Category Archives: BCLA Events

Family Sagas in World Literatures, Leeds

Family Sagas in World Literatures and Audio-Visual Cultures Reimagining Nations Across the Globe

University of Leeds, 28-29 June 2017

 Keynote speakers:

* Dr Rachel Palfreyman, Associate Professor in German Studies (University of Nottingham)

* Professor Jobst Welge, Professor of Literature (Stockholm University)

* Dr Nicholas White, Reader in Modern French Literature (University of Cambridge)

We are glad to announce that registrations are open for the conference “Family Sagas in World Literatures and Audio-Visual Cultures: Reimagining Nations Across the Globe”.

For the full programme and more information, and to register, please visit the conference website.

“Family Sagas in World Literatures and Audio-Visual Cultures: Reimagining Nations Across the Globe” is a two-day interdisciplinary conference, jointly organized by the University of Leeds Centre for World Literatures and Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures, and sponsored by the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies (University of Leeds), the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI, University of Leeds), and the British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA).

This conference will bring together researchers who are specialized in different linguistic and cultural areas and working on different media. The objective is to examine the circulation, forms, themes, and cultural functions of family sagas in world literatures and audio-visual cultures, including radio, cinema, and TV series.

 

 

BCLA Conference Support

If you are a member of the BCLA, you can apply for financial support (up to £200 per event) for conferences and workshops on comparative topics. Please note that funds are limited and are awarded on a competitive basis; it will help your case if you can include a detailed CfP. Please also be aware that awards will be considered on a quarterly basis, and that they can only be considered in advance of the event – this means that applications must ideally be submitted at least three months before the proposed activity. Members funded through this scheme are asked to ensure that the BCLA logo appears on any publicity, and that a brief report (no more than a couple of paragraphs) is submitted after the event.

To apply, please fill in the form and send it to the BCLA Conference Officer, Prof. Ben Hutchinson.

BCLA – John Dryden Translation Competition

British Comparative Literature Association

The John Dryden Translation Competition

 Annual competition with February closing date; enter at any time of year

 Any genre

 Any language into English

 A maximum of 20 pages

 One entry £7; two entries £12; three entries £16

 First Prize £350; Second Prize £200; Third Prize £100

Full details and entry form can be found on the competition website. All entries received will go forward to the competition at the next closing date. Use the form provided on the website even if the current deadline has passed.

Entries are submitted in electronic and in hard copy format to:

Dr Karen Seago, John Dryden Translation Competition, Centre for English, Department of Journalism, School of Arts and Social Sciences, City, University of London, London – EC1V 0HB. Email: Translation@city.ac.uk. www.city.ac.uk/translation

BCLA Autumn Graduate Reception: Afterlives

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.

Programme

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.

Graduate Papers

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

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Twitter: @BCLApostgrad

E-mail: bclapgrepresentative@gmail.com

CFP: BCLA and SELGYC Postgraduate Joint Session

10-12 November 2016, Santander, Spain; Spanish Society of General and Comparative Literature (SELGYC)

The Spanish Society of General and Comparative Literature (SELGYC) is pleased to announce the XXI SELGYC Symposium, which will take place at the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander, 10-12 November 2016.

We hereby invite all the BCLA postgraduate members who are interested in participating in a panel to send an abstract of their paper proposal (maximum 300 words) and a short bio-note by 23 September 2016 to xxisimposio.selgyc@gmail.com.

The Symposium’s scientific committee will carry out the revision and selection of the proposals received, and the results will be communicated by 31st September 2016. During the selection process of the articles, factors such as originality, composition, bibliography, method and adjustment to the themes proposed by the XXI Symposium will be taken into account.

Papers should address one of the general themes of the symposium:
1.- Las artes de la vanguardia literaria / The arts in avant-garde literature
2.- Shakespeare y Cervantes: 400 años después / Shakespeare and Cervantes: 400 years after.
3.- El sujeto migrante / Migrants

Papers will be presented in different sessions, as will be announced in the final program. Each author will have 15 minutes for presentation followed by 10 minutes Q&A.

PLACE: Palacio de la Magdalena (Santander – Cantabria).
DATE: Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of November, 2016.
LANGUAGE: English or Spanish

Deadline for proposals (BCLA postgraduate members): September 23rd, 2016.

Further information can be found here.