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28 February 2019

PhD student Doriane Zerka wins prestigious Sylvia Naish Lecture Competition

Doriane Zerka, a final-year PhD student in the Department of German, has won the 2019 Sylvia Naish Lecture Competition

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The Sylvia Naish lectures were launched in memory of Sylvia Naish, an accomplished linguist and translator and benefactor of the former Institute of Germanic Studies at the University of London.

Every year, research students in Germanic Studies across the UK are invited to submit proposals to give the annual lecture, which is a public event at the Institute for Modern Languages Research in Senate House.

This year this prestigious competition has been won by Doriane. She will give her lecture, entitled ‘Constructing Identities: Depictions of Iberia in Medieval German Literature’ on Thursday 4th April 2019. The lecture is free and open to the public; further details and booking are available here

Doriane’s PhD, ‘Imagining Iberia in Medieval German Literature’, is funded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership, and supervised by Dr Sarah Bowden (German) and Professor Julian Weiss (SPLAS).

(Aug 2022 - The Department of German now the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures).