Chris Dixon, Assistant Head of School

Background

I am the Assistant Head of the School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences with overall responsibility for the Languages Discipline within which I teach Translation (French-English, Italian-English), Italian and Spanish language and Culture.

I serve on the School Executive Committee, the School Research Committee, the College Board, and the Institute's Academic Quality Assurance Committee and Academic Council.  I lead on the development of an Internationalisation Strategy for the School, a Languages Strategy for the School and College, and a Policy on Enhancing Assessment Practice at Institute Level.

Research

My research is broadly based with a focus on intercultural and inter-linguistic aspects of American History, in particular the history of the Trans-Mississippi West in the 19th Century and the relationship between the United States and Europe in that period.

 

My publications include:

 

2017       The Black Legend of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in Barcelona.  In The Popular Frontier: Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Transnational Mass Culture, Edited by Frank Christianson. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, pp. 175-198. [ISBN 0806158948]

2017       Translating White Bull.  Proceedings of the 36th Annual Brian C. Pohanka Memorial Symposium.  Hardin:  Custer Battlefield Museum and Historical Association, pp. 12-21.

2016       “Translating White Bull.”  Paper presented at the 36th Annual Brian C. Pohanka Memorial Symposium of the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association, Hardin, Montana. (24 June)

2015       “R.B. Cunninghame Graham and the Last Days of the Sioux Nation.”  Hidden Lane Gallery, Glasgow, Public Lecture, Cunninghame Graham Society.  (18 May)

2015       “Translating the Wild West.”  National University of Ireland Galway, Staff Research Seminar Paper (8 May)

2014       “El ‘doble nacionalismo’ de la Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888)”, University of Strathclyde, Hispanic Society of Scotland, Public Lecture (in Spanish).  (6 November)

2014       “Reflections on Wounded Knee by RB Cunninghame Graham.”  Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming.  Public Lecture (23 June).

2013       First Scalp for Custer, Custer’s Killer and Custer’s Last Rally – William F. Cody and the Commemoration of Little Bighorn.”  Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Brian C. Pohanka Memorial Symposium.  Hardin:  Custer Battlefield Museum and Historical Association, 2013, pp. 45-54.

2012       Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace by John M. Burke, Lincoln:  University of Nebraska Press. [ISBN:  978-0-8032-4389-7]

2012       “On the Trail of Buffalo Bill.”  The Linguist, Vol. 51, No. 5, Sept/Oct 2012, pp. 10-11.

2012      “Review of The Wild West in England by William F. Cody,edited and with an introduction by Frank Christianson.  Lincoln:  University of Nebraska Press, 2012.”  In Points West – Patron Magazine of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Fall, 2012, p. 30.

2012       “Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace by John M. Burke.”  Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Public Lecture.  (30 August)

2012       “William F. Cody and the Commemoration of Little Bighorn.”  Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Public Lecture. (19 July)

2012       “First Scalp for Custer, Custer’s Killer and Custer’s Last Rally – William F. Cody and the Commemoration of Little Bighorn.”  Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Brian C. Pohanka Memorial Symposium of the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association, Hardin, Montana. (23 June)

2012       “Okicize kihan waste... I Love the Ways of War:  the Ways of War and the Way of the Warrior in Five Lakota Songs.” Paper presented at University of Strathclyde War Group Seminar Series. (2 May)

2012      “Fighting Scots in the Frontier Army.”  Paper presented at Glen Saturday Academic Seminar, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming. (21 April)

2011       Annie Oakley in Barcelona”, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Public Lecture. (25 August)

2011       Principal author of the distance learning materials for the online Italian Language course developed by the project Imparo la lingua italiana (I’m learning the Italian Language) funded by the Grundtvig strand of the Integrated Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Available:  http://www.impegnocivile.it/progetti/imparo%20la%20lingua%20italiana/Prodotti%20Finali/Index_prodottifinali.htm. (Published 17 July)

2011       The Mysterious Major Burke.”  Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Public Lecture. (7 July)

2010      “The Scots in Wyoming”  Jointly with Jeremy Johnston, in Points West – Patron Magazine of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Fall, 2010, pp. 9-14.

2010       Four Years in Europe with Buffalo Bill by Charles Eldridge Griffin, Lincoln:  University of Nebraska Press. [ISBN:  978-0-8032-3423-9]

2010       The Arrest of Charging Thunder – Glasgow 1891-1892”, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Public Lecture.  (26 August)

2010       The Reception of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in Barcelona (1889-1890) and Trieste (1906).”  Paper presented at the First International Cody Studies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland (3 June) and Cody, Wyoming (6 August).

2009       “Four Years in Europe with Buffalo Bill by Charles E Griffin”, University of Strathclyde, Staff Research Seminar.  (2 December)

2009       “Buffalo Bill en Barcelona”, University of Strathclyde, Hispanic Society of Scotland, Public Lecture (in Spanish).  (8 October)

2009       “Four Years in Europe with Buffalo Bill by Charles E Griffin”, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Public Lecture. (27 August)

2009       “Buffalo Bill in Barcelona”, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, Public Lecture.  (3 July)

2007       “Freedom to Learn – Creating Learning Opportunities for Remand Prisoners”, ESF Equal Workshop, European Employment Week, Brussels.  (16 May)

2006       “A Place to Learn – Creating Learning Opportunities for Homeless People”, ESF Equal Workshop, European Employment Week, Brussels.  (17 May)

2006       “Future Languages’ Policy in Scotland”, Times Educational Supplement Scotland, (31 March).

2004       Standard Grade Spanish:  Course Notes, Jointly with Maureen Andrew.  St Andrews:  Leckie & Leckie. [ISBN: 1-84372-145-7]

2003       “Developing Employability as a Graduate Attribute”, University of Edinburgh, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education Enhancement Themes Conference. (19 June)

2002       “The Review of National Qualifications in Modern Languages”, University of Stirling, Scottish Association for Language Teaching Annual Conference.  (2 November)

2002       “Implementing the Advanced Higher in Modern Languages”, University of Edinburgh, Scottish Council for Independent Schools Annual Languages Conference.  (25 March)

2001       Various Encyclopaedia Entries, Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture, London:  Routledge (Second Edition). [ISBN:  0415263530]

2001       “Developing the Advanced Higher in Modern Languages”, University of Stirling, Scottish Association for Language Teaching Annual Conference. (3 November)

2000       “What’s Happening with Higher Still Languages?” University of Stirling, Scottish Association for Language Teaching Annual Conference. (4 November)

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