This blog was created as part of the Erasmus Mundus Crossways in Cultural Narratives Masters programme, which is the only one of the EU approved and funded Erasmus Mundus Masters programmes to specialise in traditional humanities with a modern languages background. The Crossways Consortium comprises 6 top-class European universities.

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Mundus students, here you will find regular posts regarding the universities of the consortium, tips, activities, events, pictures, etc. Apart from checking it regularly to keep yourself up to date, a good way to use the blog is through the search device. We already have a significant amount of information on some universities of the consortium, so if you want to find information on a specific city, type its name in the search field (top left). You will then see all posts related to that specific city (because each post title contains the city's name in it). You can also type "General" in order to find information concerning everybody.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Sheffield: Information Commons

The following video, showing the Information Commons (the main library at Sheffield University), was shown on the second day of the General Meeting.

Producers: Lorenza Tiberi and Roberta Gregoli

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

GM St Andrews: Day two - Seminars

General Meeting, Friday 28 November 2008

Day two was devoted to sharing our research projects and other interesting topics. Here is a list of the speakers and their presentations.

Roberta Gregoli

Audience responses to City of God and Elite Squad: A cross-national project

Anuradha Choudry

Psyche: East and West - Problems of identity

Paul Amanze Anumudu

Philosophy as related to Crossways in European humanities

Natalya Bichurina

European regional identities

Alessandra Gallerano

European identity in the making: The case of Lisbon and Liverpool as European capitals of culture

Poonam Mohan Ganglani

The Lord Chamberlain, Lady Chatterley, and London

Ana Sofia Guerreiro

Issues of cultural identity in high school exchange students

Michael Frederick Hofmeyr

The Great and Illustrious History of Tunnock's Tea Cakes and Caramel Wafers

Karen Huxham

The history of Wonder Woman

Li Jing

The different thought patterns of Chinese and westerns as seen in both languages

Krisha Kinnersley

Representations of Paris in Latin and North American literature

Elisa Massari

Information in Italy

Delphine Maurel

Advertising tourism: the role of translation

Joseline Vega Osorio


Lorenza Tiberi

Culture shock among European students abroad

Antonio G. Viselli

L'Italie déguisée de Tristan Corbière

Julie Xech

Life in Perpignan

Roberta Gregoli

Mundus in Brazil: An example on how to promote Erasmus Mundus in your country

Thanks to all participants!

Monday, 8 December 2008

GM St Andrews: Day one - Dinner

Pictures kindly provided by Michael Hofmeyr and Poonam Ganglani

General Meeting, Friday 28 November 2008

In the evening, we enjoyed some great, home-made food by Crossways students who are now living in St Andrews at the lovely The Couch.