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Research Seminar

During the academic year, ITIA postgraduates, faculty and guests meet each Friday from 1.30PM to 2.45PM in the Senate Room. This semester, seminars will be held either fully online or in dual mode.

If you are not already on the ITIA Research Seminar mailing list, and you would like to join us for the seminar, either online or in person, please email Dr King-Ho Leung ([email protected]) or Dr Sarah Moerman ([email protected]).


ITIA Seminar © Transpositions
ITIA Seminar © Transpositions


Seminars with an * indicate that the session will be in person (dual mode).

Martinmas Seminar 2022


23 September: * Professor Mark Knight (Lancaster University), ‘The Confessions of Oscar Wilde’.

30 September: * Professor Clare Carlisle (King’s College London), ‘George Eliot meets Fra Angelico’.


7 October:  Dr Mark Porter (University of Erfurt), ‘Changing Ecological Relationships and Christian Musical Innovation’.

14 October: Dr Mary W. McCampbell (Lee University), ‘The Empathetic Imagination: How Art Can Help Us Love Our Enemies’.

21 October – Independent Learning Week (no seminar)

28 October: * Professor David Jasper and Professor Jeremy J. Smith (University of Glasgow), ‘The Victorian Invention of Medieval Liturgy: a case study in cultural appropriation’. 


4 November: * Professor Giuseppe Pezzini (University of Oxford), ‘Gandalf’s Fall and Return: the Death of the Author, Creative Collaboration, and the Arising of Prophecy’. 

11 November: Professor Margot Fassler (University of Notre Dame), ‘Cutting and Pasting in Mons: A 16th-century Antiphoner in the Hesburgh Library and Its Contexts’.

16 November: Professor Randy Boyagoda (University of Toronto), ‘Favourite Books and Fatal Books: The Life and Death Consequences of Reading, in Dante and Beyond’.

*Professor Boyagoda’s talk will be delivered as the 2022 St Margaret of Scotland Lecture on Wednesday, 16th November, at 6:00 p.m. in School III, St. Salvator’s Quad. The event is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. (This event will not be live-streamed.)

25 November: * Dr Oliver B. Langworthy (University of St Andrews), ‘The Musicality of Salvation’.


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