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IMLR/Convocation: Seminars in World Literature and Translation: Beyond the Monolingual

Recent years have seen the emergence of ‘world literature’ both within, alongside, and sometimes as an alternative to, Comparative Literature, with new programmes appearing across universities in the UK. In a context where languages departments increasingly struggle to recruit students to their programmes, courses in world literature and translation have allowed the discipline to maintain and even …

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BCLA Postgraduate Bursary Awards Now Open (Deadline 30 November 2020)

Download the BCLA Postgraduate Bursary Application Form The British Comparative Literature Association is pleased to announce its scheme of postgraduate bursaries, designed to support attendance at conferences, research trips or other research-related expenses by BCLA members registered for a postgraduate degree (MA, MRes, MPhil, or PhD). Each award will be up to a maximum of £250 per student.  There are two …

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BCLA/BCLT John Dryden Translation Competition 2020-2021 now open (deadline 8 February 2021)

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRIES: 8 February 2021 Download John Dryden Competition Entry form The British Comparative Literature Association and the British Centre for Literary Translation are pleased to announce their continued joint sponsorship of the translation competition for 2020-2021. Prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English, subject to finding a reader (entrance …

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Funded PhD Project: Form, Matter, Truth: Thinking literary form through plasticity and performativity, University of Dundee (deadline Monday 5 October 2020)

About the project: The writer to the critic: ‘…pure thought and the quest for truth per se can never aspire to anything but to the discovery of some kind of form’ (Valéry to Souday). We know form matters to the affective force of literature, even to its performance of a certain mode of truth-telling, but …

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Funded PhD project: The Literature House in the Digital Age: New Directions for Literary Heritage, Edinburgh Napier University (deadline Friday 30 October 2020)

This Applied Research Collaborative Studentship, supported by the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH), offers a position for an interdisciplinary PhD researcher to contribute to the development of a ‘Literature House’ for Edinburgh, in partnership with the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, and researchers at Edinburgh Napier University and the University …

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Call for Contributions to the British Comparative Literature Association Web Archive, “Culture and Quarantine”

The British Comparative Literature Association would like to invite its Executive, International Corresponding members, members and followers of the website, together with affiliated members of the International Comparative Literature Association, The British Comparative Literature Association would like to invite members, followers of the website, and specialists in Comparative Literature and Translation, to contribute reflections of …

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Summer School of the Institute for World Literature, University of Harvard to be held at the University of Belgrade 6 – 30 July 2020, has been moved online

The Annual Institute for Word Literature (IWL) Summer School originally schedule from 6 – 30 July 2020 at the University of Belgrade, will now be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-week programme includes a total of twelve two-week seminars taught by leading names in world literature today, together with guest lectures and …

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UPDATE: POSTPONEMENT OF CONFERENCE “RECONSIDERING FORMS OF ENSLAVEMENT AND SUBJECTION ACROSS DISCIPLINES”: UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, 19 – 20 JUNE 2020

Please note that, due to the present circumstances which need no explanation from us, that the conference at the University of Warwick below, originally scheduled for 18th – 20th June, has been postponed for the time being, to be rescheduled at a suitable date in 2021. it has not been cancelled, and those interested are …

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UPDATE: CANCELLATION OF SUMMER SCHOOL IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, UNIVERSITY OF KENT, 29 JUNE – 1 JULY 2020

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the event below. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES, AND PERSPECTIVES SUMMER SCHOOL, 29 JUNE – 1 JULY 2020 CENTRE FOR MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE, UNIVERSITY OF KENT Overview Funded by the Consortium for the Humanities in South-East England (CHASE) and the British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA), this summer school …

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International Comparative Literature Association: Call for Contributions to Newsletter/Recherche Littéraire

A reminder that all current members of the British Comparative Literature Association are also members of the International Comparative Literature Association (AICL-ICLA) until further notice. The ICLA would like to invite contributions from BCLA members for the latest edition of its newsletter: Dear AILC-ICLA members Please send us (administrator@ailc-icla.org) any book, event, or conference announcements, …

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