As an initiative of the 2021 HASS & Languages Showcase, CASS's own Evana Ho filmed and edited a series of videos featuring a variety of academics from across CASS. The aim of the project being to promote the study of each academics discipline.
When Senior Lecturer in Spanish Studies, Dr Manuel Delicado Cantero, was approched to be a part of the series, he explained that a problem he and other language teachers in SLLL experienced was that their research related to the language they teach tends to be overshadowed by the fact of them teaching that language. Having just recently gone through the process of filming for an earlier video with Ho, in which he promoted the learning of Spanish, Dr Delicado Cantero wanted to be in a video where his research around Spanish was the focus, and further mentioned that there were a couple of other academics that would be interested in this too - enter German Studies Lectrure Dr Wesley Lim.
Conscious to keep the videos as fresh and engaging as possible, Ho chose to shy away from the generic and ordinary formula of each academic simply talking about their reserach and instead, inspired by a series published by Wired Magazine, had each academic explain their research at two different comprehension levels. The first Level being how they would explain this reseach to an undergraduate student and the second Level, to a postgraduate student or linguistics researcher.
In the videos linked here, Dr Manuel Delicado Cantero focuses on his research on Hispanic historical syntax and Dr. Wesley Lim explains his research in German Literature and Cultural Studies, in which he previews the launch of his first monograph Dancing with the Modernist City: Metropolitan Dance Texts around 1900.
We hope you enjoy!