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Portrait of John Dryden, poet laureate (1631-1700), studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Dining Room of Canons Ashby.

Winners of the 2022-23 John Dryden Translation Competition

Please find below the winners of the 2023 John Dryden Translation Competition. With many thanks to everyone who entered! The John Dryden Translation Competition is sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association and the British Centre for Literary Translation. Prizes are awarded for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English. The competition is currently […]

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BCLA Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award (deadline 31 December 2023)

All postgraduate members of the British Comparative Literature Association are invited to apply for the Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award, worth up to £250.00. This sum may be used by postgraduate students for any costs incurred for the purpose of research activities. These may include travel expenses, registration fees for conferences or seminars, enrolment for other

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Announcement: Inaugural BCLA First Book Prize 2025 (deadline 1 January 2024)

We are delighted to announce the launch of the BCLA First Book Prize, which will recognise an outstanding first monograph in the field of comparative literature. The BCLA First Book Prize 2025 will be awarded to a book published between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2023. The prize of £500 will be presented at

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Winners of 2022 John Dryden Translation Competition Now Available in Comparative Critical Studies

The winners of the 2022 John Dryden Translation Competition have been announced, and their translations can now be read in the most recent issue of Comparative Critical Studies. The competition, which honors the memory of the 17th-century English poet and translator John Dryden, is held annually and recognizes outstanding translations of literary works from any

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Comparative Critical Studies Vol. 19.3: Postcolonial Speculative Literature

The final issue of Comparative Critical Studies for 2022 is now available online:  Postcolonial Speculative LiteratureGuest Edited by July Blalack and Tasnim Qutait https://www.euppublishing.com/toc/ccs/19/3 Guest Editors’ Introduction: Speculative Fiction Beyond the WestTasnim Qutait  and July Blalack 19(3), pp. 281–296 Essays ‘Poison Rainbows’: The Speculative Jurisdiction of Okorafor’s LagoonTabea Wilkes19(3), pp. 299–313 ‘Uncertain Voyages of Signification’: Salvage Poetics of the CaribatopiaCathy Thomas19(3), pp. 315–340 Borders, Boundaries and

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Announcement: Winners of the BCLA John Dryden Translation Competition 2021 – 2022

The BCLA is delighted to announce the outcome of the John Dryden Translation Competition. The John Dryden Translation Competition awards prizes for unpublished literary translations from any language into English. Literary translation includes poetry, prose, or drama from any period. AILSA WOOD AZZARO has been awarded first place for The Beatrice Monologues translated from Stefano Benni’s Italian

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Conference: Decadent Bodies, Goldsmiths University of London, 28 – 29 July 2022 (deadline 31 March, 2022)

Decadence has an uneasy relationship with the body. It is at once a site of profound sensorial pleasure, and a material trapping to be escaped through aesthetic or narcotic stimulation. Decadence is ‘of’ the body – it augments its sensorial capabilities and cultivates uncommon tastes – but it also recognises the body as that which

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IMLR, University of London Early Career Fellowships: Inclusion, Participation and Engagements (deadline 11 March 2022)

INSTITUTE OF MODERN LANGUAGES RESEARCHSchool of Advanced Study • University of LondonEarly Career Fellowships: Inclusion, Participation and EngagementThe Institutes of Classical Studies, English Studies, and Modern Languages Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, are offering three five-month funded fellowships in languages, literatures and cultures. These are intended to support projects that

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OCCT Conference: Metaphors in Translation (St Anne’s College, Oxford; 26 February 2022)

Saturday 26 February 2022, 9am – 5:15pm (GMT)Seminar Rooms 10 and 11, St Anne’s College, Oxford, OX2 6HS To register, please see the event page (https://www.occt.ox.ac.uk/metaphors-translation-conference). 9:00-9:15: Introductory Remarks9:15-10:45: Postgraduate Roundtable: Metaphors for Translation11:00-12:30: Workshop with Sophie Seita: Visualising and Performing Translational Metaphors12:30-13:30: Lunch13:30-15:00: Translator Roundtable: Translating Metaphors15:15-16:45: Workshop with Hélène Boisson: Images and Analogies in Children’s Literature17:00-17:15:

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NOW OPEN: Malcolm Bowie Prize 2021 (Deadline 28 February 2022)

In 2008 the Society for French Studies launched an annual Malcolm Bowie Prize, to be awarded for the best article published in the preceding year by an early-career researcher in the broader discipline of French Studies.  Malcolm Bowie was not only the most eminent and inspirational Anglophone scholar of French literature and theory of his

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