'world literature'. Galin Tihanov 06 Apr 2016
7 The International Culture of the Belle Époque: Media, Avant-Garde and Mass Culture in Europe (1880-1920) Julien Schuh examines the circulation of styles and ideas through periodicals in Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. Julien Schuh 06 Apr 2016
8 An Ottoman Cosmopolitan in the Turkish Republic of Letters: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Nagihan Haliloğlu posits Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar as a pioneer of literary cosmopolitanism in Turkey, considering his lectures on literature, given in 1950’s at the Turkish Literature department, Istanbul University. Nagihan Haliloglu 06 Apr 2016
9 Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Internationalism. Reflections from an example : France between the two world wars Guillaume Bridet assesses how Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Internationalism interact and differ in the French literary context during the interwar period. Guillaume Bridet 06 Apr 2016
10 Indifférence engagée: Elites, modernism and cosmopolitanism Francesca Billiani discusses cosmopolitism as practiced by the Italian cultural elites under the Fascist regime. Francesca Billiani 06 Apr 2016
11 Two English Women Periodicals Editors in Italy: Theodosia Garrow Trollope and Helen Zimmern as literary and cultural Go-betweens Isabelle Richet analyses two English-language periodicals published by British expatriates in Florence in the 19th century. Isabelle Richet 06 Apr 2016
12 Le Haiasdan, Arménie, Armenia: Language Choice and the Construction of an Armenian Diasporic Identity (1888-1905) Stéphanie Prévost discusses what publishing an Armenian periodical in Paris & London, in another language than Armenian meant for the construction of an Armenian identity at the time of the national awakening (Zartonk). Stéphanie Prévost 06 Apr 2016
13 The Italian press in Egypt: Writing and Reading the Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism Alessandra Marchi examines the italian political press in Alexandria (Egypt), mainly at the beginning of the XX century. Alessandra Marchi 06 Apr 2016
14 Literary Encounters fostered by Nineteenth-Century Francophone Press published in the United Kingdom Valentina Gosetti gives the first presentation in the seventh panel; Cosmopolitan Literary Exchange in the Transnational Press. Valentina Gosetti 06 Apr 2016
15 Une Femme m’apparut: Lesbian Desire and “French” Identity Sarah Parker focuses on the love affair between the Decadent poets Olive Custance and Renée Vivien and the American writer Natalie Barney, arguing that affecting ‘Frenchness’ and writing in French allowed them to articulate their desire for one another. Sarah Parker 06 Apr 2016
16 The “Unspeakable” T. W. H. Crosland Rebecca N. Mitchell discusses the anti-cosmopolitanism of litigious editor and literary gadfly T. W. H. Crosland. Rebecca Mitchell 06 Apr 2016
17 The Relation of Fellow-Feeling to Sex: Laurence Housman and Queer Cosmopolitanism Kristin Mahoney’s paper on Laurence Housman asserts that Housman implemented a Decadent vision of queer desire in his activist work in support of the pacifist and Indian independence movements in the 1930s and 40s. Kristin Mahoney 06 Apr 2016
18 The transnational Literary Field: Between (Inter)Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism (Keynote address) Gisèle Sapiro traces the emergence of a transnational literary field in the twentieth century by analysing the book market for translations. Gisèle Sapiro 05 Apr 2016
19 Make It… Foreign? The Cosmopolitan Aesthetics of Jaakooff Prelooker’s The Anglo-Russian Martina Ciceri explores the cosmopolitan aesthetics of Jaakoff Prelooker’s magazine 'The Anglo-Russian' in Late-Victorian England. Martina Ciceri 05 Apr 2016
20 Cosmopolitan Conglomeration and Orientalist Appropriation in Oscar Wilde’s The Sphinx Katharina Herold examines the interplay of cosmopolitanism and orientalism in Wilde's poem 'The Sphinx'. Katharina Herold 05 Apr 2016
21 'Intellectual cosmopolitanism affirms itself in the land': Hermes and the Basque-English Network of the 1920s Leire Barrera-Medrano explores the Basque-English Modernist network surrounding the journal 'Hermes' which represents a prominent example of the connection between cosmopolitan localism, nationalist politics and modernist aesthetics. Leire Barrera-Medrano 05 Apr 2016
22 Defamiliarizing India: Cosmopolitanism as a condition of aesthetic and political Survival Laetitia Zecchini discusses the cosmopolitanism of several post-independence Indian poets and artists. Laetitia Zecchini 05 Apr 2016
23 Cosmopolitanism and Empire Elleke Boehmer considers the cosmopolitan outlooks, experiences and values of Indian travellers to the west in the late 19th century. Elleke Boehmer 05 Apr 2016
24 Who are (or were) the Cosmopolitans? Thoughts from multilingual India Who are (or were) the Cosmopolitans? Thoughts from multilingual India Francesca Orsini 05 Apr 2016
25 Daily Rhythms, urban Rhythms: City Films of the 1920s Daily Rhythms, urban Rhythms: City Films of the 1920s Laura Marcus 05 Apr 2016
26 Cosmopolitanism and Provincialism: Distant Intimacy and the Transatlantic Village Tale Josephine McDonagh shows under what circumstances the provincial may also be cosmopolitan by analysing Mary Russell Mitford's work and the case of the village tale. Josephine McDonagh 05 Apr 2016
27 Virginia Woolf’s French Cloak, or, To the Lighthouse previews in Paris Caroline Patey analyses the strange anecdote of Virginia Woolf's first ever translation in French and the effect it had on her French reception. Caroline Patey 05 Apr 2016
28 Brussels fin de siècle between Paris and London Clément Dessy examines the Anglophilia of literary and artistic symbolist groups in Brussels. Clement Dessy 05 Apr 2016
29 Translational Equaliberty: Language as Cosmopolitan Right in the Europe of Migrations (Keynote address) Emily Apter speaks about the right to a cosmopolitan citizenship, showing how questions of language and translation have acquired political urgency in the context of the global refugee crisis. Emily Apter 05 Apr 2016
30 The Black Hand Conspiracy and the Events that lead up to the First World War Professor Sir Ivor Roberts, President of Trinity College, gives a talk on the events leading up to the assasination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which started the First World War Sir Ivor Roberts 03 Jun 2014
31 Creative Commons Is sustainability too expensive? (2014 Hoffmann Lecture) Dr Mathis Wackernagel, President, Global Footprint Network, delivers the 2014 Hoffmann Lecture. Mathis Wackernagel, André Hoffmann, Nick Rawlins 01 Apr 2014
32 Are freedom, peace, and justice incompatible agendas? The Inaugural Berger Lecture in Human Rights and Human Dignity was given by Mme Justice Louise Arbour. President and CEO of the International Crisis Group (Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and Chief Pro louise arbour, Nick Rawlins, roland berger, Adam Roberts 24 Mar 2014
33 Monopolizing God: The Politics of Religion and Citizens' Rights Today Is the discourse of God getting monopolized for political reasons? How are citizens’ rights to be safeguarded if the will of the people and the interpretations of the will of God are not always aligned? Nelufar Heyadar, Tariq Ramadan, Anicée Van Engeland, Monica Toft 24 Mar 2014
34 Women and the Post-2014 Afghanistan: What is the West's Responsibility? Will women's rights inevitably deteriorate when the international forces pull out next year? Is there hope for maintaining progress and creating an equal society? Tabasum Wolayat, Kerry Healey, Frances Guy, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles 01 Jul 2013
35 Kosovo: cradle of civilisation or albatross? Sir Ivor Roberts, former ambassador to Yugoslavia, Italy and Ireland introduces the history of Kosovo before reflecting on the best answer to the Kosovo question. Sir Ivor Roberts 03 Jul 2008