The Annual General Meeting of the British Comparative Literature Association will take place on Saturday, 2 November, Room 108, 21 Russell Square from 15.00 – 17.00. This is a reminder that everyone registered as a member of the BCLA is welcome to attend and participate.
A reminder as well, that, after the AGM, the winners of both the 2019 Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize and the 2019 John Dryden Translation Competition will be awarded their prizes at the BCLA “At Home” event which will take place on Saturday 2 November 2019 at 5.30 pm at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H OXG.Room L67. See map for location and directions. No registration or fee is necessary.
We are pleased to announce a series of Environmental Humanities research seminars organized during the academic year 2019-2020 on the theme of “Excavating the Anthropocene” running at the University of Warwick: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ias/networks/ehn/events.
This programme is supported through the IAS Award with the aim of establishing Environmental Humanities as a new field of cross-disciplinary research at Warwick. Each term will treat a different aspect of this topic: “Visualising the Anthropocene” (Term 1), “Sounding the Anthropocene” (Term 2), “Conceptualising the Anthropocene” (Term 3).
The next seminar will be a presentation by the artist Ignacio Costa, Wed, 30 Oct. 2019, 5pm – 7pm. Location: Social Sciences – S2.81 (Please see Warwick Interactive map here for this room)
Presentation of Ignacio Acosta’s work is followed by a reading group:
TJ Demos, “Between Rebel Creativity and Reification: For and Against Visual Activism”, in Journal of Visual Culture (2016):
Annual British Comparative Literature Association Postgraduate Conference 2019
Call for Papers: ‘Radical Retellings: Fairy Tale, Myth, and Beyond’
Friday 29th November 2019
St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
We invite postgraduate researchers working in the field of comparative literature, defined in its broadest sense, to submit abstracts for 15-minute papers. Papers may be presented on literature from any cultural context, although the lingua franca of the conference will be English. We welcome broad and creative interpretations of the conference title, including, but by no means limited to:
– Revised and reworked fairy tales and myth
– Modern myths / New myths of our time
– Aesthetics and forms in myths and fairy tales
– The politics of myths and fairy tales
– Non-Western myths and fairy tales
– Postcolonial readings of fairy tales
– Feminist and queer re-imaginings of myths and fairy tales
– Fairy tales and children’s literature
– Fairy tales and myths in other media (film, TV, comic books, music, and video games, etc)
Please send paper proposals of up to 300 words and a short bio to email@example.com by Friday 25th October 2019.
Full details including for registration, conference support and bursaries are available here