BCLA Autumn Graduate Reception: Afterlives
17.00-19.00, 7th November 2016, Room G24, Foster Court, Malet Place University College London
We are pleased to announce that the British Comparative Literature Association will be hosting a Graduate Reception on the evening of 7 November 2016. BCLA Graduate Receptions are friendly evening seminars which offer postgraduates working in Comparative Literature and related fields the opportunity to present their work to peers and academics, followed by an informal wine reception.
The theme for this year’s Autumn Reception is “Afterlives”. We have three postgraduate speakers: Federica Coluzzi (University of Manchester), Eirini Apanomeritaki (University of Essex), Simone Calabrò (University of Edinburgh). They will each be giving a 20-minute paper on any aspect of their research in Comparative Literature that addresses literature’s multiple afterlives, such as socio-political, ethical, aesthetic, scientific, theoretical, mythical, and so on, or examines the way in which afterlives have come to shape the past, present, and future of comparative literature.
17.00-17.10 Welcome and Introduction by Professor Elinor Shaffer FBA, School of Advanced Studies, University of London and UCL.
17.10-17.40 Awarding Ceremony for the 2016 BCLA Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize, presented by Professor Naomi Segal, Birkbeck.
17.40-18.00 The Religious Afterlife of Dante’s Divine Comedy in Philip H. Wicksteed’s Six Sermons – Federica Coluzzi (University of Manchester)
18.00 – 18.20 Myths of the Afterlife in E. Fakinou’s The Seventh Garment – Eirini Apanomeritaki (University of Essex)
18.20-18.40 Autofiction as a Political Act: The Afterlives of Writers’ Public Image (Simone Calabrò, University of Edinburgh)
18.40-19.00 Q&A discussion
The talks will be followed by a wine reception and an opportunity for informal discussion
All welcome. Admission is free of charge.
Hosted by: the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry, University College London.
BCLA Postgraduate Representatives: Niall Sreenan, Stefano Rossoni, and Stanislava Dikova